The Carlos Alvarez College of Business transforms students from the curious and hopeful into confident and career-ready young professionals. We aim to be the best in class by focusing on educational programs that provide both applied business and technical skills in areas of high-workforce demand as well as professional and entrepreneurial skills that help students create value for their organization and integrate into the workforce. We are a community of scholars who advance the art and science of business through rigorous and relevant research that is published in outlets of distinction and translated for practice in the classroom.
With over 8,000 students, the college is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation and offers a comprehensive curriculum at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level that expands the boundaries of a traditional business education.
UTSA was named the #1 ranked cyber security program in the country according to a national survey of certified information technology security professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute.
Nationally ranked and recognized, the Carlos Alvarez College of Business was named one of the Top 5 undergraduate business programs in Texas by Bloomberg Businessweek. At the graduate level, the college was ranked the No. 10 graduate business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business.
The Carlos Alvarez College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This accreditation addresses curriculum issues, credentials of professors, student to teacher ratio issues and educational resources.
The Carlos Alvarez College of Business is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge that enhances the translation of theory to practice. The college combines rigor with relevance and provides innovative solutions to global business challenges.
Our vision is to transform our students from curious and hopeful learners into confident and career-ready young professionals. We aim to be the best in class by delivering educational programs that provide both applied business and technical skills in areas of high-workforce demand; investing heavily in professional skills that help students integrate into the workforce and create value as employees, future managers, and entrepreneurs; being responsive to the evolving marketplace and stakeholders needs; and by supporting a community of scholars who conduct rigorous and relevant research that inspires student learning, advances knowledge, and attracts industry partners.
The Carlos Alvarez College of Business encourages collegiality, mutual respect, collaboration, sense of shared vision, and entrepreneurial spirit.