COB Welcomes New Faculty

The West Texas A&M University College of Business welcomed eight new faculty members in 2016 as part of an an initiative to support enrollment growth and curriculum innovation.  The program commitment to academic rigor with continuous improvement combined with external recognition by various outlets, including U.S. News & World Report and The Financial Times, make…

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Marketing Graduate Starts Company

Kaytie Ammons, a COB marketing graduate, recently started her own company.  Below, she depicts the obstacles of entrepreneurship and explains how the knowledge she gained from the College of Business has helped her manage and grow Hollow Dot Designs (hollowdotdesigns.com). “I haven’t always dreamed of making jewelry, but I have always dreamed of being an entrepreneur.  The idea…

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WTAMU Student Portfolio Managers Announce 2016 Stock Picks

CANYON, Texas—The Student-Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) portfolio managers at West Texas A&M University presented their purchase decisions at the 2016 College of Business Student Symposium. The 12 stocks selected as buy opportunities are: • Bemis Company (BMS); • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMB); • F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV); • Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD); • Graphic…

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College of Business Student, Faculty, and Community Awards for 2016

The College of Business recognized outstanding student and community leaders at its third annual COB Symposium on May 4, 2016 in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall.  The event included presentations by the Student-Managed Investment Fund portfolio managers, Media Minds and Enactus. Students receiving Outstanding Business Graduate Awards: Elyssa Snider, Stinnett—B.B.A. accounting; Zachary…

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WTAMU’s College of Business Announces Professorship Appointments- Fall 2015

Officials in the College of Business at West Texas A&M University have announced the appointment of two new endowed professorship positions for the fall of 2015. Dr. Emily Hammer, assistant professor of business education and management, has been named the Jerry Miller Professor of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Jerry Miller, a distinguished scholar, dedicated professor, entrepreneur, community…

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Enactus Team Receives Grants to Fund Special Projects in Community- Fall 2015

The West Texas A&M University Enactus team has received two $1,500 grants through a competitive application process with Enactus Worldwide—a Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership and the Unilever Bright Future Project Partnership. The team received the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership grant to support the Patsy’s Place project, where WTAMU Enactus students help…

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University’s CFA Team Wins Southwest U.S. Championship- Spring 2015

The West Texas A&M University CFA Research Challenge team won the 2015 Southwest U.S. Championship Feb. 21 at Rice University. The team will now advance to the Western Hemisphere and Global Championships in April in Atlanta. The CFA Institute Research Challenge—Southwest U.S. is an annual stock research competition hosted by the Charted Financial Analysts’ (CFA)…

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Graduate Business Healthcare Management Program Earns National Ranking- Spring 2015

The healthcare management concentration of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at West Texas A&M University has been recognized as one of the top programs, according to the latest rankings released by Top Management Degrees. The M.B.A. with a concentration in healthcare management was ranked No. 5 in the 2015 rankin gs of online…

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WTAMU Online Programs Earn U.S. News & World Report Recognition- Spring 2015

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2015 Best Online Programs, and West Texas A&M University’s graduate business program and M.B.A. program—both accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—have earned recognition in the coveted rankings. The U.S. News and World Report announced its 2015 Best Online Programs Wednesday, Jan. 7 as…

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Ms. Jean Walker to Retire- Fall 2014

Jean Walker, instructor of finance and Miller Professor of Entrepreneurship, has announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2014 calendar year.  Ms. Walker earned an undergraduate degree and M.B.A. at West Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at West Texas A&M University in 1980.  She is most identified on campus for…

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Computer Services, Inc (CSI) Recognized as COB Employer of the Year- Fall 2014

Computer Services, Inc. (CSI), a provider of end-to-end technology solutions that empower financial institutions to remain competitive, compliant and profitable, was recognized by West Texas A&M University’s College of Business as the first-ever recipient of the 2014 Employer of the Year Award.  The inaugural list of Community Award Winners highlights alumnus, community ambassadors and corporate…

