Making headlines

Students, faculty, staff and alumni from The Bill Munday School of Business appear in local and national media outlets as both subjects and contributors of relevant and impactful business news.

February 2017

The Secrets to Successful Business Partnerships: How a Strong Relationship with a Business Partner Transformed an MBA Program
Published: February 1, 2017  |  The Huffington Post
"The success of the partnership ultimately rests on its integrity. Each party must live up to their promises, be honest with the other in times of stress, and maintain flexibility in the face of unforeseen issues." – Dean Nancy Schreiber

December 2016

Into the Breach: Integrating Cybersecurity into the Business Curriculum
Published: December 20, 2016  |  BizEd Magazine, AACSB International
"Business students do not need to become IT specialists who know how to program computer chips. But they must understand that whether they work in a one-person startup, a regional nonprofit, or a multinational conglomerate, their organization relies on technology, data and connectivity." – Carolyn Conn (St. Edward's University) and Mark Weiser (Oklahoma State University)

The Gender Pay Gap: Five Steps to Equal Wages
Published: December 3, 2016  |  Texas CEO Magazine
"Apple. Facebook. IBM. Target. Visa. All five of these companies, which routinely make 'Major Employers' lists across Texas, signed the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge this summer. Why make such a bold public commitment? Because it’s the right thing to do, and it’s good for business."  – Dean Nancy Schreiber

How to Accelerate Your Career with an MBA
Published: December 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"The MBA at St. Edward’s focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, social enterprise, innovation, global collaboration and business analytics — key competencies industry leaders tell us are needed in today’s business world. Students learn by doing, in small classes taught by professors with both academic and business experience."

4 Takeaways for Social Entrepreneurs
Published: December 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"Social entrepreneurship is, at the end of the day, just entrepreneurship. We’re working in personal endeavors that feed society, and by feeding society, we feed ourselves." – Scott Collier, Whole Foods

October 2016

Austin as Tech Hub: Myth or Reality?
Published: October 28, 2016  |  Austin Chronicle
"Almost exactly one year ago, a report from St. Edward's University ranked Austin first in the nation for the density of start-ups calling this city their home. However, the same report also highlighted the severe lack of capital required for any start-ups with potential to scale up and become more than just a good idea."

How We Answer Big Questions: Students at St. Edward’s Put Curiosity into Action with Their Research Projects
Published: October 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
Students in Wesley Pollitte’s Marketing Research class are gathering data and drafting detailed reports on how likely consumers are to use particular products. Students in the Cost Accounting class are choosing a location for a hypothetical vegetable processing plant and calculating the relative costs with each location.

How to Build a Better Business Network
Published: October 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"Think of networking as a process – a series of luncheons, lectures, layovers and happy hours where relationships are strengthened one conversation and prosciutto-wrapped melon at a time." – Dean Nancy Schreiber

Three Ways to Be Indispensable in Any Job
Published: October 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"As dean, I keep my pulse on the Austin job market. When I talk with CEOs and recruiters, I hear repeatedly that softer skills are in high demand – your abilities in these areas can really make or break your career." – Dean Nancy Schreiber

Why “Fit” is Such a Big Deal
Published: October 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"The No. 1 reason people leave a job – or lose it – is cultural fit. But pairing your talents with a company that will appreciate and develop them is crucial to job satisfaction and performance." – Dean Nancy Schreiber

Making It as a Hip-Hop Band: Two St. Edward’s Alumni Are Poised to Break Out
Published: October 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
Chris Beale ’12, Digital Media Management, and Megan Tillman ’14 joined forces in 2011 to establish Magna Carda, a hip-hop group whose innovative sound has gained a strong following in Austin. They performed at Austin City Limits this fall, as well as Sound on Sound Fest.

August 2016

The Water is Fine: Ricky Berens Makes a Flip Turn from Competitive Swimming to Business with the Help of the St. Edward’s MBA Program
Published: August 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"'I swam for 20 years, and that was basically all I knew my entire life,' he says. 'Now I’m learning the business world, learning what it’s like to go to a job. It’s a whole new set of goals and challenges.'"

Stroke of Genius: Ricky Berens, an MBA Graduate from St. Edward’s, Shares Business Lessons from Competitive Swimming
Published: August 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"A recent graduate of the MBA program at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Berens applies concepts that helped him win in the pool to his new career."

Lessons from an MBA to the Austin Economy: Ricky Berens, Former Olympian and Recent MBA Graduate, Shares How He’s Connected His Classes with the Austin Startup Community
Published: August 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"The MBA program at St. Edward’s has a very entrepreneurial spirit, which is perfect for Austin, where there’s a new company born every day."

July 2016

Becoming a Member of the Academic Community
Published: July 12, 2016  |  Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division
"Being a member of my university’s faculty and of the entrepreneurship academic community is the greatest career change opportunity I could ever have imagined." – Dr. David Altounian

How to Help Employees Love Their Jobs: Be the Type of Manager You Want to Work for and Help Retain Your Star Employees in the Process
Published: July 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"To help organizations thrive, managers must capitalize on their most critical resource: people. One powerful way to do this is to design jobs that keep employees motivated."

How to Be an Effective Fraud Examiner: Here are the Skills These Experts Need to be Successful in Their Careers
Published: July 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"In the Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting course, students in the Master of Accounting program at St. Edward’s University examine how to prevent and detect occupational fraud."

June 2016

Good for Everyone: Kathleen Wilburn Shares Why Corporate Social Responsibility is a Win-Win for All Involved
Published: June 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"Companies can have profit and social purpose, and neither is at the expense of the other."

Leaps of Faith: What Happens When You Step Out of Your Comfort Zone? Great Things
Published: June 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"This summer, Alicia Olivier ’17 will spend a few days at work on Wall Street — the Finance major’s dream come true."

Listen Up: From Topper Radio to Entrepreneur
Published: June 2016  |  St. Edward’s University News Center
"'It was exhilarating,' Phan says of her experience getting the organization off the ground. Equally gratifying, she says, has been watching Topper Radio continue to grow, even as her involvement has lessened."