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Looking at going there and wanted opinions of the Bauer college of Business.
My sister did. Its a pretty good program from what she told me.
Haven't gone there, but I've had two professor's teach at Bauer, they suggested it. From what I hear, if you want to work in Houston or in Texas, it is a pretty well respected program. I'm actually going back to undergrad in IE, and will get an MIE from UH somewhere in the next couple of years. Its actually a pretty decent school overall.
I went to one of their info session a couple of weeks ago. I was pretty impressed with the faculty and former students that spoke.
I'm still on the fence though. I really like the price tag, but I'm somewhat worried about the perceived lack of prestige compared to some of the other schools available in Houston.
If you're in Houston, why don't you do A&M's new professional MBA program? Classes are in Houston.
SEC SEC SEC!!!
Interesting that you ask this now...I'm thinking of going back now and have been throwing around a few options that maybe a few of you can chime in on.
SMU PMBA- Been accepted already and they have the best program with the actual university being here in Dallas
UT PMBA Dallas - mainly for the McCombs name
UTD PMBA/MS - MBA concentrations with the ability to get an MS plus it's the least expensive
I don't mind going to Houston every other weekend either so the Rice MBA program will work too
I would have put A&Ms PMBA program in Houston on here but I want to have some diversity on my resume unless you guys feel that that is completely unnecessary
Thanks for any suggestions
This post was edited by NukeAg 18 months ago
Nuke I'll be pursuing A&M's PMBA once I graduate in December. It's a two year program and fairly new, but I've heard great tho HS about it.
I interviewed a bunch of undergrad Finance and Accounting majors at UH last fall, looking for interns. The candidates were horrible, but a few MBA students somehow missed the pre-screening by our HR department and snuck onto my interview schedule. One of them interviewed well, but when I went back and discussed her and her resume with our CFO, he laughed. Kinda like anyone with a Texas Tech undergrad, we will not hire a Bauer MBA.
The real question is why do you need an MBA? What's your career objective? How will an MBA from UH help you get there? I'm a believer in b-school (Haas grad ) but certain industries and b-school have changed so much that people question the value and return on investment.
I am there right now and it is a very good program with a lot of elective choices in the fields of Energy, Marketing, and Finance. The UH program is also very flexible for part time students which helps you keep your focus on your current job while still learning. The other programs in the city don't have that flexibility and are lock-step style programs with fewer electives. Also UH (as well as Rice) have the built in advantage of career resources on campus and readily available to you.
It is also better to get your graduate degree from somewhere other than your undergrad as it shows greater depth in your education. Actually, UH has a greater reputation outside the state than in the state as the faculty are recognized as some of the best in the nation.
I did the UT PT MBA program in Houston and I'd highly recommend it for the name alone. Mine was split into two cohorts of 50ish and there were about 20 Ag undergrads and 20 Sip undergrads (with no more than 2 from anywhere else). We had a lot of fun with the rivalry (We won both games while I was there), and I only had to spend two weeks in Austin the whole time. It's pretty damn expensive though, so not for everyone (I was fortunate to have company sponsorship).
To me full time MBA's are only cost effective if it's a top ten business school, otherwise I'd do it part time and get the best name next to it that I could!
Better to get a masters fr a different school than your undergrad? I call BS. A&M's business school is head and shoulders above UofH.
I think A&M's value over UH is more important than diversity as well, but if you're in an Energy field then I think the electives offered by UH could make it a closer decision.
Base it off that then, not some crap about not getting your undergrad and masters from the same school.
my wife went there and she thought it was good.....very much worth the value in return...... but the bottom line is it really almost doesnt matter where you go just as long as you get your MBA from a real school... those online schools will not cut it..... so from that perspective, look at cost. For me it is stupid to go pay a ton of money for an MBA unless you know for sure you will be going into a field of work that can pay that off quick..... UT's executive MBA cost is close to 90k!!! I have a hard time seeing the value in that.
You realize I was agreeing with you, right?
Yea, sorry, I was referring to the other poster that said that.
Depends on your field. In Finance you bet your ass it makes a difference (as stated clearly with the CFO comment above). In accounting, marketing, etc probably not nearly as much.
It has extreme value if you've been a CEO of a major company for a period of time, and they are paying for it.
Getting your MBA different than your undergrad helps, especially if you were a business major at your undergrad. You get exposure to a lot of different professors. This isn't my opinion but from managers I have worked with who have gone back to get a MBA, to professors of mine I have talked to at A&M, and other business school people I know through connections outside the state.
If they all have the same message, I am going to take their recommendation because they know more than I do about these things. At the end of day, it still comes down to who is paying for the MBA, what you want to do with the MBA, and how much time you really have to devote to completing it.
This post was edited by airdough05 18 months ago
Most major companies are taking executive training in house to control costs. At Halliburton, we have our own development program that is affiliated with A&M for executives but where Halliburton does not incur the full cost of the Executive program as Halliburton controls more of the content.
Just in case i don't get in to the Mays School, the Bauer program is my 2nd choice mainly due to the fact that they have an option of a heavy oil and gas influence and Mays doesn't. I have a standing 3.75 GPA but I know Mays is very competitive and is not guaranteed I will get in.
Off topic, but does anyone else read his posts in a British accent?
EnglishAg that is
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by tpw198932 18 months ago
I don't know if i will do part time or full time, cost is really not that important because it is being paid for through my GI bill and the Hazelwood act and I have enough in savings to last me. So that brings up the question on whether i should take a job (have a few options in Houston through contacts) and do the PMBA. I have my BBA in Finance just to answer the questiosn on why I want the MBA. Thoughts?
BTW, the job options I have are in the energy industry. One is a consulting gig, the other is a corporate job. I have been in several different corporate management positions for the last 7 years at the same company while finishing my BBA at the same time.
With a 3.75 you'll be squarely in the picture with decent test scores, but more importantly: what's your work history?
What field, how long, any management or leadership positions? That will all be as important or more important than GPA.
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