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College of Business Welcomes New Faculty Members- Fall 2014

Dr. Jeremy Bellah, assistant professor of computer information systems, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Bellah’s primary teaching and research areas include project management, web application development, management information systems, and database management. His research includes publications in the International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, and Journal…

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Beta Gamma Sigma Induction- Fall 2014

The College of Business is pleased to announce the induction of students from West Texas A&M University into Beta Gamma Sigma. The International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral program at a school accredited by…

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SHRM at West Texas A&M University- Fall 2014

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) is a student organization that educates students on human resources and assists them in finding gainful employment through seminars, professional presentations, clothing assistance, job shadowing, and case competitions.  SHRM invites all students in the College of Business to attend monthly meetings to learn about current human resource management issues…

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CIS Program Recieves ABET Accreditation- Fall 2013

The College of Business at West Texas A&M University is pleased to announce that its Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in computer information systems (CIS) has been granted accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, the most prominent accreditation body responsible for accrediting engineering, computing, applied science and engineering technology degree programs. …

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Charter Ceremony for SHRM- Fall 2013

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.  Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United…

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2013 COB Faculty, Staff, and Student Award Winners- Fall 2013

The winners of the 2013 College of Business faculty and staff awards are as follows: Teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Jonathan Shaffer, assistant professor and Pickens Professor of Management Research Excellence Award to Dr. Huabing Wang, associate professor finance and Edwards Professor of Banking Service Excellence Award to Dr. Jeffry Babb, assistant professor of CIS and Terry Professor of…

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Student-Managed Investment Fund- Fall 2013

Through the Student-Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), finance majors explore applied investing.  Students manage a portfolio of funds and decide on stocks to purchase and sell with a goal of long-term growth.  They learn investment fundamentals, valuation techniques, and technical analysis.  All finance majors explore one or more investment opportunities, which are forwarded to the student…

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CIS Student Recognized at Texas A&M University System Competition- Fall 2013

WT Computer Information Systems student, Randi Ferdian, took 3rd place honors at the Texas A&M University System 11th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium in Kingsville, TX on November 8th, 2013.  Randi’s research, “Physical Therapy Using a Motion Sensitive Camera” was funded in part by West Texas A&M University’s President’s Undergraduate Research Program in the summer of…

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COB Adds Law & Economics Concentration to Curriculum- Fall 2013

Law and economics is one of the fastest-growing areas of applied microeconomics.  Law schools are devoting increasing attention to understanding the economic analysis of law and the new concentration provides solid preparation.  Historically, over 35% of economics majors earning an undergraduate degree at West Texas A&M University pursue professional careers in law.  Recent economics graduates…

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COB Announces Appointment of New Faculty Members- Fall 2013

The College of Business is pleased to announce the following new participating faculty appointments: Dr. Leigh Browning, professor of business communication and marketing.  Dr. Browning earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at Kansas State before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Dr. Browning’s primary teaching areas include business communication, emerging media law, principles of marketing,…

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Beta Gamma Sigma Induction- Fall 2013

The College of Business is pleased to announce the induction of the inaugural class of students from West Texas A&M University into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS).  International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral program at…

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London Study Abroad 2013- Fall 2012

The College of Business is preparing to return to London next year for its annual Study Abroad expedition.  The trip runs from June 24th through July 5th, and includes site visits to, and/or guest speakers from, Wimbledon, McDonald’s, BBC, and Coca Cola.  Cultural tours include Stonehenge, Bath, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Parliament, Buckingham Palace,…

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College of Business Increases Scholarship Donations- Fall 2012

Scholarship support for business students will increase in the future thanks to several recent donations.  The College of Business has received over $500,000 of new additions for various business scholarship endowment and expendable accounts in 2012.  “We are very grateful for the influx of donations received to support student success,” said Dr. Neil Terry, Dean…

