Department of Finance

Program for Financial Literacy

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Since 2010 to present, Bauer's college access and financial literacy programs have impacted over 3,400 K-12 students and over 450 UH college students. The addition of CashCourse www.cashcourse.org/uh has the potential to impact over 35,000 UH college students, faculty and staff. Our business college students are highly involved in this outreach, often facilitating workshops at schools and at the University of Houston when schools tour the campus. Selected Finance student interns facilitate workshops on financial literacy in schools, on campus and in the community.

UH Bauer College 2nd Annual Financial Symposium
Financial Symposium 2013
Saturday, April 13,2013

Session topics included:

  • How to Pay for College
  • Choosing a Career: Financial Considerations of Your Career Choice & Careers in Finance and Financial Planning
  • Careers in Finance and Financial Planning
  • Is it Worth the Cost of an Extra Semester?
  • Evaluating & Negotiating a job offer
  • Understanding Your Credit Report

Read more about the 2013 Financial Sympoium.

 

UH Bauer College 1st Annual Financial Symposium
Financial Symposium 2013
Saturday, April 14, 2012

150 people attended, including partner organizations Texas Council on Economic Education, Federal Reserve Dallas Bank–Houston Chapter, FDIC, Houston Money Week, Skills for Living, VN Teamwork, Bank on Houston, Change Happens! and The Society for Financial Awareness.

Session topics included:

  • How to Pay for College
  • Choosing a Career: Financial Considerations of Your Career Choice & Careers in Finance and Financial Planning
  • Managing Your Money: Cash Flow, Spending and Saving
  • Understanding Your Credit Report
  • Creative Ways to Embed Financial Education in the Classroom (K-12)
  • Evaluating & Negotiating a Job Offer
  • Managing Your Money: Cash Flow, Spending and Saving
  • Understanding Your Credit Report
  • How to Pay for College

 

Campus Workshops on Personal Finance:
Campus Workshops on Personal Finance

Students learn about money management by focusing on savings, budgeting, and managing student loan debt.

  • Theta Nu Xi Sorority: October 15, 2012
  • Bauer Ambassadors: November 14, 2012
  • Baptist Student Ministry: November 15, 2012
  • Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies was established at the University of Houston in 1974 for the recruitment, retention and academic development of Hispanic, African American and Native American students in the Cullen College of Engineering: November 19, 2012
  • College of Education provided over 200 student teachers with information about living on a teacher’s salary and money management: February 8, 2013
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Presented by the Honors College): February 12, 2013
  • Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program (ELASP): February 25, 2013
  • Inter-institutional Student Teacher Conference focused on financial literacy workshops to student teachers within the greater Houston metroplex in their K-12 classrooms. Financial literacy materials were supplied by the Texas Council on Economic Education: March 8, 2013
  • Society of Women Engineers. March 21, 2013
  • Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise): March 22, 2013

 

Video of Personal Finance Lunch and Learn Session

On March 29, 2013, the Bauer Morale and Training Committee presented a talk by Bauer Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance John Lopez to the Bauer community. John covers the topics of saving money, managing debt, investment planning and creating a spending plan. He speaks in terms which are easily understandable, and there is something for everyone to learn from him.