C.T. Bauer College of Business – University of Houston


The C.T. Bauer College of Business was established at the University of Houston in 1942. The college was originally named the College of Business Administration. Classes for the College of Business Administration were held at the downtown University of Houston campus. In 1958, the Houston Endowment Fund gave the school a large financial gift that would create a separate building for the College of Business and Administration. The college was renamed to the C.T. Bauer College of Business in 2000 after receiving a $40 million gift from Ted Bauer, co-founder of AIM Investments.

The school is fully accredited by the AACSB International.


The 667-acre campus of University of Houston is located in Southeast Houston. The Bauer College of Business is located on the southeast corner of the university. Classes for the Global Energy MBA program take place at Lone Star College in The Woodlands, Texas, and the Bauer campus. The MBA Program Office is located at 334 Melcher Hall, Houston Texas 77204.

The business school is located less than 25 miles away from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.


Bauer College is located in Melcher Hall, named after alumnus Leroy Melcher, who donated $3 million to the school. Melcher Hall is the busiest building at the university.

The building is also home the AIM Center for Investment Management. The center includes a media wall, a 16-station trading laboratory, a 36-seat classroom and a 20-seat executive conference room. The center is home to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Management and the Cougar Fund, LLC through which students research, invest, audit and manage private investor funds.

C.T. Bauer College of Business students also have exclusive access to the Rockwell Career Center. The Rockwell Center aims to pair students’ academic experiences with career development and experiences to help them attain successful and fulfilling careers and increase the value of Bauer to the business community in Houston and the world. The center offers career development, job search and networking services to degree-seeking students at the C.T. Bauer College of Business. It also offers online job tools, on-campus recruiting events, internship information and career fairs for students.

Bauer College students also have access to the University of Houston University Career Services.


The faculty at Bauer College are distinguished scholars who take an innovative approach to teaching. Many have substantial experience in the professional world. Faculty and students combine and team for an engaging learning experience. Faculty interests in business range from efficiency to ethics and have generated significant academic research that can be found in leading business publications.

Bauer faculty also work with faculty from other University of Houston colleges to enhance the business perspective in their research areas.

Student Body

Students in the full-time MBA program at Bauer are an average age of 29 and have on average six to seven years of professional work experience. Over 56% of full-time MBA students are male, with just under 44% female students. Around 53% of full-time students are of international or minority status.  The average GMAT score for full-time program students is 610.

Students in the Professional MBA program are an average age of 30 with six years of professional work experience. Over 70% of students in the program are male, with under 30% female. International and minority students represent 50% of enrollment.

Bauer accepts up to 120 students per year in the EMBA program, coming out to 35-40 students on average per class. EMBA students on average are older than full-time and Professional MBA students and joint the program with an average of 11 years professional working experience.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Bauer College of Business offers three MBA programs, a full-time MBA, a Professional or Flexible MBA program and an Executive MBA program. All of the MBA programs offered at Bauer are AACSB-accredited.