Colleges and Schools
|Office of the Dean||713-743-4600|
|Office of Undergraduate Business Programs||713-743-4900|
|Office of MBA Program||713-743-4876|
|Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center||713-743-4590|
|Department of Accountancy and Taxation||713-743-4820|
|Department of Decision and Information Sciences||713-743-4747|
|Department of Finance||713-743-4755|
|Department of Management||713-743-4646|
|Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship||713-743-4555|
|Dean:||Arthur Warga, Ph.D., University of Michigan|
|Associate Dean for Academic & Research Programs:||Elizabeth Anderson-Fletcher, Ph.D., University of Houston|
|Associate Dean for External Relations:||Robert Casey, M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin|
|Director, Research and Instructional Computing Services:||Elaine Brewer, M.B.A., University of Houston|
|Director of External Relations:||Darcie Champagne, B.B.A., Louisiana State University|
|Executive Director of Centers and Institutes:||Daniel Currie, LL.B., University of Western Ontario; M.B.A., University of Houston|
|Director of Registration and Records:||Mary Gould, M.A., Boston University|
|College Business Administrator:||Rubina Haroon, B.A., St. Joseph's College, Karachi, Pakistan|
|Director of Undergraduate Business Programs:||Frank Kelley, M.A., McNeese State University|
|Director of the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center:||Arlene Velazquez, B.S., Catholic University of Puerto Rico|
|Director of Executive M.B.A. Programs:||Randy Webb, M.B.A., University of Houston|
Named in August 2000 to honor Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer, the C. T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston.
The Bauer College of Business provides quality business education for over 5,400 undergraduate business majors and minors. Located in the fourth largest city in the United States, the Bauer College of Business offers in-class instruction that is industry-focused, with unique internship and career opportunities.
Our academic programs are focused on preparing students for the real world of business. Our undergraduate students are an important source of new talent for many Houston area companies and our graduate programs are a critical tool for employee development and retention for many Houston area firms.
Because of its high quality education, business environment, and significant
scholarship support, the Bauer College attracts high caliber students,
including National Merit scholars who are also members of the University
of Houston Honors College. The Bauer College student population mirrors
Houston's diverse nature. The University of Houston attracts students
from 126 different countries; over 350 of these international students
are undergraduate business majors.
The Bauer College of Business is a fully accredited member of the AACSB
International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business,
including accreditation of the accounting program. Of the more than 1,200
U.S. institutions granting degrees in business, only 405 business programs
and only 156 accounting programs are accredited by the AACSB International.
The mission of the Bauer College is to provide leading undergraduate and graduate programs to educate current and future working professionals and business leaders for the city of Houston and the state of Texas. Undergraduate programs in the Bauer College are specifically designed to provide students with:
This leading edge curriculum is designed to graduate students who are equipped for the demands of the 21st century economy, armed with the business skills to be productive employees in the business community.
Minors are offered for non-business majors in accounting, business administration, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing.
The Bauer College of Business 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 Undergraduate Business Programs, 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 Bauer Experience. The Bauer Experience is a semester-long orientation program for newly admitted undergraduate business majors. This college orientation program is mandatory and has a required fee accessed of all newly admitted business students their first semester at the University of Houston. It is in addition to the university's one-time orientation sessions, which all new students are also encouraged to attend prior to their first semester. The purpose of the Bauer Experience is to introduce new students to the Bauer College, to enrich the first semester, to help with selection of a major, and to support academic success through activities such as a reception, workshops, corporate site visits, and vocational testing.
Bauer Business Honors Program.
Launched in Fall 2002, the Bauer Business Honors Program is a university honors program created especially for business students. It provides outstanding academic benefits such as a complete offering of sophomore-and junior-level business honors courses, selective senior-level business honors courses, and the opportunity to write a senior honors thesis. In addition, the program provides students with a sense of community by keeping them connected to honors information, and through hosting a number of academic and social events for Bauer honors students. For information see www.bauer.uh.edu/bauerhonors/index.html.
All undergraduate students accepted into the Bauer College of Business are eligible to apply for the Bauer College of Business Scholarships. Every Bauer College of Business undergraduate student is encouraged to apply, including current students, freshmen, transfer, and international students.
In 2001, the Bauer College of Business Scholarship program awarded over $1 million in scholarships to more than 450 deserving Bauer College of Business majors. Bauer College of Business scholarships range from $500-$6000 and are competitively awarded by the Bauer College of Business Scholarship Committee. Some Bauer College of Business 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 Bauer College of Business Scholarship application form to be considered for all the Bauer College of Business 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.
Bauer College of Business Scholarship information and web-based application forms are available on-line at www.bauer.uh.edu or by contacting the Bauer College of Business Scholarship Office, University of Houston, 334 Melcher Hall, Houston, TX 77204-6021. Additional information, including scholarship criteria, donors, study abroad scholarships, information on other scholarship and financial aid opportunities, may also be found on the Bauer College of Business Scholarship web pages.
The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center
actively provides business students and alumni with the information, ideas, and practical skills necessary to obtain a satisfying career in today's competitive marketplace. The center hosts workshops and individual counseling sessions to teach students job search skills and introduces them, through events and presentations, to various companies and business opportunities.
Through a partnership with the University Career Services office, students from Bauer College will be able to take care of all their career related needs via a one-stop career services office. From shared technology (job listings and resume bank) to the offering of key seminars at Melcher Hall (such as the Campus Recruiting Workshop), this partnership will facilitate the consolidation of resources (including on-campus interviews and resume database) and expand available services to students. Students are encouraged to stop by and talk to the staff about any career development and job search issues via an appointment time or during daily walk-in hours. For further information, please contact the center at 713-743-4590 (phone), 713-743-4591 (fax) or via e-mail at email@example.com, or visit the college's web site at www.bauer.uh.edu.
Research and Instructional Computing Services (RICS)
offers student computing labs for use in completing course assignments and obtaining hands-on experience with technology mirroring today's business environments. The state-of-the-art labs provide Bauer students with the latest software and access to a color laser printer and scanner. RICS offers wireless network service throughout Melcher Hall, providing mobile connectivity to the Internet and laser printers. Students must have a laptop to access this wireless network.
Business and professional student organizations round out the opportunities students have to prepare for their careers. For more detailed information on student organizations please visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/students/orgs/index.html.
The Accounting Society
provides 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 Sigma
is the AACSB national scholastic honorary society for students of business and management.
Bauer College Ambassadors
is a select group of leaders committed not only to support the Bauer College of Business events and activities through volunteer efforts, but also to promote the professional and personal development of its members. Membership is open to all business majors.
Bauer College Frontier Fiesta
is 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 Group
serves as a forum for students to meet local and national entrepreneurs, providing opportunities to learn more about starting and owning a business.
The Finance Organization
is 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 Sigma
is 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.
is the coordinating group for organizations in the Bauer College of Business.
For applications and admissions information:
Office of Admissions