A comprehensive printer-friendly catalog is available online. The online Graduate catalog provides detailed information about admissions, courses, degrees, faculty, policies, scholarships and student services. The course listings include information about credit, prerequisites and brief overview. You can find general course descriptions online at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-catalog/
Enrollment Schedule information on the UH website:
*To enroll online, please go to the following website and log in using your myUH (PeopleSoft) student ID number and pin code (your birth date): https://my.uh.edu/
*If you need assistance with registration, schedule an appointment with an academic advisor by calling our main desk at 713-743-0700. All appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. Weekly walk-in advising is available from 4pm - 5pm.
For more information about the MBA program Advising Services please visit, http://www.bauer.uh.edu/graduate/mba/current-students/advising-services.asp
If you need further assistance accessing your myUH (PeopleSoft) account please visit http://www.uh.edu/academics/courses-enrollment/peoplesoft/index.php
*Payment of the minimum amount due for tuition and fees by the fee payment deadline is necessary in order to retain courses. All tuition payments are to be submitted to Student Financial Services. http://www.uh.edu/financial/payment/index.php
Students who initiate enrollment (register) on or after the first day of class will be charged a late enrollment fee. Please check the Student Financial Services website for more detailed information, http://www.uh.edu/financial/graduate/index.php
*How to Pay: http://www.uh.edu/financial/payment/index.php
The University of Houston accepts cash, check and credit card (Master Card, Discover, and American Express only).
Cash payments must be made at the Cashier's Office in the Welcome Center, Rm #114, Mon-Tue, 8 AM - 7 PM and Wed - Fri, 8 AM - 5 PM. Checks, made payable to the University of Houston, are also accepted at the Welcome Center on Mon - Fri from 8 AM - 5PM.
Check and credit card payment can be made online at myUH (PeopleSoft) (MasterCard, Discover, and American Express only).
Financial aid is available to US citizens, US nationals and eligible immigrants through the federal government. Financial aid is made up of grants and loans. Grants are very limited and need-based, so students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA as soon after January 1st of the year they plan on attending UH as possible. An application is available through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid web site, at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
For loan information please visit, http://www.bauer.uh.edu/graduate/mba/future-students/tuition-planning.asp
The Bauer College of Business is unique in that it houses a financial aid officer who exclusively serves its graduate students. If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Bauer Graduate Financial Aid Officer at (713) 743-0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bauer College of Business offers scholarships for both domestic and international MBA students. A single application is used for all Bauer College scholarships, which can be found at http://ww.bauer.uh.edu/administration/scholarship. You can apply at any time. There is no deadline, but the earlier you apply, the more scholarships there are available for which you may be considered.
The Cougar 1Card is a multipurpose card that serves as your UH ID card. When requesting to use one of the University's many student services, you will often be asked to present your student ID.
Especially important, your Cougar 1Card and corresponding ID number will be needed to log on to Blackboard Vista (the on line course maintenance system used by many faculty) to check out books from the campus libraries, and to gain access to other areas such as the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, and the computer labs in Melcher Hall. For information on getting your Cougar 1Card, please visit the student ID website: http://ww.uh.edu/cougar1card.
Students who operate vehicles on the university campus must abide by the parking and traffic regulations, available from Parking and Transportation Services (P&TS), 713-743-1097. Students who use parking facilities on campus must display, on their rearview mirror, a valid UH parking permit issued by P&TS. This permit is assigned to the student, not to a vehicle.
The student lot at Melcher Hall is number 20A, which is across the street facing the building from Calhoun. The East Parking Garage is the newest addition to the campus; it will open on November 11, 2009. The East Parking Garage is located across the street facing Calhoun Lofts and Melcher hall. Also, you may park in the Faculty/Staff lot 1E after 5:00 p.m., if you have a student parking tag.
