About Bauer College

Meeting High Academic Standards Is Mission of Learning Goals

We establish and follow learning goals for each of our programs as part of our accreditation by AACSB International. AACSB stands for (The) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB establishes standards for business programs across the globe by which our programs are measured. Accreditation by the AACSB is a voluntary, non-governmental review of our programs that affirms our commitment to delivering the highest quality education possible and to continuous improvement of our programs.

Membership in the AACSB helps place UH Bauer College of Business in a league of the world’s leading business schools.

Learning goals are just one facet of the AACSB accreditation that assures stakeholders that the programs offered by the Bauer College meet the high standards set by the AACSB. In addition, accreditation tells our stakeholders that we:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission;
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship;
  • Provide high-caliber instruction of quality and current curricula;
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty, and
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.

For students, alumni and employers alike, our accreditation is the cornerstone of a degree that has substantial market value and will serve the goals and interests of our stakeholders for years to come.

We offer the following programs:

BBA Program

Learning Goals Objective
Working Knowledge of Ethics and Legal Compliance Students will demonstrate awareness of legal and ethical issues and a framework for resolving them.
Disciplinary Competence Students will demonstrate competence in their respective disciplines.
Communication Skills Students will write in a correct business style using proper structure, spelling, language, and grammar.
Critical Thinking Students will apply problem solving models to business situations.

MBA Program

Learning Goals Objective
Functional Competence Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the functional areas covered by core classes (accounting, communication, ethical reasoning, finance, management information systems, managerial economics, marketing, organizational behavior, statistics, strategy, and supply chain management.) Students will demonstrate ability to identify problems in those areas, analyze them using appropriate tools and techniques, and formulate solutions and recommendations.

Executive MBA Program

Learning Goals Objective
Functional Competence Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the functional areas covered by core classes (accounting, communication, ethical reasoning, finance, management information systems, managerial economics, marketing, organizational behavior, statistics, strategy, and supply chain management.) Students will demonstrate ability to identify problems in those areas, analyze them using appropriate tools and techniques, and formulate solutions and recommendations.

MSACCY Program

Learning Goals Objective
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating accounting-related information.
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating accounting-related information.
Research Skills Students will be able to identify authoritative sources relevant to accounting-related issues.
Ethical Awareness Students will be able to explain ethical considerations relevant to business dilemmas.
Global Awareness Students will demonstrate an understanding of international accounting standards.
Technological Skills Students will demonstrate proficiency in using data analysis software and accounting information technology.
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured accounting and financial problems.
Financial Risk Assessment Skills Students will be able to identify risks associated with accounting and tax reporting systems.

MS Business Analytics Program

Learning Goals Objective
Technical Competence Students will demonstrate proficiency in all technically essential areas supportive of enterprise-scale analytics projects including quantitative foundation, machine learning, and programming.
Research Skills Students will demonstrate proficiency in understanding the data generating processes underlying core business functions and be able to identify appropriate data and modeling strategies supportive of enterprise-scale analytics projects.
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured business analytics problems.
Ethical Reasoning Students will demonstrate the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and be able to recognize and evaluate alternative courses of action.

MS Finance Program

Learning Goals Objective
Firm Valuation Students will be able to value firms using standard cash-flow-based valuation techniques (such as WACC and APV) and calculate the appropriate cash flow estimates from financial statements and other data.
Portfolio Analysis Students will be able to analyze theoretical and practical aspects of portfolio management and factor models.
Valuation of Derivatives Students will be able to identify arbitrage free evaluation of derivatives and derivatives embedded in financial contracts.
Security Analysis/Financial Innovation Students will be able to identify the benefits and risks associated with new securities and value such securities.

MS Global Energy Management Program

Learning Goals Objective
Energy Value Chain Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors driving the evolution of energy value chains and their consequences.
Upstream Economics Students will demonstrate the ability to assess the economic value of upstream operations. Students will understand the key decisions involved in the upstream oil and gas industry and the issues associated with large investments made under conditions of high uncertainty.
Petrochemical and Refining Economics Students will demonstrate an understanding of where value is generated via investment strategy and operations in the global refining and petrochemical industries.

MS Management & Leadership

Learning Goals Objective
Communication Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
Ethical Reasoning Students will demonstrate the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and be able to recognize and evaluate alternative courses of action.
Critical Thinking Students will apply problem solving models to business situations.
Leadership Students will demonstrate an understanding of the components of leadership effectiveness and how to develop them.
Teamwork Students will demonstrate the ability to work in teams, resolve conflict and lead to achieve common goals.

MS Marketing Program

Learning Goals Objective
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured marketing problems.
Research Skills Students will be able to identify appropriate information sources and/or data relevant to marketing-related issues.
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating marketing-related information.
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating marketing-related information.

MS Supply Chain Management Program

Learning Goals Objective
Supply Chain Analytical Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate and solve complex supply chain problems using appropriate quantitative techniques.
Critical Thinking Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to define, structure, and analyze complex and unstructured real-world supply chain problems.
Presentation Skills Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating supply chain management-related information.
Mastery of Supply Chain Integration Concepts Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the major components of the supply chain and articulate their interdependencies in achieving superior supply chain performance.

MS Management Information Systems Program

Learning Goals Objective
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured management information system problems.
Research Skills Students will be able to identify appropriate information sources and/or data relevant to management information systems-related issues.
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating management information systems-related information.
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating management information systems-related information.

Ph.D. Program

Learning Goals Objective
Establishing a research record Graduates will present work at a conference ranked "high" or better, or be asked to submit a revision of original work for publication in an academic journal ranked at that level prior to graduation.
Competently teach full semester class at the (college) sophomore or above level. Students will meet or exceed expectations for teaching competency based on student evaluations and assessments conducted by two faculty members during unannounced class visits.
Analytical Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and integrate information in the course of evaluating and conducting research.
Capacity to function independently as a competent researcher in business discipline and within organizational context Students will be able to complete and defend dissertation by fifth year (6th year for Finance students)
Acquire sufficient knowledge as well as interviewing and presentation skills to qualify for a faculty position after degree completion Each graduate will be offered a tenure-track, or post-doctoral faculty position at a university with a Research 3 or above Carnegie Classification

Ph.D. Accounting Program

Learning Goals Objective
Establishing a research record Graduates will present work at an accounting or business conference ranked “high” or better, or be asked to submit a revision of original work for publication in an academic journal ranked at that level prior to graduation.
Capacity to competently teach full semester accounting class at the (college) sophomore or above level. Students will meet or exceed expectations for teaching competency based on student evaluations and assessments conducted by two faculty members during unannounced class visits.
Analytical Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and integrate information in the course of evaluating and conducting research.
Capacity to function independently as a competent researcher in business discipline and within organizational context Students will be able to complete and defend dissertation by fifth year.
Acquire sufficient knowledge as well as interviewing and presentation skills to qualify for a faculty position after degree completion Each graduate will be offered a tenure-track, or post-doctoral faculty position at a university with a Research 3 or above Carnegie Classification