Financial Symposium, April 12, 2014

2014 Bauer College Financial Symposium: Transform Yourself. Transform Your Wealth

With a goal of increasing financial literacy on campus and in the Houston community, the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston aimed to simplify the process during its Third Annual Financial Symposium on April 12. The event focused on transforming your behaviors to successfully achieve financial stability.

Bauer at a Glance 2014

Undergraduate and Graduate enrollment numbers for Fall 2013 were released in the new C. T. Bauer College of Business fact sheet, titled Bauer at a Glance (click to download in PDF format).


Here is some more information about Bauer College of Business students, from the new fact sheet’s Student Profile section.

Student Profile


  • 265 Professional Program in Accountancy
  • Around 300 Bauer Business Honors Program
  • 770 MBA (includes full-time, professional & executive programs)
  • 301 MS Accountancy
  • 66 MS Finance

Undergraduate Students

  • Average SAT 1294 (Critical Reading & Math Sections only)
  • 55% of all BBAs work 20 hours or more per week
  • Many are the first in their family to graduate from college.
  • 47.9% female

Graduate Students

  • 37.5% female and 34.4% ethnic minorities
  • Average age 30

Executive MBA Students

  • 29.5% female and 35.8% ethnic minorities
  • Average age 31
  • Average 11 years of work experience

Battling to be Top Among Traders

Every year, the AIM Center at UH Bauer College is turned into an old-fashioned trading pit during the annual Open Outcry Trading Competition, organized by the college’s Finance Association student group. UH Bauer students battle rivals from the region to see who is best at using the open outcry method to trade oil, and in recent years, they’ve come out on top, claiming many of the top 10 spots. The event sponsored by CME Group, the largest group of commodity and options exchanges, celebrates traditional, face-to-face trading. It combines education and adrenalin, and shows how fast competitors can think on their feet.

Bauer Students Take T.I.P.S. and CFA Regional

On February 20, two teams of Bauer graduate students won first place in two concurrent competitions: The Texas Investment Program Symposium (TIPS) Portfolio Competition and the CFA Institute Investment Research Challenge. The conference was hosted by Southern Methodist University and included out-of-state teams from Louisiana State University and Tulane.

The CFA investment team will head to NY to compete for the national title, an honor captured by Bauer only two years ago in the 2008 competition, the first year in Bauer’s history to compete.