Organizations must be able to respond to environmental demands and opportunities, while also enabling their employees to work together effectively.
Successful organizations create winning systems that identify, recruit and develop employees who thrive in team-oriented, multi-cultural environments. The Management Department of The Bill Munday School of Business fosters academic excellence, professional effectiveness and personal accountability in its graduates.
This is accomplished by developing a holistic view of organizations focused on social responsibility, individual development and integrity. Outstanding faculty help students develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to manage people effectively and collaboratively, connecting face-to-face or virtually, in local as well as global organizations. Students strengthen critical thinking and creativity skills to use ever-expanding technological tools to meet the needs of a changing global society.
“The best thing about going to St. Ed’s is that it's small enough to feel like you’re part of a community. You get to know your professors and peers a lot better and don't feel like you’re just a number.”
— Evelyn Cantu, International Business '17
"Students learn from dynamic faculty with broad global and domestic business experience. Our programs combine a strong academic foundation with practical opportunities to apply new knowledge in a variety of experiential projects and internships, in the vibrant Austin business scene as well as around the world. All business majors develop sharp persuasive acumen rounded out by a firm ethical perspective that prepares them for any business or management career."
— Lorelei Ortiz, Chair, Management Department
Service learning is an integral part of courses such as Business Communication, which is a required course for all business majors. Service projects give students the opportunity to accomplish course objectives, while also serving the needs of businesses and non-profit entities. Also, service projects are required for participation in the Leadership Living Learning Community.
The Bill Munday School of Business supports the St. Edward’s mission to be of service to others in support of our Holy Cross heritage. Every October, the St. Edward's University community celebrates its Holy Cross heritage with the Founder's Day Service Project, during which students work with multiple non-profit organizations throughout the region. Each January, students join members of the Austin community to volunteer at the MLK Day of Service at Huston-Tillotson University. In April, Student Government sponsors the annual BIG Event in which students, faculty and staff members help clean, paint and repair homes, churches, parks and schools in the community surrounding the University. St. Edward's students volunteer nearly 80,000 hours of their time through service each year.
For additional information about the Management Department or its degree programs, reach out to:
Dr. Lorelei Ortiz
Management Department Chair