The H-E-B School of Business & Administration at UIW

Student Advising in the H-E-B School of Business

Students in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration benefit from personalized advising throughout their time at the University of the Incarnate Word. This is achieved with help from professional advisors and faculty advisors.

Professional Advisors

The H-E-B School of Business has two full-time Advising Specialists. These advisors are assigned to incoming first-time students for their first five semesters on campus. Transfer business students are assigned an Advising Specialist for their first semester only.

The role of our professional advisors is to assist students with course selections and degree plan guidance. They also help with audit reviews and discuss student responsibilities and community service requirements. Professional advisors are a connection to other resources on campus, guiding students on the path to graduation.

  • The Role of an Advisor

    Advisors in the H-E-B School of Business assist students in many ways, including the following:

    • The pathway to graduation: 4-year degree plan (sequence and value)
    • The significance of community service and how to identify community service opportunities
    • How to create and understand a degree evaluation
    • Study abroad opportunities and the significance for business students
    • The steps in professional/career development for a business student
    • How to access and utilize resources on campus (tutoring, career services, campus life, financial aid)
    • The language of higher education (example: credit hours, prerequisites, etc.)
    • Keys to success in college (importance of attendance, classroom etiquette, visiting faculty during office hours, effective communication, etc.)
    • The UIW mission and its impact on student success
    • The appropriate courses for registration and how to register.


Meet the Advisors

Haley Ayres

Haley Ayres, M.Ed.

Advising Specialist
Office: GB 206 | Gorman Business & Education Center
  • Advising Concentrations

    Mrs. Ayres advises students in the following business concentrations:

    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Sport Management
  • More Information

    Mrs. Ayres joined the H-E-B School of Business as an Advising Specialist in 2015. She previously served as an athletic academic advisor in the Student Success Department at UIW. Mrs. Ayres received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and her Masters of Education in Workforce Development Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Gloria Ramos-Cortes

Gloria Ramos-Cortes, MBA

Advising Specialist
Office: GB 204 | Gorman Business & Education Center
  • Advising Concentrations

    Ms. Ramos-Cortes advises students in the following business concentrations:

    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • General Business
    • Professional Golf Management
  • More Information

    Ms. Ramos-Cortes joined the H-E-B School of Business in the fall of 2018. Before coming to UIW, she was an academic advisor at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, College of Business for 6 years. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, along with her Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Faculty Advisors 

After the designated time with our professional advisors, students will transition to a faculty advisor in their field of study. This transition takes places after a student has completed his or her first five semesters. The transition for transfer students takes places after one semester completed at UIW.

The role of a faculty advisor is largely the same as that of a professional advisor, but a faculty advisor also serves as a mentor to students. Students receive advice from faculty that is specific to their chosen field. The faculty-student partnership is vital to a student's success in the classroom and in the marketplace upon graduation.

Click here to learn how to find your faculty advisor.
Click here to see a list of HEBSBA faculty.


Advising Resources 

Students at the H-E-B School of Business have many resources to assist them in their journey to graduation. Explore the table below to find these useful resources, including forms needed for registration, as well as tutorials for Blackboard, Bannerweb and Degree Works.

  • Helpful Links
    • How to find your advisor – LINK
    • How to access registration information – LINK
    • How to prepare for registration – LINK
    • How to locate course prerequisites – LINK
    • How to register for classes – LINK
    • How to view your course schedule – LINK
    • Advising Terms Explained – LINK
    • Advising FAQs – LINK
    • UIW Core Curriculum – LINK
  • Student Success Resources
    • Registration, Financial Aid, and Student Records –LINK
    • Bannerweb and Blackboard Assistance – LINK
    • Degree Works Tutorial – LINK
    • Career and Professional Development – LINK
    • Testing Resources – LINK
    • Tutoring Services – LINK
    • Writing Center – LINK
  • Documents & Forms
    • Capstone I Entry Form – LINK
    • Athlete Advising Form – LINK
    • Recommended 4-year plan for BBA core classes – LINK
    • Academic Change Form – LINK
        • Complete this form to change/add a major, concentration, minor, or advisor. Please turn in the completed form to the University Advising Center to get processed.
    • Student Schedule Planner – LINK
      • This template is available to help students visualize their schedule for the semester.
    • Online Course Enrollment: International Students – LINK
      • International students must complete the Online Course Enrollment Request Form to register for a main campus online course. Enrollment must be verified by your academic advisor and then approved by the International Student & Scholar Services before you are authorized to enroll.

Click here to see 4-year Degree Plans, Checklists and Profiles.



Please contact the University Advising Center to schedule an appointment. You can reach their office by phone at 210-805-5814 or stop by in person at the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.