The ACBSP-accredited faith-based H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word provides excellent educational programming that develops influential leaders that obtain the proper skills to succeed in any business or entrepreneurial venture. The knowledge acquired from the rigorous coursework applies to current business trends and issues in today’s world. The supportive environment, innovative research, professional preparation, and community engagement prepare graduates to be ethical, globally aware, principled, confident, qualified, and socially adept professionals ready to impact Texas and beyond.
Undergraduates can earn a broad and foundational Bachelor of Business Administration degree. To further focus in a specific area, students choose from one of ten concentrations that include Finance, Management, Accounting, Professional Golf Management, Economics, International Business, Marketing, Sport Management, General Business, and Management Information Systems with a specialization in Data Analytics.
Working professionals can pursue HEBSBA’s advanced and high-quality graduate degree programs. There is a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing, Finance, or Sport Management and a Masters in Accounting with specialization options in Tax and Assurance & Financial Reporting. Both degrees are ACBSP-accredited. The Masters in Health Administration degree carries the CAHME accreditation.
Business students have access to tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships like the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) Foundation Scholarships and the TBHF Scholar Award that awards $15,000 to one qualifying entrepreneurial student. Scholarships are also available for study abroad programs. Students can study business with a faculty-led trip to UIW campuses in Mexico or the University of Strasbourg. A large number of study-abroad programs also exist through the Sister Schools at universities in Egypt, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Brazil, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Germany.
Active business student-led organizations include the Accounting Society, Business Club, Delta Mu Delta, American Marketing Association, ISACA Student Group, and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Undergraduate and graduate business students complete Capstone courses to work as a team, apply their learned material, and gain professional experience and insights while developing a solution to a real-world challenge.
A great way to prepare for career success is through the required participation in the Cardinal Career Readiness Program. Students earn points by completing mandatory tasks like joining a business student organization, creating LinkedIn and Handshake profiles, submitting a resume, and attending career fairs, resume workshops, mock interview sessions, and the Dress for Success event.
The HEBSBA provides a variety of hands-on learning opportunities. The Startup Challenge is a Business Plan Competition that encourages teamwork, provides a professional mentor, gives students experience fully developing a new business idea, and awards the winner $10,000 in seed money. Finance students can apply their skills strategizing how to and actively investing the over $100,000 Student Managed Fund. Students can become IRS certified and volunteer their time helping low-income families prepare their tax forms through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.