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Advising Staff

Dr. Carmen Cuevas
Assistant Dean
Office: B101
713-221-8675
cuevasc@uhd.edu

 

Marilyn Tabacco, M.S.
Senior Advisor
Office B101
713-221-8675
tabaccom@uhd.edu


Liz Tran
Academic Advisor
Office B101
713-221-8675
Tranl@uhd.edu

 

Jennifer Cornavaca
Coordinator, College Student Services
Office: B101
713-223-5505
cornavacaj@uhd.edu

 

Helen Jaramillo
Records Technician I
Office B101
713-223-7944
jaramilloh@uhd.edu



Faculty & Staff

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

 

Dr. Lucille Pointer
Department Chair
Mgt, Mkt & Bus Admin Dept
Office B424
713-222-5382
PointerL@uhd.edu


Dr. Chu Nguyen
Department Chair
Fin, Acc & EIS Dept
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.

You can also keep track of which courses you have taken using a program guide. B.B.A. in Accounting; B.B.A. in Enterprise Information Systems; B.B.A. in Finance; B.B.A. in Insurance and Risk Management; B.B.A. in International Business; B.B.A. in General Business; B.B.A. in Management; B.B.A. in Marketing; B.B.A in Supply Chain Management.

How do I declare my business major?

Declaration of a Business major is a two-step process that begins by applying to the College of Business. Upon admission to the COB, you'll be notified at your UHD Gator Account with instructions to proceed to the Advising Office. It is strongly recommended that students apply for a major upon eligibility, to determine applicability of transfer credits and to meet with a College of Business Advisor.

Online Application for a Major NEW!

    1. Click on myUHD button
    2. On Student e-services menu, click on My Advising & Major
    3. Click on Apply for a Major
    4. Login
    5. Select Major and Submit
    U-Online Button  
       
      **After submission, an Advisor will contact you if needed.

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

Consistent with the University of Houston-Downtown’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. Effective January 19, 2010, current students and new transfer students must have of 2.50 or higher to declare their major in the College of Business.

  1. Students currently enrolled at UHD with a GPA of 2.50 or higher on all work at UHD 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 “C” or higher,
    • satisfactory completion of TSI requirements, and
    • no transcript or cashier holds.
  2. Joint-Admission community college/UHD students with a GPA of 2.50 or higher at the college/university most recently attended may apply for admission to the College of Business and simultaneously declare a major in business if the following requirements are met:
    • completion of the 42 hours of common core requirements,
    • completion of College Algebra with a “C” or higher,
    • satisfactory completion of TSI requirements, and
    • no transcript or cashier holds.
  3. New transfer students with a GPA of 2.50 or higher at the college/university most recently attended 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 “C” or higher,
    • satisfactory completion of TSI requirements, and
    • no transcript or cashier holds.

How Do I Register for Classes?

An advisor must authorize registration for Upper Level College of Business courses. Undeclared majors must start with General Academic Advisors on the Third Floor; a referral will be sent on your behalf if necessary. 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 the UHD and meet other requirements. 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.

Once admitted to the College of Business, students are not assigned a particular person as their advisor. Any member of the team can help with questions about degree requirements and UHD policies. Advising is handled during flexible hours, including late evenings. Students must schedule their Initial Advising appointment immediately upon admission to the College of Business.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Advising is by Appointment Only, please call 713-221-8675. Advisors are always busier during registration, so 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 the requirements for graduation of the College of Business as well as those of the university. One requirement is that students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA on all course work taken in the College of Business to receive a BBA. The final 30 semester credit hours of course work toward the degree must be taken at UH-Downtown. Prior to that time, students who wish to take junior and senior level courses at another college or university, including any other campus of the UH System, and apply the credits earned toward their degree must request approval through the Advising Office in Room B101. Courses taken without such approval will not be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements. For degree completion, at least 25 percent of the semester credit hours must be earned through instruction offered by UHD. Additionally, 18 of the last 30 hours must be in upper division course work as approved by College of Business. 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?

To apply for graduation and receive approval for BA 4302 an application for graduation must be filed with the University. (BA 4302 Prerequisites: a declared business major, completion of ALL General Education Requirements, and completion of ALL Business Core Requirements.)

Apply for graduation using this link: www.uhd.edu/registrar/graduation.html

When Do I Apply for Graduation?

Summer graduation - Applications are now being accepted.

 


 

 

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Last updated or reviewed on 7/28/14

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