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Assistant Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs
Steven Koch serves as Assistant Dean for Bauer’s Graduate and Professional Programs. In his role, Koch leads the charge of decision making for new and existing curriculum design, graduate faculty appointments and accreditation standards within Bauer’s Graduate and Professional Programs, which include MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA and masters programs. Koch’s lauded corporate experience is pertinent to his role in helping bolster Bauer College’s current corporate partnerships and creating opportunities for new ones. His responsibilities as assistant dean include constructing programs in executive education for corporations who want assistance in developing their highest value employees.
Koch brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience with companies including Pennzoil-Quaker State, Coca-Cola Foods, Mattel Toys and Sega of America to his new position. His work in brand building, market research, new products, interactive marketing and creating marketing decision support systems led to industry awards and national recognition. In 1999, his work received BusinessWeek magazine’s “Best New Product of the Year” award.
As a faculty member, Koch has put Bauer on the map for online marketing through participation and consistent wins in the Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC). Bauer has performed well in the last five years of competition, often bringing home top honors, including recognition as Global Champions in 2011 and Americas Region winners in 2013. In 2014, Koch’s student teams made GOMC history when they placed second and third worldwide in the AdWords Social Impact Awards.
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C. T. Bauer College of Business
The University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6021