When we look to the future of BHP, we envision a program that provides the best undergraduate business education in the nation coupled with a top-notch community. We want to ensure that the program is able to continue at this level and enhance our programming and student opportunities in the future.
State budget cuts in recent years have taken a toll on higher education, cutting much needed dollars from budgets across the board at UT Austin. The BHP has felt the impact of these cuts and has had to rely more heavily on donor and alumni support than ever before to help us reach our ultimate goal of becoming a self-sustaining program. We sincerely thank our donors and alumni for your contributions and continued support of the program.
THE ECONOMY - IT'S TOUGH OUT THERE
It's no secret that these are tough times for higher education. UT and its programs face a decline in the state funding that is already only 13% of the University's budget. As that number shrinks, it is imperative that we turn to our alumni and friends of the Program to keep a BHP education within the reach of every student who earns one.
DISPELLING THE MYTH: IS UT RICH?
people think that UT and the McCombs School are rich because we receive
revenue from the state-owned Permanent University Fund (PUF). PUF
receives revenue from oil and mineral interests in West Texas, but that
money supports 18 institutions and six agencies in the Texas A&M
and University of Texas Systems.
THE VALUE OF YOUR DEGREE
Every dollar you give to BHP is a dollar spent on maintaining the value of your own degree. As BHP and UT continue to gain prominence, our alumni benefit from the growth of our reputation.