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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Bauer ranked No.38 in the nation by Bloomberg Business


In a recent report from Bloomberg Business, the C.T. Bauer College of Business’ Professional MBA program was ranked No. 38 in the Part-Time MBA list for 2015.

The program is up 14 spots from last year’s rank at 52 and is based on a percentage of surveys from current and past students. Thirty-six percent of the rank was based on of current students and 40 percent from alumni, to combine a ranking index score of 64.17 percent.

Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs Steven Koch said the Bauer Graduate and Professional Programs Office have been committed to providing MBA students with the best experience possible, working side by side with them to update the curriculum, resources and services, “which then translates to stronger employees for the workforce,” Koch said.

“Our faculty are nationally renowned experts in their fields—what they bring to the classroom is a combination of outstanding academic strength along with industry experience,” Koch said.

Bauer College of Business Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Director, Dalia Pineda, said the faculty are experts who create ideas that leads research in discipline, as well as work in the business community.

“This translates to a collaborative and challenging classroom environment where students are required to think and learn in a manner that allows them to take that knowledge from the classroom to the work place from one day to the next,” Pineda said.

Job placement, starting salary and recruiters’ feedback are also considered into the rankings.

Lisa Jammer, senior director of graduate and alumni career services, said Bauer MBA students typically transition into a new career, function or industry upon graduation. 

“In 2014, 100 percent of full-time and 47 percent of professional MBAs were career transitioners,” Jammer said. “Bauer attracts quality employers from Fortune 500 organizations.  The career fair had record employer participation during Fall 2015 with 147 companies in attendance.”

Jammer said that for students to prepare for the job they want they should meet with their career services office upon entry to the program.

“This will provide ample time to explore careers of interest and prepare a strategic job search plan,” Jammer said. “Preparation is key so students should meet with alumni or professionals for informational interviews.”

Pineda said that the UH community needs to know that the Bauer MBA is Houston’s MBA. Pineda said that Bauer has launched new masters of science programs that are also a great resource for students who may be interested in a more specific business field and that are extremely beneficial earlier in someone’s career. 

“We want our UH community to come back to us when it’s time for them to pursue graduate education,” Pineda said.  “More than half of our MBA students are from non-business backgrounds—the MBA is a broad degree that can open many doors.”

For more information about Bauer’s MBA programs, visit hirebauer.com.

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