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Centers & Programs

McCoy College is dedicated to creating a learning environment of innovation and experiential learning. As a way of doing so, McCoy is home to four centers aimed at providing students added resources and support in different areas of business such as sales, entrepreneurship and international business. In addition, Business Leadership Week is an annual event put on by McCoy College in which dozens of guest speakers, panels and other activities are held to educate students on relevant industry topics.

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Students gain personal insights into entrepreneurship as entrepreneurs describe their contributions, reveal the sources of ideas, and discover ways of growth and success.

Business Leadership Week

Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a week-long event that engages students, faculty and the local community in conversations and learning about business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion. 

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Center for Entrepreneurial Action

The Center for Entrepreneurial Action helps students build the skill set they need to start a successful business, including product development, fundraising, and commercialization strategies. The Center serves as an interdisciplinary hub where students, faculty, guest speakers and mentors from the business community come together to educate, collaborate, and help students bring their innovative ideas to life.

Center for Professional Sales

Texas State University’s Center for Professional Sales offers experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in sales. The center’s wide array of corporate partners provide invaluable resources for students and help McCoy College’s Department of Marketing stay ahead of the curve. Students representing the Center for Professional Sales compete at the highest levels in the National and International Collegiate Sales Competition and secure internships and careers with industry leaders.

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Institute for Global Business

The Institute for Global Business is the hub of Texas State University’s efforts to train a new generation of leaders who view national borders as bridges, not barriers, for businesses. The institute emphasizes practical business skills, experiential learning, and a broader understanding of the economic, cultural, political, and historical issues affecting international business. In doing so, the institute prepares McCoy graduates for careers in the corporate, financial, and political agencies that will shape the future of global commerce.

Small Business Development Center

Texas State University’s Small Business Development Center is an economic development network that gives small-business owners the support they need to achieve their goals. The center leverages relationships with community partners and provides customized consultations for Texas business owners interested in developing a business plan, finding financing, exploring new markets, increasing sales, or improving productivity and profitability. The Small Business Development Center takes pride in helping emerging and struggling businesses access the tools and resources they need to thrive.

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