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Business Students Conduct Market Research in Las Vegas- Fall 2012

The West Texas A&M University SIFE/Enactus team recently partnered with MGM Grand Resort and Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas to conduct a marketing research project.  Seven students made the MGM their home from October 14-19.  The research was two-pronged, with one element being MOS (man-on-the-street) interviews gauging awareness of Cirque’s show KA (whose theatre…

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Homecoming Tailgate- Fall 2012

Recently your College of Business (COB) showed our spirit by hosting the first ever COB Homecoming Tailgate on October 13, 2012.  The event was planned in conjunction with the West Texas A&M University COB faculty & staff, SIFE/Enactus, Tech Club, Economics Club, COB Student Advisory Board, Accounting & Finance Association, and the Development Office.  The…

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WT Student Portfolio Managers Announce 2012 Picks- Fall 2012

The Student-Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) portfolio managers at West Texas A&M University presented their 2012 purchase decisions at the College of Business Investment Series presentation July 12.  The 16 selected stocks are: • Activision Blizzard (ATVI) • AES Corp. (AES) • Agrium (AGU) • Annaly Capital (NLY) • Apple (AAPL) • Caterpillar (CAT) • Dollar…

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Survey Results Rank WT Business School in Top Ten- Fall 2011

The mission of the College of Business is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate business education with a global perspective and ethical awareness.  The College of Business recently participated in the 2011 Educational Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) survey in an effort to compare graduating student perceptions of the West Texas A&M University business program to…

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COB Reaches Final Stages of AACSB Accreditation Process- Fall 2011

Last spring the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) contacted the College of Business at West Texas A&M University to schedule a Peer Review Team site visit for AACSB accreditation consideration.  The site visit is set for March 25-28, 2012.  Dr. Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business, said, “We still have to complete…

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SIFE Success- Spring 2011

March 11, 2011 WTAMU’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won at regional competition and advanced to the national level of competition for the 16th consecutive year.  The team will compete at nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 10-12, 2011. The 2011-2012 SIFE Officers are as follows: CEO: Marco Jimenez, MBA Student COO:  Alexandra Long, Accounting Major Administrative/Financial Officer:…

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Business Student Works with Terry Fator Show in Las Vegas- Spring 2011

Dr. Nick Gerlich and Piero Taliente, senior International Business student from Kingswood TX, continue their working relationship with the Terry Fator Show in Las Vegas.  Fator performs five nights weekly in his theater at The Mirage. Piero is developing mobile market research applications using the Qualtrics online survey software.  The goal is to solicit fan…

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New Degree Option Focusing on Human Resource Management- Spring 2011

The MMGB department is proud to offer a new concentration in Human Resources Management (HRM).  Human resource managers play critical roles in organizations by recruiting the talent needed for competitive advantage, improving labor-management relationships, and reducing the organization’s legal exposures. The HRM program at the WTAMU will prepare graduates for a wide range of positions,…

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WTAMU Accounting & Finance Association: 2010-2011 Highlights- Spring 2011

The Accounting & Finance Association is pleased to present the following officers for 2010-2011: President:  Brandi Ellison Vice President:  Mason Edwards Secretary:  Lindsey Stanford Treasurer:  Vanessa Voelkel Marketing Director:  Even Brantley Faculty Advisors:  Laura Jean Kreissl, Karen Cooley, and Alice Upshaw The purpose of this association is to advance the study of accounting and finance…

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COB Student Government Representation- Spring 2011

Student Government evaluates issues that affect the student body and works closely with faculty and staff to ensure an academically challenging University, while providing many opportunities for fun.  The 2010-2011 COB Student Government representatives are: Ciro Baldiviezo Gus Trujillo Sarah Kauhl Jose Lopez Jacob Sherwood Jon Solis Interested students are encouraged to join Student Government…

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Omicron Delta Epsilon- Spring 2011

