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UBP Academic Advising

Undergraduate Business Programs Online

The Office of Undergraduate Business Programs (UBP) offers online advising services during business hours, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Current UH Students

  • Advising Transactions (such as Change of Major, Filing a Degree Plan & Petitions) are online at: https://www.bauer.uh.edu/undergraduate/advising
  • Chat with an Advisor with Microsoft Teams: Current UH students can use Teams for quick questions with UH Academic Advisors. In Teams, go to "Chat" and type in your Advisor's name.
  • Email an Advisor: UH Academic Advisor emails are listed at: https://uh.edu/provost/students/advising
  • Appointments through Navigate: For an online appointment or a drop-in session for short questions, advisors post availability through Navigate (select one of the "Bauer - Online" options and download MS Teams to have a chat or audio session, or audio/video to share documents.
  • How to Use Navigate: https://uh.edu/provost/students/advising.
  • How to Download MS Teams:
    • Download MS Teams for your desktop, iOS, or Android, at https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads.
    • Sign in with your Cougarnet ID and password (append @cougarnet.uh.edu after your username).
Prospective Students & General Questions
  • Prospective Students Admissions questions, email: admissions@uh.edu
  • UBP Email: bba@uh.edu
  • UBP Phone: 713-743-4900, option 6 (M-F, 8 am-5 pm)

 

Bauer Undergraduate Advising

Welcome to the C. T. Bauer College of Business! We have many opportunities such as learning from first-rate faculty, quality academic advising, career development, involvement in student organizations, and student leadership. The Bauer College of Business is committed to ensuring the support you need to be successful in your academic career and beyond.

Advising

  • Mission and Strategic Goals

    The Mission of the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs:

    • To be the destination of first choice for a diverse population of academically talented undergraduate business students;
    • To deliver advising services and solutions that retain and assist our students to graduate in a timely manner and exceed their academic and career goals; and
    • To support academic, leadership, and student development programs so that our graduates become employees of choice for the business community, loyal alumni, and responsible citizens.

    Strategic Goals:

    • Recruit a diverse population of motivated, academically talented students.
    • Improve the undergraduate retention rate.
    • Improve the four and six year undergraduate graduation rates.
    • Create opportunities for students to build a sense of community and develop leadership skills.
  • Advising Services Overview

    Bauer College is committed to providing quality professional academic advising services to current and prospective business majors. For a list of undergraduate business academic advisors, populations served, direct contact information, and locations, see: http://www.uh.edu/provost/students/advising/#business.

    Additional resources may be found on the Office of the Provost advising website: http://www.uh.edu/provost/students/.

    Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. General advising questions are answered via email (bba@uh.edu), phone (713-743-4900, option #6), or in person at the front desk in 262 Melcher Hall. Pre-business and declared business majors may make an appointment via the mobile phone app called Navigate (see instructions at: https://www.uh.edu/provost/navigate) or via their "myUH" account. Appointment schedules become available on a daily basis for appointment times 7 days in advance. Prospective students may email bba@uh.edu to schedule an appointment.

    Students are encouraged to complete a follow-up email survey to evaluate their advising experience in order to help us improve our services. For advising concerns and unresolved issues, students may contact the following:

    Name Position Phone Dept. Email Room

    Frank W. Kelley

    Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs

    713-743-4912

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    fwkelley@uh.edu

    MH 223A

    Brent Spraggins

    Director, Pre-Business

    713-743-4903

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    bspraggins@uh.edu

    MH 262A

    Asha Thomas

    Director, Major Advising

    713-743-8963

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    asha@uh.edu

    MH 223D

    Joyce Williams

    Program Director, Prospective Students

    713-743-3908

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    joycewilliams@uh.edu

    MH 262G

    Sarah Gnospelius

    Administrative Director of Bauer Honors Program

    713-743-5205

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    sjgnospelius@uh.edu

    MH 250A

    Tiffany Woods

    Accounting

    713-743-5004

    Accountancy & Taxation

    tmwoods@bauer.uh.edu

    CBB 304E

  • Prospective business students

    Freshmen, Transfer, and International: Prospective business students who have never taken courses at UH are encouraged to visit our comprehensive prospective student website, which includes step-by-step application guides, downloadable degree plans, transfer equivalency information, mandatory orientation and academic advising information, and more! Current UH students who want to become business majors: Current UH students who wish to become business majors are encouraged to view the change of major requirements listed online or for additional information contact an advisor at bba@bauer.uh.edu.

