The Bill Munday School of Business is at the center of a vibrant network. We introduce alumni to current students and faculty, bring alumni from different industries and backgrounds together, and connect alumni with opportunities to make an impact.
Our alumni dedicate themselves to improving business communities around the world, in industries ranging from finance to social entrepreneurship, with position titles that include CEO and small business owner. Recent graduates from The Bill Munday School of Business have:
Through your generous donation, The Bill Munday School of Business is able to move the needle on innovative, high-quality programs that prepare our students for career success and support our faculty with research opportunities.
For students to compete in today’s job market, they need experiences outside of the classroom that give them tangible skills. From attending conferences to competing in national business plan competitions, our students participate in co-curricular activities, but they need your support.
Brianna Chacon ’16 wanted to break into the entertainment industry. She came across MASSIVE: The Entertainment Marketing Summit in Beverly Hills, but with tickets costing over $600, Brianna did not have enough money to cover costs. Dr. David Altounian encouraged her to create a GoFundMe campaign.
Lauren Welch ’17 is working to revolutionize healthcare through Xelpha Health, a business venture that earned her a spot in the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. In spring 2017, the school of business funded her plane ticket to Brisbane, Australia.
In April 2016, a team of students sponsored by The Bill Munday School of Business successfully competed in the first-ever Social Media Competition at Ball State University, where they took home second place and the Most Creative Team award.
The Bill Munday School of Business educates over 1,300 students every year. Through lecture series, retreats and pitch competitions, students get access to and feedback from business professionals and alumni making a difference.
The school of business hosts entrepreneurial events for students from all majors. From 3 Day Startup to the Business Plan Competition, students get a crash course in testing their business ideas with customers, pitching their idea to investors and creating a sustainable business plan.
Our faculty travel nationally and internationally to present their research at highly respected conferences, and they contribute to timely research with colleagues across the globe. Our faculty need support for conference travel, access to databases and software, memberships in professional organizations and collaboration grants.
We have identified the following funding priorities that are critical to our pursuit of AACSB accreditation and the mission-driven education we aim to provide.
Contact Dean Nancy Schreiber at nschreib [at] stedwards.edu or (512) 428-1287 for more information.
The model aims to provide the most relevant and impactful student experience, which prepares our graduates for the challenges of a connected, digital world. The five pillars on which our business education is built reflect Austin’s business environment: entrepreneurial thinking, social enterprise, innovation management, global collaboration and business analytics.
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