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Let your entrepreneurial spirit flourish

Every professional field needs a talented mind to handle its business. We’ve been preparing leaders in the Texas economy for 50 years, in fields as diverse as sports, energy, healthcare, and technology. From Wall Street to advancing solar energy, you will find what you need to know to seize new opportunities and excel in whatever field you choose.

Student Profile

Bobcat Entrepreneur

Ali Ijaz founded a successful business and competed in an international competition for entrepreneurs — and that was all before he earned an M.B.A. and tied the knot with his Bobcat fiancée.

Ali Ijaz

Beyond the Classroom

Using Business to Help People in Need

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

"ignite" logo and tagline, "A weekend for entrepreneurial discovery"


Ignite is a virtual, 3-day, learning-by-doing workshop for students interested in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Whether you have an idea for a business or are simply curious about the fascinating world of entrepreneurship, Ignite is the perfect place to begin your journey!

Dr. Diego E. Vacaflores

Dr. Diego E. Vacaflores,

Associate Professor, Department of Finance and Economics

Faculty Profile

Research - Economics, Migration, Remittances

In 2015, Dr. Vacaflores received a McCoy Faculty Development Grant to conduct research in Central and South America. Since then, he has published multiple articles, organized an economic research conference in Bolivia, received several awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship/Creative Activities, accompanied graduate students to Chile for a study abroad program, and written his book, Economic Growth and Development of Latin America, which looks into the profound amount of money — called remittances — that immigrants have transferred to their former countries.