June 2015

MBA at Texas A&M-Kingsville Revamped to Provide Quality, Convenient Program

The College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has revamped their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program to provide a more relevant, convenient and affordable program for managers to compete in today's global marketplace.


The new program will begin with the fall 2015 semester and include 21 hours of required courses and nine elective hours. No thesis is required in this program, but a capstone course is part of the curriculum. The deadline to apply for this fall is July 15.


Dr. Natalya Delcoure, Dean of the College of Business Administration, said several stakeholders, including the advisory board, employers, students and alumni were asked for feedback on the previous program. Many of the newly revised program content-related changes involve the creation of a new set of coursework, including capstone class, professional development (and "soft" competency development). The new curriculum is driven by demand expressed by college constituents and in response to the changing landscape for the MBA programs. Read more about this article


Quinten Womack's Honors Project Culminates in a Journal Publication Collaborated with Dr. Krueger
When CBA student and Texas A&M Student Regent John Quinten Womack collaborated with CBA Professor Dr. Thomas Krueger, the result was a publication in the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences. Their article, "The Impact of Initial Accreditation from AACSB on the Enrollment of Three South Texas Universities," is a study that attempts to find a relationship between the receipt of initial accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and enrollment growth at colleges of business in South Texas. This analysis found that the effect of earning AACSB accreditation is short lived. However, the study cites that dramatic increases in enrollment can be expected. Furthermore, holding AACSB accreditation has the potential to be of long-benefit to the enrollment of a college of business versus non-accredited peers. This finding may be important to college and university administrators weighting the costs and benefits of beginning the long, often costly AACSB accreditation process.

Faculty student collaboration is one of the choices in the College of Business Administration's Immersion Requirement. Business students gain functional knowledge and practice communication and teamwork skills by working with a faculty member on an academic research project. Students may gain independent study credit for participating in this valuable experience.

CBA Plans to Host First Golf Tournament in September of this Year

Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration invites participants to our CBA 2015 Golf Tournament. The event will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at L.E. Ramey Golf Course.

Reconnect with friends and alumni and support student scholarships in the CBA! Deadline to register is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Sorry, no late entries.

For more information and registration, click here.
ACSBP Annual Conference

Dr. Bartelt, Dr. Carmona and Dr. Delcoure attended the ACSBP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 13, 2015. Bartelt and Carmona also attended a pre-conference workshop on the 12th targeting "Best Practices in Assessing Student Learning Outcomes." This workshop provided some of the best practices in designing and deploying student learning outcomes that will be considered as part of the review process for the college on August 19 prior to the beginning of the fall semester at the faculty retreat.
Roberto Montoya Is Guest Speaker at Javelina Business Leadership Camp

The CBA hosted its first Business Leadership Camp on Thursday, June 11th. High school students attended many seminars focusing on each core area of business. Photo features CBA Advisory Board Member and Executive in Residence Mr. Roberto Montoya's "Leadership" presentation.
 Save the Date for
Partners in Prosperity:
October 8, 2015 

The college will be hosting an expert panel on Mexican Energy Reform on October 8, 2015 to discuss business opportunities and development activities for the near future with Mexico. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here.

Javelina Alumni Association Hog Call

Alumni showed their Javelina spirit at the Laredo Hog Call. The event was held on Thursday, June 4th at Cosmos Bar and Grill.


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