McCombs provides many opportunities for our students to tailor their MBA experience. Student organizations open the doors to relationships, leadership development, professional growth, increased understanding and just plain fun. With so many different organizations to choose from, it’s easy to find your niche at McCombs.
- ARMED FORCES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - AFAA
The Armed Forces Alumni Association fosters camaraderie among MBA students who previously served, or continue to serve, in any nation’s armed forces. AFAA is comprised of a unique set of MBA students who share an extraordinary set of leadership skills, cultivated and practiced under the most adverse conditions. The organization focuses on drawing parallels between the principles learned in the military and the skills required to be successful in business. AFAA maintains relationships with other ex-military MBAs at top business schools around the country and provides information to current or ex-military applicants interested in McCombs.
Contact information: ArmedForcesAlumniAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- BLACK GRADUATE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - BGBA
Founded in 1985, the BGBA is built on the diversity and achievements of its membership. BGBA members represent a variety of academic concentrations and political, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Members’ business interests range from the public to the private sector, entrepreneurship, and national and international markets in various areas of the business world. A professional organization of predominantly African-American students pursuing an MBA or Ph.D., the BGBA’s purpose is to provide a nexus through fellowship to broaden, enhance and promote the successful futures of its members.
Contact information: BGBA@mccombs.utexas.edu
- BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS CLUB
The Business Communications Club enables McCombs full-time students to develop and improve their communication skills for all situations, from socializing to public speaking opportunities. With the aid of MBA+ coaches and Career Management resources, each meeting will focus on a specific skill and provide the appropriate preparation, training, and feedback to help us become confident communicators in any setting. Through monthly meetings, students will have the opportunity to improve their communication skills in a supportive environment.
Contact information: BusinessCommunicationsClub@mccombs.utexas.edu
- BUSINESS, INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT SOCIETY – BIGS
The Business, Industry, Government and Society (BIGS) is a student group dedicated to providing an opportunity for members to explore the relationship between business and government in the United States and other countries. BIGS organizes speaker series, alumni panels and the Austin campus which gives students the opportunity to learn and discuss the interaction between the public and private sector. In a non-partisan atmosphere, BIGS helps McCombs students learn about local, state, federal and international public policy and its impact on business.
Contact information: BIGS@mccombs.utexas.edu
- CHINA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - CBA
The China Business Association is dedicated to establishing and strengthening both the business and cultural relationship between Texas MBAs and China. The organization works to improve the overall environment of Chinese business students and fosters networking opportunities with students from other schools and alumni. The group welcomes all students interested in Chinese business or culture.
Contact information: ChinaBusinessAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- CLEANTECH GROUP
The mission of the CleanTech Group is to connect MBA students with industry and academia towards the goal of building a diverse, economically viable energy portfolio for the future. The CleanTech Group sponsors relevant activities and events and serves as a hub for networking and information exchange. The goal is to support members’ professional development by providing opportunities to gain experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, business strategy, and finance in the rapidly developing energy industry, and connecting students with the businesses, investors and experts that are driving innovation in energy efficiency, power production and transportation fuels.
Contact information: CleanTechGroup@mccombs.utexas.edu
- ENERGY FINANCE GROUP - EFG
The Energy Finance Group has three primary support roles for the concentration in energy finance: 1) providing program support for industry, practicum and independent research; 2) promoting the program to prospective students, current students and industry recruiters; 3) facilitating interaction between the faculty, students, and industry leaders through professional, social and academic events.
Contact information: EnergyFinanceGroup@mccombs.utexas.edu
- ENTREPRENEUR SOCIETY - ES
The Entrepreneur Society’s mission is to advance understanding of startups or self-run companies. In conjunction with the outstanding faculty and curriculum offered by McCombs, the Entrepreneur Society provides resources for the would-be entrepreneur to pick up the necessary skills for starting a business and to network with others for assistance, guidance or to simply share their passion for creating a business. The Entrepreneur Society is a student organization made up of students and alumni from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and budding entrepreneurs in the Austin area. The goal of the organization is to use its network and guidance to equip its members with the leadership skills to successfully manage a business or business unit.
