COBA is committed to ensuring that UTEP BBA students have the best possible opportunity to graduate with the skills and capabilities to be successful in a dynamic and globally competitive business environment. To that end, COBA is partnering with global and regional industry leaders offer Corporate Academies that integrate specialized courses, industry-specific technologies, and co-curricular activities. COBA students who participate in these Corporate Academies will be uniquely prepared for challenging careers in a number of high-demand business fields.
Supported by significant contributions from regional/national banks and financial institutions, the new Banking Academy seeks to address the shortage of banking professionals in the West Texas and Southern New Mexico region. The Banking Academy integrates specialized courses, industry-specific technologies, and co-curricular activities for students.
The Risk Management concentration at UTEP’s College of Business Administration is heavily quantitative and includes calculus, probability theory, statistics, finance, economics, and business analytics. Students will also receive business and interpersonal skills that will be developed through executive visits, professional workshops, interactions with other universities.
The Human Capital Management (HCM) certificate program offers students a broad and application-oriented view of HCM. As part of the Academy experience, students begin to make linkages between what they are learning in the classroom and the challenges they will face in the workplace. Academy members interact with professionals in the field and gain knowledge of current work practices and company culture.
The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) certificate program offers students an application-oriented view of ERP systems, incorporating the world’s leading ERP business software, SAP. Through the Academy, students are actively coached and mentored by leaders from Lockheed Martin and Microsoft, they participate in corporate site visits, and they receive extensive support in the job and internship search process.