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Feed your entrepreneurial spirit

Business isn’t boring or stiff. It’s creative and expressive. It’s the art and the science of taking an idea and making it happen, a skill honed through practice, trial and error. It’s leadership in action. In addition to the traditional fundamentals of business management, finance and accounting, the McCoy College of Business helps students develop ideas for new business and teaches them to look beyond what’s been done before and be the innovators who create what’s next.

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.

people sitting and listening to the 3 day startup seminar

3-Day Startup

Take your business idea, add professional advice, and then make your pitch. It’s hands-on business development, and it has created businesses and started careers. You come up with the idea and collaborate with classmates. Professors and business pros show you how to make it better and how to sell it to investors or attract customers.

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.