Texas MBA Fellows Programs
The CCIMS Marketing Fellows program gives selected Texas MBA students who are committed to pursuing leadership in marketing the opportunity to develop their marketing acumen and management skills. Through a combination of focused curriculum and consulting projects, Marketing Fellows serves to elevate the caliber of marketing students produced at McCombs and the reputation of the Marketing Department overall. The program is student led and managed, with support from CCIMS and Marketing faculty.
The Sigma Fellows program provides selected MBA students who are committed to pursuing leadership in the functional areas of operations, supply chain, and/or information management the opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills through a comprehensive integrated learning opportunity. This is achieved through a combination of focused classroom discussions and consulting projects that help students develop a better understanding of real-world challenges and enhance the Texas MBA experience within the three Sigma disciplines. The program is student led and managed with support from the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence and IROM faculty.
Venture Fellows is a program, unique to The University of Texas at Austin, which places MBA students as interns in local venture capital, private equity, and start-up firms while providing a unique venture capital focused curriculum taught by industry professionals to compliment the hands on experience. Through a rigorous recruitment process, 15-20 future business leaders are selected to participate in the two semester long program that teaches them how to identify and quantify investment opportunities, perform due diligence, and assist in market analysis for new ventures. The Venture Fellows program enables its members to gain the experience they need to identify and lead profitable growth opportunities within companies that they join. Members also have the opportunity to participate in The National Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) hosted by The University of North Carolina.
Board Fellows was launched in 2010 as an initiative of McCombs’ Net Impact chapter. The program places selected MBA students on the boards of directors of local partner non-profit organizations as non-voting board members for one year. The purpose of the program is to give talented and committed business students the opportunity to work with and learn from non-profit leaders, while contributing their time and business skills to benefit the local community.
Venture Lab Fellows
Texas Venture Labs provides a unique and experiential learning opportunity to students with passion for learning about the entrepreneurial and funding processes through a combination of focused curriculum, hands-on learning, and speaker series. The program is a university-wide initiative to support technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and innovation by offering entrepreneurs an accelerated route in bringing their innovations to market. Through a rigorous recruitment process, 30 total graduate students from the Schools of Business, Engineering, Law, and Natural Sciences are selected to participate in the semester-long program, during which they work on cross-disciplinary teams to accelerate the formation and launch of 5-10 startups selected through an equally rigorous process. These teams provide immediate impact and value to partner companies through education and mentoring; market and business plan validation; team-building and networking; and providing direct links to resources and funding.