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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 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

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
(713) 743-4600

Associate Dean, External Relations
(713) 743-4600

Associate Dean, Programs and Administration
(713) 743-4600

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs
(713) 743-4912

Assistant Dean, Graduate Professional Programs
(713) 743-4806

Executive MBA Program
(713) 743-4700

Master of Science in Accountancy Program
(713) 743-5936

Master of Science in Finance Program
(713) 743-0700

MBA Program 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
(713) 743-4646

Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
(713) 743-4555


Interim Dean:
Latha Ramchang, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:
Teri Elkins Longacre, Ph.D., J.D., University of Houston

Associate Dean for External Relations:
Robert A. Casey, Jr., M.B.A, University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs:
Daniel Currie, M.B.A., University of Houston

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs:
Frank W. Kelley, M.A., McNeese State University

Assistant Dean of the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center:
Jamie K. Belinne, M.S., Loyola University-New Orleans

Director of Ph.D. Program:
James S. Phillips, Ph.D., University of Akron

Director, Professional Accounting Programs
Michael Newman, Ph.D., University of Houston

Director of Business Operations:
Rubina Haroon, B.A., St. Joseph’s College

Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs:
Daniel Currie, M.B.A., University of Houston

Director of Registration and Academic Records:
Mary Rendon Gould, M.A., Boston University

Director of Bauer Division of Technology:
Trent Ramsey, B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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 (M.B.A.) degree is a fully-accredited curriculum that prepares students with the professional skills necessary to manage within a modern business enterprise. 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 M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. 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. By offering most classes in the evening, fully employed students may continue with their education as they maintain their career involvement, while full-time students may engage in internships, networking opportunities and other activities to jump-start their careers. The college offers a full complement of graduate courses in the evening, with a small number of electives available on weekends and online.

The Executive Program Option for the M.B.A. degree is designed for more experienced managers and executives sponsored by organizations. The program includes the same course requirements and contact hours as the M.B.A. 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 a career executive’s future. The two program options provide opportunities for educational enhancement without an interruption to the students’ professional careers. In addition to the Leadership track, a Global Energy track will be offered beginning in Fall 2010.

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 (M.B.A./J.D.), the Master of Arts in Spanish (M.B.A./M. A.), the Master of Hospitality Management (M.B.A./M.s.), the Master of Industrial Engineering (M.B.A./M.I. E.), and the Master of Social Work (M.B.A./M.S.W.). The Master of Business Administration may be combined with the Master of Management (M.B.A./M.I.M.) offered through Thunderbird, The School of Global Management in Arizona.

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. The college structures the program so that students may have degree plans that 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 it 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 a career 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 college not only offers master’s degrees, but also grants a Doctor of Philosophy degree in specific areas within business administration. The doctoral program orients students toward research and endeavors to educate teacher-scholars capable of expanding the frontier of knowledge in six business 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.