Message From The Dean – Spring 2023

Dear members of the Engler College of Business community, Warm greetings to all of you! I’m thrilled to share the latest Engler College of Business newsletter, filled with stories that embody our community’s resilience and convey a spirit of optimism. We continue to make remarkable progress in delivering exceptional education and fostering business excellence. First and foremost, I am delighted to announce that Amarillo National Bank has generously contributed $3 million to support the growth and development of our accounting, economics, and finance programs. This significant contribution has resulted in the naming of the Amarillo National Bank School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance within the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. We are incredibly grateful for Amarillo National Bank’s investment in the future of our college, as this support will go a long way to ensure that our students receive a world-class education. Furthermore, I am pleased to share... Read more

A Legacy Of Giving

If there is one family name that is familiar around campus, and specifically in the College of Business, it is Bain. It is the story of multi-generational involvement at WT, from student life to philanthropy. And it is the story of a regional bank that has come to be known in the Canyon area. Read more

2023 Princeton Review Top 50 Online MBA Programs Badge

COB Rankings

Many students base their university choice not just on location, cost, and availability of programs. Rankings also play a very important role, and in the current era of online reviews for practically everything we buy, it makes sense that degree-seeking individuals seek out what others are saying. Read more

It All Balances Out

There is much to be said for plowing through the hard stuff when you’re young and have the energy. While many of our graduate students pursue their advanced degrees after they have gained some work experience, some just go right through marathon-style. Like Corey Orthengren, the Amarillo native who earned his BBA in Accounting in May 2019, then dove into the MPA program and graduated with that degree in December 2020. Read more

Amarillo National Bank School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

The Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University proudly announces a significant milestone in its history. Thanks to a generous $3 million donation from Amarillo National Bank, the unit housing the academic disciplines of Accounting, Economics, and Finance (AEF) has been officially renamed the Amarillo National Bank School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance. This generous gift, the largest in the bank’s history, solidifies the longstanding partnership between Amarillo National Bank and the College of Business. The announcement, made on February 14, and following approval by the Board of Regents on February 9, signifies the bank’s commitment to nurturing talent and investing in the business community’s future. As the largest family-owned bank in the United States, Amarillo National Bank’s dedication to the success of its employees and the communities it serves is truly commendable. The generous donation from Amarillo National Bank not only solidifies its commitment to the academic... Read more