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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.

School Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 95 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 74


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. 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 Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Management program and the Cougar Fund, LLC are located here, and through this students are able to invest, research, manage, and audit private investor funds. C.T. Bauer College of Business students also have exclusive access to the Rockwell Career Center. The Rockwell Center aims to help students take their academic knowledge and pair it with job experiences so that they can find career success in their post-school lives. There are a wide variety of resources open to students to help them with different parts of the job search process, from job search tips to networking help. The center 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.


Bauer College professors draw from extensive work and teaching experience to creating an engaging learning experience for their students. Additionally, they work with professors from other University of Houston Colleges to enhance their research efforts. Research produced by Bauer faculty has been published in many respected business publications. There are nearly 200 faculty members employed at Bauer, with around 80 working as full-time professors

Student Body

Students in the full-time MBA program at the University of Houston are an average age of 28 and have on average of five years of professional work experience. Around 74 percent of full-time MBA students identify as male, with approximately 26 percent identify as female. Around 31 percent of full-time students are international students and around 24 percent are of minority status. The average GMAT score for full-time program students is 610.

Students in the Professional MBA program are an average age of 31 with six years of professional work experience. Almost 72 percent of students in the program are male, with 28 percent identifying as female. International and minority students represent approximately 6 percent and 47 percent of enrollment, respectively.

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 join 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 MBA program and an Executive MBA program. Bauer also offers some joint degree options and an ‘Energy MBA’. All of the MBA programs offered at Bauer are AACSB-accredited.

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