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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. 
 

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


McCombs School of Business Dean Jay Harzell has appointed Raji Srinivasan as the school's first associate dean for diversity and inclusion.

Alexander Grubbs and Andrea Ewalefo received MBA scholarships worth $20,000 in the sixth annual TVL Scholarship Competition at McCombs School of Business.


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. 

McCombs School of Business Accounting Professor Lillian Mills has been named a 2018 Presidential Scholar by the American Accounting Association.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.


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.


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. 

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.