COB Graduates Weathering the Storm

The College of Business (COB) believes that employment of our graduates is a key indirect assessment tool. The University surveys undergraduate students at the spring graduation to obtain general job market information on current graduates. The College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering (ASE), College of Business (COB), College of Education and Social Sciences (ESS), College…

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Dr. Babb to Denmark

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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Second Annual Business Etiquette Dinner

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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Enterprize Challenge Winners Announced

The West Texas A&M University College of Business Enterprise Center is pleased to announce the 2010 Enterprize Challenge winners. The Enterprize Challenge is managed by the Enterprise Center and funded by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation. Five independent judges evaluate business plans of multiple companies and award up to $500,000 in development and expansion funds…

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College of Business Professor Establishes Relationship with University in Denmark

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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Finance Majors Attend Hodges Capital Management’s Annual Investment Forum

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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COB Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Dr. Jonathan Shaffer and Dr. Meagan Brock have joined the College of Business in the 2010-2011 academic-year.  Dr. Shaffer earned his doctorate degree from the University of Iowa and is an Assistant Professor and Pickens Professor of Management at West Texas A&M University.  Dr. Shaffer teaches in the areas of leadership, organizational behavior, and human…

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Study Abroad Planned for Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012

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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Students Work With Las Vegas Headliner

Two College of Business students, along with two from the College of Fine Arts and Humanities, have been conducting marketing research for the Terry Fator Show in Las Vegas.  Under the direction of Dr. Nick Gerlich, students have conducted man-on-the-street interviews as well as theatre exit interviews.  They have used iPads and Qualtrics online surveys…

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Omicron Delta Epsilon

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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COB Student Government Representation

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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WTAMU Accounting & Finance Association: 2010-2011 Highlights

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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New Degree Option Focusing on Human Resource Management

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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SIFE Success

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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COB Study Abroad: French Canada 2012

In May of 2012 students from the College of Business at West Texas A&M University will have an opportunity to participate in a study abroad program in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.  The group will study the Canadian political system, the Canadian business system and the French cultural influence on the provinces of Ontario…

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COB Study Abroad: Denmark 2012

“In May 2011 the College of Business at West Texas A & M University will offer a faculty-led study abroad opportunity to the Øresund region of Scandinavia.  This area is better known as the transnational region comprised of Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden.  This trip will be led by Dr. Jeffry Babb and Dr. De’Arno…

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Walker Inducted into SIFE Hall of Fame

Ms. Jean Walker, Instructor of Finance and Miller Professor of Entrepreneurship, was recently inducted into the Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows Hall of Fame.  The ceremony took place at the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) USA National Exposition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sam Walton Fellows are faculty advisors to SIFE teams on campuses at more…

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Job Outlook for COB Graduates

The Office of Career Services at West Texas A&M University has released job placement data for students graduating May 2011.  The numbers are based on student walk cards from graduation.  Some disciplines (e.g., education majors) often have job placement after graduation and other majors might offer a small sample size of graduates (e.g., BBA economics)…

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Faculty Recognize Student Leaders

Angelica Pallares, Accounting graduate student from Amarillo, Texas “Angelica Pallares is a Master of Professional Accounting graduate student and has been chosen to receive the Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award at a conference in Washington, DC where Jorge Caballero will personally present her the award.  She is a very personable, pleasant and hardworking student.”~Dr. Darlene…

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College of Business Welcomes New Faculty Members

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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College of Business Recognizes Faculty

The following are winners of the 2012 College of Business faculty and staff awards: Teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Anne Macy, Edwards Professor of Finance; Research Excellence Award to Dr. Andrew Li, assistant professor and Williams Professor of Management; Service Excellence Award to Dr. Karyn Friske, professor of accounting and Schaeffer Professor of Business Ethics;…

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Homecoming Tailgate

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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London Study Abroad 2013

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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COB Study Abroad in Europe

Once again, the College of Business is sponsoring a European Study Abroad trip.  The destination this time is Austria, Germany and Switzerland.  The trip will be led by Dr. Neil Meredith and Ms. Karen Cooley and is scheduled during May intersession 2014.  It will focus on a comparison of the United States and European Union economic…

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COB Announces Appointment of New Faculty Members

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

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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COB Adds Law & Economics Concentration to Curriculum

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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CIS Student Recognized at Texas A&M University System Competition

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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2013 COB Faculty, Staff, and Student Award Winners

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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CIS Program Recieves ABET Accreditation

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

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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Beta Gamma Sigma Induction

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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Student-Managed Investment Fund

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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Enactus Team Places in Top 20

WTAMU Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) placed in the top 20 at the Enactus USA National Exposition May 22-23 in Kansas City, Mo.  The WTAMU team also was named one of the eight national finalist teams in the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership, a project focused on fighting community hunger. Enactus projects focus…

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Welch Honored by Alumni Association

Amarillo native James Welch began his career with Yellow Transportation soon after earning an undergraduate degree from WT in 1976.  He rose through the ranks to serve as president and chief executive officer at Yellow Transportation from 2000-2007.  After 29 years with the company, Welch left to join Dynamex, Inc. as president and chief executive…

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COB Study Abroad Summer 2015: Scandinavia

The Vikings may be gone but the exploration continues.  The College of Business is offering a Faculty-led study abroad program to Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, and Norway) from May 17 to May 30, 2015 during the May Intersession.  Students will investigate how design, entrepreneurship, and social democracy combine with Scandinavian culture to influence business in this part…

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MEDIAMinds Wins Telly Awards

MEDIAMinds at West Texas A&M University received three bronze awards as well as the People’s Choice Telly at the 35th Annual Telly Awards for its piece titled Go! The competition featured more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. Go! is a branded recruiting video for the College of Business produced and…

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

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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Ms. Jean Walker to Retire

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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SHRM at West Texas A&M University

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

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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College of Business to Present Student and Community Awards

The College of Business will recognize outstanding student and community leaders at its third annual COB Symposium at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall. The event will include presentations by the Student-Managed Investment Fund portfolio managers, Media Minds and Enactus. Students receiving Outstanding Business Graduate Awards include:…

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Graduate Business Healthcare Management Program Earns National Ranking

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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Enactus Team Receives Grants to Fund Special Projects in Community

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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WTAMU’s College of Business Announces Professorship Appointments

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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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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WTAMU MediaMinds Wins 16 Telly Awards

MediaMinds at West Texas A&M University brought home 16 silver and bronze awards from the 37th annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards highlight the very best in marketing, advertising and programs, and winners are selected from the more than 13,000 entries received from all 50 states and numerous countries. Winners represent the best work of…

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WTAMU Graduate Business Program Earns No. 3 Spot in Latest Rankings

For the third consecutive year, The Financial Engineer has recognized the graduate business program at West Texas A&M University with a top 10 ranking. WTAMU’s Master of Science in Finance and Economics (MSFE) was ranked No. 3 in The Financial Engineer’s 2017 Financial Economics Rankings of economics and finance graduate programs. Overall scores for the…

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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. “I haven’t always dreamed of making jewelry, but I have always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. The idea for…

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Anne Barthel

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