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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 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 the MBA Programs 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: http://www.bauer.uh.edu

College Leadership

Dean: Paul Pavlou, Ph.D., University of Southern California
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs: Praveen Kumar, Ph.D., Stanford University
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Frank Kelley, M.A., M.F.A., McNeese State University
Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs: Leiser Silva, Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives: Roger Barascout, Ed.D., Temple University
Assistant Dean for Career Services: Jamie Belinne, M.S., Loyola University
Executive Director of Academic Affairs: Sara Brown, M.B.A., University of Houston
Director of Registration and Academic Records: Mary Gould, M.A., Boston University; M.B.A., University of Houston
Director of Technology: Hina Khan, M.Computer Science, University of Peshawar
Executive Director of Communications: Jessica Navarro, B.A., M.A., University of Houston
Director of Alumni Relations: Giovanni Rosselli, B.S., Texas A&M


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 6,500 undergraduate business majors and minors. Located in the fourth largest city in the U.S., the Bauer College of Business offers in-class and online 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. There are 874 business institutions in 56 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 190 institutions hold an additional, specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. 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.

Vision, Mission, Strategic Foundations, and Values


To be a world-class business school that transforms lives, organizations, and society.


To offer leading-edge, student-centered education that is accessible and affordable, founded on research and grounded in the real world.

We pursue our vision and mission by leveraging the City of Houston with its diversity and its vibrant business community, the momentum of the University of Houston, our alumni, and our unique location on the Third Coast of the United States as a gateway to the world.


Engagement - We actively engage all stakeholders to achieve our vision and mission.

Innovation - We always seek to innovate with an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset.

Transformation - We endeavor to transform lives, organizations, and society.


Values are essential to pursuing our vision and mission and informing our approach.

These values can be remembered simply by the very name of our College - BAUER - Boldness, Accountability, Unity, Excellence, and Resourcefulness.

  1. Boldness: We are bold, confident, and courageous as we seek to change the world.
  2. Accountability: We communicate openly and transparently, hold ourselves accountable, and we follow the highest standard of integrity and ethics.
  3. Unity: We cherish diversity and we encourage inclusivity by treating all members of the Bauer community with respect and dignity.
  4. Excellence: We strive for distinction, originality, and brilliance in everything we do.
  5. Resourcefulness: We are creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial in addressing challenges and opportunities, we value ground-breaking ideas, and we challenge the status quo.

Support Services and Supplementary Requirements

The Bauer College of Business provides services to help business students plan their education and career, and to 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, 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 LAUNCH and the UH Writing Center.

UBP offers college information sessions for new and prospective business students. Required sessions include New Student Orientation for newly admitted freshman and transfer students. 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 Honors Program.

Part of the requirements for the B.B.A. include BUSI 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.

BUSI 3302  also includes administration of a mandatory business writing evaluation (BWE). Students must clear the BWE as part of BUSI 3302 or within that subsequent semester. 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 Honors Program

Launched in Fall 2002, the Bauer 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 15 hours (five courses) taken in designated Bauer Honors sections.

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 Professional Change Maker Award and the 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.


Bauer+ is an online platform to bring together what you learn in your classes and your activities outside of class to help you create and tell your own story of student success and career readiness.  Bauer+ is organized around NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) career readiness competencies.  Classroom and out-of-class programs, projects, and reflection papers that relate to these career readiness competencies are tracked to assist you in telling your story at Bauer and beyond.

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 more intensive programs such as a StrengthsQuest Series for all students and 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.

Bauer Ambassadors

Bauer Ambassadors (BA) is a program for an elite group of undergraduate business students who represent Bauer College, its spirit and values, to the campus and community. Bauer Ambassadors represent the college at key events and activities for the Dean’s Office, Undergraduate Business Programs (UBP), and the Rockwell Career Center (RCC), and serve as Ethics Advocates for their fellow students. Those events and activities include college tours, new student orientations, career events, dean’s events, commencement, and presentations to students on the importance of academic achievement and honesty, and being engaged in the college.

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 Honors Student Advisory Board

Bauer Sourcing and Procurement Organization

Bauer Student Union

Bauer Women’s Society

Beta Alpha Psi

Black Business Student Association

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Delta Sigma Pi

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