Overview

Applicants
341
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.16
Years Work Experience
5.08
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
568 - 640
GPA
2.83 - 3.57

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
214

65
Full-time
35
Part-time
28
Minority
25
Female


Students Say

University of Houston's MBA program is perfect for "experienced professionals seeking a respected degree [yet unwilling to] break the bank." The program's curriculum affords students the "ability to customize [their] degree to [their] interests." A grateful student clarifies, "They have set up the Bauer MBA Program to be much more like an undergrad program where you have all sorts of choices on how you want to pursue your MBA." Of course, perhaps "the greatest strength of Bauer is [its] celebration of diversity." Another thrilled student explains, "Each student/professor/faculty member brings a unique perspective from their own personal experience[s] and Bauer capitalizes on it." Many are also quick to take advantage of the "great study abroad options [as well as] developmental organizations like the Red Lab, Cougar Venture club, Society for HR Management, etc."

Students here are generally quite pleased with their "knowledgeable" professors. And they truly value the fact that their professors have "lots of real world experience to share." Just as important, it's also quite evident that Bauer professors are wholly invested in their students. As one impressed future MBA interjects, "I've taken a statistics course where the professor offer[ed] study review sessions on Sundays to ensure students who need[ed] additional help [had] the access." Moreover, "professors routinely volunteer their time to host 'Bauer Boot Camps' on topics ranging from Excel mastery, introductory statistics, to understanding case methodology." And while some students gripe about the administration, calling them "indifferent," others assure us that "overall, the school is run very well."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
GENB 7397: Case Studies in Energy & Sustainability explores current issues shaping both energy and sustainability in the United States. The professor, John Hofmeister, is a former president of Shell Oil and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy. A nationally known expert on energy, he serves on the UH Energy Advisory Board. The course includes a close analysis of U.S. energy and environmental policies. The primary requirement will be a group project analyzing ways to improve these policies

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Bauer College has a substantial recycling program in place with receptacles throughout the building.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The college uses recycled products for marketing materials including brochures, handouts, and promotional items.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Other college initiatives include encouraging "lights out" when rooms are not in use, working to maintain a uniform and more efficient temperature throughout the building, and the renovation of restrooms to include water saving devices.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$80,357
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
72%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
57%
School Facilitiated
35%
Graduate Facilitated
9%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
44%
Graduate Facilitiated
30%
School Facilitiated
26%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

39%
Finance/Accounting
22%
Marketing
13%
Consulting
13%
Information Technology
9%
Human Resources
4%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

87%
Southwest
9%
Northeast
4%
South

Students Say

Students at Bauer greatly appreciate that "the school has a large alumni [network]," which they eagerly tap into when it comes time to job hunt. Moreover, they can also easi- ly leverage the university's "strong connections with major oil and gas companies within Houston." And, perhaps most importantly, students have access to the "extraordinary" Rockwell Career Center. Indeed, Rockwell provides students with a range of indispen- sible services. The office organizes a number of workshops, career fairs and information sessions specifically tailored to MBAs. Bauer students are also granted access to the MBA Resume Book, a premier recruiting tool wherein students can market their talents and experience through an online resume book. And many MBA candidates benefit from On-Campus Recruiting (OCR), which helps connect students with potential employers.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 39% $95,000 $88,056 $52,500 $140,000
Marketing / Sales 22% $89,000 $89,500 $85,000 $95,000
Consulting 13% $77,000 $80,667 $70,000 $95,000
Information Technology 13%
Human Resources 9%
Operations / Logistics 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 26% $81,000 $77,500 $40,000 $95,000
Consulting 17% $74,000 $72,000 $45,000 $95,000
Financial Services 17% $79,500 $87,875 $52,500 $140,000
Petroleum / Energy 17% $96,000 $95,333 $90,000 $100,000
Consumer Products 4%
Non-profit 4%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 4%
Real Estate 4%
Other 4%

Prominent Alumni

Jack Moore
Former Chairman, President and CEO, Cameron International Corp.

Marvin Odum
Former President, Shell Oil Company

Karen Katz
President and CEO, Neiman Marcus Stores

David Callender
President, University of Texas Medical Branch

Elizabeth Killinger
Senior Vice President and Retail Regional President, Texas Reliant

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$20,226

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,437

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
75%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
60%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
49%

New Students Receiving Loans
35%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$18,500
Tuition (Out-State)
$30,672
Fees (In-State)
$1,182
Fees (Out-State)
$1,182

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$770
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,278

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,374

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
413
Part Time
78%

In State
97.0%
Out of State
3.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

20.00%
Minorities
30.00%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The MBA students at University of Houston are a busy lot. After all, many either "work part-time [or] are full-time [professionals]." Therefore, they appreciate the fact that Bauer makes "resources…readily available on weekends [and] late into the evening. This helps "to ensure that evening students have the same accommodations as the day time students." Fortunately, we're told that despite the workload "the social life is good." On the other hand, we are also cautioned that "it's up to you to mingle and make friends." Thankfully, that shouldn't prove too difficult. Indeed, "there's a lot of camaraderie" amongst these MBAs. That's certainly understandable given that Bauer students find their peers to be "encouraging and supportive." And they do manage to occasionally find time to kick back. For example, "many students attend the football and basketball games since [they] get free admission and discounted guest tickets." Additionally, as one might expect, "Saturdays in the fall [you can find] tailgating going on all over campus." Lastly, MBA students here rave about their location. As one satisfied student regales us, "Houston is a great place to be whether it is you want to walk in the park, music festivals, or going out to eat. Not to mention, [the city] is the energy capital of the world along with having one of the world's finest medical centers. Everything is very accessible."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dalia Pineda
Director, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment

Address
334 Melcher Hall
Room 330
Houston, TX 77204-6021
United States

Phone
713-743-0700

Fax
713-743-4807

Email
mba@uh.edu


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