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Global Connections Study Tours

Spring 2015 Destinations

Faculty: Fred Beach
Student Leader: Jay Lu

Faculty: Doug Dierking
Student Leader: Alon Tzeiri

*South Africa
Faculty: Ethan Burris
Student Leader: Kemar Burrowes

*South East Asia
Faculty: Prof. Michael Hasler
Student Leader: TBD

Faculty: Prof. Steve Courter
Student Leader: Anshu Gupta

Faculty:  Orlando Kelm
Student Leader: Eli Seidner

This study tour runs from May 20-30
Faculty:  Raj Raghunathan
Student Leader: Hanna Jamal

*Indicates the program travels to a destination on the UT Restricted Regions List. No University of Texas at Austin student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a Restricted Region. Any participation in travel to a Restricted Region is strictly voluntary, and the participant assumes full responsibility for all risks associated with this travel.


Each year, Texas MBA students explore opportunities in global markets by participating in a program called McCombs Global Connections. MGC combines an intensive three credit hour course with an eight to ten-day study tour to the business powerhouses of the world.

What You Will learn

Students learn about the economic, political, cultural, and social background of the country in the pre-study tour course through guest speakers, project work and case studies. While traveling, they visit multinational and local companies, explore cultural sites and network with alumni.

The photo contest

Global Connections Photo Contest: The MGC Photo Contest showcases the exciting travels, experiences and adventures of MBA students during the Global Connections courses.

Corporate sponsorship

Project Sponsorship: McCombs Global Connections welcomes collaborations with our corporate partners. We are seeking companies who wish to sponsor international projects in one of the destinations we are visiting.

global-china"I went to China for my Global Connection, and it was an invaluable experience to spend time in a country that is a giant player in the world. Working at Target I had conversations with so many companies that were sourcing product in China, but to see the entire value chain first hand really brought my understanding to another level."
Kyle Beste, MBA '12