University of Texas at Austin

McCombs Summer Institute

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

McCombs Summer Institute

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Thursday, July 27, 2019
The McCombs Summer Institute for Business Foundations (MSI) uses classroom instruction and simulation learning to completely immerse students in the core competencies of business. This intensive nine-week, 15-credit-hour program includes:
  • 5 Business Foundations Program Courses (Due to the scheduling of the Institute, students enrolled in the summer program MUST take ALL five courses listed above. The classes are integrated, and admission to the program requires attendance in all of the courses):      
    • ACC 310f Foundations of Accounting
    • BA 320f Foundations of Entrepreneurship
    • FIN 320f Foundations of Finance
    • MAN 320f Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Administration
    • MKT 320f Foundations of Marketing
  • Stock market, entrepreneurial, and business plan simulations
  • Professional development
  • Team building and leadership opportunities
  • Small class sizes
  • Resume and business communications workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Dining etiquette seminar

All students who are currently enrolled in U.S. and select international colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Read FAQ

*Note: To complete the BFP certificate and have it appear on your transcript at graduation, you must also complete three hours of Economics, three hours of any Statistics course and MIS 302F or equivalent. A list of equivalent courses is on the program website. It is recommended that these courses be completed prior to participation, but they are not required to enroll in the TBFSI.

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  • All students who graduate on or before 5/31/2019 will need to include that information on their application, and they will be conditionally considered. 
  • A 3.0 overall GPA. (Students with GPA below 3.0 will be conditionally considered). If you do not have a UT Austin GPA, you will be invited to an interview.

Costs and Registration

 

Current UT Students

Current UT Students

Program Costs

  • Total cost of program, including textbooks, is $5,250 and is financial aid-eligible. Scholarship opportunities are available.
  • Halliburton target students (those majoring in Engineering, Geosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Economics) may be eligible to receive a tuition reduction of up to $1,000. These awards are based on merit.
  • The first round of program admittance and tuition awards will be made by the beginning of spring semester to eligible students. Applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA in these select majors will automatically qualify if applications are received by December 1. Our second round of admittance will be continued with rolling admission until spaces are filled.
  • Dormitory housing can be arranged for MSI participants through the BFP Office. The approximate cost is $3,000 and includes some meals.
  • Cost does not include access to some University services, including but not limited to RecSports and UT Libraries. Participants can arrange for library and RecSports services at an additional cost.

Registration

  • Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply early!
  • Up to 110 students will be selected to participate in the McCombs Summer Institute with a rolling waiting list.
  • Once selected, you will be asked for a $500.00 non-refundable deposit by the end of January to secure your spot.
  • 60% of the total tuition is due by May 1.
  • Another 20% of the total tuition is due by June 1.
  • The remaining tuition balance is due by July 1.

Students from Other Universities

Students from Other Universities

Program Costs

  • Total cost of program, including textbooks, is $8,250.
  • Program may be financial aid-eligible. Contact your school's financial aid department for more information on financial aid. 
  • Dormitory housing can be arranged for MSI participants through the BFP Office. The approximate cost is $3,000 and includes some meals.
  • Cost does not include access to some University services, including but not limited to RecSports and UT Libraries. Participants can arrange for library and RecSports services at an additional cost.

Registration

  • Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning October 1.
  • Up to 110 students will be selected to participate in the McCombs Summer Institute with a rolling waiting list.
  • Once selected, you will be asked for a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.
  • 60% of the total tuition is due by May 1.
  • Another 20% of the total tuition is due by June 1. 
  • The remaining tuition balance is due by July 1.

Student Testimonials

Landon Fox , Junior Electrical & Computer Engineer Summer Institute 2017
"The McCombs Summer Institute did more than teach the fundamentals and necessities of business, it gave me an experience that is directly applicable to real world business environments. Was it challenging? Very. However, being on a committed team and being thrown into the rigor and grit of starting a business will stay with me for the rest of my career."

Mallory Barbosa, Senior Chemistry Summer Institute 2017
"With the help of accounting and finance, I am now able to understand the flow of money from the way it helps keep a company moving to the way it can evolve the company in the future with investments. Marketing helped me grasp the power of strategies that promote brand awareness to translate viewers into customers. With management, I realized a passion for motivating and helping others succeed in what they are best at. Finally, with entrepreneurship, I recognized the complex inner workings of a business and how to create one from the ground up."

Taylor Bui, Junior International Relations Summer Institute 2017
"The McCombs Summer Institute was one of the best decisions I've made in college. Along with finishing a minor in 9 weeks, I'm now prepared to handle a tough workplace environment. Being in such an intensive and challenging program has taught me how to balance personal life with professional, which is invaluable for my future."