University of Texas at Austin

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

MBA+ Leadership Program

The MBA+ Leadership Program is designed to help you discover, strengthen, and polish your leadership style, so you can step confidently into your new career, ready to create a lasting impact. This optional program offers an individually tailored journey toward your degree that includes seminars with industry leaders, micro-consulting projects, and one-on-one coaching with seasoned business professionals.

Micro-Consulting Projects

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Micro-Consulting Projects

Ready to apply the skills you've learned in the classroom? Work with a team of your Texas MBA classmates to solve real challenges faced by real companies. You’ll have a budget, an 8-10 week timeline, and a project manager—and in the end, you’ll present your findings and recommendations.

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Coaching

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Coaching

You don’t know what you don’t know. But your personal business coaches do. These seasoned experts work with you one-on-one throughout your time in the MBA+ Program to refine your skills in communication, leadership, strategy, organizational culture, and more.

Seminars & Events

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Seminars & Events

The learning never stops. As a Texas MBA, you get front-row access to the finest business minds and expert insight into today’s most pressing issues. From seminars on “Marketing Yourself” to “International Night” celebrations, you’ll learn and network with leaders from across industries around the globe.

Global Opportunities

Great leaders understand the importance of developing a global perspective on business. So do we. And that’s why we strive to connect you directly to ideas and business practices from around the world, so you can witness firsthand how the global economy operates.

Global Connections Study Tours

Global Connections Study Tours

In the spring, you can take a course focused on a particular country’s social, economic, and cultural background, followed by a 1-2 week tour of the country itself. Past destinations include: China, South Africa, Thailand, and Argentina.

Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs

Study in a foreign country short-term or for the entire semester, while your counterpart studies in Austin. There are more than 30 foreign institutions to choose from.

Texas MBA Exchange Partners

Application Process:
Outbound MBA Students
Inbound MBA Students

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McCombs Adventure Program

McCombs Adventure Program

Before you ever step foot on campus, take a week-long international trip with your new classmates the July before classes start. (There are also Austin-area adventures available!)

Double Degree Program

Double Degree Program

Earn a second MBA from one of seven top-ranked international schools while earning your Texas MBA.

Texas MBA Double Degree Exchange Partners

Application Process:
Outbound MBA Students
Inbound MBA Students

Clubs & Activities

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Whatever your professional curiosities or personal hobbies, there’s a student organization waiting for you. Check out the 45+ student-led organizations that can expand and deepen your Texas MBA experience.

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Academic Competitions & Challenges

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The best way to learn is by doing, and annual case competitions and challenges at McCombs provide valuable practice and early exposure to key recruiters from a wide range of industries.

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Fellows Programs & Investment Funds

Learn in class. Work in the real world. Make an impact. Every Texas MBA Fellows program and investment fund combines these three ingredients to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience.

Fellows Programs

Fellows Programs

Our Fellows Programs offer you the opportunity to gain in-depth exposure to a specific function or industry. Each Fellows Program is unique, offering hands-on, specialized experiences with some of the country’s finest corporations and organizations. Which one is right for you?

Investment Funds

Investment Funds

Put money where your mind is by helping manage one of our major investment funds. The Texas MBA Investment Fund enjoys the distinction of being the first legally constituted, private investment company managed solely by students. And the McCombs Real Estate Investment Trust Fund offers you the chance to analyze and interpret real estate markets—and recommend where investments should be made.

MBA Investment Fund
Real Estate Investment Trust