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Texas McCombs Redesigns its Executive MBA Program

Highly Ranked Business School Launches New Curriculum in Fall 2021

AUSTIN (February 3, 2021) The McCombs Executive MBA program at The University of Texas at Austin has been revamped to meet the changing needs of today’s experienced professionals. The program now offers more flexibility and places a stronger focus on leadership and organizational strategy.

The curriculum, designed specifically for seasoned executives, has been diversified with additional electives and new course offerings in Business Analytics and Decision Modeling for Executives, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Human Capital, Valuation for Executives, Leading for Impact, an Executive Crisis Challenge simulation, and more.

“Market research and feedback from employers and alumni helped inform updates to the curriculum and program format,” says Joe Stephens, senior assistant dean and director of the Working Professional and Executive MBA programs. “This evolution will prepare our Executive MBA students for what’s ahead and will keep them competitive in high-level executive leadership roles.”

McCombs’ Executive MBA program now offers more flexibility to the many students it attracts to Austin from around the world, with just one three-day class weekend per month and program completion in 20 months. Each semester features a new class weekend immersion, which will include opportunities for in-depth experiential learning and networking. Immersions are currently planned for New York City, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and the Austin-area Hill Country.

“We wanted to be active and present in regions where there is significant business impact and innovation taking place and where students can easily access our strong Texas McCombs alumni network,” says Stephens. “Holistically, we want to provide an experience that combines flexibility, executive- and leadership-focused curriculum taught by world-class faculty, and the opportunity to build community among students and alumni."

For more information or to submit an application, visit the McCombs Executive MBA program here.

About the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin

The McCombs School of Business offers a portfolio of top-ranked MBA programs, including Full-Time, Evening, and Executive MBA programs in Austin and Weekend MBA programs in Dallas and Houston.

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