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College of Business Administration
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The College of Business Administration (CBA) provides quality business education for over 4,000 undergraduate business majors and minors. The CBA has 80 full-time faculty with diverse backgrounds and major publications, and over 60 teaching assistants and adjunct faculty from the corporate community who teach and conduct research in the CBA. Strategically placed in the fourth largest city in the United States, the CBA offers in-class instruction that is industry-based, with unique internship and career opportunities.
Like the city of Houston and the University of Houston as a whole, the CBA student population is demographically diverse. Because of its high quality education, business environment, and scholarships, the CBA attracts high caliber students, including National Merit scholars who are also members of the University of Houston Honors College. The University of Houston attracts students from 115 different countries; over 400 of these international students are business majors.
The college is a fully accredited member of the International Association for Management Education (AACSB). Of more than 1,200 U.S. institutions granting degrees in business, only 355 are accredited.
To prepare students for the demands of the 21st century, the strategic goals of the CBA are threefold: (1) high technology, (2) globalization, and (3) entrepreneurship. These strategic goals permeate the design of the curriculum, which provides every business major with a broad exposure to each functional area within business through pre-business and business core course requirements, along with required university core courses. Students have eight areas of concentration within five departments to choose from for a concentration or double concentration. A Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is available in each of the eight areas of concentration. A minor in either a foreign language or an International Area Studies, designed to broaden students understanding of the international arena of business, is also required for the B.B.A.
Minors are offered for non-business majors in accounting, business administration, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing.
The CBA provides services to help business students plan their education and career, and finance the cost of their education through scholarships. Computer support services are available through state-of-the-art computer labs.
The Office of Student Services,located in 249 Melcher Hall, is committed to providing quality administrative, registration and advising services to currently enrolled and prospective students of the college. The office also maintains information for students interested in study abroad possibilities. Current and prospective students may contact the office for information and academic advising, at 713-743-4900 (phone), 713-743-4942 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Centeractively provides CBA students with the information, ideas, and practical skills necessary to obtain a satisfying career in today's competitive marketplace. An innovative, technology-oriented unit, the center houses student computer workstations and ethernet/data jack connection terminals. Students can access the Internet, the main campus office of university Career Services, company profiles, and career education resources from this location. The Center also maintains an active on-line job listing page, where students can review full-time positions, part-time positions, internships, and special project opportunities. Other features include the opportunity to sign up for on-campus interviews and register their resumes for referral purposes. For further information, please contact the Center at 713-743-4590 (phone), 713-743-4591 (fax) or via the college's web site at www.cba.uh.edu.
All undergraduate students accepted into the CBA are eligible to apply for the CBA Scholarships. Every CBA undergraduate student is encouraged to apply, including current students, freshmen, transfer, and international students.
In 1998, the CBA Scholarship program awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to more than 380 deserving CBA Business majors. CBA scholarships range from $500 - $6000 and are competitively awarded by the CBA Scholarship Committee. Some CBA Scholarships are based on academic merit, some are based on financial need, and some are based on a combination of merit and financial need. The specific criteria for each scholarship are established by the scholarship donor and the College.
UH Business majors need only complete one CBA Scholarship application form to be considered for all the CBA Scholarships for which they qualify. The application deadline is March 1 for awards for the following academic year (Fall/Spring). Late applications will be accepted but will only be considered if there are awards remaining after the initial review.
CBA Scholarship information and web-based application forms are available on-line at www.cba.uh.edu or in 249 Melcher Hall, or by contacting the CBA Scholarship Office, College of Business Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-6282. Additional information, including scholarship criteria, donors, study abroad scholarships, information on other scholarship and financial aid opportunities, may also be found on the CBA Scholarship web pages.
Research and Instructional Computing Services (RICS), with labs on the second floor of Melcher Hall containing over 150 PCs with current software and internet connectivity, offers software support for students in course assignments, a software library and documentation support for developed application packages, and hands-on workshops for training in computer/network use, as well as in the major application software packages.
Professional and Honorary Societies
The Accounting Societyprovides all business students opportunities to network with their peers and accounting professionals through professional and social activities.
AIESEC (French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economics and Management)promotes international understanding and cultural awareness. The international organization develops internships abroad for University of Houston students as well as internships in Houston for students from foreign universities. AIESEC is open to all UH students.
The American Marketing Association (AMA)is open to all students interested in marketing. Through involvement in AMA, members prepare for marketing careers as well as inform and involve themselves with marketing professionals.
The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)is a student chapter of the professional society for individuals in the operations management field.
Beta Alpha Psi,the national honor society in accounting, promotes scholastic and professional responsibility.
Beta Gamma Sigmais the national scholastic honorary society for students of business and management.
CBA Ambassadorsis a group committed to support the College of Business Administration events and activities through volunteer efforts.
CBA Frontier Fiestais an organization dedicated to the promotion of networking among current students and alumni through an annual celebration in the spring called Frontier Fiesta.
Delta Sigma Pi,an international co-ed professional business fraternity, brings students of business administration together in professional and social activities while creating fraternal friendships that will continue into the business world.
The Entrepreneur Groupserves as a forum for students to meet local and national entrepreneurs, providing opportunities to learn more about starting and owning a business.
The Finance Organizationis open to all students who have an interest in the field of finance, providing its members with career information, opportunities to network with finance professionals, and updates on current finance issues.
The Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA)is a professional business organization founded to promote and enhance the advancement of Hispanic students entering careers in business.
Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO)provides students interested in MIS with greater exposure to a variety of data processing environments and establishes a forum for discussion among its members and the business community.
Mu Iota Sigmais an honor society for management information systems students which gives recognition and encouragement to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of MIS.
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)is a national association dedicated to uniting accountants and accounting students with similar interests and ideals who are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting and business professions.
Pi Sigma Epsilonis a national professional fraternity open to students interested in marketing, sales management and sales.
President's Councilis the coordinating group for organizations in the CBA.
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