Artist Unveils 4,000 Square Foot Mural in McCombs' New Rowling Hall | January 28, 2018
Daily Texan | Hundreds gathered Friday night for the unveiling of Jose Parla’s 4,000-square-foot mural, “Amistad America,” at Robert B. Rowling Hall. Five years in the making, the abstract mural combines elements of graffiti, calligraphy and cave painting.
Art Loves Drawn to Giant Indoor Mural at the University of Texas | January 27, 2018
My Statesman | José Parlá’s “Amistad América” stretches across the entire upper wall of the huge underground lobby of the new McCombs School of Business building located at Guadalupe Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Landmarks' Amistad América | January 26, 2018
Austin Chronicle | Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building for UT's McCombs School of Business, "beautiful" in that internationally renowned artist José Parlá has covered all 4,000 square feet of it with art.
Landmarks' Amistad América | January 25, 2018
The Austin Chronicle | This wall, too, stands at a southern border, though it's only the one belonging to The University of Texas, separating the Forty Acres from the rest of Austin. And while it's nowhere near the length of the wall proposed between our country and Mexico, this one is, I daresay, big and beautiful – "big" in that it's 25 feet tall and spans 160 feet of the grand entrance to the Zlotnik Family Ballroom in Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building for UT's McCombs School of Business, "beautiful" in that internationally renowned artist José Parlá has covered all 4,000 square feet of it with art.
The Energy 202: California Just Can't Get Enough of Suing the Trump Administration | January 25, 2018
Washington Post | “It just so happens that Democrats want something that is more consistent with the existing environmental statutes,” said David Spence, a law professor at The University of Texas at Austin.
How Might Texas Win Amazon's Second Headquarters? Not Because of Flashy Financial Incentives. | January 24, 2018
The Texas Tribune | Nathan Jensen, a University of Texas at Austin professor who studies economic development, said only one-third to one-quarter of companies are swung by incentives.
Investing With Borrowed Money Can Be a Big Win — for Some | January 24, 2018
CNBC | "The decision to invest with borrowed money comes down to comparing the cost of borrowing versus the expected investment returns," said S. Michael Sury, lecturer of finance at The University of Texas at Austin. "If the returns exceed the cost, then the transaction makes economic sense."
Austin Named Finalist in Search for Amazon's Second Headquarters | January 23, 2018
Daily Texan | Marketing administration professor Raji Srinivasan said naming these 20 candidates is not the last step in the process of naming a final winner.
Jeff Bezos Could Clean Dallas' Clock, and We'd Never Even Know What Time It Was | January 23, 2018
Dallas Observer | Professor Nate Jensen at The University of Texas at Austin is co-author of an upcoming book on this question — how much is too much? One of the very interesting findings he and his colleagues have turned up is that a majority of business relocation decisions are baked in before companies even start ginning up their so-called location competitions.
This Video of a Future Longhorn Getting a Full Scholarship Will Make You Cry | January 23, 2018
Austin American-Statesman | The video prompted replies from all over Longhorn nation, including Texas’ athletic director Chris Del Conte, the McCombs School of Business and the school’s dean.
Texas Economy Will Shift Into 'Higher Gear' in 2018, Dallas Fed Predicts | January 19, 2018
Austin Business Journal | Mine Yücel, a senior vice president and senior research adviser at the Fed, said that 2017 showed the state had recovered from an earlier crash in energy prices.
Despite Tight Labor Market, Austin Job Growth Maintains Momentum | January 19, 2018
My Statesman | Data suggest that local employers added jobs as fast — and maybe even faster — in 2017 than the year before.
Amazon HQ2 Shortlist Reignites Tax Incentives Debate in Dallas- Fort Worth | January 19, 2018
Dallas News | In any case, said Nathan Jensen, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin who’s studied the effectiveness of financial incentives for economic development, narrowing the list to 20 sites spread from coast to coast still leaves plenty of questions. “I think this announcement doesn’t reveal much other than Amazon still wants additional negotiation,” he wrote in an email.
Capital Gains: Now That's a Texas-Sized Mural | January 18, 2018
Austin Business Journal | The new Robert B. Rowling Hall, which will house MBA students and other graduate business programs at The University of Texas at Austin, has eye-catching design, both inside and out.
Why the Most Valuable Companies Bring Women to Boards | January 18, 2018
Forbes India | If a board doesn't have any female directors, it is missing some critical skills that would improve its advisory capacity.
B-Schools Continue to Close MBA Gender Gap | January 15, 2018
BEAT The GMAT | 40% of MBA students at the McCombs School of Business are women.
Nearly 40 Percent of Gen Xers Believe They Won't Be Able to Retire | January 15, 2018
Texas Standard | "Surveys have tended to show that Gen Xers believe that they'll need about half a million dollars to retire," Sury says. "And unfortunately when you do some of the financial planning that's necessary to try and understand what you need for retirement, it turns out that number is woefully inadequate."
Military Vets Join Forces for an Ambitious Mission: Founding an Austin-Area Distillery | January 11, 2018
Austin Business Journal | It was Judson Kauffman who brought the trio down to earth, and West Texas specifically, in their team's quest to come up with an entrepreneurial idea they could ferment in one of their elective classes at the McCombs School of Business.
