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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

About the C.T. Bauer College of Business

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Contact Information

Office of the Dean

(713) 743-4600

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

(713) 743-4600

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

(713) 743-4600

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs

(713) 743-4912

Assistant Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs

(713) 743-4806

Assistant Dean, Career Services

(832) 842-6120

Master of Science in Accountancy Program

(713) 743-5936

Master of Science in Finance Program

(713) 743-0700

Master of Science in Global Energy Management Program

(713) 743-0700

Master of Science in Management Information Systems Program

(713) 743-0700

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program

(713) 743-0700

Master of Science in Marketing Program

(713) 743-0700

Graduate Professional Programs Office

(713) 743-0700

Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

(713) 743-4900

Bauer Division of Technology

(713) 743-4871

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


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 Business Programs:

Frank W. Kelley, M.A., McNeese State University

Assistant Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs:

Steve Koch, M.S., California State University

Assistant Dean of the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center:

Jamie K. Belinne, M.S., Loyola University-New Orleans

Executive Director of Business Operations:

Sara Brown, M.B.A., University of Houston

Director of Registration and Academic Records:

Mary Rendon Gould, M.A., Boston University

General Information

The C.T. Bauer College of Business offers master’s degree programs that have an emphasis in business and administration, and a doctoral program in which students may concentrate in one of several business administration disciplines.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a fully-accredited curriculum that prepares students with the professional skills necessary to manage within a modern global business. The degree program emphasizes practices that benefit the individual, the organization, and the social and economic environment. In addition, the curriculum requires students to master topics in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production, quantitative methods, computer applications, management, and corporate strategy and policies.

While there are several thousand educational institutions granting graduate degrees in management, the University of Houston is one of approximately 620 colleges whose master’s program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB International).

Admission to the MBA program is open to qualified applicants who have bachelor’s degrees from recognized colleges or universities, regardless of the undergraduate field of study. Because Houston is a dynamic business center, the Houston MBA program provides the flexibility necessary to accommodate a wide range of student needs and also gives students extensive opportunities to network with their classmates, enhancing their experience in the program. The Professional MBA is designed for fully employed students who wish to pursue their education in the evening, without interrupting their career. The Full Time MBA program is available to students who can make a full-time commitment to their education, and encourages internships, networking opportunities and other co-curricular programming and activities to enhance or transition their careers.

The Executive program option for the MBA degree is designed for more experienced applicants with substantial professional experience. The program includes the same course requirements and contact hours as the MBA curriculum, with a series of executive enrichment activities for participants. The program’s objectives are to prepare participants for undertaking managerial assignments that require a heightened level of responsibility, a sharpening of the participant’s managerial skills, and an increased understanding of the political, social, and economic forces that affect an executive’s future. Two programs are offered: Global Leadership and Global Energy. The two program options provide opportunities for educational enhancement without an interruption to the students’ professional careers.

A number of joint master’s degree programs are offered which may be pursued on a part- or full-time basis. Other programs at the University of Houston that may be combined with the Master of Business Administration include the Doctor of Jurisprudence (MBA/JD), BS Industrial Engineering BSE/MBA, the MS in Industrial Engineering (MSIA/MBA), the Master of Hospitality Management (MBA/MHM), the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD/MBA) and the Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW). 

The Master of Science in Accountancy program is for students who plan to concentrate in the fields of financial, managerial, and tax accounting. The degree provides a balanced background in a variety of business areas, as well as specific competencies in accountancy and taxation. Students’ degree plans are structured to complement their previous academic backgrounds. Students who are interested in this degree, but who have career and time constraints, may complete the program by attending on a part-time, evening basis.

The Master of Science in Finance is a fully accredited program designed to provide a focused, intensive course of study in security valuation, trading and corporate financial management. Coursework is designed for both working professionals and full-time students who are interested in careers in finance, preparing students for the increasingly complex and technical world facing finance professionals. The program curriculum is aimed at the needs of the financial professional and provides an excellent background for all levels of the CFA examinations.

The Master of Science in Global Energy Management program exploits the city of Houston as the “energy capital of the world.” The program focuses on the business of energy and effective management skills. Coursework in the program includes areas such as upstream economics, petrochemical and refining economics, energy value chain, human resource management in the oil and gas industry, strategic management in the oil and gas industry, energy trading, and energy supply chain management. The program curriculum is aimed at professionals who want a graduate degree focused on effective management in the energy industry.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program addresses the creation and delivery of products from suppliers to the final customer. Supply chain management is a rapidly growing business discipline being driven by advanced applications of information technology and the important role of supply chain management in an increasingly global economy. With global operations becoming more complex, companies in manufacturing, retail and technology, along with the consulting firms that service them, find themselves in need of people with supply chain expertise. The program is a structured with required courses in business fundamentals, the supply chain core (e.g., demand and supply integration, logistics management, sourcing and procurement, contracting and negotiation) and supply chain analytics (supply chain analysis and design, supply chain optimization, and quality and productivity management).

The Master of Science in Marketing program allows students to develop skills that will push them forward in marketing careers. Students can strengthen their skills in traditional brand and product management, including new product development and technology commercialization. Students can also build specialized skills in areas such as marketing analytics, digital/interactive marketing, or business to business sales and marketing.

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems program is targeted to develop professionals in the areas of database administration, network and computer system administration, software development, information security analysis, web development, and computer and information systems management. The program consists of required courses in systems analysis and design, object-oriented programming, database management systems, project management, client server technology and the administration of MIS. Electives are offered in a wide array of areas, such as open source systems, cloud and collaboration, user experience essentials IT auditing, network security and infrastructure, predictive analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise operations.

The college also grants a Doctor of Philosophy degree in six areas within business administration: accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management. The doctoral program is strongly oriented toward research, and it endeavors to educate teacher-scholars capable of expanding the frontier of knowledge in these disciplines.

Students who have bachelor’s degrees from recognized colleges or universities, regardless of the undergraduate field of study, may apply for admission to the Ph.D. program. Degree programs that suit the research interest of candidates are planned by graduate advisory committees within students’ major areas. Although doctoral candidates have individualized degree plans, the college usually requires four years of course work, research, and teaching from all candidates who enter the program. The doctoral program requires full-time enrollment.