Business Genius Can Be Taught, Study Says
Professor Luis Martins argues that the key to revolutionary business strategy lies in the strategist’s ability to use a future-focused kind of imagination.
Video-Based Ethics Program Developed at The University of Texas Increases Moral Awareness, Study Finds
Ethics Unwrapped, a video-based behavioral ethics curriculum created at and adopted by educational institutions around the world, effectively increases student understanding of ethics and human behavior, according to a study in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics Pedagogy.
UT's DisrupTexas Pitch Competition to Award $50K to Aspiring Undergraduate Entrepreneurs
DisrupTexas, a pitch competition for undergraduates from across Texas, will be held at UT Austin Oct. 27, 2018. Sponsored by the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the McCombs School of Business, the event will award more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. Application deadline is Sept. 14.
Empathetic Police Are Less Effective in the Face of Public Criticism, Study Says
Police officers who endorse an empathetic approach to criminal justice do not perform as well when they sense they are underappreciated, according to new research by McCombs Assistant Professor of Management Shefali Patil.
New Dual Degree Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin Combines Business, Computer Science
A new, highly selective, integrated honors degree program in business and computer science at The University of Texas at Austin will offer a rigorous four-year undergraduate curriculum aimed at preparing students for top technology careers.
UT Austin's McCombs School of Business Part of $50M Blockchain Innovation Program Launched by Ripple
The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin will participate in a new university program founded by the distributed-ledger currency exchange company Ripple to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payment methodologies.
Gap in Financial Literacy Widens for Couples the Longer the Relationship Lasts, Study Suggests
As couples mature together, they often grow apart in their level of interest and skill in handling their finances. A disparity in financial literacy that may be small or even nonexistent at first can increase over time depending on how much responsibility one partner undertakes, according to new research by McCombs Assistant Professor of Marketing Adrian Ward.
Raji Srinivasan Appointed as Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the McCombs School
McCombs School of Business Dean Jay Harzell has appointed Raji Srinivasan as the school's first associate dean for diversity and inclusion.
Two Entrepreneurs Win Startup Scholarships to Texas MBA Program
Alexander Grubbs and Andrea Ewalefo received MBA scholarships worth $20,000 in the sixth annual TVL Scholarship Competition at McCombs School of Business.
McCombs School Expands Healthcare Portfolio with Innovative Health Informatics and Health IT Program
The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is expanding its healthcare portfolio with the addition of the Health Informatics and Health IT (HIHIT) Certificate Program.
Accounting Professor Lillian Mills Named Presidential Scholar
McCombs School of Business Accounting Professor Lillian Mills has been named a 2018 Presidential Scholar by the American Accounting Association.
McCombs Faculty Earn Promotions | February 27, 2018
Nine faculty members from the McCombs School of Business were recommended by The University of Texas at Austin’s president, Greg Fenves, for promotion effective Sept. 1, 2018.
New Rowling Hall is the Future of Business Education at UT Austin | February 22, 2018
The McCombs School of Business is celebrating the opening of its new 497,500-square-foot graduate business facility, Robert B. Rowling Hall, today at The University of Texas at Austin.
McCombs School to Offer Entrepreneurship Minor | February 19, 2018
Starting Fall 2018, the McCombs School of Business will offer a cross-campus entrepreneurship minor option to all undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Announcement: Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer | February 14, 2018
Emily Reagan, MBA ’99, has been appointed to the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Texas McCombs. She will assume her role on March 5, 2018.
MEDIA ADVISORY: McCombs School to Host Inaugural Blockchain Conference on April 13 | January 29, 2018
The McCombs School of Business is hosting its first blockchain conference, “Blockchain Opportunities and Reality,” at the new graduate business building, Robert B. Rowling Hall.
USAA and McCombs School Collaborate to Help Fund Center for Research and Analytics | November 28, 2017
A collaboration between USAA and the McCombs School of Business will support a new Center for Research and Analytics, which will serve as a main hub for research at the school. The center will foster interaction and collaboration among faculty, industry leaders, and students, to better understand and address significant business problems of value to both industry and academia.
SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for the 36th Annual Small Business Forum
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda and panelists for the 36th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The November 30 event will begin at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time.
Texas Venture Lab Investment Competition Now Accepting Applications | October 24, 2017
Registration for the 2017 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition is now open to all graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin. To apply, students must submit all application materials by midnight on November 17.
Securities and Exchange Commission Conference Coming to UT Austin | October 18, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission is partnering with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business to bring policy dialogue to Austin.
UT Austin’s McCombs School Launches New One-Year Master’s Program | October 4, 2017
The McCombs School of Business The University of Texas at Austin is launching a Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MSITM) program in the summer of next year. The inaugural Texas MSITM class will begin in July 2018.
McCombs School Launches Social Innovation Initiative | October 2, 2017
This fall, the McCombs School of Business at launched the Social Innovation Initiative, an interdisciplinary program that provides students, faculty and the broader community with the opportunities and skill sets needed to promote social change.
Austin Entrepreneurs Named McCombs School’s Newest Entrepreneurs-in-Residence | September 26, 2017
The McCombs School of Business has named Robert Franklin (Frank) Muller, Jr. and Matthew Thomas as entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIR) at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal (HKC) for the 2017-2018 academic year
LBJ/McCombs Professor Receives Top Honor for Achievements in Accounting and Education | August 10, 2017
The American Institute of CPAs announced Michael Granof, professor at The University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of the 2017 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.
Major Art Work Commissioned for Rowling Hall | August 1, 2017
A monumental mural by artist José Parlá will be an integral part of Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building for the McCombs School of Business.
UT Austin Launches Premier Business Plan Competition for Undergraduates | June 27, 2017
The Herb Kelleher Center at The University of Texas at Austin is launching its first-ever statewide business plan competition designed for undergraduates. The competition is open to undergraduate students across the state of Texas.
The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | June 26, 2017
Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business.
Scholarship Established in Memory of Beloved Professor | June 19, 2017
The McCombs School of Business has received $50,000 to establish the Frenkel ter Hofstede Endowed Scholarship in Business in honor of the McCombs Marketing Professor who passed away unexpectedly late last year.
Study Uncovers Large-Scale Volatility Index (VIX) Manipulation | May 25, 2017
Newly examined aggregate evidence points to large-scale potential manipulation of the CBOE’s Volatility Index (VIX), according to a study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
UT Austin Students Win National Urban Design Competition | April 10, 2017
A student team from the School of Architecture and McCombs School of Business placed first in the national Urban Land Institute Hines Competition for urban design and development.