University of Texas at Austin
Three smiling students have a discussion in class

Washington Campus Program

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Overview

In spring 2014, McCombs' BGS Department, in conjunction with The University of Texas Government Department, began offering a special section of GOV 312L that includes an educational experience with the Washington Campus Program (WCP) in our nation's capital.

In recognition of the tremendous impact that politics and regulation have upon the environment in which companies do business, the WCP has for 35 years provided educational experiences to more than 20,000 MBA students, including many from McCombs.

If you have not yet registered for GOV 312L, please consider this unique opportunity with the WCP!

Learn More

Attend one of our Info Sessions!

  • TBD (scheduled for fall semester only)

Have questions or need answers to a specific problem?

Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Program Details

The washington campus seal

During an intensive week in Washington D.C., students will hear from and interact with leaders from every sector of the Washington power circle. Typical speakers include Senators, Representatives, Congressional staffers, senior policy advisors at Fortune 500 companies, presidents of think tanks, influential lobbyists, and leaders of federal agencies. Past speakers have included Vice President Dick Cheney, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and (then) Senator John Kerry.

Curriculum

The class is composed of four sessions in Austin with BGS Professor Jeffery Patterson and a mandatory trip to Washington DC during the week of May 20-24, 2019. The unique number for this GOV 312L section is TBD.

Cost

Enrollment in the course carries a $1,250 student fee to pay for the programming in Washington, DC, which is substantially cheaper than that paid by MBAs. Students must also pay for airfare and lodging for the five days in Washington, which we will assist in lining up.