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honors society, invites interested students to join the organization.  The benefits of joining ODE include recognition at the College of Business Awards reception, ODE membership included on your transcript, and wearing an honor chord at graduation. Undergraduate student requirements include completion of 12 hours of economics with at least a…

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Enterprize Challenge and Torch Award Winners Selected- Spring 2011

The Amarillo Enterprize Challenge is a program of the WTAMU Enterprise Center, funded by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, designed to help entrepreneurs expand an existing business or launch a new business.  The Enterprise Center operates under the umbrella of the College of Business and judges for the Enterprize Challenge includes a College of Business…

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MGT 4315 Students Demonstrate Improvement on Capstone Exam- Spring 2011

Program assessment is an important component of improving the quality of a business program over time.  One key metrics employed by the College of Business is a comprehensive capstone exam employed in the MGT 4315 BBA capstone class.  Ninety-four students enrolled in MGT 4315 completed a capstone exit exam covering the basics of accounting, economics,…

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Study Abroad Planned for Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012- Spring 2011

The College of Business and the Computer Information and Decision Management department look forward to offering a faculty-lead study abroad opportunity in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2012.  The study abroad opportunity will focus on social democracy, citizen participation, and technology in Denmark and Scandinavia.  Scandinavia is unique region in the world, with an economic and cultural…

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West Texas A&M University Technology Club Video Game Tournament News- Fall 2010

The WT Tech Club is hosting it’s Annual Video Game Tournament on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 in Classroom Center rooms 207 and 209 (The Joachim Business Innovation Classroom).  This year, the WT Tech Club has secured sponsorship from local Game Stop franchises to feature a competition featuring the top-selling game Call of Duty: Black Ops.…

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Finance Majors Attend Hodges Capital Management’s Annual Investment Forum- Fall 2010

One-on-one conversations with CEO’s of major companies was just one highlight of the Finance trip to the Hodges Capital Management’s Annual Investment Forum in Dallas.  On September 2, 2010, six students along with over 200 professional money managers listened to investment presentations by fourteen companies identified as having compelling investment merits by Hodges Capital Research.…

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International Management Student Team Places in Global Top 100- Fall 2010

A student team in Dr. Jane Xiao’s MGT 4335: International Management course has earned the distinction of placing in the top 100 in the BSG Business Strategy Simulation Game.  The simulation annually attracts over 5,000 student participating teams from 531 different colleges and universities from around the world.  The Errbdy Grade Wnt Dw (EGWD) Team…

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College of Business Professor Establishes Relationship with University in Denmark- Fall 2010

The College of Business has initiated a new and potentially fruitful association with the Copenhagen Business School this year starting with Dr. Jeffry Babb’s visit to the Department of Informatics this past summer.  Copenhagen is a key city in Scandinavia and presents an interesting variant on market capitalism given the region’s social democratic past.  This…

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Second Annual Business Etiquette Dinner- Spring 2010

On April 8, 2010 the Office of Career Services offered the second annual Business Etiquette dinner to business students. Napkin placement, table settings, dining styles, eating soup, and buttering bread are a few of the basics covered during the dinner. Several local businesses participated and sponsored the event including participation by Cintas, B&W Pantex, Hastings, FirstBank Southwest,…

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IDM Student Trip to Cisco in Richardson, TX- Spring 2010

The department of Information and Decision Management would like to congratulate the participants in the 2010 IDM Student Trip.This year, 14 outstanding CIS majors participated in a tour of Cisco’s campus in Richardson. Participants were exposed to Cisco’s new product testing facility, got to experience upcoming communications products, and were treated to an HD teleconference…

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Dr. Babb to Denmark- Spring 2010

Dr. Jeffry Babb, assistant professor of computer information systems, has been invited to the Copenhagen Business School as a summer faculty fellowship. Dr. Babb will share his research with scholars in Denmark and explore collaboration opportunities. The Copenhagen Business School is one of the three largest business schools in Northern Europe with approximately 16,000 students.

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