Less than 5% of business programs worldwide are accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Earning AACSB accreditation means that McCoy College meets high academic standards and offers students a quality education.
Business student organizations compete at the local, regional, national, and international level.
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) won the 2011 National SIFE Competition and went on to compete in the International competition in Malyasia.
- Honor society, Beta Alpha Psi, was recognized with the 'Superior Chapter' award by the national office.
- Nine students were recognized with awards or honorable mention at the 2012 Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference.
- The Net Impact Student Organization won the Silver Force for Change Award, an annual international competition.
- The American Advertising Federation (AAF) competes in the National Student Advertising Competition each year. AAF has developed campaigns for clients such as, Yahoo!, Frito-Lay, The New York Times, Toyota, and others.
Award-winning faculty members are teaching our students.
- Management professor, Dr. Cecilia Temponi, won the Fulbright Senior Specialist Award and was asked to teach in Lima, Peru.
- Dr. Roselyn Morris, Chair of the Accounting Department, is a recipient of the Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award.
- Dr. Mary Ann Stuts received the AAF District Outstanding Award, Educator of the Year Award from the Austin Ad Federation, and Texas State Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence.
- The Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award Foundation named Dr. James Bell a "Piper Professor". The award is given annually to ten professors in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievement.
McCoy College is dedicated to offering opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world business situations.
- Students enrolled in the Student Managed Investment Fund course learn to navigate the stock market by managing $300,000 of the McCoy College Development Foundation's assets in the T. Paul Bulmahn Research and Trading Lab in McCoy Hall. It is unique for undergraduate students to have this opportunity; many other similar programs are restricted to graduate student involvement.
- The entrepreneurship concentration prepares management majors to start a business upon graduation.
- All students pursuing the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) degree take a common set of business core courses that concentration on skills and subjects pertinent to any business profession: communication, analytics, information technology, problem solving, ethics, teamwork, diversity, and critical thinking.
- An International Business Minor is available to students pursuing a BBA Degree. Understanding the global business environment is critical in several business professions.
- McCoy College internship coordinators assist students in securing valuable internship opportunities.
- Faculty members and student organizations regularly host guest speakers and professional development workshops. Commonly held workshops include: job search strategies, resume building, and interview preparation.
- Business Leadership Week is an annual program that offers students the chance to meet and network with industry professionals, engage in leadership activities, and expand their knowledge of current important business topics during discussion forums.
- BBA degree-seeking students are required to take courses in ethics to ensure they understand the implications of ethics on making business decisions when they enter the working world.