Real-world experiences are at the heart of what makes the Greehey School of Business exceptional. After all, there are not many schools where undergraduates manage a $1.8 million portfolio in a real live trading room. Students have opportunities to visit, study and interact with other countries such as Austria, China, Dubai, France, Japan, and South Korea. With opportunities such as community service, interactive networking opportunities, international travel, and internship experiences, the Greehey School of Business is transforming students in both their professional and personal lives.
Our programs focus on experiential learning. Students interact with business leaders in almost all of their classes and learn from the best. Our professors maintain active partnerships with the business community, which supports the school by providing internships, scholarships, career assistance and employment for our students. And of course our alumni include presidents and CEOs of local and global companies, CEOs of nonprofit organizations, small business owners and government leaders.
Small Business Institute
Small Business Institute
The Small Business Institute at the Greehey School of Business offers free assistance to local small and nonprofit businesses in areas such as marketing, business planning, and accounting through a program that helps local businesses while giving our business students hands–on learning experiences.
The Small Business Institute accepts both small and nonprofit business clients, and offers in–depth consulting services for local businesses in areas such as: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, information technology, international business and marketing. Senior business students, under the supervision of business faculty, provide consulting services at no cost.
For more information or to apply for the free service, contact Marketing Professor and Small Business Institute Director Ed Cole at 210–431–2039 or email@example.com.
Rattler Enterprises is one of few student-managed businesses in the nation. Students gain experience in the strategic and operational aspects of running a business. The executive team is open to all St. Mary’s University students, not just business majors.The first division of Rattler Enterprises, TLC Tees, was made possible by a generous donation from St. Mary’s alumni Tom (B.B.A. ’88) and Leti (B.A. ’89) Contreras. Rattler Prints evolved from TLC Tees to better support the needs of campus organizations. Rattler Prints helps students and University organizations create custom designs on T-shirts, tote bags, hats, wristbands and more for their events.In the 2016-2017 academic year, Rattler Enterprises will introduce a second division – Rattler Storage. Rattler Storage will provide a low-cost solution for St. Mary’s students to store belongings in a convenient manner and location between semesters. Rattler Storage will pick up and deliver students’ belongings so they can concentrate on moving and settling in.
For more information about Rattler Enterprises, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student-Managed Investment Portfolio
The Student-Managed Investment Portfolio course is part of the Finance curriculum, giving undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to invest up to $1.8 million. The class is taught in the state-of-the-art Keith A. Russell Trading Room, named after the late Keith Russell, Ph.D., who was the first dean of the Greehey School of Business until his unexpected passing in April 2008. The trading room features a Trans-Lux LED jet ticker, a Trans-Lux data board, and a 57-inch LCD television for up-to-date financial information. Students and faculty in the class have 24/7 access to necessary financial information to develop trade recommendations and support trade decisions.
In keeping with our mission to develop globally aware students, the Greehey School of Business offers numerous opportunities to engage in global experiences for students and faculty. Past trips have included destinations such as:
South Korea, Summer 2016
This summer, Greehey MBA students embarked on a 10-day international field study trip to South Korea.
A visit to the Jeju Creative Economy Innovation Center generated insight into Korean innovation. Students also had the opportunity to visit industry heavy weights Kia, LG Electronics and Samsung Group, as well as local powerhouses Korea Railroad Company and the Kangwon Land Casino. The trip included a rare opportunity to meet with the speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea and the mayor of the city of Jeju.
Denmark, Summer 2015
Students from the Greehey MBA program traveled to Denmark and Germany in summer 2015 as part of a 10-day international field study.
They were hosted by the International Business Academy (IBA) in Kolding, Denmark, whose faculty members graciously shared their knowledge and expertise on the Danish economy, business and culture, and set up site visits in the surrounding area. The students also traveled to Berlin, Germany where they visited IAV, a high-tech automotive engineering firm with operations around the world including the U.S.
New Zealand and Australia, Spring 2014
During spring break 2014, Marketing Professor Mathew Joseph, Ph.D., brought a group of students to New Zealand and Australia for a hands-on learning adventure. They spent time with numerous economic development agencies, universities and public companies, including Telstra, Qantas, Westfield, Fonterra and Framecad. A highlight of the trip was visiting the American Chamber of Commerce in Auckland, which hosted a reception also attending by the acting U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand.