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Partnership Program

Business Honors at McCombs

The Business Honors Program (BHP) at the McCombs School of Business is an innovative degree program designed to provide intellectual challenge and professional development for students with exceptional academic abilities and leadership skills. With approximately 500 students, BHP is a close-knit community inside the larger business school and university. Small classes focus on class discussions and presentations, group collaboration, analytical exercises and the research behind actual business decisions. The BHP’s accelerated core courses are modeled after MBA courses and are taught by the McCombs School’s most highly regarded professors.

The BHP curriculum and corresponding programming is designed to develop students at every stage of their college careers: incoming freshmen begin with Freshmen Leadership Kickoff, their official introduction to BHP where they are assigned to a peer mentor group. The mentorship program, along with a course to help them plan, implement and evaluate their post-graduation goals, rounds out their first-year experience. The BHP experience continues through hands-on learning; the Sophomore Case Competition hones students’ analytical and presentation skills. Juniors and seniors cultivate their more advanced technical skills through the Finance Boot Camp and reconnect with their classmates through various Make A Mark social events.

No competitive program has such a favorable student to staff ratio (500:7) nor offers such extensive extra-curricular activities. We strive to continue the momentum of this exceptional program and we rely on our corporate partners for their support in this effort.

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

We invite corporations to partner with us as a BHP sponsor. Your financial assistance and participation will allow the McCombs School to fulfill the BHP’s mission of attracting and retaining Texas’ very best students. By becoming a BHP Corporate Partner, you will help the BHP maintain its distinction as what is arguably the best undergraduate business experience available anywhere. Corporate support extends beyond a financial commitment, offering Partners the chance to connect with students as freshmen and make meaningful contributions throughout their collegiate experience. Corporations may choose a partnership at one of three levels: $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 [see details below], providing companies with the option of participating in a variety of student programs where they will be able to contribute event-related promotional materials and correspondence.

Through the support of corporate partners, the BHP will be able to offer a diverse group of students with outstanding academics and leadership the best in academic preparation and professional development. The corporate partners will, in turn, be able to: (1) contribute to the quality of the education provided; (2) engage with this exceptional student population at the McCombs School; and (3) identify the future leaders of their firms.

Click here for a complete list of benefits and program initiatives for the 2009-2010 academic year. To become a corporate partner or for more information, please contact Karen Gilbert at 512.475.8133 or

Business Honors Program Corporate Partner Support Levels

Gold Partner

Participation in the following events:

  • Fall Community BBQ
  • The Honors Business Association’s Company Dinner
  • Two additional BHP initiatives
  • Eligible to hold a meeting with the Honors Business Association student organization
  • Logo and hyperlink on the Business Honors Program webpage
  • Recognition as a BHP Partner at all BHP events

Silver Partner

Participation in the following events:

  • Fall Community BBQ
  • The Honors Business Association’s Company Dinner
  • One additional BHP initiative
  • Logo and hyperlink on the Business Honors Program webpage

Bronze Partner

Participation in the following events:

  • Fall Community BBQ
  • The Honors Business Association’s Company Dinner
  • Logo and hyperlink on the Business Honors Program webpage