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C.T. Bauer College of Business

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The Bauer College offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accountancy (MS-Acc), and Master of Science in Finance (MS-Fin) as well as a doctoral program, and a joint degree in Spanish (MBA/MA), Doctor of Jurisprudence (MBA/JD), Industrial Engineering (MBA/MIE), International Management with Thunderbird, Garvin School of International Management (MBA/MIM), Social Work (MBA/MSW), and Hospitality Management (MBA/MHM). Other programs include the Federal College Work-Study Program and the State of Texas College Work-Study Program and internships. Faculty members may choose to employ graduate students as research assistants. All doctoral students are required to participate in research-related activities as part of the doctoral program. The strongest areas of study and the most popular courses are in accounting and finance. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The Distinguished Leaders Series (http://www.bauer.uh.edu/dls/) provides students, alumni, and faculty exposure to business and community leaders, bridging academic teachings on leadership and ethics with the real world of business.

Forty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 18 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Statistical Methods for Business
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing Administration
  • Information Systems
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

Required courses for the MSAccy include:

  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Management Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Business Ethics for Accountants
  • Commerical Law

Required courses for the MSFIN include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Analysis
  • Statistical Methods for Business
  • Managerial Finance

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements for Master of Science in Finance program only.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 2 years; maximum, 7 years.

There are 117 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 91% hold a doctorate; there are 39 part-time faculty, of whom 18% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 4; average business class size is 22.


A bachelor’s degree is required. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, work experience, and GMAT results. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 395; 266 were accepted; 182 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.2; average GMAT score was 585. Transfers are not accepted. Minority students are actively recruited through MBA fairs and conventions held by organizations such as the National Black MBA Association and National Hispanic MBA Association.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall and spring. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $75, 2 letters of recommendation, a resume, and a statement of goals. The application deadlines are May 1 for fall entry; October 1, spring. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is May 1. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year without reapplying.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA and the school’s own financial statement are required. The application deadline is March 1 for fall entry.

Tuition for in-state residents is $320 per credit, or $5769 per year. Nonresidents pay $595 per credit, or $10,719 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $8500; books and supplies, $1100; personal expenses, $2500; and other fees, $4071, for an estimated annual total of $21,940 for in-state residents and $26,890 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is available in dormitories and apartment-style housing on campus. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


Forty-eight percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 77% have had an average of 6 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Texas (80%). Thirty-seven percent are women, 33% are minorities, and 19% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 28; ages range from 20 to 55. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 48%, business; 18%, engineering; 11%, math and science; 8%, social sciences; 6%, economics; and 4%, liberal arts. In 2006, 371 graduate business degrees were awarded.

MBA Program Office, 334 Melcher Hall
Houston, TX 77204-6021
p. (713) 743-0700
f. (713) 743-4807

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