  • Pre-business students

    Pre-business majors may make an appointment via the mobile phone app called Navigate (see instructions at: https://www.uh.edu/provost/navigate) or via their "myUH" account. Appointment schedules become available on a daily basis for appointment times 7 days in advance. Pre-business advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.

  • Declared Major students

    Declared business majors may make an appointment via the mobile phone app called Navigate (see instructions at: https://www.uh.edu/provost/navigate) or via their "myUH" account. Appointment schedules become available on a daily basis for appointment times 7 days in advance. Declared Major advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising, graduation checks and requirements, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.

  • Bauer Honors students

    Bauer Honors students may make an appointment via the mobile phone app called Navigate (see instructions at: https://www.uh.edu/provost/navigate) or via their "myUH" account. Appointment schedules become available on a daily basis for appointment times 7 days in advance. Bauer Honors Advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising as it relates to Honors College curriculum, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.

  • Course Number Changes for Fall 2020

     

    Some course numbers are changing in Fall 2020 to match the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS), in line with the numbering system at many area two-year institutions. As a result, some business courses at UH will have one course number for the Summer 2020 term and a different course number for the Fall 2020 term. Also, some non-business courses have been approved for course number changes, but may currently show under the old course numbers for both Summer and Fall. Click here for details.

     

  • Interim Grading Policy Impact on Policies and Prerequisites

     

    UH Interim Grading Policy https://uh.edu/provost/policies-resources/student/interim-undergraduate-grade-policy/index

    UH and Business Policies in the published Undergraduate Catalog will continue to be enforced. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for UH and business policies: http://publications.uh.edu. For policies that require a grade point average (GPA), a grade of “S” (Satisfactory) counts as passing, and does not impact the GPA. How a grade of “S” impacts various policies such as change of major, filing a degree plan, and GPA for graduation, see Policies.

    Business Course Prerequisites in the published Undergraduate Catalog will continue to be enforced. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog>Courses for prerequisites: http://publications.uh.edu. For courses with prerequisites that only require a passing grade, a grade of “S” (Satisfactory) counts as passing. Prerequisites for courses that require a grade higher than a passing grade for the prerequisite will be enforced, with the following exceptions:

    • Prerequisites exceptions to take STAT 3331.
    • Prerequisite exceptions to take courses at the 4000-level in SCM.
    • ACCT course prerequisite exceptions: contact the Accounting Programs Office at bbaacct@uh.edu.

     

    Do you have an advising question and don’t know where to get the answer? Email us at bba@uh.edu.

     

  • Academic and Career Development Timeline

     

    FIRST YEAR

    SECOND YEAR

    • Explore The Rockwell Career Center at hirebauer.com located in Cemo Hall, 2nd floor with 18 interview rooms and 13 interview overflow rooms.
    • Upload your resume onto Bauer Career Gateway at hirebauer.com.
    • Check out the UH Library System offering real-world resources at guides.lib.uh.edu. Also, take advantage of CashCourse and other financial literacy resources. at guides.lib.uh.edu/financialliteracy.
    • Research majors relating to your career interests that you are passionate about.
    • Meet with your Pre-Business advisor prior to registration for junior level business courses to request a Mixed Program (a one semester transition as students complete freshman-sophomore courses needed to file a degree plan).
    • Request an advising referral to meet with a major advisor.
    • Meet with your career counselor in The Rockwell Career Center.
    • Attend Internship Mixer.
    • Attend Rsumé ER/Round-Up.
    • Attend Volunteer Fair.
    • Attend Career Fair.

    Note: Transfer Students need to “fast-track” the actions listed for First and Second Year.

    THIRD YEAR

    • Consider an internship to gain experience.
    • Consider volunteering to build your résumé.
    • Get involved with a student organization that interests you.
    • Develop your network with past colleagues, friends, family, professors, and employers.
    • Update your resume and schedule an appointment with your career counselor for any concerns or questions.
    • Meet with a major advisor to go over advising tracks and options within the major, and the most appropriate electives or combinations of majors and minors and determine your anticipated graduation date.
    • Attend Internship Mixer.
    • Attend Résumé ER/Round-Up.
    • Attend Volunteer Fair.
    • Attend Career Fair.
    • Participate in Mock Interview Days.
    • Apply for On-Campus Recruiting position on Bauer Career Gateway.
    • Explore learning abroad opportunities at uh.edu/learningabroad.

