College of Business


Adrian Beard
2012 - Alumni

Throughout my years at UMHB I developed skills that lead to success in my professional career.  The BCIS program taught me how to effectively work in a team environment and understand group dynamics. I also learned how to adapt to an ever-changing workplace, and be open to learning new things. Being able to connect and relate to people on a professional and personal level is a valuable skill in many professions. Through the curriculum and diverse background of the faculty, I was exposed to a variety of IT industry essentials, including, but not limited to software development, project management, system design, and database design. Thanks to the strong foundation I received from the BCIS program, I have been able to steadily grow and expand my career opportunities.

Grace Adams
2017 - Student

In the spring of 2016 I had the opportunity to intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the largest financial services firm globally. As an audit intern I had the opportunity to work on audits for three different clients: one mutual funds company, one private equity company, and one privately owned solar energy company. My classes at UMHB prepared me for this internship by giving me a strong foundation and understanding of not only accounting skills, but also social and writing skills in a business setting. There were over 100 other interns from all over Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana including schools like A&M and UT, but there was never a point at which I felt less prepared or less qualified than anyone else from any other school. The McLane College of Business prepares its students very well for every aspect of our future careers and gives us the unique experience of a Christ-based business foundation in a secular business world.

Dusty Miller
2009 - Alumni

I graduated with a degree in accounting in December 2009. I spent the spring and summer preparing tax returns at a local accounting firm, and then went on to pursue my master’s in accounting at Baylor University. After graduation from Baylor, I worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Austin office. I was part of the assurance team, and it was a great experience. After two busy seasons with PWC, I left for a position as controller of a small publically-traded oil and gas company, Rockdale Resources Corporation. During my time at all three of these jobs, I was also working on the business I co-founded as a sophomore at UMHB, Miller’s Smokehouse. In the summer of 2014, it became clear that the timing was right to quit all of my “real” jobs, move back to Belton, and focus on Miller’s Smokehouse, as was always my dream. I still keep in touch with some of my professors from UMHB, and I feel that my experience in the accounting department transferred well to an entrepreneurial environment. I am forever thankful for UMHB, and especially the accounting department!