A vibrant city and a business school contributing to its growth create the perfect partnership. The Bill Munday School of Business partners with Austin organizations, including Capital Factory, Impact Hub Austin and more.
The Bill Munday School of Business delivers an impactful education that connects students with the marketplace and prepares them for today’s dynamic business environment.
Austin, our home city, drives our model for engagement. So everything we do — from curriculum to research to community events — reflects five pillars in the local business scene:
In each of our degree programs, students gain the skills to think critically and engage locally. And thanks to partnerships we’ve developed in Austin’s business community, students can use the capital city as their laboratory to experience, learn and grow as business professionals.
Doing business in Austin means reaching well beyond central Texas. Students in our programs are shaped by the city’s culturally diverse business community. They can also take advantage of opportunities to experience business abroad.
Our faculty members are dedicated teachers, experienced industry professionals and committed scholars. They empower students to become skilled and confident business professionals for the 21st century.
Faculty provide personalized attention in small classes, where students can be creative and collaborative. Their research efforts deepen our engagement with the community and inform their teaching.
Collaborating with faculty and university leadership, Dean Marianne Ward-Peradoza continues to structure the school’s model for business education to reflect Austin’s robust business landscape. Our business students graduate motivated, adaptable and ready to contribute.
The Accounting, Finance and Economics Department provides students with varied career options in high demand. Students can leverage faculty connections with local business and national CPA firms. Students learn how monetary systems and large-scale economies apply to a variety of areas, including investment banking and global business.
Students gain technical expertise, develop critical thinking skills and graduate ready for positions as auditors, budget analysts or staff accountants.
This unique, 150-hour degree program offers a combined bachelor’s in Accounting and Computer Information Technology, both extremely marketable to employers.
Students develop a solid foundation of economics and business principles. With targeted case studies, students see direct examples of economic issues and understand global implications.
Students in this degree program learn about financial management. They study corporate finance and global markets and often pursue careers in banking and investment.
Faculty in the Management Department help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage people effectively and collaboratively in local or global organizations. Students learn a holistic view of organizations, focused on social responsibility, individual development, and integrity.
Emphasizing leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork, this degree program empowers students to become confident and capable professionals across multiple industries.
The Digital Media Management degree explores the convergence of digital media in business and entertainment and prepares graduates for work in social media, digital marketing, and the web.
Students explore business on the global stage and examine their roles and responsibilities in the global community. Topics include international markets, culture, social responsibility, and communication.
In addition to studying management theory and organizational behavior, students examine real-time management issues and develop skills for making a difference in a variety of organizations.
Students completing a degree in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department are challenged with enhanced curricula in line with the digital demands of a 21st-century business landscape.
Through experiences in the classroom and community, students develop entrepreneurial skills around three focus areas: small business, family business, and social entrepreneurship.
With a strong focus on digital marketing, the Marketing degree program prepares students to succeed in the modern digital landscape. Students learn marketing analytics, content creation, conversion rate optimization, and social media.
We host multiple business events through the school year that:
Students pursuing the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree develop technical expertise and graduate ready to complete the CPA exam and advance in their careers.
Students in the MBA program take courses in a flexible, low-residency structure, so they can balance their careers and personal lives with classes that reflect five pillars in Austin’s business scene.
In a 16-month online program, students develop knowledge to manage and apply big data, analytics, marketing automation, user interface design and mobile marketing.
Our students and alumni have impressive resumes. They engage in internships, research opportunities and volunteer work and serve as leaders in student organizations and on-campus employment. Their stories of ingenuity, determination, failure and success provide important lessons on personal growth and discovering one’s vocation.
The school of business provides undergraduate advising and graduate advising to students looking for the guidance and resources to stay on track, take advantage of opportunities and graduate career-ready.
Our students, faculty and alumni make headlines, as both subjects and contributors of relevant and impactful business news. They appear in the Huff Post, Austin Business Journal, Texas CEO Magazine and Austin Chronicle, to name a few.
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As an alum, you join a network of fellow Hilltoppers and business professionals that support your growth.
Our alumni have founded venture capital and private equity firms, photography studios and social justice organizations. They have accepted full-time jobs with Apple, Deloitte, Facebook, Whole Foods, Dell and National Instruments. Some have continued to graduate school and law school at prestigious institutions such as Villanova University, UC Berkeley and the University of Rochester.