Business Update
October 19, 2009

Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President Richard Perez presented UTSA College of Business Dean Lynda de la Viña with a proclamation recognizing the college for its recent No. 1 ranking by Hispanic Business.

Calendar of Events

Oct. 21
Business Ethics Symposium 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Business Building 2.01.02
Free and open to the public
Call 458-4313

Nov. 3
Ph.D. in Business Administration Information Session
6 p.m.
Business Building 2.06.04
RSVP online
Call 458-7325

Nov. 5
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
Business Building 4.01.18.
Call 458-4641

Nov. 16
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
Business Building 4.01.18.
Call 458-4641

Nov. 26-27
Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 30
Frost Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Elaine Mendoza, president and CEO of Conceptual Mindworks
11 a.m.
Business Building 2.01.02
Free and open to the public
Call 458-4313


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  Business Ethics Symposium Oct. 21 Highlights Ethical Behavior and the Financial Meltdown

“Ethical Behavior and the Financial Meltdown” is the theme for the Business Ethics Symposium hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business.  The symposium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21 and is free and open to the public. 

The daylong program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:15 p.m.  All lectures will be held in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus.

Professor John Dienhart, the Boeing Frank Schrontz Chair of Business Ethics at Seattle University, will discuss “Preventing the Next Financial Crisis: Ethical Leadership, Institutions, and Organizational Design” at 9:30 a.m.  

Patricia Diaz-Dennis, retired senior vice president and assistant general counsel for AT&T, will present at 11 a.m. “Cowgirls Didn't Start the Fire--How Wall Street Could Have Avoided the Financial Crisis.”

The symposium will conclude at 2 p.m. with a panel discussion, “The Practice of Corporate Ethics.”  The panel will include prominent San Antonio business leaders Ray Berend, CPA, Padgett Stratemann & Co., LLP; Ruth Berggren, MD, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Martin Naegelin Jr., Rush Enterprises, Inc.; and Robert L. Worth Jr., R.L. Worth & Associates, Ltd.

The symposium allows students, faculty, business and community leaders to engage in an ongoing dialogue about the practice of business ethics and the role of moral wisdom for corporate social responsibility.  For more information or to obtain parking instructions, call (210) 458-4313.


  UTSA College of Business Ranked #1 by Hispanic Business

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business has been ranked the #1 graduate business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business in their September 2009 edition.

This is the second year that UTSA has been included in the listing and the 12th year that Hispanic Business has conducted their study. The rankings (in order) included UTSA, UT - El Paso, University of Miami, UT - Austin, Stanford University, University of New Mexico, Dartmouth, Florida International University, University of California at Berkeley and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hispanic Business ranked the top 10 business schools nationally based on a number of criteria that illustrated commitment to diversity, including enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, student support services, graduation rates and graduate program reputation.


College Partners with USAA to Host Networking Event

The UTSA College of Business partnered with USAA to host a networking day for business students on Sept. 22. The event included table recruiting, presentations by more than 15 USAA executives to business students and a keynote networking luncheon.

Wayne Peacock, executive vice president of enterprise business operations at USAA, was the keynote presenter. Peacock shared insights from his career development, discussed skills required of today's employees and highlighted recent innovations at USAA during the networking luncheon.

The event was co-sponsored by the college's Center for Student Professional Development. More than 1,500 business students were impacted by the networking event.


Princeton Review Ranks UTSA College of Business for 5th Straight Year

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business was ranked as one of the top 10 MBA programs providing the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” nationally, according to the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review.

The UTSA College of Business was ranked No. 5 and shared the spotlight with such schools as Howard University, Thunderbird, University of Michigan and University of Miami.

“Nationwide MBA programs average only 10 percent minorities. UTSA is leading the nation with more than 36 percent of our graduate student body being minorities,” said Lynda de la Viña, dean of the College of Business. “In addition, our faculty is diverse as well with half representing minority groups.”


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