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College Recognizes Most Outstanding Business Students


As part of the 2018 University Life Awards, two business students were named Most Outstanding Students in the College of Business. Aashiq Jivani, a senior majoring in marketing and finance, won the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student award. A graduate of Lee High School, Jivani will graduate in three years this May. “My goal was to… Read more »

Business Students Intern at Valero Energy


Four UTSA business students are making their mark on the corporate world by interning at Valero Energy. Interestingly, there is another quality that they have in common–they were also named Distinguished Business Students (DBS). The students who earned both of these recognitions are Elizabeth Barrera, Sheyenne Brubaker, Mariela Perez and Ben Varga. Distinguished Business Students… Read more »

Allen Zhang Named Tom C. Frost Endowed Professor


Yinlong (Allen) Zhang, professor of marketing in the UTSA College of Business, has been named the Tom C. Frost Endowed Professor in International Business. “The College of Business honors Allen’s exemplary hard work and dedication to his research by bestowing this professorship upon him,” said Wm. Gerard Sanders, dean and Bodenstedt Chair in the UTSA… Read more »

Marketing Professor Studies the Politics of Brands


Does a consumer’s political affiliation affect their views about a brand? Ashwin Malshe, assistant professor of marketing at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) College of Business, and his colleagues have found that it does. Working with his peers from Collaborative for CUBES, Malshe co-authored recently “The Unequal Effects of Partisanship on Brands,”… Read more »

Distinguished Business Student Sees Education as the Key to a Better Life


Distinguished Business Student Evelyn Ekundare has excelled as a student in the College of Business. Ekundare, a first generation marketing major and immigrant from Nigeria, knows firsthand the impact a small opportunity can have on an individual’s future. “I am a strong believer that education holds the key to a better life,” said Ekundare, who… Read more »

UTSA Team Advances to National CFA Competition


A team of UTSA finance majors advanced to the national CFA Research Challenge in Boston this month by beating out 27 competitors from schools such as Baylor, Texas A&M, University of Houston and UT-Austin. This was the third time that a UTSA team has advanced to the third round of this international competition. Team members… Read more »

Faculty Member Max Kilger Shares Cyber Insights at SXSW Conference


UTSA College of Business faculty member Max Kilger showcased his research on emerging cyber threats during the annual SXSW Conference in Austin this month. Kilger, associate professor of practice and director of the college’s Data Analytics program, spoke in the conference’s new Security Series on “Digital Life + Government Policy + National Security.” “Understanding the… Read more »

IS Student Saara Sayani Develops Marketable Skills


For as long as Saara Sayani can remember she’s been involved in community and campus life. Her interest in listening and working with others has motivated her to pursue multiple internship positions and extracurricular activities, which provided her with an added benefit—the ability to develop marketable professional skills. For Sayani, a senior information systems major… Read more »

College Recognizes Faculty, Staff and Students with Gold Medals


In celebration of this month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the UTSA College of Business awarded our faculty, staff and students with gold medals in celebration of their achievements. Nominations were made by their peers, and 12 individuals were presented with inaugural College of Business gold medals this week. Recipients included individuals who were nominated for… Read more »

Alumnus Adrian Quintanilla Shares Leadership Lessons with Business Students


Alumnus Adrian Quintanilla,’96, assistant vice president of talent acquisition at AT&T, presented the keynote address at the Career Action Program (CAP) conference held by the college’s Center for Student Professional Development. “I’m proud to be among my fellow Roadrunners,” said Quintanilla. “I get nostalgic coming back to campus.” While at UTSA Quintanilla worked at the… Read more »

Cyber Faculty Member Nicole Beebe Named Innovator by Texas Monthly


Nicole Beebe is the director of the UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics. She specializes in digital forensics, a branch of cyber security that involves the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices. This month, Beebe was named by Texas Monthly as one of “15 Innovators Reshaping Texas.” As one of the… Read more »

Top Ten UTSA College of Business Stories of 2017


Looking back through the past year in the UTSA College of Business, we’ve compiled below the Top 10 stories of 2017. #10–Carolan Research Institute Funds Marketing Research with $100,000 Gift #9—McCarter Receives Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award #8—College Receives $350,000 for Cyber Security Programs #7—UTSA Launches First Fully Online Degree Program in Cyber Security #6—College… Read more »

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