Contact information: EntrepreneurSociety@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE BUSINESS ADVENTURE TEAM - GBAT
GBAT was formed to provide training support, education and —when necessary—motivation for MBA students and faculty with an interest in multi-sport events and/or adventure racing. GBAT’s activities include regular training events such as open water swimming at Barton Springs, road and mountain bike rides throughout the Hill Country, as well as a speaker series that includes discussions on nutrition, injury prevention and open discussions with “celebrity” multi-sport athletes. GBAT provides outlets for students to remain physically active throughout the school year. GBAT aims to create a complete graduate school experience while promoting a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
Contact information: GraduateBusinessAdventureTeam@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE BUSINESS COUNCIL - GBC
The Graduate Business Council (GBC) is the student government for all students enrolled in MBA degree programs at McCombs. The mission of the Graduate Business Council is to provide a forum for students to directly impact administrative policy matters while overseeing the development and maintenance of a strong sense of community and pride within the McCombs School. Annual elections determine who will be the future face of the GBC. The Graduate Busienss Council puts on many events throughout the year, including MBA Tailgates before each home football game, weekly Think 'n Drink events, MBA Spring Formal, MBA Revue, various community service events, an annual bowling competition, and the MBA Applause Awards, which honor outstanding McCombs faculty.
Contact information: GraduateBusinessCouncil@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE CONSULTING GROUP - GCG
The mission of the GCG is to assist students interested in a consulting career. A wide variety of student-run activities, including the Consulting Case Challenge, are designed to educate members about the industry and prepare members for their consulting career by providing intense case interview practice and company data. The GCG also represents Texas MBA issues and needs to consulting firm sponsors and recruiters. GCG works to furnish students with the tools necessary to build successful careers in consulting, and enable them to build long lasting relationships with consulting firms and organizations.
Contact information: GraduateConsultingGroup@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY GROUP - GBTG
The Graduate Business Technology Group provides educational, career, and networking opportunities for students who are interested in the high-tech sector or business areas that are strategically impacted by information technology. This organization understands that tomorrow’s business leaders must embrace technology and apply that knowledge in making their corporations succeed. GBTG co-hosts the annual Tech-Ops Challenge. GBTG works with the faculty and administration of the McCombs School of Business to formulate a world class curriculum for the Information Management Concentration of the McCombs MBA. GBTG organizes academic events like speaker series, industry tours, luncheons with professors and a case challenge competition, providing a wonderful platform for students to network with other students, faculty, alumni and recruiters.
Contact information: GBTG@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE BUSINESS WINE CLUB
The Graduate Business Wine Club was established to give students the opportunity to gain an education in libation, network while tasting a variety of wines from different grapes and regions, and provide an open forum to discuss the various aspects of the industry.
- GRADUATE EPICUREAN CLUB
The Graduate Epicurean Club loves food and people who love food. We aim to help connect the McCombs Community by exploring Austin to find great food, learn about the restaurant industry, and expand horizons by experiencing new trends in fine dining and different cultures.
Contact information: GraduateEpicureanClub@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE FINANCE ASSOCIATION - GFA
The GFA prepares students for various careers in finance, including corporate finance, investment and commercial banking and investment management. The GFA sponsors the Finance Challenge, an exciting three-day open event in which teams of MBAs present solutions to a complex financial case study. The GFA also coordinates two trips to New York City to meet with various firms and plans a number of social events and speaker panels over the course of the year.
Contact information: GraduateFinanceAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE MARKETING NETWORK - GMN
The Graduate Marketing Network (GMN) provides members with the tools and resources to connect them to their marketing interests and help them discover new ones. Through hands on experiences, cutting edge speakers and innovative workshops, GMN provides its members with a current perspective on marketing and prepares them for successful futures as marketing professionals.
- GRADUATE OPERATIONS GROUP - GOG
GOG is dedicated to promoting and creating awareness of the Supply Chain and Operations Management concentration at McCombs. The organization works to assists those who want to balance out their MBA with knowledge of project management, supply chain, quality initiatives and process improvement. The goal of the organization is to help members gain a greater exposure to the operations field through a series of factory tours, speakers and the annual Tech-Ops Challenge. It also assists its members in their internship and full-time employment searches.
Contact information: GraduateOperationsGroup@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE REAL ESTATE SOCIETY - GRES
The Graduate Real Estate Society works in coordination with the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center (REFIC) at The University of Texas at Austin to organize, educate, encourage, and assist students with future careers in real estate. GRES enables students to network with other students interested in real estate, as well as exposure to faculty, alumni, and recruiters in the real estate industry. Each fall semester, GRES sponsors the National Real Estate Challenge, the original and premier MBA real estate challenge in the country, which brings teams from 20 of the top ranked MBA programs to Austin. GRES also sponsors a spring golf tournament, project tours, guest speakers, and seminars throughout the year.
