Business Week is an excellent forum for students to get connected with the real world and learn from top business and civic leaders. The three-day event includes a job fair (Meet-the-Firms), the La Quinta Keynote Lecture, and lectures and workshops on current topics from top business leaders.
The week concludes with a beautiful awards dinner and reception to celebrate student and faculty achievements. It is also a platform for companies to network with other business leaders, renew old connections and create new ones. This event is a longstanding tradition in the Greehey School of Business. It began in 1975 to connect the classroom to the business world under the guidance of Brother Paul Goelz, S.M., a beloved member of the Society of Mary and the San Antonio business community. Brother Goelz’s vision was to bring real-world leaders to our classrooms to share, not just their expertise, but also their passion for business and community. While the Greehey School of Business continues to innovate and grow, it has always been committed to the program’s original mission of providing relevant and responsive education that focuses on developing business professionals who are skilled, ethical and globally aware, and who are prepared for careers of meaning and purpose.
Oct. 3-5, 2017
All events will be held in the Alkek Business Building, Atrium, unless otherwise stated.
Professional attire is required for all events.
La Quinta Keynote Lecture
Macroeconomics and Its Effect on Retail
Craig Boyan, President and Chief Operating Officer, H-E-B
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Predictably Irrational: Ethics in the 21st Century
Cara Biasucci, Project Director of Business, Government and Society at the University of Texas at Austin
12:35 to 1:45 p.m.
International Networking: How To Do It Effectively
Iñigo Arzac, Chairman of the Board, World Affairs Council of San Antonio and Managing Partner, AXON Consultants, SABEResPODER
2 to 3:15 p.m.
From Dressing for the Job You Want to Understanding Corporate Culture: Tools for Success in a Globally Connected World
Moderator: Kelsey Myers (B.B.A. ‘14)
Panelists: Danko Barisic (B.A. ’08, M.B.A. ’11), Stephanie M. Norton (B.B.A. ’10, M.B.A. ’12), and Desmond Savage (M.B.A. ‘13).
Noon to 2 p.m.
Meet-the-Firms Career Fair
2 to 5 p.m.
University Center, Conference Room A
Are you ready for a job or internship? Meet more than 35 local, regional and national employers who are looking to hire.
MBA Alumni Reception
6 to 8 p.m.
Technology’s Role in Global Economy: Why the U.S. Needs to Keep Up with the Rest of the World
Lanham Napier, Co-founder, BuildGroup and former CEO, Rackspace Hosting
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Venturing in Large Global Firms
Deryck J. van Rensburg, Dean, Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and former President, Coca-Cola Global Ventures
11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Brexit, China, and the Future of Business in an Enlightened World
The Right Honourable Henry McLeish, St. Mary’s University School of Law Visiting Professor of European Studies, and former First Minister of Scotland
12:35 to 1:45 p.m.
Discovering Your Limitless Opportunity in San Antonio
Jenna Saucedo-Herrera (B.B.A. ’09), President and CEO, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
2 to 3:15 p.m.
Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner
6 p.m., Check-in and Reception
7 p.m., Dinner and Awards
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78230
The outstanding programming that is provided each year during Business Week is possible thanks to the support of our sponsors. For more information or to sign up as a sponsor, contact Lisa Garcia by email or at 210-436-3707.
Platinum Sponsor – $3,500
Gold Sponsor – $2,500
Silver Sponsor – $1,500
Table Sponsor – $1,000
*Space is limited for the Meet-the-Firms recruiting program. Participation will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bexar Appraisal District
Cuellar & Associates, L.L.C.
Ernst & Young
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kahlig Auto Group
NuStar Energy L.P.
RSM US LLP
San Antonio Police Department
Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.
Texas Capital Bank
U.S. Air Force Audit Agency
U.S. Army Audit Agency
Valero Energy Corporation
Outstanding Student in Accounting
Outstanding Student in Accounting and Data Analytics
Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurial Studies
Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Risk Management Focus)
Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Finance Focus)
Outstanding Student in Marketing
Outstanding Student in International Business
Outstanding Student in Management
Outstanding Student in Master of Business Administration
Outstanding Student Service
Magda M. Olivas Carmona
Outstanding Future Leader
Outstanding Teaching Award – Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Margaret R. Langford, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Outstanding Faculty Award – Professional Faculty
Guillermo Martinez, J.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing
1923 Commemorative Award for Outstanding Research
Ajaya K. Swain, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management
Outstanding Volunteerism and Community Service Award
Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies