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Life Beyond the Hilltop

Recent graduates from the School of Management and Business have gone on to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors including starting food trucks, photography studios, and start-up venture capital and private equity firms; and accept full-time jobs with Apple, Whole Foods Market, Dell, the U.S. Army, VMware and National Instruments.

Business Backed by a Liberal Arts Education

Jessica Collins ’12 credits her broad St. Edward's coursework and Capstone project with teaching her the research, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills that help her excel on the job.

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Boren Scholar Studies in Morocco

William Haynes III ’14 is the first St. Edward’s student to receive the prestigious Boren Scholarship sponsored by the National Security Education Program.

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School of Management and Business

The School of Management and Business cultivates future business leaders and entrepreneurs through the study of commerce and related disciplines (accounting, accounting information technology, business administration, digital media management, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, interactive games management, international business, management and marketing) for a rapid-paced global economy.

Each program provides sound preparation for a variety of profit and nonprofit career paths and/or graduate school. While each discipline has its own faculty, space and resources, all create an environment for excellence and share a common approach that draws upon these advantages:

  1. Small classes and teacher-scholars who take an active role in preparing graduates for the challenges and opportunities of a global workplace.
  2. Approachable faculty members (with decades of professional business management or consulting experience), whose top priority is ensuring you benefit from a personalized learning experience.
  3. Student-faculty collaborations and internships in the U.S. and abroad that provide valuable résumé-building and networking experiences.
  4. Critical “cross training” for students to analyze complex information and articulate arguments (orally and in writing), which are essential for the business world and are necessary skills for any career or graduate school.

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Dean's Message

Dear Future Management and Business Students:

The faculty and staff of the School of Management and Business are dedicated to providing outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students to make a difference in our increasingly complex global marketplace.

Whether you are in Austin, at our campus in Angers, France, participating in a summer study abroad program, or taking a course with a 7–10 day international travel component, you will have the opportunity to explore communities throughout the world and see firsthand how the nuances of cultures, religions and governments impact business practices domestically and abroad.

Our faculty members are scholar-practitioners who incorporate their real-world experience into their classes. The faculty will challenge you to think critically and creatively with an emphasis on understanding the ethical implications of your decisions as a business and community leader.

All of our programs incorporate active, experiential and service learning components. Many of our courses include opportunities for collaboration with local businesses, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.

When you graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge to propose viable solutions to complex problems and translate your knowledge into ethical action. I encourage you to browse through our course offerings, faculty web pages and special programs to find the major or degree program that is right for you.

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
– Buddha

 Tom  Sechrest, PhD

Sincerely,

Tom Sechrest, PhD
Interim Dean, School of Management and Business

Faculty

Tom Sechrest, PhD Interim Dean, School of Management & Business; Program Director, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics; Associate Professor of Management Phone: 512-637-1954
David Altounian Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Phone: 512-448-8678
Antonio Alvarado, JD Interim Chair of Entrepreneurship Program Phone: 512-233-1453

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Amy Burnett, PhD Associate Professor of Finance Phone: 512-428-1371

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Michaelle Cameron, PhD Associate Professor of Marketing Phone: 512-464-8840

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Matthew Clements, PhD Assistant Professor of Economics Phone: 512-428-1321

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Dwight Daniel, PhD Program Director, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems; Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems Phone: 512-448-8599

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Mary B. Dunn, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-428-1066

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Thomas W. George, PhD Assistant Professor of Business Administration Phone: 512-448-8696

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Sara Gibson, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-448-8714
Michael Harris, PhD Professor of Accounting Phone: 512-448-8644

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Stanley O. Horner, PhD Program Director, Master of Business Administration; Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-428-1279

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James W. Kallman, PhD Assistant Professor of Finance Phone: 512-485-4616

