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INITIATIVE BRIEF

A NEW HOME FOR THE


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Enhancing experiential learning for UTSA’s business
students by relocating the college to a new building located
in the heart of downtown San Antonio.

LOCATION Downtown San Antonio

ESTIMATED SIZE 250,000 gross square feet

ESTIMATED COST $126 million, $504/GSF

OVERVIEW FUNDING SOURCES Tuition Revenue Bonds, proposed gifts


UTSA is proposing the
construction of a new state- THE CHALLENGE
of-the-art building to house Although the UTSA College of Business has an enrollment of over
the College of Business in 6,700 students, there continues to be a growing demand for highly
downtown San Antonio. qualified graduates to meet workforce needs in San Antonio and
The new facility will feature throughout Texas. The college is in need of additional experiential
contemporary and high-tech learning spaces, student collaboration areas and technological
classrooms and student infrastructure to continue to innovate the business curriculum and
meeting spaces, department produce skilled workers, leaders and business entrepreneurs. The
offices and research centers construction of a new home in downtown San Antonio will especially
to provide a multitude of facilitate partnerships between the College of Business and present
academic and professional and future downtown corporations that create an expanded array of
connections for students and experiential classroom-to-career opportunities.
the business community.
Proximity to UTSA’s new The building will provide additional space for projected enrollment
School of Data Science growth and greater flexibility for agile program delivery to serve
will facilitate continued students across all UTSA campuses. The full potential of the
collaborations among faculty university’s distributed Downtown Campus will be realized through
and students. The new home an aggressive 10-year development plan that will be shaped by
for this nationally ranked UTSA’s overall master planning and strategic planning processes. This
college will boost its legacy as proposal, subject to tuition revenue bond funding availability and gift
a catalyst for innovation and funding, will require significant planning to ensure that many of the
magnet for industry. college’s academic programs remain available on the Main Campus
during the transition, particularly lower division programs.

Joe Izbrand
Dr. Wm. Gerard Sanders
MEDIA Associate Vice President
OTHER Dean & Bodenstedt Chair in Management
INQUIRIES for Communications & Marketing
INQUIRIES College of Business
210-458-8754 | joe.izbrand@utsa.edu
210-458-4313 | gerry.sanders@utsa.edu
INITIATIVE BRIEF

A NEW HOME FOR THE


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
COMPONENTS THE IMPACT
Majority of faculty, staff and students from: Proximity to UTSA’s new School of Data Science and
National Security Collaboration Center will fuel synergies
»» Department of Accounting with federal agencies, and San Antonio’s tech corridor
»» Department of Economics will benefit directly from the nearby supply of intellectual
»» Department of Finance talent. With a new curriculum that delivers both a
»» Department of Management foundational core (e.g., finance, marketing, accounting,
»» Department of Management Science management) and practical skills in specialties such as
»» Department of Marketing analytics, innovation, leadership and globalization, the
»» Embrey Real Estate Finance and College of Business will expand the pool of graduates
Development Program trained to lead in the 21st century. Over the next 10
»» Center for Global Entrepreneurship years, the college’s current enrollment is expected to
»» Center for Innovation, Technology and grow to over 10,000 students.
Entrepreneurship
»» Center for Professional Excellence
BENEFITS TO SAN ANTONIO
»» Center for Student Professional Development
»» Financial Studies Center
AND TEXAS
»» UTSA’s College of Business is training the next
PARTNERSHIP S generation of business professionals, managers,
executive leaders and wealth creators to improve
»» AT&T
the caliber of the Texas workforce and benefit the
»» Boeing
national economy.
»» EY
»» Geekdom »» Through faculty research and partnerships, the
»» H-E-B UTSA College of Business is creating the intellectual
»» PwC capital to meet the growing needs of business,
»» Rackspace government and nonprofit organizations as well as
»» USAA improve social and economic development for our
»» UT Health San Antonio region.
»» Valero
PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES
»» Department naming
»» Active learning and study spaces »» Endowed department chairs
»» Connected classrooms and cutting edge »» Naming opportunities for Financial Studies Center
instructional technology for flexible course content and Student Success Center
delivery
»» Undergraduate scholarships
»» A Student Success Center to facilitate student
»» Graduate fellowships
retention and graduation
»» A state-of-the-art executive education facility
»» Event and meeting space to facilitate business/ Construction of the College of Business building is pending approval
industry collaborations by the UT System Board of Regents.