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Dan Currie | Sept. 28, 2012

Published on September 25, 2012

“Bauer places more emphasis on teams in the programs where people are juggling this professional, personal and academic triumvirate," Bauer Assistant Dean Daniel Currie said.

On Bauer Business Focus — A conversation on the value of an MBA with Andrew Schneider, business reporter for KUHF 88.7 FM.

Many undergrads are anxious to finish college in four years, graduate and land a successful career, but advancing in that career sometimes takes more work than just an undergraduate degree. As the global economy still recovers from the recent downturn, MBA programs are seeing an uptick in enrollment.

Daniel Currie is assistant dean of Graduate and Professional Programs at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business and director of the Global Executive MBA program there. He stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss the rise in professionals looking to add value to their résumés with an MBA and how the Bauer College is meeting demand.

“It’s very competitive,” Currie said. “They’re no longer competing in a Harris county market. It’s a global scale, and that requires a really enhanced set of skills and attitudes that they have to learn about and acquire and practice as they go out and advance their careers.”

As professionals work toward being contenders in a global market, the Bauer MBA is looking to make the work-life balance more seamless for its students.

“Bauer places more emphasis on teams in the programs where people are juggling this professional, personal and academic triumvirate. We really have them rely on their teammates more because that is one of the ways that you can get through a program like this. The work is the same, but we really tie them to a team or encourage them to work together.”

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