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Your Next Steps

You'll be joining​ our community of talented, driven individuals who are pursuing their dreams and doing what they love—and we can't wait to see what you do next.

Let's celebrate together by sharing the program image below on social media with the hashtag #UHDMBA  #UHDMPAC #UHDMSM​

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Graduate Business Program​

Marilyn Davies College of Business Building

Admitted Student Next Steps

To help make your transition into graduate school as smooth as possible, we’ve created a checklist for newly admitted students to complete. If at any point you have trouble completing the checklist or finding the information you need below, please get in touch with the MDCOB Graduate Office.


To Complete Immediately → 

To accept your admission offer, you must review, and sign an emailed Letter of Intent (LOI) from Ms. Cecilia Longoria. Students must submit their signed LOI to the Graduate Advising inbox at:

Schedule an advising appointment by using your student login through Navigate or call 713-221-8252. Master of Security Management (MSM) students, contact or 713-221-5038. Master of professional Accountancy (MPAC) students contact or 713-226-5505.

Review and Apply for Financial Aid (if needed)→ 

UHD Student Financial Services manages financial aid application processes. For more information visit, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

International Students Only → 

The International Admissions Office will contact all international students directly via email once your official admission letter is processed and received by the International Admissions Office. This email will provide prospective students with information for obtaining appropriate visa eligibility documents, including Form I-20, and detailed instructions to complete a check-in and clearance process upon arrival on campus. ALL foreign national students must check in with the International Admissions Office before beginning their academic program at the University of Houston-Downtown Marilyn Davies College of Business.

International Admissions
One Main Street, GSB 308
Houston, TX 77002
Office: 713-221-8048
Fax: 713-223-7468
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Helpful Resources → 

Once your school e-mail is active, you will be manually added to the online Newly Admitted Student Course via Canvas. You’ll have access to:

  • How to schedule an Academic Advising Appointment
  • Course Catalog
  • Academic Calendar

View the Registration How To Guide

Student Accounts and Help Desk → 

  • Your student Network ID can be found in student e-services "myUHD" → "Students" and click "Lookup UHD Username"
  • Check your GatorMail account as all official notices from the University are sent to this account
  • Your Network ID is used to login to GatorMail, Canvas, Gator Linux account and any campus computers, Wi-Fi access and Navigate/EAB.

IT Service Desk (Technical Support)
Location ACAD700
Open daily from 7:00a.m.-midnight
On Campus Support Available Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone Number: 713-221-8031 (x 3000)
IT Service Desk Site

Register for classes once all holds are removed → 

For registration, students should enroll in classes via the myUHD website. Please be aware that course registrations need approval. Additionally, every student must enroll in at least three credit hours each semester. You can explore available courses through the course catalog.

If you are having issues with enrolling, please review How to Enroll.

If you are having issues logging in to your myUHD to enroll, please get in touch with the UHD IT Department at 713-221-8031 or

Attend All Sessions of Orientation → 

Attendance at orientation is mandatory for all students admitted to a degree program, including students who have completed a previous degree at The University of Houston-Downtown Marilyn Davies College of Business.

MBA GBA Leveling Courses → 

MBA Admitted Students Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree from a non-AACSB accredited university or earned an undergraduate degree in a non-business field may be required GBA Leveling courses. Be sure to schedule an advising appointment to further review your transcript(s). AACSB website:

**Note** If an applicant completed undergraduate course(s) that could potentially waive any of the GBA Leveling courses, a GBA Petition may be submitted for review. Submit the MBA GBA Petition Form .

Admitted Student and Orientation Dates → 

  • 3/13/24- RSVP Zoom Link Registration
    Students must sign into the UHD Graduate Admissions Portal to RSVP. This will be the same username and password created to submit application.

  • 4/10/24- RSVP Zoom Link Registration
    Students must sign into the UHD Graduate Admissions Portal to RSVP. This will be the same username and password created to submit application.

  • 5/8/24 Summer MSM Orientation

  • 5/9/24 Summer MPAC Orientation

  • 8/13/24 Fall MPAC Orientation

  • 8/18/24 Fall MSM Orientation
  • 8/24/24 Fall MBA Orientation


Graduate Academic Advising → 

MDCOB Graduate Office
Phone: 713-221-8252
Office: B401

Reese Alexander
Phone: 713-221-2744
Human Resource Management
International Business
Project Management and Business Development
Jennifer Reid
Phone: 713-226-5505
General Management
Sales Management & Business Development
Professional Accountancy
Ashley Bonilla
Phone: 713-226-8993
Supply Chain Management
Cecilia Longoria
Phone: 713-221-5038
Enterprise Security