News & Recognition


Houston Business Journal featured the Bauer Executive DBA with a news story and video, “A ‘New Year, New You’ starts with Bauer College’s Executive DBA program” in February. 

Bauer DBA student Alfredo Arvide, who is Chief Innovation Officer for Blue People, recently published "You Need to Innovate to Survive" in Hispanic Executive. The piece, originally written for Arvide's Bauer DBA class "Grand Challenges in Business and Society," led by Professor Vanessa Patrick, highlighted a renewed innovation framework to guide organizations through custom software development projects and noted, “In the face of constant change and disruption, fostering a culture that welcomes reliable, rapidly evaluated, and tested innovations is imperative for business success.”

Former Harris County Universal Services Chief Financial Officer Tony Oguamanam has become a stronger communicator, presenter and writer in just a few months thanks to the Bauer Executive DBA. Read more and watch a video interview here.

Blue People Chief Innovation Officer Alfredo Arvide is stepping back into the classroom with the Bauer Executive DBA, furthering his knowledge to scale and run a successful business. Read more and watch a video interview here.

The Grand Challenges in Business and Society course marks the beginning of the three-year Executive DBA program and serves as a buffer to help executives get in the mindset of learning. The course, designed and developed by Associate Dean for Research and Marketing Professor Vanessa Patrick, assists students in their journey from business executives to scholars. Read more here.

The Winter/Spring 2024 issue of Inside Bauer magazine features a profile on the Executive DBA and first cohort of students. Read more here.


Group shot of the Fall 2023 DBA Cohort from the Welcome Reception at The Houston Club.

Bauer College hosted the inaugural cohort of the Executive DBA program on campus in the fall. College administrators and program leadership kicked off the first semester of the program with students during a Welcome Reception at The Houston Club.  

In March, Houston Business Journal announced the news of Bauer College’s new Executive DBA program, noting that Bauer is the first local school to provide such an offering.

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