Contact information: GraduateRealEstateSociety@mccombs.utexas.edu
- GRADUATE WOMEN IN BUSINESS - GWIB
GWIB strives to improve the visibility of women at McCombs, to offer career development resources to members, provide opportunities for members to enhance the skills they need to remain competitive in the marketplace, be an informational resource for prospective McCombs students, assist organizations serving women in our community, connect our members to articles and news stories that are related to women’s issues in the workplace, and promote a spirit of camaraderie among our members and women in the business community in a variety of social settings and events. McCombs Graduate Women in Business also serves as a resource for the annual Women In Business Leadership Conference – WBLC. The mission of the Women in Business Leadership Conference is to cultivate and enrich the MBA women’s academic experience, enhance career networks for women and celebrate the remarkable strengths women bring to corporate America. The WBLC brings together motivated MBA students, alumni, successful businesswomen and thriving entrepreneurs from all over the country to connect, discuss and learn more about issues facing women.
Contact information: GraduateWomeninBusiness@mccombs.utexas.edu
- INTERNATIONAL MBA STUDENT ASSOCIATION - IMBASA
IMBASA welcomes all students and offers its members the opportunity to develop professional relationships and friendships with people from all over the world. Its mission is to promote the study of international business. As the focal point of international activity within the McCombs School of Business, IMBASA prepares future business leaders to compete in a dynamic, global environment by organizing many exciting events. It serves as a bridge between the domestic and international students and balances a threefold focus on placement, education and socialization. International Night - IMBASA hosts McCombs’ largest MBA event, International Night, which gives students from all over the world an opportunity to open the doors to their culture for their MBA colleagues with a night of food, dancing, traditional games and entertainment. The evening is a multicultural celebration featuring an exciting blend of representatives from more than 20 countries. The popular event gives MBAs an opportunity to take a break from their academic rigors and discover the diversity of McCombs.
Contact information: IMBASA@mccombs.utexas.edu
- INDIAN GRADUATE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - IGBA
IGBA’s mission is to create cultural awareness and generate interest about India within the McCombs community as well as create value for its existing members through social and professional networking opportunities. IGBA is committed to fostering cultural ties among Indian students, maintaining closer relationships with alumni, providing networking opportunities in the Indian business community and promoting awareness of India’s role in the global economy.
Contact information: IndianGraduateBusinessAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- JEWISH MBA ORGANIZATION - JMBA
JMBA is primarily a social and networking organization. Its events provide an opportunity to learn about the Austin Jewish community, to meet other Jewish graduate students, network with local Jewish business leaders and be involved with and aware of current events. The MBA Jewish Organization is set up to serve as a social network for all Jewish MBA students and friends. Its design is to allow everyone (orthodox, conservative, reform, and non-practicing Jews) to get together informally for social and religious events. Membership is free and open to all (Jewish and non-Jewish alike).
Contact information: JewishMBAOrganization@mccombs.utexas.edu
- LATIN AMERICAN AND HISPANIC MASTER IN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - LAHMBA
The mission of the Latin American and Hispanic Master in Business Association (LAHMBA) is to enhance the Hispanic American and Latin-American student MBA experience by providing additional tools to develop your professional, academic, and social development. The LAHMBA facilitates job search functions, helps build a contact network, promotes McCombs as one of the top business schools in the world and provides exposure opportunities with recruiters. They organize a trip to the annual conference of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the largest fair for Hispanics in the country, as well as the Global Business Challenge, the only multidisciplinary challenge in the MBA program and usually the first opportunity for 1st year MBAs to get involved in case competitions.
Contact information: LAHMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA BREWING ASSOCIATION
The MBA Brewing Association is committed to educating students about the art and economics of brewing. Through presentations, pairing dinners, and brewery visits, we provide a forum for beer appreciation and connect students with local brewers.
Contact information: MBABrewingAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP - MBACF
The MBA Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational group of MBA students whose goal is to grow a sense of spiritual community at McCombs through weekly Bible studies, discussion groups, social events and guest speakers. MBACF’s focus is to provide students the opportunity to learn from Christian business leaders and to develop genuine relationships, both with Christ and with one another.
Contact information: MBACF@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA GOLF ASSOCIATION
The MBA Golf Association facilitates interaction in the McCombs community through the game of golf. In bringing together students, faculty, staff, alumni, recruiters and business leaders, the association seeks to enhance the overall experience of the MBA program at the McCombs School of Business through member support and player development, innovative recruiting and networking events, special events and community outreach. MBA Golf welcomes everyone from beginning golfers to advanced players and provides events that cater to all skill levels.
