|Message from the Interim Dean|
The Cameron School of Business is distinguished by its student-centered faculty and curricula designed in the rich tradition of the Basilian fathers to contribute to the personal, ethical, and spiritual development of its students. Founded in 1978, the Cameron School has made business ethics central to its mission and its curricula from the start. In the course of its development, it has achieved recognition as a business school with the highest of standards and worthy of a place among the select few qualified for AACSB accreditation. True to its heritage, the Cameron School now houses the Center for Business Ethics, which engages students and the community in the study and contemplation of the meaning and importance of ethical behavior in all facets of personal conduct, especially in professional life.
The Cameron School offers programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. All are imbued with a blend of core technical competencies; the potential for specialization in the student’s chosen field; a strong international component, including study abroad opportunities; and a broader appreciation of the intellectual and moral imperatives essential to the richness of a spiritually rewarding life as well as success in one’s chosen career.
The Cameron faculty have earned a reputation for excellence in teaching and service to students. In addition to frequent personal interaction with students, the faculty engage in a wide range of programs designed to develop students’ abilities in communication, teamwork, community service, and research. At the same time, the faculty pursue a range of scholarly activities, including publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presenting papers at academic conferences, providing professional evaluations of the research of their peers, and contributing to academic conference proceedings. A substantial proportion of the full-time faculty hold endowed chairs funded by prestigious foundations.
With the advantage of its Museum District location, near two of Houston’s key business centers, the Cameron School benefits from participation in a highly cosmopolitan and international community. Both its faculty and students reflect the ethnic and linguistic diversity of the broader Houston community, and both take full advantage of the opportunities for interaction with a dynamic internationally-oriented community. These attributes render the Cameron School a rich blend of traditional academics with the dynamics of cutting-edge curricula and research agenda, which contribute to the intellectual and spiritual development and the professional success of its students.
Barry Wilbratte, Ph.D.
Cameron School of Business