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:
- Small classes and teacher-scholars who take an active role in preparing graduates for the challenges and opportunities of a global workplace.
- Approachable faculty members (with decades of professional business management or consulting experience), whose top priority is ensuring you benefit from a personalized learning experience.
- Student-faculty collaborations and internships in the U.S. and abroad that provide valuable résumé-building and networking experiences.
- 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.
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.”
- Tom Sechrest, PhD
- Interim Dean, School of Management and Business
Trustee Hall combines traditional architectural elements with a modern sensibility.
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.
- 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