|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|
|Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs:||
David Shields, Ph.D., University of Michigan
|Director, Research and Instructional Computing Services:||Elaine Brewer, M.B.A., University of Houston|
|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|
|Executive Director of the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center:||Jamie Belinne, M.S., Loyola University|
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 5,000 undergraduate business majors and minors. Located in the fourth largest city in the U.S., 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 130 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 1,600 U.S. institutions granting degrees in business, only 482 business programs and only 165 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 day-time programs 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 in accounting, business administration (for non-business majors only), finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and sales.
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 262 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 email@example.com (e-mail).
The Bauer Experience. The Bauer Experience is an orientation, evaluation, retention, and assessment program for all degree-seeking pre-business majors. This college program is mandatory, and has a required fee assessed of all newly admitted business students their first semester as a pre-business major.
The Bauer Experience program is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs in partnership with the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center, the UH Writing Center, and other campus student service centers such as the Learning Support Services Center. Oversight of the program is provided by the Bauer Experience Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is composed of one business faculty representative from each department in the Bauer College, the director of Undergraduate Business Programs, the director of the Career Services Center, and a student representative and an alumni representative, both selected annually by the Advisory Board.
Minimum requirements of the Bauer Experience include the following:
- Completion of a three-part course offered on a noncredit basis:
(1) an introduction to Bauer College,
(2) an introduction to the business process and functional areas, and
(3) an introduction to business careers.
This course is offered primarily online, developed in partnership with the Bauer Experience Advisory Board. Online material is supplemented by required academic advising and career counseling workshops. Optional activities include a new student reception, corporate site visits, supplemental workshops, and special speakers.
Faculty on the Advisory Board have final determination of the minimum requirements of the course and criteria for satisfactory completion of the course.
Part I, an introduction to Bauer College, is designed to acquaint students with academic policies, degree programs and requirements, and to assist in major and career selection, and career preparation.
Part II, an introduction to the business process and functional areas, gives students a broad understanding of the business disciplines.
Part III, professional development and an introduction to business careers, acquaints students with professional practices and the various business careers within the disciplines, thereby helping students to select appropriate majors early on in their academic programs and be better prepared for their careers.
An understanding of what B.B.A. graduates in a particular discipline can expect in certain types of companies is important to shape expectations, and to help students package their portfolio of courses and skill sets accordingly.
Students are required to successfully complete Part I prior to registration for their second semester as a pre-business major so that it can serve as an effective introduction to the business program early in their career, and Parts II and III prior to filing a degree plan during the junior year.
- A passing score on a business writing proficiency exam prior to filing a degree plan.
Students who do not pass the essay may retake it once per semester, for a limit of three attempts, and only after completion of designated wiring tutorials through the UH Writing Center or other appropriate preparation.
Criteria for a passing score on the exam or alternative assessment scores are determined by the faculty on the Bauer Experience Advisory Board. Evaluation of the exam is done by the UH Writing Center.
- A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA at UH each semester as a pre-business major.
Pre-business majors with a cumulative GPA at UH below a 2.5 GPA are placed on College Academic Notice.
College Academic Notice is a warning that a student does not meet the minimum GPA required to file a degree plan, and a recommendation to participate in academic learning support programs.
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, 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.
Business students with membership in the Honors College must complete eighteen hours of business honors credit as follows:
- All students must complete DISC 3301H, which satisfies the Honors College requirement for completion of an upper-division Honors Colloquium.
- All students must also complete three (nine semester credit hours) of the following honors course sections: MARK 3336H, FINA 3332H, MANA 3335H, and INTB 3350H (formerly MANA 3350H).
- Requirements for the remaining six hours of business honors credit depend on the major.
Accounting majors must take ACCT 2331H and 2332H.
Other majors have two options. To graduate with "University Honors and Honors in Major," the student must complete a senior honors thesis for six hours of honors credit. The alternative is to complete to additional upper-division business courses for honors credit. These courses may be selected from available honors designated courses or students may petition selected courses for honors credit through the Honors College.
For further information on the Bauer Business Honors Program, course requirements and scheduling of classes, 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.
The Bauer College of Business Scholarship program awards 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the college's website at www.bauer.uh.edu.
Research and Instructional Computing Services (RICS)
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 www.bauer.uh.edu/students/orgs/index.html.
is the coordinating group for organizations in the Bauer College of Business.
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.
Alpha Kappa Psi
is the oldest professional business fraternity in American and the newest here at the University of Houston. Since 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi has been developing well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful, experienced business leaders, and our chapter offers opportunities for students to be part of history as we create new traditions of excellence. AKPsi is dedicated to the ideas of BLUE: Brotherhood, Leadership, Unity, and Education through professional, service, and social events.
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)
The Educational Society for Resource Management is a not-for-profit international organization offering a full range of programs and materials on the latest business management concepts and techniques. Membership in APICS is designed to help students establish a competitive edge before they graduate by offering various educational, networking and professional opportunities.
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.
Business Marketing Association
is the premier business-to-business marketing organization at the University of Houston. Though internship, scholarship, and networking opportunities, BMA members prepare for careers in the business-to-business sector of the marketing industry.
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.
Gamma Iota Sigma
encourages, establishes and enhances the professionalism of students in the Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science majors. Our goal is to prepare our members for quality employment opportunities in the risk management, insurance, and actuarial fields. As a fraternal organization, we strive to build a sense of community and cohesion among members while improving their career opportunities through increased knowledge of the industry. In addition, we aim to prepare our members to interact comfortably with industry leaders and form contacts that will serve them throughout their career.
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.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. The UH chapter, founded in 2004, joins more than 185,000 national members and 500 affiliated chapters within the United States to support the Society's mission to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available.
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