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The Bauer Leadership Integrative Approach

Welcome to the Bauer Leadership Initiatives (BLI) website. The Bauer Leadership Initiatives team along with its committed faculty, staff and community partners, is responsible for the “strategic, integrative, and inclusive” approach to leadership development here at the Bauer College of Business.

Learn More About: Our Leadership Model | The BLI Team

New scholarship opportunity for students involved
in leadership programs!

The C. T. Bauer Foundation has provided $1,250,000 to be used for 50 full tuition scholarships for juniors involved in leadership programs! If you are a rising junior or senior and meet the following criteria, you are eligible to apply. Priority is given to students involved in the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program. Recipients will be notified in May.

Here are the criteria for student selection:

  • Financial need (as determined by FAFSA with and EFC of $0-$20,000)
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative gpa
  • Full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more hours in the fall and spring semesters)
  • Junior or senior by the semester the scholarship is awarded with priority to juniors (Fall 2015)
  • US citizen or permanent resident-not open to international students

Amount: $12,000/year-awarded in two distributions of $6,000 each in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-2016, renewable for a second academic year (2016-2017) at $13,000 if student maintains a 3.0 or higher cumulative gpa, remains a full time students, and continues to have financial need.

*Each student is expected to fill out a FAFSA form and apply for Bauer scholarships online each year (during the April rollout of the application)

For any questions you have, contact Kyle Vardeman kvardeman@uh.edu 713-743-3842 or visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/administration/scholarship/index.php

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Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program
University of Houston is a very big place – Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program can help you get started on the right foot!

Leadership Minor for Business and Non-Business Majors
A minor in leadership will help students improve their sets of competencies for a highly competitive job market in the real world of business.

MBA Leadership Certificate
The Leadership Executive MBA is the University of Houston’s original EMBA program. The focus of the program is on providing executives the leadership skills necessary to assume top level positions within corporations, the government, or non-profit organizations.

Future Leader Mentoring Initiative
FLMI is offered to participants in the C.T. Bauer College of Business MBA Leadership Certificate Program to enhance their learning and goal achievement through personalized leadership mentoring provided by experienced leaders and business executives (Executive Partners) who volunteer their time to participate with a select group of MBA students.

EMBA Leadership Track
Organizations in all sectors have voiced concern regarding the apparent lack of leadership skills among their employees. A background in effectively managing human resources, ethics, change, organizational behavior, as well as an entire course devoted to developing individual leadership skills will address this need.


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