    FOURTH YEAR

    • Continue to research and apply for positions on Bauer Career Gateway.
    • Apply for graduation and complete all requirements as you meet with your academic advisor.
    • Attend Graduation Orientation with UBP.
    • Update your résumé and schedule a mock interview with your career counselor.
    • Participate in Mock Interview Days.
    • Attend Internship Mixer.
    • Attend Résumé ER/Round-Up.
    • Attend Volunteer Fair.
    • Attend Career Fair.
    • Update and continue to build your network. Brand yourself as a recent college graduate.

  • Dean's List

    To qualify for this recognition, undergraduate business students must earn a 3.50 minimum grade point average (the grade of S is not counted) on twelve or more semester hours completed during the semester. Students who earn a grade of I (except in a senior honors thesis course), D, F, or U during the semester are excluded from consideration for the Dean's List. Students are recognized by a letter from the Dean.

    Dean's List Reception for Students with a 4.0 Semester GPA

    Students on the Dean's List with a 4.0 semester grade point average who have not yet graduated are invited to a dean's reception and receive a certificate of recognition. In order to encourage timely graduation and recognize academic excellence for part-time students, students who have not yet graduated who complete 9 or more hours in each of the previous two regular semesters and 6 or more hours in summer for a total of 24 semester hours with a 4.0 are also invited to the reception and receive a certificate of recognition.

    The reception for students on the Dean's List with a 4.0 Semester GPA for Spring and/or Summer 2019 will be held on September 4, 2019 from 4-5 p.m.. See photos from previous events on WhereAwesomeHappens.

  • Business Writing Evaluation (BWE) Requirement

    Because effective business writing is critical for academic and professional success, Bauer College requires a minimum score (currently a score of 2 out of a possible score of 4 points) on a business writing evaluation (BWE) prior to filing a degree plan and declaring a specific major in business. For students applying to the Professional Program in Accountancy (PPA), a minimum score of 3 is required (contact the Accounting Programs Office for a re-take if required). The BWE is administered as part of a required course, GENB 3302. The prerequisite for GENB 3302 and the BWE is successful completion of ENGL 1303 or the Honors College alternative, ENGL 1370. The UH Writing Center provides guidelines and an informational video on how to prepare for the BWE through the GENB 3302 Blackboard shell (students re-taking the BWE are loaded into a BWE Blackboard shell with the same materials and receive email instructions during the first week of the fall or spring semesters in order to re-take the BWE). Evaluation of the BWE is provided by the UH Writing Center.

    Students Who Do Not Clear the BWE on the First Attempt

    Students who do not clear the BWE through GENB 3302 are expected to re-take the BWE the following fall or spring semester (the BWE is not administered during the summer). Students who meet all degree plan filing requirements except the BWE will be allowed to file, but are expected to re-take it the following fall or spring semester, when instructions are provided. Students should prepare for a re-take of the BWE by attending two BWE writing consulting sessions with the UH Writing Center (the limit of two sessions is only for the BWE consultations; students would still have unlimited sessions for general consulting throughout their time as UH students). In the first consulting session, students have an opportunity to go over their BWE and areas they could improve, along with recommendations for free online resource guides to study. Students would also be given a sample topic for a practice paper. In the second follow-up session the writing consultant would go over the practice paper to see if they improved, and provide additional feedback before a re-test. For students with more serious writing issues, it may be recommended that they take ILAS 3350 Power Writing before they re-test (ILAS 3350 is a non-business course which prepares students on effective business writing, and which may be used in the student's degree plan as an advanced elective). Students are limited to one re-test per semester, and a total of three attempts unless approved by the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs.

  • New Business Statistic Options for Fall 2020

    Prior to Fall 2020, Business students only had one course option for completing the required Business Statistics course at UH: STAT 3331.

    Starting Fall 2020, UH will offer Business students two course options for completing the required Business Statistics course: BUSI 2305 or STAT 3331.

    If students are planning on declaring Finance or Supply Chain Management as their major, then the required Business Statistics course is STAT 3331.

