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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.


Gary Hoover - Leveraging History

On March 3, the Center for Global Business hosted Gary Hoover - business historian and entrepreneur - to share his thoughts on "Leveraging History: Insights for Today's Global Leaders."

The talk included insights and anecdotes as only a speaker like Hoover can present, so if you missed the talk you can watch (or re-watch) the video anytime at


Business has no borders, and to prepare for a future beyond the 40 Acres, students need to be ready.  At McCombs, there are a number of ways for students across UT to incorporate global readiness into their education.

Explore all your options in our For Students section, or make an appointment with our Global Readiness Adviser today.

You can also attend one of our upcoming info sessions later this semester: March 29 or April 8 @ 5:15 pm - RSVP HERE.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!


As industries worldwide were responding to impacts of the global pandemic and social justice movements, the Center for Global Business produced a series of Global Shift Dialogues:

Do you have an idea for what should be discussed during our next series?  Let us know your thoughts at

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!