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Center for Global Business

Crafting the Next Generation of Global Leaders

Advancing global business acumen and engagement at McCombs through outstanding teaching, research, outreach, and experiential learning.

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The Center for Global Business aims to position The University of Texas at Austin as a source of global leaders of the future.  As reflected in our current Strategic Plan, the Center’s goal is to enhance McCombs global offerings, connections, and impact.

McCombs Updates the Int'l Business Major

With the global economy in flux, the importance of global skills and knowledge has never been greater. The McCombs School of Business has introduced a new dual-option degree program. Offering both a language track and a skills track, the new majors address the diverse goals of students considering international careers. Learn more about what IB students do and where they’re headed.


Don't Miss Our Global Shift Dialogues

As industries worldwide respond to impacts of the global pandemic and social justice movements, the Center for Global Business presents our Global Shift Dialogues speaker series. The series includes:

New Directions in Global Linkages (Oct. 21) - Watch Now
Ray Brimble (Lynxs Group) and Raj Mahale (KPPB Law)

New Directions in Business Leadership (Nov. 11) -Watch Now
Matt Hansen (Financial Svces. Capital) and Edward Schumacher-Matos (Pulitzer Prize winning journalist)

New Directions in Supply Chain Management (Nov. 18) - Watch Now
Mark Mirelez (BEI Precision) and Rene van de Zande (Emergo by UL)

New Directions in Global Solutions (Feb. 10, 2021)
Linda Gerber (UT-Austin) and Michael Soileau (Comcast)

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Announcing CGB’s Int'l Business Video Library

The Center for Global Business has curated a video library of expert insight for use by faculty in their courses. These videos facilitate dynamic, integrated instruction and complement a variety of curriculums.  Current topics include:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • International Business
  • Partnerships
  • Managing Financial Risk

These videos are designed to enlighten and engage at a time when student attention is increasingly divided. Visit the library now.


Note from the Director

Deirdre Mendez Headshot Designing programs to enhance our students global acumen and forge relationships with global alumni and employers is an exciting and rewarding project. And recent events have only underscored the importance of our programs.

New models of international business engagement and operation are emerging as multinational corporations adapt to changing global conditions. And no one is immune to world events—local companies and individuals who work domestically are affected as well. The Center for Global Business offers our students the skills and knowledge business leaders need to navigate today’s evolving environment, wherever they choose to live and work. Stay tuned for news of new international opportunities, events, and accomplishments!