UTSA College of Business Newsletter
April 27, 2017
Data Analytics

Russell Bellomy
Marketing Major Named Most Outstanding Student

Epitomizing the ideal business student, Colton Barton was named the Most Outstanding Undergraduate in the UTSA College of Business during the University Life Awards. Calling Barton a high achiever might be an understatement.  Since joining UTSA, he has participated in three internships with Fortune 200 companies, completed two international experiences and has excelled academically. Barton interned with the Walt Disney World College Program his freshman year.  There, he discovered his passion for marketing, honed his customer service skills and learned the dynamics of business.  He followed up that experience by completing an operations internship with the Éilan Hotel & Spa.  And, last fall he was one of 114 applicants chosen from a field of 10,000 to intern with Southwest Airlines at their headquarters in Dallas.

Income Inequality
College Earns AACSB Reaccreditation

The UTSA College of Business earned reaccreditation in business and accounting from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. “Our reaccreditation affirms that our curriculum, faculty and strategic planning is high quality, and that we are providing a top-tier education to our students,” said Wm. Gerard Sanders, dean and Bodenstedt Chair.  “I commend our faculty and staff who worked tirelessly to secure this reaccreditation.” During the review process, the college was praised for its student engagement and professional development programs as well as innovations in academic programming including the new master’s programs in business and data analytics.

Data Analytics
McCarter Receives Howe Teaching Award

Matthew McCarter, associate professor of management in the UTSA College of Business, was named the recipient of the Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award during the UTSA University Excellence Awards. Established to honor former UTSA College of Engineering professor Richard Howe, the award recognizes faculty for sustained excellence in developing signature learning experiences for undergraduates beyond the traditional classroom environment. Since joining the College of Business in 2013, McCarter has become a student favorite because of his innovative teaching style and classroom exercises. “I feel privileged to receive the Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award,” said McCarter. “My use of simulation-based learning gives students hands-on experience at managing organizational behavior. I hope I can continue to be an effective teacher and create new simulations to help undergraduate students become better leaders.”

Cyber Security Lab
College Offering Online BBA in Cyber Security

This fall the College of Business will begin offering UTSA’s first fully online degree program, which will allow students to earn a BBA in cyber security through the internet. “The College of Business is proud to support UTSA’s online initiatives by offering our cyber security degree program in this innovative format,” said Wm. Gerard Sanders, dean and Bodenstedt Chair. “It will allow us to create a professional pathway for even more students into this burgeoning job market.”Students in the online degree program will have access to the same vast cyber security expertise that UTSA students currently experience on campus. The program will also include over 30 industry-aligned certificates. The Ponemon Institute has previously ranked UTSA’s overall cyber security programs No. 1 in the nation, based on a survey of IT executives, and the university’s academic and research programs are recognized for excellence by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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