Business Update
Oct. 14, 2010

College of Business
Annual Review 2010

Learn about College of Business accomplishments this past academic year as well as stories on these key initiatives.

View the Annual Review online.

Calendar of Events

Oct. 18
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

Oct. 19
Experience UTSA Tour
6:15 p.m.
UTSA Main Campus
Call 458-4313 to RSVP

Oct. 20
Business Ethics Symposium
11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Richard S. Liu Auditorium
Call 458-4313

Nov. 2
Frost Lecture Series featuring Kathleen Quiroz
11 a.m.
Richard S. Liu Auditorium
Call 458-4313

Nov. 4
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

Nov. 16
Experience UTSA Tour
6:15 p.m.
UTSA Main Campus
Call 458-4313 to RSVP

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  College Hosting Business Ethics Symposium Oct. 20

“The Importance of Character in Business” is the theme for the Business Ethics Symposium hosted by the UTSA College of Business.  The symposium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20 and is free and open to the public.  All lectures will be held in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus.  The symposium is sponsored by San Antonio Federal Credit Union.

11 a.m. Earnest Broughton, executive director and ethics program coordinator at USAA
2 p.m. Dr. Lindsay Thompson, associate professor of management at Johns Hopkins University
3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion moderated by Jeff Farver, president and CEO, San Antonio Federal Credit Union.

Eric Cooper, president and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank
Leo Gomez, vice president of public and government affairs, Spurs Sports and Entertainment
Abel Martinez, vice president of partner relations, risk solutions and compliance at H-E-B

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 parking information, call (210) 458-7311.

Experience UTSA During Campus Tours Hosted by Business School

Old photograph of University CenterCelebrate the emergence of UTSA as a vibrant campus and experience the growth that has occurred during UTSA's 40-year history.

Join the College of Business for a tour (by bus and on foot) featuring highlights of the Main Campus followed by a reception hosted in the Business Building.

Current photograph of University CenterThe tours will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the first floor foyer of the Business Building. The reception will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Tour Dates:
Tuesday, October 19
Tuesday, November 16

RSVP for the Tour

College of Business Ranked No. 2 in the Nation for Minority Student Opportunities

Princeton Review 2011 CoverThe UTSA College of Business was ranked as the No. 2 MBA program in the nation providing the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” according to the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review. This is the sixth consecutive year that the College of Business has been ranked in this category.

The UTSA College of Business shared the spotlight with such schools as Florida International University, Howard University, New Mexico State University, University of Michigan and University of Miami.

“Nationwide MBA programs average only 10 percent minorities.  Our MBA program is leading the nation with more than 31 percent of our graduate student body being minorities,” said Lynda de la Viña, dean of the College of Business.

Business schools were judged based on institutional data such as percentage of minority students and percentage of minority faculty as well as on student opinions assessing resources for minority students, culture of institution and diversity of student body.

Volunteer to Aid Students in their Professional Development

The college's Center for Student Professional Development is looking for volunteers to participate in the H-E-B Career Action Program. Volunteer opportunities include coaching students as they prepare elevator speeches and participating in a speed networking event.

The H-E-B Career Action Program (CAP) helps business students make the transition from business student to business professional. Students enrolled in the program receive 12 hours of professional coaching. More than 500 students participate in the program each year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Elevator Speech Workshop  
Oct. 29 9:30-10:40 a.m.
Oct. 29 12:50-2 p.m.
Speed Networking  
Nov. 3 6-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 9 6-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information, or to apply for a volunteer opportunity, contact Rosa Garza or call (210) 458-2526.

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