The UH Bauer College of Business served as a training ground in June for 41 high school students learning what it takes to run a company in the Youth About Business Summer Business Camp.
The five-day program held in Melcher Hall placed these students into real-life business situations. Groups of five to seven students were assigned a company and charged with working on a merger and acquisition case. The groups were advised by corporate executives throughout the decision making process and competed on the last day of the program to determine which group was the most successful.
Professor George Gamble, director of Bauer’s Institute for Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management, helped to bring the summer camp to the college and sat on the judging board. Representatives from other departments in the college and the university gave presentations to the students while they were on campus. This program and others like it allow high school students to gain an understanding of the benefits of a business education and to see what Bauer has to offer, Gamble said.
“I think it’s an excellent program because it allows inner city kids to come on campus and creates that excitement to go to college,” he added.
The camp was organized by Youth About Business with support and facilities provided by UH Bauer. For more information on Youth About Business and their summer camp programs, visit their website,www.youthaboutbusiness.org.
For more information on outreach programs and activities provided by UH Bauer, visit our Prospective Student site designed for counselors and educators.
By Hannah Eastham
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.
About the Bauer College of Business
The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.