Business Update
Sept. 8, 2010



The UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) will host the Jackson Walker Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp on Saturday, September 11, from
8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the University Room 2.06.04 in the Business Building.

The keynote address will be given by Bill Morrow, ’86, chairman and CEO of CSIdentity, founder of Grande Communications and former chairman of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

The daylong boot camp will feature expert presentations on fundamental technology entrepreneurship skills including opportunity identification, business planning, IP and business law, marketing, and funding a technology start-up in San Antonio.

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Calendar of Events

Sept. 9
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

Sept. 14-16
Business Career Week
BB 2.06.04
Call 458-4589

Sept. 22
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. 16
Experience UTSA Tour
6:15 p.m.
UTSA Main Campus
Call 458-4313 to RSVP


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  MBA Program Ranked #5 in the Nation by Hispanic Business

Hispanic Business Top 10 Business SchoolThe UTSA College of Business has been ranked the No. 5 graduate business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business in their September 2010 edition.

“We are honored to be recognized by Hispanic Business,” said Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business. “This ranking speaks to the quality of our academic programming and the services that we provide our MBA students.  It elevates the college into the upper echelon of business schools in the nation.”

This is the third year that the College of Business has been ranked in the top 10 and the 13th year that Hispanic Business has conducted their study.  The rankings (in order) included UT-El Paso, New York University, UT-Austin, University of Miami, UTSA, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, Florida International University, Duke and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Hispanic Business ranked the top 10 universities nationally in business based on five criteria: enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, availability of student support and services, retention rates and graduate program reputation.


  SWBC Foundation Donates $100,000 to COB Center for Professional Excellence

The SWBC Foundation has committed $100,000 to the UTSA College of Business in support of capital renovations for the college's Center for Professional Excellence.

"We are grateful for the investment that SWBC has made in the College of Business," said Dean Lynda de la Viña. "SWBC has been a longstanding friend to the college."

"UTSA students are the future leaders of San Antonio," said Charlie Amato, SWBC chairman and co-founder. "In fact, a number of our employees are graduates of UTSA, and their programs are top notch. Knowing that the business school is home to a number of leadership programs makes this investment vital for the local business community."

The gift will provide catalyst funding for renovations in the Center for Professional Excellence. New meeting and study space will be created for EMBA students that will allow 24-hour access to the facility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. In recognition of the SWBC Foundation gift, the College of Business will name the center's executive conference room the SWBC Leadership Commons.

The Center for Professional Excellence is the home of executive education programming in the College of Business. Recognized for its focus on transformational leadership, it offers an executive MBA program, executive training and leadership development programs.

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Beladi Named IBC Bank Senior Faculty Fellow

Hamid BeladiHamid Beladi, professor of economics, has been named the inaugural IBC Bank Senior Faculty Fellow in the UTSA College of Business. The fellowship was established by IBC Bank to support faculty excellence.

A respected researcher in the field of international trade theory, Beladi has published more than 160 papers in academic journals. His research interests have centered on the pure theory of international trade, technology transfer and joint ventures, exchange rate pass-through and international migration of labor.

He edits three academic publications including the International Review of Economics & Finance, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization and The North American Journal of Economics and Finance. He holds a doctorate and master's degree in economics from Utah State University.

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Two COB Faculty Receive Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

Tom Cannon and Rick UtechtBusiness faculty members Thomas Cannon, senior lecturer in marketing, and Richard Utecht, associate professor of marketing, were named recipients of the 2010 UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. Only 72 faculty in the UT System were chosen for this award, only 9 at UTSA.

The awards range from $15,000 to $30,000 are are given to faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary classroom performance and innovation at the undergraduate level.

Award nominees must demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching and a sustained ability to deliver excellence to the undergraduate learning experience. Evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers considered a range of activities and criteria including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.

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New Faculty Join the College of Business

COB New Faculty MembersFive new faculty members joined the College of Business this fall. Joining the college as the inaugural AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security is Frederick Chang. Chang will serve as professor of information systems and technology management and director of the college's Information Assurance and Security program.

Cathy Cole has been hired in the Department of Accounting as assistant professor of accounting. Cole has a doctorate from George Washington University. She previously served as the associate chief accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

The Department of Management has hired two new faculty members. Mike McDonald, associate professor, and Dana Wang, assistant professor. McDonald has a doctorate from UT-Austin. He previously taught at the University of Central Florida. His research interests are in executive leadership. Wang received her doctorate from Stanford University and her MBA from the University of Michigan. She will teach in the college's entrepreneurship program.

Jill Sundie has been named assistant professor of marketing. She has a doctorate and master's in psychology from Arizona State University and a master's in economics from the University of Southern California. Her research interest is in consumer behavior.


 

  Please send all comments and suggestions to Wendy Frost, director of communications, at wendy.frost@utsa.edu.