If you have any questions about parking at UH or purchasing parking permits, please visit the University's parking and transportation web page: http://www.uh.edu/student-life/parking-transport. If you requested a parking permit and have paid your tuition and fee bill, you will receive your parking decal in the mail directly from P&TS within the first two weeks of classes.
The academic calendar provides information for the entire campus. (The Bauer College uses the same calendar as the rest of the university.) If you would like information regarding the schedule for your specific courses please refer to the syllabi, normally provided by the instructors the first day of class.
The University of Houston Student Handbook is intended to serve as a source of information on the many services, activities and policies of the university. Designed for use as a reminder to the returning student and a guide for the new student, the Handbook is a compilation of university services, policies and procedures for easy reference. Please take note of the section of the handbook focusing on the University of Houston's academic honesty policy.
New international students should plan to attend the international student orientation in addition to the MBA orientation. All new international students must bring their passport, visa, and other immigration documents to the ISSSO for check-in.
In August 2009, doors opened to the newest residential facility for Graduate and Professional Students on the UH campus. The Calhoun Lofts offer loft-style living with an urban feeling that are conveniently located adjacent to the UH Law Center and UH Bauer College of Business. Students have the option of Efficiency, 1 bedroom or two bedrooms that are furnished or unfurnished. The amenities range from study lounges, coffee bars, Wi-Fi throughout and sky lounge, schedule a tour today, call (832) 842-5638 or online at http://www.housing.uh.edu/calhounlofts/
The University of Houston offers several choices of on-campus living with convenient access to the Downtown Houston Theater District and the Houston Museum District. For more information visit, http://www.housing.uh.edu/.
The University of Houston Bookstore is located in the University Center next door to Melcher Hall.
All students accepted into the MBA program must have a laptop/notebook available to them to bring to class for the duration of the program. Although the laptop is not required in every class, there are several for which the computer is mandatory. Please note that the “mini notebooks” will not qualify as a recommended laptop. For further details please click here.
To ensure that a basic competence in writing has been achieved by the time of graduation, you will be required to complete two writing assessments as part of the Bauer College’s Graduate Writing Program. The first assessment will be administered during orientation, and will be a computer-based timed composition (one hour) requiring you to respond to a business ethics mini-case. Based upon the results of this assessment, you may be required or recommended to work with a trained tutor at the UH Writing Center. Each response will be scored for its clarity and conciseness, professional tone, organization, and grammar and mechanics. You can find the criteria for the assessment conducted by the Writing Center via the following link: MBA Writing Program Assessment Rubric.
The second mandatory writing assessment will be administered in GENB 6350 (Business Communication and Ethical reasoning) and will be evaluated for clarity and conciseness, professional tone, organization, and grammar and mechanics by the UH Writing Center. Based upon the results of this second assessment, you may be required or recommended to work with a trained tutor at the UH Writing Center. The assignment may also be graded by the course instructor and factored into the calculation of your final course grade. Details and requirements for completing the assessment will be provided by the instructor of the course during the semester in which you enroll.
As stated above, each of the writing assessments will be evaluated independently by the UH Writing Center using the MBA Writing Program Assessment Rubric. Based upon results from each assessment, you may be required or recommended to attend a writing consultation at the UH Writing Center.
The results of each assessment will indicate whether you are:
The Graduate and Professional Programs office will only contact those students (via UH email address) that are “required or recommended” to attend a writing consultation. There will be one initial email contact followed by two (2) reminder emails sent by the Office of Graduate and Professional Programs over the course of the semester. No additional reminders will be sent.
If you are notified that you will be “required” to participate in the tutorial program at the UH Writing Center, you are responsible for scheduling and completing the consultation in the semester following notification. You may schedule an appointment with the writing center through the online scheduler at http://www.uh.edu/writecen/Students/Writing-in-Disciplines/wconlineinstructions.php. Time slots for consultations will be available each semester.
As a student you can print in the lab or use wireless printing. Students are given 300 pages at the beginning of each semester. For assistance, please visit Bauer Labs.