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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

About the College

 C.T. Bauer College of Business  > About the College

Contact Information

Key Contacts
Office of the Dean 713-743-4600
Office of Undergraduate Business Programs 713-743-4900
Office of MBA Program 713-743-0700
Rockwell Career Center 832-842-6120
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 and Leadership 713-743-4646
Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship 713-743-4555
Web page: www.bauer.uh.edu

College Leadership
Dean: Latha Ramchand, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs: Thomas George, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Associate Dean for Student Affairs: Richard Scamell, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Frank Kelley, M.A., M.F.A., McNeese State University
Assistant Dean for Career Services: Jamie Belinne, M.S., Loyola University
Assistant Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs: Steve Koch, M.S., California State University
Director of Enrollment (Registration) and Records: Mary Gould, M.A., Boston University; M.B.A., University of Houston
Executive Director, College Business Operations: Sara Brown, M.B.A., University of Houston
Executive Director of Communications: Jessica Navarro, B.A., M.A., University of Houston
Director of Alumni Relations: Anne Ness, M.B.A., University of Houston
Director of Technology: Charles Morgan, B.A.Sc., Grambling 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 54,000 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 137 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 1,700 U.S. institutions granting degrees in business, only 755 business programs and only 182 accounting programs are accredited by the AACSB International. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.


Capitalizing on the business and professional strengths of the Houston community, the mission of the C. T. Bauer College of Business is to conduct research that will shape and address new business realities and to prepare our students for responsible leadership worldwide.

Support Services and Supplementary Requirements

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.

Office of Undergraduate Business Programs (UBP), 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 learning abroad possibilities. Current and prospective students may contact the office for information and academic advising, at 713-743-4900 (phone), 713-743-4942 (fax), bba@uh.edu (E-mail) and www.bauer.uh.edu/undergraduate (website).

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs is to advise and assist students with their academic success and leadership development, in partnership with the Rockwell Career Center, the Bauer Tutoring Services, the UH Writing Center, and other campus student service centers such as the Learning Support Services Center.

UBP offers college information sessions for new and prospective business students. Required Sessions include New Student Orientation Conference (NSO) for newly admitted freshman and Advising and Registration for Transfer Students Conference (ART) for newly admitted transfer students. Additional activities include a new student reception and special registration events. During their first year, freshman pre-business students have special academic success and social activities either through the Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program (ELASP) or, for students in the Honors College, through the Bauer Business Honors Program.

Part of the requirements for the B.B.A. include GENB 3302 , Connecting Bauer to Business, on career exploration and preparation, and communication skills course. 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.

GENB 3302  also includes administration of a mandatory business writing evaluation (BWE). Students must clear the BWE in order to file a degree plan. Criteria for clearing the BWE is determined by the Bauer College faculty through a representative faculty committee.

A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA at UH is required each term 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.

Bauer Business Honors Program

Launched in Fall 2002, the Bauer Business Honors Program is a specialized program for business students that combines a solid liberal arts foundation from The Honors College with specialized business curriculum. In addition to outstanding academic benefits such as smaller, discussion-based business courses and the opportunity to write a senior honors thesis, Bauer Honors students experience a strong sense of community gained through personalized academic services, networking, and social events.

Bauer Honors students must complete the 10 hours of Human Situation coursework required of all Honors College students and a minimum of 18 hours of Business Honors curriculum (6 courses), including:

  • SCM 3301H, which satisfies the Honors College requirement for completion of an upper-division Honors Colloquium.
  • Minimum of 9 hours (three courses) of upper-level coursework (3000 or 4000 level) taken in designated Bauer Honors sections.
  • Minimum of 6 hours (two courses) in Bauer Honors sections from elsewhere in the BBA degree plan.

No more than 6 hours of Business Honors credit may be earned through The Honors College petition process.

The 18 hours of Business Honors curriculum can be applied towards the 36 hours of total Honors coursework required by The Honors College.

Students that complete the required Honors coursework and maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or above will graduate with University Honors from The Honors College.

Students that complete the above requirements and a senior honors thesis for six hours of honors credit will graduate with University Honors and Honors in Major.

