The UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) will host the Jackson Walker Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp on Saturday, September 11, from
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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|MBA Program Ranked #5 in the Nation by Hispanic Business
The 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.
|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 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.
Beladi Named IBC Bank Senior Faculty Fellow
Hamid 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.
Two COB Faculty Receive Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
Business 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.
New Faculty Join the College of Business
Five 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.
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