» DEAN'S MESSAGE

Linda de la ViñaA Transformational Path
Throughout my tenure as Dean of the College of Business, significant transformations have taken place within the college based on our strategic vision and planning: moving from a regional business school to one that is nationally ranked and internationally recognized; creating new undergraduate and graduate programs; designing new centers for research and for student development; and hiring internationally acclaimed faculty.

The most important transformation that we have engineered is the transformation of our business students into business professionals.

While I worked at the Treasury, I had the opportunity to hire an intern from UTSA.  One day I overheard in the lunchroom the interns discussing their alma maters.  Many of the students were from Ivy League universities, but when it was time for the UTSA student to speak, he simply mentioned he came from the University of Texas system.

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» UNLOCKING THE INNER ENTREPRENEUR

Unlocking the Inner EntrepreneurUTSA business students aren’t just studying entrepreneurship in the classroom, they are also putting their newfound entrepreneurial skills to practice and developing real businesses as part of the college’s newly revamped entrepreneurship program.

As part of a holistic approach to entrepreneurship, students majoring in entrepreneurship combine academic rigor in business fundamentals such as accounting, business law, economics, finance and marketing with contextual applications in entrepreneurship. They learn how to identify opportunities, make a business plan, launch a venture and distinguish between social and for-profit entrepreneurship.

 “Our areas of focus in entrepreneurship include global, social and technology entrepreneurship,” said Dr. Cory Hallam, director of the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship. “Our goal is to unlock the inner entrepreneur in students and faculty through education and experiential learning.”

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» TRANSFORMING BUSINESS STUDENTS

Transforming Business StudentsTrading in her backpack for a briefcase and her Sketchers for Louboutins, senior Megan Chavez will soon leave the UTSA College of Business as a well-rounded professional. A senior majoring in management and marketing, Chavez will graduate this spring with two completed internships, an international immersion to Italy and with leadership experience that includes serving as president of the Business Student Council.

Transforming business students into business professionals is the goal of the College of Business. With almost 5,000 students, the college has the largest undergraduate business program in the University of Texas System.

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COB Annual Report 2009

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