For further information on the Bauer Business Honors Program, see www.bauer.uh.edu/bauerhonors/index.html.

The Rockwell Career Center

The Rockwell Career Center located on the 2nd floor of Cemo Hall 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, on-campus recruiting, recruiting events, internships, 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 are part of why the Rockwell Career Center received the 2012 Professional Change Maker Award and the 2013 Excellence in Diversity Programming Award from The National Association of Colleges and Employers. For further information, please visit the Rockwell Career Center’s Web site at www.bauer.uh.edu/career.

Bauer Division of Technology (BDT)

The Bauer Division of Technology offers student computing labs for use in completing course assignments and obtaining hands-on experience with technology mirroring today’s business environments. The computer labs provide Bauer students with the latest software and access to network printers. These printers are also able to be utilized from personal student laptops. BDT works with Technology Support Services to ensure wireless network service throughout Melcher Hall, Cemo Hall and the new Classroom and Business Building.

The Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program

Central to being a leader is having a vision, and the ability to persuasively communicate that vision so that others follow. Leadership is vision that inspires action. Not everyone will fill the primary leadership role within an organization. But everyone can identify their strengths and develop their own personal vision statement that motivates them to positive action and inspires those within their own sphere of influence. Through the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program, students become more effective leaders and more effective in their own life and as an influencer of others.

The Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program is an inclusive program for leadership within a business setting. Bauer College students start the program by identifying their strengths, and then relating those strengths to the traits of success shared by executives and community leaders to develop a personal vision statement. They then apply their strengths and carry out that vision within a group setting of an organization. Students who demonstrate outstanding leadership receive a certificate of completion and may receive scholarships to help pay for their education.

The goals of the program are to provide practical knowledge of professionalism; tools for effective decision making and communication; to help students discover their strengths and how to leverage their personal leadership talents to be effective and influential; and to enhance students capacity to lead ethically and effectively all while being in the service of others.

The program is based on well-known programs such as StrengthsQuest by Gallup and the Leadership Challenge, a widely recognized leadership model based on qualitative research with middle and senior managers. In addition, Bauer College offers workshops such as LifePilot, and more intensive programs such as LeaderShape, to further develop the qualities and skills that will help students grow as the leaders of tomorrow. For an overview of the Bauer College’s leadership initiatives, see:www.bauer.uh.edu/leadership.

Professional and Honorary Societies

One arena to practice leadership is through student organizations. Before the business community’s presidents, executives and decision makers can thrive in the corporate world, they must first have experience as a leader. Combining the business savvy, civic responsibility and social graces needed to be a truly effective leader can be a bit like putting together a puzzle.

Here at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, we offer our students the opportunity to put those pieces together with over 20 student organizations. Our student leaders graduate with the confidence of knowing that they have all the necessary skills for success in their professional and personal lives.

Career Development

Members and officers of student organizations learn more about the real world of business by meeting influential corporate partners and advance their career development skills through career preps, workshops, resume building and interviewing activities.

Community Service

Student leaders from Bauer College are committed to giving back to the Houston community through various service and volunteer activities. Whether it’s pitching in at a soup kitchen or mentoring at-risk youth, our students are ready to lend a hand.

Personal Growth

Perhaps the greatest benefit of joining a student organization is the immeasurable bond members feel as they share their collegiate experience with each other. Organizations combine professional activities with social outings and give members a lifelong system of support from peers, faculty, and staff.

Please visit our website at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/leadership/bsa/index.php for more information!

Accounting Society

Alpha Kappa Psi

American Marketing Association

Asian Business Student Association

Bauer Ambassadors

Bauer Global Brigades

Bauer Honors Student Advisory Board

Bauer Sourcing and Procurement Organization

Bauer Supply Chain Student Association

Bauer Women’s Society

Beta Alpha Psi

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Delta Sigma Pi


Energy Association

Fashion and Business

Finance Association

Gamma Iota Sigma

Hispanic Business Student Association

Houston Business Healthcare Alliance

Internal Audit Student Association

Investment Banking Scholars Club

Management Information Systems Student Organization

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc

Society for Human Resource Management

Undergraduate Real Estate Scholars