Business Update
June 1, 2011

Seventeen business students recently completed a six-day leadership institute sponsored by the UTSA Office of Student Leadership. College of Business Advisory Board member Ernest Bromley participated as a panelist and staff member Julio J. Ramos served as a facilitator.

Calendar of Events

June 7
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call (210) 458-4641

June 10-12
Texas Folklife Festival
Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Durango

June 11
Executive MBA Information Session
10 a.m.
BB 1.01.20
UTSA Main Campus
Call (210) 458-4874

June 16
Experience UTSA EMBA Edition
6:30 p.m. Tour
7:30 p.m. Reception
Call 458-6632

June 23
Executive MBA Information Session
6 p.m.
BB 1.01.20
UTSA Main Campus
Call (210) 458-4874

June 27
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call (210) 458-4641


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  College of Business Ranked #2 in the Nation for Undergraduate Degrees Awarded to Hispanics

Hispanic Outlook LogoThe UTSA College of Business was ranked No. 2 in the nation for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in business according to the May 2011 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

The College of Business had 439 Hispanic business graduates in 2010. More than 40 percent of the college's undergraduate student body is Hispanic.

UTSA was ranked No. 4 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 11 nationally in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics. The magazine surveyed the 2010 academic year of the Top 100 predominantly Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Accounting Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Student Scholarships

Golf Tournament WinnersMore than $30,000 was raised for student scholarships at the UTSA Department of Accounting annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on May 20.  The tournament, in its 19th year, is held annually to benefit the Kathleen Reymann Keil Memorial Scholarship.

Eighty golfers participated in the tournament which was held at Silverhorn Golf Course.  First place was awarded to the Stephanie Davis Team; the Clear Channel Communications and Slattery|Perkins Team finished second; and the ATKG and Frost Team placed third.

Individual award recipients were Andrew Nichols, Closest to the Pin; Monica Silva, Closest to the Pin; Mike Roberson, Longest Drive; and Cynthia Baldwin, Longest Drive.

Accounting Advisory Board members Nancy Ozuna, ’93MPA’95, and Amber Rudolph,’95, volunteered at the tournament. Student members of Beta Alpha Psi also volunteered during the event and assisted with tournament logistics. 


College Launches Four New International Immersion Programs

The UTSA College of Business is launching four new international immersion programs this summer to the Canary Islands, Chile, Finland and Singapore/Vietnam.

These 10-day intensive immersion programs, led by faculty members, include academic presentations, visits to local corporations and cultural experiences. Prior to the immersion experience, students study the history, culture and socioeconomic conditions of each country.  Following the experience the students complete a final project.

“In today’s business world we must provide students with 'flat knowledge' that transcends traditional academic coursework,” said Dr. Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business and a faculty participant in the Finland program.  “The college’s in-country immersion programs blend international business perspectives and cultural experiences. These programs combined with on-campus international lecturers and specialized coursework forms the basis for our comprehensive international programming.”

In addition to these new programs, the UTSA College of Business has also conducted immersion programs in Brazil, Morocco and Spain.  More than 70 students will participate in immersion programs this summer.

MBA International Program Graduates First Class

MBA International Class MembersThe first 10 students in the college's inaugural MBA International program completed their degrees this spring.

"It has been an exciting and challenging year," said Dr. Chino Rao, director of the program. "Students were motivated and focused on the successful completion of this program."

The MBA International degree program is a lockstep program that is completed in 12 months. The program offers small classes, a globally diverse group of students and studies all international aspects of business.

In addition to the academic coursework the students participated in international seminars, an international lecture series and completed an international capstone experience. Students were also required to have a working knowledge of a language other than English before starting the program.

"This was a great opportunity to come in and be part of a program and contribute to its success," said Carlos Sanchez, an MBA International graduate who was born in Costa Rica and completed his undergraduate degree in economics at UT-Austin. "Our class was incredibly diverse and the cohort experience was extremely positive."

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