|Office of the Dean||713-743-4600|
|Office of Undergraduate Business Programs||713-743-4900|
|Office of MBA Program||713-743-0700|
|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 External Relations:||Robert Casey, M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin|
|Associate Dean for Programs and Administration:
||Latha Ramchand, Ph.D., Northwestern University|
|Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs:||
Frank Kelley, M.A., McNeese State University
|Assistant Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs:||Daniel Currie, LL.B., University of Western Ontario; M.B.A., University of Houston
|Assistant Dean for Career Services:||
Jamie Belinne, M.S., Loyola University
|Director of Enrollment (Registration) and Records:||Mary Gould, M.A., Boston University|
|Director of College Business Operations:||Rubina Haroon, B.A., St. Joseph's College, Karachi, Pakistan|
|Director of Communication and Marketing:||Chester Jacinto, B.A., College of Charleston|
|Interim Director of the Bauer Division of Technology:
||Trent Ramsey, B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
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 4,000 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.
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, enrollment (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).
- to provide opportunities for students to develop a sense of community through special events and through online activities, and
- to help students accomplish their academic and career goals more quickly and successfully through support services.
The Bauer Experience program is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs in partnership with the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center, the Bauer Tutoring Services, the UH Writing Center, and other campus student service centers such as the Learning Support Services Center.
The Bauer Experience includes an orientation called BBA Basics as an introduction for newly admitted students prior to academic advising and career counseling. Additional activities include a new student reception and special registration events.
The Bauer Experience is complemented by a required course, GENB 2301, Connecting Bauer to Business, on career exploration and preparation, and communication skills. Also included is the Bauer Code of Ethics, which all Bauer College students are expected to understand and assent to as a Bauer College student. The Bauer Experience has a required fee assessed as part of the GENB 2301 course.
The Bauer Experience also includes preparation for and administration of a mandatory business writing evaluation (BWE). Students must clear the BWE as part of GENB 2301 or an alternative portfolio the following semester. The prerequisite for GENB 2301 and the BWE is successful completion of ENGL 1304 or equivalent. Students who do not clear the BWE must complete a business writing tutorial (BWT) administered through the UH Writing Center. Criteria for clearing the BWE or alternative BWT is determined by the Bauer College faculty through a representative faculty committee. Assistance in the evaluation of the BWE is provided by the UH Writing Center.
A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA at UH is required each semester while a student is a pre-business major. Pre-business majors with a cumulative GPA at UH below a 2.5 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 administered through the Bauer Experience and through partnering 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 SCM 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.
- 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 students accepted into the Bauer College of Business are eligible to apply for the Bauer College of Business Scholarships. Every Bauer College of Business 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 300 deserving Bauer College of Business majors. Bauer College of Business scholarships range from $250-$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 each academic year 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 online 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 Rockwell Career Center
The Rockwell Career Center actively provides business students with the information, opportunities, and practical skills necessary to obtain a satisfying career in today's competitive marketplace. The center provides targeted job listings, recruiting events, job search resources and individual counseling sessions to complement C.T. Bauer College students' academic experiences with professional development to help them attain successful and fulfilling business careers.
Through a partnership with the University Career Services office, the Rockwell Career Center offers students from the Bauer College not only university-wide job postings and interview opportunities, but also job opportunities and career resources specifically developed for Bauer students. The unique and personalized services at the Rockwell Career Center are part of why students rated the college among the Top 20 in the U.S. among public business schools for job placement, according to the 2009 Business Week rankings. For further information, please visit the Rockwell Career Center's Web site at www.bauer.uh.edu/career.
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, provide leadership training, and corporate networking. For links to the organizations' individual Web sites, please visit 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.
Alpha Kappa Psi
is the oldest professional business fraternity in the world, with chapters in the U.S., U.K, and Canada. We believe in the core values of Brotherhood, Unity, Service, Knowledge, and Integrity. We are recognized as the premier developer f principled business leaders.
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.
Bauer College Ambassadors
is a service organization that provides volunteers for Bauer College of Business related events such as Career Fair, Bauer tours, and graduation. The organization seeks to instill the values of service, school pride, and professionalism in our members by facilitating their involvement in the business.
Bauer Pre-Law Society
is an organization that strives to increase awareness and interest in law by networking with other organizations to host conferences, lectures, and panels that reflect an interest in business law.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
serves as a forum for students to meet local and national entrepreneurs, providing opportunities to learn more about starting and owning a business.
Delta Sigma Pi
is an international co-ed professional business fraternity that brings students of business administration together in professional and social activities while creating fraternal friendships that will continue into the business world.
The Energy Association
strives to be the premier student organization for those who are passionate about pursuing careers in the energy sector. We provide an educational experience for our members though corporate tours and visiting speakers.
The Finance Association
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 premier student professional organization geared toward providing professional development, internships, and scholarships to minority students. NABA is also involved in an extensive high school outreach program to surrounding Houston area high schools.
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.
Catalog Publish Date: August 21, 2009
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