McCoy College of Business

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Texas State University
McCoy College of Business Administration
McCoy College.jpg
Former names
College of Business Administration
Type Public business school
Established 1968
Dean Denise T. Smart
Students 3,650
Undergraduates 3,200
Postgraduates 450
Location 601 University Drive
29°53′17″N 97°56′41″W / 29.888088°N 97.944618°W / 29.888088; -97.944618Coordinates: 29°53′17″N 97°56′41″W / 29.888088°N 97.944618°W / 29.888088; -97.944618
Affiliations Texas State University
Website [1]
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The McCoy College of Business Administration is the business school of Texas State University. The college offers curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students and receives its business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Established in 1968, Texas State's business school was originally known as the College of Business Administration. Following a $20 million gift from local businessman and wife Emmett and Miriam McCoy in 2004, the school was formally renamed the Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration.[1] The endowment, now administered by the McCoy College of Business Development Foundation, provides distinguished professorships, scholarships to both undergraduates and graduates, and program development.[2] Later, the McCoys were awarded honorary doctorates, being the seventh and eighth individuals receiving such awards from Texas State University.

The College contains five departments: Accounting; Computer information systems and QMST; Marketing; Management; Finance and Economics.[3]

Academic profile[edit]

The McCoy College of Business's degree programs require prior admission into the college. Students completing one of McCoy College's BBA degree programs are not required to pursue a minor. Students in outside majors are allowed to pursue a minor in either Economics or Business Administration.[4]

Notable organizations[edit]

McCoy Hall[edit]

McCoy Hall finished construction and was dedicated in 2006. Funding for the facility was achieved primarily through the McCoy's generous $20 million donation, thus coining the name for the building.

Trading Lab[edit]

The T. Paul Bulmahn Research and Trading Lab is a state-of-the-art facility housed on the third floor of McCoy Hall. Funded through a $1.5 million donation made by ATP Oil & Gas Corp Chairman and President T. Paul Bulmahn, the lab allows students to trade in a "real world" environment.[5]

The facility includes 30 dual-monitor workstations, eight Bloomberg Terminals, and several large LCD displays showing current financial market information, headlines, lab hours and other announcements. A 90-foot (27 m) LED ticker also rests outside the entrance showing current headlines and financial market activity.


  1. ^ "McCoy Donation". Texas State University. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  2. ^ "McCoy Advisory Board". Texas State University. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  3. ^ "McCoy Hall Dept. and Contact Information". Texas State University. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Undergraduate Majors and Programs". Texas State University. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  5. ^ "McCoy College Donation". Texas State University. Retrieved 2010-07-18.