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About the Program



  • Must be a BBA student in good academic standing and have an overall minimum UT Austin GPA of 2.50.
  • Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


Program Duration: five weeks, June 22-July 23, 2015

Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.


Business Law and Ethics – Taught by University of Texas, McCombs faculty
LEB323 (H)

Law of the European Union - Taught by University of Edinburgh faculty
IB372 or LEB 370.12

Cultural Analysis Assignment

You will be responsible for completing a short analysis of the local culture. You will receive instructions and guidance throughout the process. Each student will receive a set of materials they can use during this assignment and in their future careers.

The assignment is designed to be a short, fun and enriching group activity. You will receive valuable feedback on your analysis, and all contributions will be compiled into the class' group observations of the culture. For more information, and to see a sample student assignment, check out the Cultural Analysis Toolkit.

During the re-entry session, you will receive feedback and guidance from the assistant director. You'll learn how to leverage this project and the skills you have developed while abroad to distinguish yourself during the recruitment process. For more information, please visit Study Abroad and Your Career.

  • Re-entry Orientation in September



Paula Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Business, Government and Society. Professor Murray has a BA in English from Baylor and a JD from the University of Texas Law School.  She teaches Legal Environment of Business, Ethics, Real Estate Law and Wills Trusts & Estates. She is the former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the McCombs School. 



Christopher Meakin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business, Government and Society. He received a B.B.A. in Management and Business Analysis from Texas A&M University, a M.A. in Legal History from Rice University and a J.D. from the University of Houston. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. 

Prior to joining the University of Texas faculty, Meakin practiced law at Vinson & Elkins in Houston where he represented clients facing a variety of business issues including corporate governance, securities regulation, contracts, and dispute resolution.

Christopher Meakin has served on the faculty of the University of Houston Law Center and the Jesse H. Jones School of Management at Rice University. Since joining UT’s faculty in 2001 he has taught courses on negotiations, ethics, corporate social responsibility, corporate law, marketing law, and the legal environment of business. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurship Group where he teaches a course on legal issues involved in launching a new business. He has taught in the Management of Technology Program offered at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

He is the recipient of many teaching awards including the Faculty Honor Roll for teaching excellence in the full-time MBA, Texas Evening MBA, Mexico City, Houston and Dallas\Fort Worth MBA programs and received the same honor at the undergraduate level at the McCombs School. Christopher has also served McCombs as an assistant director of the Business Honors Program and an assistant dean in the full-time MBA Program.