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College of Business
Advising Office
Shea Building, Suite B101
320 N. Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
713-221-8675

Carmen Cuevas, JD.
Assistant Dean
cuevasc@uhd.edu

 

Marilyn Tabacco
Academic Advisor III
tabaccom@uhd.edu


Liz Tran
Academic Advisor II
Tranl@uhd.edu

 

Jennifer Cornavaca
Coordinator, Student Services
cornavacaj@uhd.edu

 

Helen Jaramillo
Records Technician I
jaramilloh@uhd.edu



Faculty & Staff

Justo Manrique, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Office: B-400D
713-221-8593
manriquej@uhd.edu

 

Lucille Pointer, Ph.D.
Department Chair
MMBA
Office B424
713-222-5382
PointerL@uhd.edu


Chu Nguyen, Ph.D.
Department Chair
FAEIS
Office B410
713-222-5334
nguyenchu@uhd.edu

College of Business

Advising Office Shea Building B-101

Welcome to the College of Business (COB) Advising Office page.

Our mission is to help students understand what they need to do to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at University of Houston-Downtown.

Advisors provide assistance with curriculum planning and information about courses required. We are dedicated to providing every business student with the necessary information and resources to achieve a successful academic career.

Students must schedule their initial advising appointment immediately upon admission to the College of Business. Students are not assigned a particular advisor; any member of the team can help with questions about degree requirements and UHD policies. In addition, advising is handled during flexible hours, including late evenings.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get advising help from the College of Business?

How do I declare my business major?

What are the requirements for admission to the College of Business?

How do I register for classes?

How do I make an appointment?

What are the overall grade requirements for my BBA?

How do I apply for graduation?

When do I apply for graduation?

How do I get advising help from the College of Business?

For undeclared majors, you can find the course requirements for your degree in the UHD Online Catalog.

Students can also keep track of which courses they have taken using their degree-specific program guide:

B.B.A. in Accounting B.B.A. in Ins. & Risk Mgmt B.B.A. in Management
B.B.A. in Enterprise IS B.B.A. in Int'l Business B.B.A. in Marketing
B.B.A. in Finance B.B.A. in General Business B.B.A in Supply Chain Mgmt

How do I declare my business major?

Declaration of a Business major is a two-step process:

 

  1. Apply for admission to the College of Business (COB).

  2. Upon admission, you'll be notified via your UHD Gator account with instructions to proceed to the COB Advising Office.

How to apply for a major online NEW!

  • Click on  U-Online Button 
  • Choose My Advising and Major from the student e-services menu
  • Apply for a Major
  • Log in
  • Select Major
  • Submit
  • An advisor will contact you if necessary

     

What are the requirements for Admission to the College of Business?

Consistent with UHD’s commitment to quality undergraduate education, the College of Business adopts this policy regarding admissions, the declaration of majors, course enrollment and requirements for graduation for BBA degree programs.

Students may apply for admission to the College of Business and simultaneously declare a major in business if the following requirements are met:


  • completion of 42 hours of the common core requirements,
  • completion of College Algebra with a grade of “C” or higher,
  • satisfactory completion of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements,
  • no transcript or cashier holds, and
  • minimum GPA of 2.50:
    • Students currently enrolled at UHD: GPA of 2.50 or higher on all work done at UHD
    • Joint-admission community college/UHD students: GPA of 2.50 or higher at the college/university most recently attended
    • New transfer students: GPA of 2.50 or higher at the college/university most recently attended

How do I get approved for classes?

  • Undeclared majors start with general academic advisors located in N-320 in the One Main bldg; a referral will be sent on your behalf if necessary.

  • Pre- and co-requisite courses:
    • Students may be dropped from any class for which they lack a prerequisite or co-requisite.
    • A course that is a co-requisite for another course may not be dropped unless the student drops both courses.

  • Upper-level courses: For students who wish to register for upper-level (33**/43**) courses in the College of Business:
    •  An advisor must authorize registration for these courses.
    •  Students not admitted to the College of Business who wish to take upper-level COB courses must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 on course work completed at UHD and meet all other requirements.

 

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Advising is by appointment only. Students need to call 713-221-8675 to set up an appointment. Advisors are always busier during registration, so students should plan ahead and visit them prior to pre-registration to avoid long waits.

What are the Overall Grade Requirements for my BBA?

Students are responsible for meeting graduation requirements for both the College of Business and UHD:

  • GPA: Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA on all course work taken in the College of Business.
  • At least 25 percent of the semester credit hours must be earned through instruction offered by UHD.
  • Eighteen of the last 30 semester credit hours must be in upper-level course work as approved by College of Business.
  • Prior to beginning the final 30 semester credit hours, students must request approval through the Advising Office if they wish to take junior and/or senior level courses at another college or university, including any other campus of the UH System, and apply the credits earned toward their degree. Courses taken without such approval will not be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements.

Only the Dean of the College of Business may waive any portion of these requirements and only upon written petition by a student who has demonstrated extraordinary ability.

How Do I Apply for Graduation?

  • A student must first apply for graduation.
  • Subsequently, the student will receive approval from the Assistant Dean in order to enroll in BA 4302 Business Strategy (Capstone Business course).
  • BA 4302 prerequisites:
    • a declared business major,
    • completion of ALL general education requirements, view in catalog, and
    • completion of ALL business core requirements, view in catalog.

When Do I Apply for Graduation?

Generally, the Business student should apply for graduation the semester before his final term.

TERM

Graduation Application Deadlines

Fall 2014

June 26, 2014 - September 24, 2014


Winter 2014

November 10, 2014 - December 8, 2014


Spring 2015

November 10, 2014 - January 12, 2015


May Term 2015

April 20, 2015 - May 11, 2015


Summer I 2015

April 20, 2015 - May 25, 2015


Summer II 2015

April 20, 2015 - May 25, 2015


Summer III 2015

April 20, 2015 - June 29, 2015



 


 

 

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Last updated or reviewed on 9/25/14

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