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Economics Professor Studies Income Inequality and Inflation

A new study by Edgar Ghossoub, associate professor of economics at The University of Texas at San Antonio, posits that income inequality, in varying economies, can have substantial positive and negative effects for people in all walks of life depending on what kind of financial system they live under. Income inequality became a wide public… Read more »

Alumnus Alexander Hilmy Is Building His Brand

Meet Alexander Hilmy ’11. He’s the founder and CEO of Hilmy, an up-and-coming design firm in San Antonio. The son of Egyptian parents, Hilmy was the first in his family to be born in the United States. His physician father ran a medical practice, so Hilmy always had his sights set on going to medical… Read more »

Student Biotech Startup NovoThelium Has Winning Formula

Combining business acumen with an innovative biomedical solution has been a winning combination for NovoThelium, a student-led startup biotechnology company. Founded in October 2015 by biomedical students Bianca Cerqueira and Lauren Cornell, MS ’12, NovoThelium utilizes tissue engineering to provide breast cancer patients with nipple reconstruction. NovoThelium won the Women’s Startup Pitch competition held at… Read more »

College’s CSPD Sponsored Leadership Seminar for Students and Alumni

More than 150 UTSA business alumni and students learned how to become the chief executive officer of Me, Inc. at a series of leadership events hosted by the UTSA College of Business Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD). The events featured Rod Colón, a career coach and motivational speaker. Colón provided tips for networking, using… Read more »

Management Faculty Member Receives International Fellowship

Management faculty member Matthew McCarter will travel to New Zealand this spring after receiving the prestigious Visiting Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury. The Erskine Fellowship invites over 70 distinguished international academics in a variety of fields each year to study and teach at the university for up to three months. “I am extremely… Read more »

Business Researcher Shows How Phishing Scams Thrive on Overconfidence

A new study by H.R. Rao, AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), examines overconfidence in detecting phishing e-mails. According to Rao, most people believe they’re smarter than the criminals behind these schemes, which is why so many fall easily into a trap. “A big… Read more »

Top Ten UTSA College of Business Stories for 2016

Looking back through the past year in the UTSA College of Business, we’ve compiled below the Top 10 stories of 2016. #10–College Launches New M.S. in Business Degree Program this Summer #9—College Welcomes First Class of Data Analytics Students #8—College’s Economics Department Ranked Top 10 in the South #7–Business Students Advance to National Academic Competitions… Read more »

UTSA Alumnus Richard Peretz Named CFO at UPS

Trading in a brown delivery uniform for a three-piece suit, Richard Peretz, ’85 has had an illustrious 35-year career working for UPS. Joining the company in 1981 while a student at UTSA, Peretz has risen through the ranks to become chief financial officer of the $58 billion company headquartered in Atlanta. As CFO Peretz is… Read more »

Actuarial Science Graduate Completes Degree in Record Time

Graduating in record time, Elyas Mercado will receive his bachelor’s degree in actuarial science this Saturday at UTSA’s commencement. Completing his UTSA course work in 2½ years, Mercado followed his passion for statistics and turned it into a successful college career. Mercado credits an academic advisor during his freshman year with setting him down this… Read more »

UTSA Study Examines CEO Influence on Corporate Political Activity

A new study by Bruce Rudy, assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), examines the influence corporate CEOs have on their firm’s political activity. Rudy’s top-tier research focuses on corporate lobbying investment, finding that individual characteristics of the firm’s leader influence such decisions. Rudy and his co-author, Andrew Johnson,… Read more »

Marketing Doctoral Students Enjoy Top Tier Successes

The UTSA Department of Marketing has experienced great success this past semester with their current doctoral students as well as alumni. Recent graduate Huachao Gao, ’16, assistant professor at the University of Victoria in Canada, has had two research papers accepted in elite journals. His first publication was in the Journal of Consumer Research, and… Read more »