» Setting the Stage for Ethical Thinking
Faculty member Dr. Pepe Chang relishes her role as a philosopher in a business school. Chang joined the college in 2007 to lead the business ethics program.
“We are training students to think critically about the decisions they make as individuals and as future business practitioners,” said Chang, who received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Utah. “This means they need to learn how to develop and analyze arguments in order to justify their beliefs and behaviors or in turn realize that they cannot be justified.”
» Defenders of the Cyberworld
From defending a computer network from hackers to protecting a power grid, information assurance ensures the availability, integrity, authentication and confidentiality of information systems.
The UTSA College of Business Information Assurance and Security (IAS) program is one of the premier computer security programs in the country, and one of but a few that is anchored in a business college. The college’s IAS program, which began in 2001, is dedicated to educating students and conducting high quality research in this field.
» Business Students Testing Their Skills Outside the Classroom
Business students are trading in their textbooks for a briefcase as they test their knowledge in the real world. The college’s Center for Student Professional Development encourages this type of learning through a variety of internship programs and career preparation programs. But business faculty in the college are taking it one step further by embedding these experiential learning components into their course syllabi and extending their classrooms into the business community.
» Banking on Relationships
Jay Clingman, MBA ’01, has been intrigued with the banking industry since he was a teenager. A friend’s dad owned a bank, and Clingman was fascinated with the prospect of lending and investing money.
Now, as the San Antonio chairman of the board at JPMorgan Chase, Clingman’s dreams have become a 25-year odyssey in the banking industry.
“Banking is about relationships,” said Clingman, who serves on the college’s advisory council. “I have a platform to meet people in this city and throughout the country. If you’re good at it, you can develop lifelong relationships, and it is a lot of fun.”
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