Corporate Relations

McCombs Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team serves as the global resource for our corporate and foundation partners to access the talent, expertise, and programs at the McCombs School of Business.

Our primary goal is to work with corporations and foundations to align organization and school priorities into mutually-beneficial, strategic partnerships and to make it easier for companies to access and engage McCombs resources that can help them thrive in today’s dynamic business environment. By supporting the McCombs School of Business, your company becomes a member of the McCombs Corporate Partner Network, companies that are committed to the success and future of McCombs and its students

Partnerships can be structured along multiple dimensions from student projects to faculty research to custom programs. We have identified three pillars that drive our most successful partnerships.

  • Recruitment: Hiring McCombs' high-caliber student talent
  • Engagement: Connecting with our students in classes, competitions, and through programs
  • Investment: Supporting McCombs' programs, research, centers of excellence, and scholarships 

How can the CFR team help you?

By maintaining a broad knowledge base of school programs, events, and centers at McCombs, the CFR team can help:

  • Provide an entry point for corporations seeking new relationships with McCombs
  • Offer a central point of contact to facilitate conversations and connections to faculty and staff
  • Identify and match your company’s strategic interests to the school’s research, programs, initiatives, and talent
  • Organize conference calls and meaningful campus visits with appropriate McCombs contacts
  • Develop and formalize relationships and agreements
  • Share opportunities for engagement beyond recruitment such as speaking roles, mentorship dinners, economic forecasts, etc.
  • Structure matching gifts to focus on an area of your choosing

Page last updated: 1/24/2020