Through six innovative programs, students learn cutting-edge business practices and classic economic theories through small classes that incubate discussion, undergraduate research, and experiential learning. Austin College connects students with professional internships and opportunities at top corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. Students launch careers with the critical thinking, quantitative analysis, collaborative innovation, communication, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in a competitive and rapidly changing world.
Should I buy? Should I sell? Students act as business managers, apply risk management theories, and execute trades in an unstable market with a real one-million-dollar portfolio under the supervision of faculty and expert advisors.
Engaging and hands-on, the Product Lab invests interest in developing and pitching ideas to potential customers. The lab includes designing and delivering physical products – giving each student the chance to build a portfolio of practical skills and applied experience.
Students conduct business research, consultation, planning, branding, marketing, launching, and assessment. With guidance from an experienced professional, students turn theories into a retail business venture, testing retail hypotheses and assessing both profit and loss.
Strengthen your abilities and gear up for your career - explore Accounting, the language of business.
Complete a Business Administration major with hands-on business lab courses and a marketing practicum.
Projects like the $1 million Student Managed Investment Fund strengthen students’ portfolios and puts them ahead of the competition for internships and post-graduate jobs. See more about Business Finance!
Why do the principles of economics seem to hold no matter the geographical location? For example, why do diamonds cost more than water, whether in natural-resource scarce Japan, or mineral rich Russia. If you wonder about this kind of question, explore Economics.
The Global Management major provides students with tools to meet the employment needs of multinational corporations in the Era of Globalization.
Do you have a passion for understanding international trade and development, and global finance, and want the opportunity to succeed in a multinational corporation, or a non-profit international organization? Do you want to study or work outside the U.S.? Do you want to master a foreign language? Explore the International Economics & Finance major.
Meet the Faculty
Shannon Cornelison-Brown, Adjunct Instructor in Business Administration
Dr. David Griffith, Dean of Social Sciences; Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Syed Kamal, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
- Mikidadu Mohammed, Assistant Professor of Economics
Stephanie Motz, Visiting Executive in Residence
Dr. Daniel Nuckols, Associate Professor of Economics
Stephen Ramsey, Associate Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Kevin Simmons, Professor of Economics; Economics & Business Administration Department Chair
Dr. Ashley Tharayil, Assistant Professor of Economics
After Austin College
Double majoring in international economics & finance and French, Julie Coggins ’14 held internships during her college years with the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Harwood Levitt Consulting group. She also studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium. She was a Phi Beta Kappa summa cum laude graduate in May 2014, and… [Read More]
From March 26 to March 29, I had the opportunity to travel to Dayton, Ohio and participate in the RISE conference held by Dayton University. RISE stands for Redefining Investment Strategy Education and is the largest business conference held for undergraduate students in the world. Before I attended RISE, I thought I knew a fair… [Read More]
The RISE Conference provided to me an incredible opportunity to learn from a variety of experts in their specialized fields. During my time in Dayton, Ohio, my learning curve was exponential as I was able to investigate many different parts of the investment world by attending classes and listening to different speakers. I was able… [Read More]
Experiment with business strategies in an engaging game-like exercise! In the strategic management course, students build a business from the ground up, launch new products to the market and manage the entire product life cycle using a web-based large-scale, full-enterprise simulation interface.
Coca Cola, FedEx, Delta Airlines, Walmart, and IBM are examples of some of the large US corporations that have used or currently using the same simulation interface for their executive training programs. Students at Austin College learn business strategies using a training tool that is widely used in real-life corporate management training.
The Grace Collins and Will Collins Scholarship is $8,400 per year, awarded up to 4 students.
The Thomas Edgar and Kathryn Heard Craig Fellowship is $1,100 per year awarded to a single student.
The Daniel L. and Martha P. Nuckols Award is $500 to $3,000 per year awarded to a single student.
The Will Mann Richardson Prize for Outstanding Scholarship and Service is $4,000 per year awarded to 2 or 3 students.
- Jno. E. Owens Conference
- Todd A. Williams Executive-in-Residence Speaker Series
- Dow hits 20,000 - Student Managed Investment Fund in the news
- Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VII Forum
- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
- Gateways to Graduate School