    The prerequisites for STAT 3331 for Fall 2020 are as follows:

    • Have credit for MATH 1313 & MATH 1314 or alternatives with a grade of C or higher (or credit by exam);
    • Have credit for computer literacy course: MIS 3300, BCIS 1305/1405 (BCIS 1305/1405, transfers to UH as MIS 1FOS or MIS 13FS), or alternative via petition with a grade of C or higher;

    Or

    • Have credit for BUSI 2305 from a community college (BUSI 2305 transfers to UH as GENB 23FS).

     

    If students are planning on declaring Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, or Management Information Systems as their major, then the required Business Statistics course is BUSI 2305.

    The prerequisites for BUSI 2305 at UH in Fall 2020, and in subsequent semesters, will be as follows:

    • Have credit for MATH 1313 with a grade of C or higher (or credit by exam);
    • Have credit for computer literacy course: MIS 3300, BCIS 1305/1405 (BCIS 1305/1405, transfers to UH as MIS 1FOS or MIS 13FS), or alternative via petition with a grade of C or higher.

     

    The purpose of these changes is to align Business Statistic courses offered at Bauer College with the new Business Administration and Management Field of Study curriculum enacted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

    For details regarding the New Business Statistic Options for Fall 2020, please view the flyer here.

     

  • Students on Probation, Suspension, or College Academic Notice

    Advisors provide information by appointment only about the requirements and limitations of probation, suspension or CAN status, as well as related support services.  Advisors also provide general advising for course selection and registration, degree audit printing, troubleshooting, and general information.

  • Independent Study

    Students interested in learning abroad may begin their journey by visiting the Learning Abroad "Start Here" website to learn about program options, application processes, and funding resources. Students should also be aware of current travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Students may check the UH Learning Abroad Office website for their advising service options, and begin conducting research and narrow down program choices. Business students may schedule an online appointment in Navigate (selecting the *Business Learning Abroad option) to discuss courses and the credit petition process.

Online Services

  • Request to Become a Business Major

    All currently non-business UH students who wish to switch their major to business must fill out an online form (available during specific time periods each semester) and meet all requirements in order to be officially declared as “Pre-business”.  Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.

  • Request to file Degree Plan

    All current Pre-business majors who wish to declare their specific major must fill out a degree plan form (available during specific time periods each semester) and meet all requirements in order to be officially declared.  Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.

  • Request to make Degree Plan changes

    Current business majors with degree plans on file who wish to make changes to their declaration must fill out a degree plan form (available during specific time periods each semester) for the change to occur. Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.

  • Course Prerequisites

    All individual course prerequisites for business course are listed in the University Catalog.

  • Application for Graduation

    Business students who wish to graduate in a given semester must meet all requirements to graduate and should consult the online graduation checklist.

  • GPA Calculation & Resources

    Students (both prospective and current) needing assistance with GPA calculation can use our GPA resources.

  • VA Paperwork

    Business student veterans in need of required signatures and paperwork related to their VA benefits should email their paperwork to bba@uh.edu Please allow at least 5-10 business days for processing.

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Appeals

    Business students in need of required signatures and paperwork related to financial aid or scholarship appeals should email their paperwork to bba@uh.edu. Please allow at least 5-10 business days for processing.

  • General Petition Process for Policy Exceptions

    Students requesting a policy exception must fill out a General Petition (at: https://uh.edu/academics/forms) with any other necessary documentation, and email a scanned copy or photo of it to bba@uh.edu. Please allow 5-10 business days for processing.

  • Request for Consideration of Transfer Course Equivalency

    Business students with domestic or international transfer work that needs to be petitioned for business course equivalency must fill out a Transfer Credit Petition with additional necessary documentation (including course description and complete syllabi), and email a scanned copy or photo of the documents to bba@uh.edu. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. For more information concerning transfer equivalency credit, please visit our transfer page.

  • Enrollment in Independent Study courses

    Business Students approved for and wishing to enroll in Independent Study courses must fill out a General Petition with any other necessary documentation, and email a scanned copy or photo of it to bba@uh.edu. Please allow 5-10 business days for processing.

  • OPT/CPT Forms

    International business students who wish to participate in OPT/CPT must fill out appropriate paperwork and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall.  Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

  • Bauer Internship Program Pre-screening form

    Business students who wish to participate in BIP should consult the Rockwell Career Center website for details on the process and required forms. RCC will coordinate with your academic advisor for their approval. An appointment is not required. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

 

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