University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
Founded in 1881, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is a private university committed to educational excellence. The UIW School of Professional Studies (SPS) provides educational opportunities for busy adults and professionals in a non-traditional format. SPS offers certificates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees online or at one of four learning centers in both San Antonio and Corpus Christi. SPS also offers continuing education opportunities including a variety of certifications and professional programs. SPS full-time faculty are assisted in the classroom by scholar practitioners who help bring real-world experience in their fields. The degree programs offered are chosen for their content rich curriculum and their applicability to today’s needs.
Get to know University of the Incarnate Word
- Online Asynchronous
- On Campus Nights
- On Campus Weekends
- 24/7 technical support
- 48 hour professor reply time
- Employer tuition benefits
- GI Bill certified
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Writing Center
- Career Services
- Alumni Networking
Program Details & Highlights
The Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) will develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. The MBA will develop proficiency and confidence in all of the functional areas of business. In addition to providing the technical skills required for an executive-level business position, this degree also emphasizes ethical considerations of doing business. The programs are supported by experienced faculty with expertise in all functional areas of business.
- Can be completed in 10 months
- No GMAT or GRE required
- Build your own specialization or choose from Human Resource Management, Data Analytics or Asset Management
Acknowledged by SHRM
The Professional Master of Business in Administration has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its full alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum human resources content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Asset Management
- Data Analytics
- Human Resource Management
- On campus
- Evening classes
- Full-time or part-time
- South Associate of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Dr. Adam Guerrero, Ph.D., Associate Professor
- PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
- MBA, MA, University of Texas at Arlington
- BBA, AA, Northwood University
After completing my bachelor’s in business administration, I worked in sales, marketing, and analysis at the sales and marketing center at Xerox Corporation in Dallas, Texas. While working at Xerox Corporation, I completed my master’s in business administration at the University of Texas at Arlington. As I neared the completion of my MBA, I fell in love with economics, finance, and business and economic policy, so I decided to study for a master of arts in economics with a specialization in finance. After completing my MA in economics, I transitioned from sales and marketing at Xerox Corporation into financial sales at BBVA Compass. I continued to pursue my passion for applied economics and policy while working on a PhD at School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. After I completed my PhD, I have kept myself busy as a professor, entrepreneur, consultant, and applied researcher in the areas of postsecondary educational outcomes, employee retention, free market economics, and applied marketing research in the areas of customer acquisition, satisfaction, and retention.
Have you always had a passion for teaching? Why did you decide to become an educator?
Yes, I have always had a passion for teaching. I didn’t know I wanted to teach until I was close to completing my second master’s degree. I decided to get an MBA because the organization I was working for at the time (Xerox Corporation) had 100% tuition reimbursement. My fellow peers told me that managerial economics was nothing less than grueling, so I naturally put it off until the end of my program. What I worried would be a treacherous experience (learning economics) turned out to be quite a lot of fun. I then went on to get a master’s in economics w/ a specialization in finance before studying for a PhD at the School of Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences at the UT Dallas. During that time, I have developed a passion for helping students succeed, and, of course, all of the teaching that comes along w/ student success. 🙂
If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?
I’d say show up, work hard, and be understanding.
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
Here are my two favorite quotes (one I got from my Dean at a Faculty Assembly). You’ll see that they are related to teaching.
“Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.” by Anatole France and “Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise – even in their own field.” by Isacc Asimov
What is one thing you would like students to know about you?
This is easy. I would like my students to know that their success is my goal.