When it comes to the highest quality business research and theory, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is a leader across the nation. Strong academic departments are bolstered by preeminent research centers, which act as laboratories for the synthesis of research and application across many disciplines. And the faculty who helm these centers excel as topical experts whose work influences the practice and teaching of business.
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Develops and promotes the internationalization of U.S. business education at McCombs, and in educational institutions throughout Texas.
David Platt, Director 512-471-3518
Deirdre Mendez, Assistant Director 512-471-8031
Energy Management and Innovation Center (EMIC)
Empowers leaders to more effectively manage energy demand and resources while enabling innovative technologies grounded in sound business principles.
Sheridan Titman, Executive Director 512-232-2787
John C. Butler, Academic Director 512-232-6821
Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence (SCMC)
Bringing together financial resources, executives from leading corporations, and faculty and students from multiple disciplines in the McCombs School of Business to develop and communicate new knowledge about supply chain management, conduct and publish research findings, facilitate the development of outstanding academic programs in supply chain management, enable “real world” problem solving for our industry partners, and encourage the development of future industry and academic leaders in this field.
Lamar Johnson, Senior Associate Director 512-468-1090
Diana Busler, Administrator 512-471-3107
Texas Venture Labs (TVL)
A campus-wide initiative to accelerate the rate of start-ups on its campus, offering entrepreneurs an accelerated route in bringing their innovations to market.
Venture Labs provides direct links to the entrepreneurial, business, technology and legal resources available both on the campus and in the Texas entrepreneurial eco-system
Rob Adams, Director 512-471-5289