Contact information: MBAGolfAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION
The mission of the MBA Health Association is to offer unique opportunities to learn, lead, and succeed in preparing for the challenges of today's highly competitive healthcare industry. We hope to foster student understanding of the health care business, share knowledge of careers in the health care industry, provide opportunities for students to exhibit knowledge and skills to employers, and encourage and facilitate development of relationships among McCombs students and the public and private sectors. Events include: Visits to various national healthcare conferences, MBA healthcare case competitions, networking events with healthcare industry professionals in all healthcare sectors, healthcare educational events, coffee chats, and a healthcare symposium with leading industry and academic professionals, and a Second Year Internship Chat Session.
Contact information: MBAHealthcare@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA OUTSOURCE: A LGBTQ MBA NETWORK
MBA OUTSource is a social and career networking group for MBAs who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, or just a friend or supporter of the LGBTQ community. The group works with prospective students to answer questions about LGBTQ life at McCombs and in Austin and organizes social events each semester — including events open to the MBA community at large.
Contact information: MBAOutsource@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA RETAIL CLUB
With the growing interest in the retail and luxury industry, the goal of the MBA Retail Club is to educate students on retail concepts and introduce careers in retail. Events include the New Directions Conference, which explores careers in retail and hospitality, and the New York Retail Trek to visit New York based retailers. The MBA Retail Club’s mission is to create educational and professional activities related retail for its members. The club organizes speakers and networking events in order to expose members to the retail industry. The club sponsors MBA+ projects to facilitate company relationships and first hand industry education.
Contact information: MBARetailClub@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA SOCCER CLUB
The MBA Soccer Club is for men and women of all skill levels who enjoy playing soccer. The group meets for friendly soccer scrimmages and places teams in fall and spring intramural tournaments, a local city league, and national MBA invitational tournaments. Our biggest annual event is the Texas Winter Classic MBA Invitational Soccer Tournament, which is held in Austin and hosts MBA teams from top programs around North America and Europe.
Contact information: MBASoccer@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBAs & MULTIMEDIA - M&M
MBAs & Multimedia is an MBA student run organization designed to give MBA students the opportunity to network with other students interested in multimedia, expand skills by learning from one another, and provide an avenue to showcase creative talents. The organization focuses on increasing interest level in photography and videography through education, excursions, and competition, no matter what the skill level. In addition, students will explore, through video, the funny side of business school and corporate life within the follies portion of the organization.
Contact information: MBAsandMultimedia@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MEXICAN GRADUATE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The purpose of the Mexican Graduate Business Association is to establish and strengthen professional and cultural links between MBA students and Mexico. The Mexican Business Networking Association is open to all MBA students who have a special interest in the current affairs related to Mexico’s business and economic environment and who wish to establish contacts in Mexico. The Mexican Graduate Business Association works to improve the overall environment of Mexican business students providing networking opportunities among students, alumni and the business community. The organization welcomes all students that are interested in Mexico (either business or cultural).
Contact information: MexicanBusinessAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- NET IMPACT
Net Impact is an international network of over 15,000 members and 240 chapters at top business schools around the country are dedicated to exploring, creating and pioneering ways of using the power of business to create a better world. Net Impact is an interdisciplinary organization that addresses management issues, including corporate responsibility, employee workplace practices, human rights, environmental sustainability and community development. Net Impact hosts speaker series with national and local business and community leaders, “hot topic” brown bag discussions and alumni/member gatherings. NI hosts the annual Sustainable Business Summit, supports membership participation in the national conference, and launched a Board Fellows program in Fall 2010. We are open to all students, but also serve as a professional club for students interested in careers in sustainable business, green marketing, clean energy and technology, public sector consulting, government service, corporate social responsibility, nonprofit management, education, venture philanthropy, international development, microfinance…or any other social impact career you can think of!
Contact information: NetImpact@mccombs.utexas.edu
- SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA ASSOCIATION - SEMA
SEMA’s mission is to make the McCombs School of Business a learning destination for graduate students pursuing careers in the business aspects of sports and entertainment. The goals of the organization are to provide formal and informal learning opportunities in sports and entertainment management, initiate and maintain a strong network of contacts and provide career opportunities for association members. SEMA hosts an annual conference in the fall which unites industry professionals and students, and provides participants the opportunity to challenge one another and learn from the discussions and networking within the event.
