Office of Global Initiatives

Global Network and Partnerships

2+2 partnership with International University-Vietnam National University (IU-VNU)

Bauer College has had a partnership with International University-Vietnam National University (IU-VNU) for over a decade, and was one of the first schools to establish a 2+2 program whereby students take their first two years of their undergraduate studies at IU-VNU and their last two years at UH to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from UH. A number of these student have continued into graduate programs, especially the MS Accountancy degree. These are very competitive students from one of the top institutions in Vietnam, ranked second in that nation by U.S. News & World Reports. IU provides an all-English-speaking environment both in the classroom and on campus before students come to the US. Of the 132 students from IU-VNU over the past decade, 57% have graduated with Latin Honors, and ten with a perfect 4.0 grade point average from UH. For IU-VNU students planning to apply to UH as part of this twinning program, consult the transfer equivalency guide with the program director at IU-VNU.


Bauer College joins Global Business School Network

The C. T. Bauer College of Business has joined the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a leading network of top business schools working to strengthen management education in developing countries.

“It is a very prestigious organization that has a presence on six continents, with a mission for member institutions to collaborate in developing countries, to identify ways we can give back and empower countries around the globe,” said Paul A. Pavlou, Ph.D., Bauer College Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair.

“Membership in GBSN is a way for us to build relationships with like-minded colleagues around the globe, train and mentor international peers, and find new opportunities to grow and develop individually and the institution as a whole,” Pavlou added.

Bauer College joins business schools from Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell and George Washington universities, the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, MIT and others dedicated to improving prosperity in the developing world by extending access to quality, locally relevant management education through a collaborative framework.

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