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Corporate and Foundation Relations | Faculty

Connect with Faculty

Robert Prentice
Classroom Speaking Opportunities

Classroom speaking is an ideal opportunity for corporate executives to enhance the educational experience of McCombs School students. Many faculty look to corporate speakers to enrich classes with real-world industry examples when relevant business cases align with class curriculum.

Faculty Endowments

Organizations may establish endowments, which ensure their gift will last in perpetuity. Specifically, endowed chairs, academic departments, professorships, and fellowships provide supplemental stipends, research support, and summer research grants to retain and attract world-class faculty. Increasing the number of faculty allows the McCombs School to offer smaller class sizes and more frequent curriculum upgrades.

Faculty Field Trips

Companies can host a group of faculty members at their corporate headquarters or other facilities to share current industry practices and emerging issues. These field trips allow faculty to tie theoretical issues to real-world examples, understand industry needs in terms of curriculum, and gain insights that will greatly enhance their research.


Organizations have the opportunity to sponsor practica, semester-long projects completed by small teams of students supervised by a McCombs School faculty member. Projects must have appropriate academic relevance with practical significance for the students’ educational experience. Practica provide students with an opportunity to supplement academic studies with practical application while organizations gain insight to business challenges.

If you are interested in supporting and collaborating with McCombs School faculty, please contact the Corporate Relations team.