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.
Meet the Faculty
Shannon Cornelison-Brown, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Dr. David Griffith, Dean of Social Sciences; Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Syed Kamal, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
- Dr. 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
I graduated from Austin College in 2017 with a BA in Business Administration and a double minor in Leadership Studies & Healthcare Studies. Through the Austin College Gateways Program, I am now a dual-degree candidate at Texas Tech University, simultaneously working on earning my MD from TTUHSC School of Medicine and my MBA from TTU Rawls College of Business.… [Read More]
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.
- 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