Contact information: SEMA@mccombs.utexas.edu
- STUDENTS & SIGNIFICANT OTHERS NETWORK - SAS
SAS exists to support and promote the interests of students with significant others and families and provide the means for significant others and families to share in the MBA experience. The organization’s goal is to make the transition easier and much more fun for everyone involved. SAS is a supportive network of people sharing the same experiences and making lifelong friendships. Two subsets of SAS are SAS International and Little Longhorns. SAS International provides support for significant others who are from outside the U.S. or members who are just interested in learning more about other cultures. Little Longhorns was formed for students and significant others with children who are interested in family-oriented events. There is something for everyone to help make the time at McCombs and in Austin a wonderful experience.
Contact information: StudentsandSignificantOthers@mccombs.utexas.edu
- TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION - TTHA
The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Association aims to help members create and foster relationships with alumni, recruiters, and industry leaders, particularly in travel industry segments such as hotels, spas, gaming and airlines. TTHA organizes various alumni lunches throughout the year and participates in the Las Vegas Job Trek in the fall.
Contact information: TTH@mccombs.utexas.edu
SELECTIVE MBA STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
- CONSORTIUM FELLOWS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Consortium Fellows Business Association is The University of Texas at Austin chapter of the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management. The Consortium is comprised of 17 top business schools that partner with American companies to facilitate the entry of minorities into managerial positions in business. McCombs has been a member of this organization, the country’s preeminent organization for promoting diversity and inclusion in American business, since 1985.
Contact information: ConsortiumFellowsBusinessAssociation@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MARKETING FELLOWS
The CCIMS Marketing Fellows
program gives selected McCombs 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, serving 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.
Contact information: MarketingFellows@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MBA INVESTMENT FUND
The MBA Investment Fund, L.L.C.
is the first legally constituted, private investment company to be managed by students. The Fund is a limited liability company registered under the laws of the State of Texas. It was created to enable MBA students in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to obtain a real-world experience in the process of managing investment portfolios and in developing relationships with clients. The Fund has approximately 65 investors and $12 million under management in three different investment products: a growth-oriented equity portfolio and a value-oriented equity portfolio, which are managed for individual and institutional clients, and a balanced endowment portfolio, which supports the activities of the AIM Investment Center.
Contact information: MBAInvestmentFund@mccombs.utexas.edu
- MCCOMBS ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE - MAC
The McCombs Admissions Committee offers a select group of trained MBA students an opportunity to immediately enhance the value of the Texas MBA. MAC within the Texas MBA Program plays a vital role in providing the admissions staff with a student perspective on the MBA admissions process. MAC members participate in many aspects of MBA admissions and are often your first point of contact with McCombs. As faces of the program, you may see them attending recruiting events, conducting tours of McCombs, taking prospective students for class visits or out to lunch, leading info sessions and participating in Texas MBA Fridays, and meeting with walk-in prospective students for the MBA program. In addition to these face-to-face interactions, MAC members spend hours each week answering phone calls and emails to address questions you may have or application issues you may encounter. In all of these ways, the MAC seeks to establish a personal connection with each prospective student, applicant, and future Texas MBA.
Contact Information: TexasMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu
- 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.
Contact information: BoardFellows@mccombs.utexas.edu
- REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST – REIT
The Real Estate Investment Trust Fund
is an exciting opportunity for graduate and undergraduate McCombs School of Business students to engage in an educational, real-world forum on the real estate and asset management industries. Competitively-selected MBA Portfolio Managers and undergraduate analysts take a training course covering active portfolio management and fundamental REIT security analysis during the first semester of their year-long commitment to the fund. The REIT Fund presents selected students with learning opportunities designed to integrate their McCombs education with the “real world” experience of managing a portfolio of publicly traded REITs. It provides the students with the relevant academic foundation, and introduces them to managing real money in the U.S. public REIT market.
- SIGMA FELLOWS
The Sigma Fellows
program provides selected MBA students who are committed to pursuing leadership in the functional areas of operations, supply chain and information management (the three Sigma) 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 to 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.
Contact information: SigmaFellows@mccombs.utexas.edu
- 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.
Contact information: Questions@venturefellows.org
- TEXAS VENTURE LABS PRACTICUM
Texas Venture Labs
connects local start-up companies with talented and entrepreneurial graduate students from the MBA, Law, Engineering, and Natural Sciences programs. These students participate in semester long projects solving important problems alongside the company’s founders. Admission to the course is competitive. If admitted, students join a team of 4-6 students working closely with two startup companies to make an immediate and direct impact on the company’s development. Broadly, students focus on projects that include elements of market validation, competitive analysis, financial analysis, business model assessment, and funding guidance. As many as two-thirds of participating students go on to either start their own company or work at a startup.
Contact information: InfoTVL@mccombs.utexas.edu