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Frank Krafka, PhD Professor of Business Administration Phone: 512-448-8435
Leslie E. Lenn Assistant Professor of Business Administration Phone: 512-416-5813
Katherine Lopez, PhD Assistant Professor of Accounting Phone: 512-637-5612
John S. Loucks, PhD Program Director, Master of Science in Project Management; Professor of Management Phone: 512-448-8630

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Catherine Smith MacDermott Program Director, Business Administration; Professor of Business Communication Phone: 512-448-8646

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William E. Martello, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-428-1376

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Catherine "Kay" Michael, PhD Professor of Business Administration Phone: 512-448-8707

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Lewis A. Myers, PhD Professor of Management Phone: 512-448-8713

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Ranjit Nair, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-428-1363

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Lorelei A. Ortiz, PhD Associate Professor of Business Communication Phone: 512-233-1670

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Anthony Pennings, PhD Assistant Professor of Digital Media Management Phone: 512-448-8562

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Gregory E. Perry Assistant Professor of Digital Media Management Phone: 512-428-1310

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Gary R. Pletcher, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-428-1353

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Joseph E. Pluta, PhD Professor of Economics Phone: 512-448-8645

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Constance Porter, PhD Program Director, Master of Arts in Organization Development; Associate Professor of Organization Development Phone: 512-416-5827

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Mark S. Poulos, PhD Professor of Business Administration Phone: 512-448-8608

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Russell Rains Program Director, MBA in Digital Media Management; Associate Professor of Digital Media Management Phone: 512-428-1220

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Daniel Rajaratnam, PhD Associate Professor of Marketing Phone: 512-485-4617
Michelle Region-Sebest, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-233-1670

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Steven L. Rosner Assistant Professor of Accounting Phone: 512-824-1088

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Camelia Rotaru, PhD Associate Professor of Finance Phone: 512-492-3129

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Rajiv Raymond Sant, PhD Associate Professor of Finance Phone: 512-233-1624
Louise Single, PhD Chair, Master of Accounting; Associate Professor of Accounting Phone: 512-492-3114

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Raul Tapia Jr. Assistant Professor of Accounting Phone: 512-233-1410

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Terrence R. Tutchings, PhD Assistance Professor of Sociology Phone: 512-448-8438
Bin Wang, PhD Associate Professor of Economics Phone: 512-448-8716

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Keith F. Ward, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-448-8636
Ralph Wilburn, PhD Assistant Professor of Management Phone: 512-233-1638

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Kathleen M. Wilburn, PhD Professor of Management Phone: 512-233-1676

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Craig L. Williams, PhD Associate Professor of Management Phone: 512-233-1441
John Withey, PhD Associate Professor of Marketing Phone: 512-428-1302

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Hilal Yilmaz, PhD Assistant Professor of Economics Phone: 512-485-4618
William Zahn, PhD Assistant Professor of Marketing Phone: 512-428-1295
W. Bradley Zehner III, PhD Associate Professor of Management Phone: 512-428-1045

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Facilities

Trustee Hall combines traditional architectural elements with a modern sensibility.

Trustee Hall

Opened: 2002

Overview

Trustee Hall is built for collaboration. Here, students master the skills and knowledge to get ahead in the business world. They forge personal and professional connections. And they learn to harness the technology that is a hallmark of Trustee Hall, among the first campus facilities built as part of the university’s 10-year Strategic Plan.

Inspired by landmark structures on campus, Trustee Hall has won awards for design excellence and garnered media attention. It’s been featured in Architectural Record, the nation’s leading architecture journal. The sustainable design reflects the university’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

Key Features
  • 15 technology-rich classrooms equipped for faculty and student presentations, including three computer classrooms with a workstation at every desk
  • 24-hour computer lab
  • Bright, open hallways with comfortable seating areas and an atrium for students to study and socialize
  • Faculty offices are conveniently located for students
  • Conserves natural resources with its exterior sun shade, a separate heating and cooling unit for the computer tower, and strategically placed windows that minimize the need for interior lighting

 

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