Academic Centers & Institutes

Preparing students for the real world of business is the focus of the world-class centers and institutes at Bauer College. With our world-renowned faculty members at the helm, these centers and institutes take the business education outside of the classroom and bring it one step closer to the real world of business by placing students in situations they would face in a day-to-day business environment.

The thriving centers and institutes at Bauer College include the AIM Center for Investment Management, the Bauer Center for Business Ethics, the Bauer Economic Development Program, the Institute for Diversity And Cross Cultural Management, the Institute for Health Care Marketing, the Institute for Regional Forecasting, the Stanford Alexander Center for Excellence in Real Estate, the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, the Information Systems Research Center, the Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute and the Small Business Development Center. Learn more about supporting Bauer College.

Wolff Center For Entrepreneurship


AIM Center for Investment Management (ACIM)

A learning laboratory through which students gain insight into investment management, accounting, information technology and marketing and the interaction of those disciplines in a business setting.

ACIM Website

Decision Sciences Institute

The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) is a professional organization of academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society.

DSI Website

Real Estate Program

A nationally prominent program with a focus on mastering the professional practice of real estate. Features the Stanford Alexander Center for Excellence in Real Estate.

Real Estate Website

Institute for Health Care Marketing (IHCM)

Positively influencing the consumption, communication, delivery and decision-making in health care through the scholarly discipline of marketing.

IHCM Website

Institute for Regional Forecasting (IRF)

Houston’s resource for economic developments, trends and forecasting, featuring semi-annual symposia on the local economy.

IRF Website

Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute (SEI)

Providing sales knowledge, advance sales education and developing outstanding sales leaders through exemplary research, learning programs and partnerships.

SEI Website

Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI)

A resource to prepare and support the energy workers of today while exploring issues important to the industry’s future.

GEMI Website

UH Small Business Development Center

For help starting or expanding your business, connect with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center.

UH SBDC Website

Wolff Center For Entrepreneurship (WCE)

One of the nation's leading entrepreneurship programs that transforms passion into success.

WCE Website