UTSA College of Business Newsletter
January 21, 2016
College of Business Annual Report

Dean's Forum Jan. 27
Alumnus Charlie Paulette to Headline Dean's Forum Jan. 27

The College of Business will host its inaugural Dean's Forum lecture series this month featuring alumnus Charlie Paulette, '92, EMBA '01. Paulette, the chief sales and marketing officer for The Gambrinus Company, will present "Gut Check," the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and brand marketing. He will share experiences from his 23-year professional career in brand marketing and entrepreneurship. In addition to his work at Gambrinus, Paulette has launched two start-up ventures in Austin and co-founded Dulce Vida Spirits, an Austin-based craft spirits distiller. The Dean's Forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27 in the Business Building Room 2.06.04. A reception will follow at 7 p.m. The lecture series explores contemporary issues in business and entrepreneurship and is sponsored by the Department of Marketing and the Entrepreneurship Program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call (210) 458-7311.

Management Professor Studies Impact of Cyberloafing

A new study by Matthew McCarter, associate professor of management in the UTSA College of Business, looks into the bane of managers in nearly every industry: employees slacking off by excessively surfing the Internet, an activity known as cyberloafing. “Leisure surfing can be helpful,” McCarter said. “It relieves stress and can help people recoup their thoughts, but cyberloafing is different. That’s when people are supposed to be working and are instead surfing.” Cyberloafing costs hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity in the United States annually. A British study found that workers were being interrupted by Twitter and Facebook notifications about every 10 minutes. It took the employees about 23 minutes to get back to work, costing their employers thousands of dollars each year. McCarter partnered with Brice Corgnet at Chapman University and Roberto Hernán-González at Nottingham University to determine the best methods of eliminating cyberloafing in a standard office setting.

M.S. in Business Degree
College Launching M.S. in Business Degree Program

Recognizing the need for all students to be able to receive education in business fundamentals, the College of Business is launching a new Master of Science in Business degree program this summer designed for non-business majors. The one-year program will leverage the critical thinking and analytical skills gained in a variety of undergraduate fields and pair that with cutting-edge business tools to help students launch a rewarding career. The daytime program will include coursework in accounting, business analysis, effective negotiating, project management and marketing. In addition students will receive professional development training in business communication, writing and professional development. Learn more at an information session Feb. 8.

UTSA College of Business Top 10 Stories of 2015

The College of Business celebrated another successful year in 2015 with a portfolio of accomplishments by business students, faculty and friends. Student accolades included winning the regional Cyber Defense Competition and advancing to nationals; leading UTSA student government; and the continued success of our Investment Society. Our faculty were honored for their accomplishments in teaching, research and service and received prestigious professorships. Addressing needs in the business community, the college hosted an inaugural Big Data Symposium while also launching a new master's program in this area. Finally, with the support of our alumni and donors we were able to expand programming in cyber security and real estate.

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