After Bitcoin Surges, Texas Regulators Start to Scrutinize Virtual Currency Offers | January 10, 2018
512 Tech | Efforts to steer clear of securities regulations aren’t simply a matter of privacy, anti-regulatory sentiment or anonymity, said Prabhudev Konana, an Information Management professor at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
After Bitcoin Surges, Texas Regulators Start to Scrutinize Virtual Currency Offers | January 10, 2018
Austin American-Statesman | The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin and the launch of several new virtual currencies in recent months has attracted a wave of new investors and speculators.
Provocative and Surprising New Year's Resolutions From Top CMOs | January 10, 2018
Forbes | "Sell better to internal audiences. Many academic and healthcare leaders are used to being the smartest person in the room. Creatively using new AI tools—like natural language processing algorithms for sentiment analysis and intent—will enable me to more powerfully and persuasively amplify the voice of the customer to secure buy-in more quickly." - Teri Lucie Thompson, CMO UT System and CMO in Residence Texas McCombs School of Business
Abroad In Hollywood: How the One-of-a-Kind UTLA Program Prepares Students for Show Business | January 1, 2018
Alcalde | As part of the deal for participating in UTLA, each student is required to hold an internship along with their full-time student course load. Among those majoring in film, there are a number of students who come from other communications departments, the College of Natural Sciences, the McCombs School of Business, and more.
Desert Door, the Liquor Brand Started by Three Veterans Who Met at an MBA Program | December 30, 2017
CNBC | Their common backgrounds helped them become fast friends after they met at an executive MBA program at the University of Texas in 2014. There, they developed the concept for Desert Door Texas Sotol as part of a class project.
Companies Spend $100b for Idle Employees Annually, UT Study Suggests | December 22, 2017
KVUE | Researchers at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas-Austin examined the cause and effect of idle time, and whether or not that downtime is harming work efficiency.
Worker ‘Idle Time’ Costs U.S. Employers $100 Billion a Year, Study Says | December 20, 2017
Wall Street Journal | In theory, downtime at work has benefits. Workers are free if an unexpected task pops up, said Andrew Brodsky, an author of the paper and assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.
Dallas News | Incoming student to the McCombs School of Business awarded with full tuition scholarship.
Biznetwork Creates New Opportunity for International Business | December 11, 2017
Daily Texan | The McCombs School of Business hopes to connect current students and alumni from across the world with their newest project, Longhorn Global BizNetwork.
Op-Ed: Economy Is Too Reliant on Internet to Give Providers Control | November 28, 2017
Houston Chronicle | The new Internet Freedom Act would allow ISPs to prioritize traffic and price services as long as they are transparent in their services and do not engage in anti-competitive activities. The hope is consumers will pick a level of service that best suits their needs.
SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists For The 36th Annual Small Business Forum | November 16, 2017
MarketWatch | As the Commission previously announced, this year's annual small business forum is being hosted in partnership with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Navigating the Brave New World of Cybersecurity Investing | November 15, 2017
CNBC | "The biggest issue that I hear today from these investors is that of standards," said Michael Sury, finance lecturer at the McCombs School of Business. "Security protocols don't yet have an industry-wide standard that companies can rely upon.
Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise | November 15, 2017
Harvard Business Review | Companies need to identify prospective future leaders and encourage them to settle down in order to develop the specific skills they need to lead.
Mistakes To Avoid In Your MBA Application | November 3, 2017
Poets & Quants | "As you put the application together, all the pieces should tell the same story or tell pieces of the same story, because failing to do so is a big mistake we see people make," says Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean at UT Austin McCombs.
Study: Consumers Tend to Overeat Healthy Foods | November 2, 2017
Daily Texan | "With the unhealthy stuff, because (the participants) think it's high in calories, they don't eat as much of that because they know they don't need to eat as much to get their energy," Raghunathan said. "We wanted to make sure that it wasn't just that (perception of higher calories) driving the effect."
Fueling a Future of Women Leaders in the Energy, Oil, and Gas Industries | October 31, 2017
MarketWatch | Underwritten by a grant from Shell Oil Company, this landmark program is part of a sustained effort by major oil and gas companies to enable women-owned businesses to becomes valued partners in the global energy supply chain. The WBENC Energy Executive Program brings together 30 women-owned businesses, industry experts, and professors from The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business for one week of training, skill development and networking further showing the commitment towards impacting the long-term success of diverse businesses that are critical to the global energy supply chains.
McCombs Launches New Master’s Degree to Develop Information Management Professionals | October 30, 2017
Daily Texan | The McCombs School of Business is launching a new master’s degree in information technology and management, MSITM. The program is 10 months long, running from July to May, and the inaugural class is set to begin the program in July 2018.
The City Amazon Picks for Its Second Headquarters Will Change Forever | October 27, 2017
CNN | "People often just count the number of jobs, but not the quality. ... These are high-quality, high-paying jobs. That is a huge benefit, said Nathan Jensen, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin.
UT Business Prof Shares 5 Tips for Giving Great Presentations | October 23, 2017
Built in Austin | You don't need to have an upcoming TED Talk to want to brush up on your presentation skills. Whether you're a founder doing an investor pitch or a job candidate seeking to impress, you can change the game if you present well.
New McCombs Master’s Program Fosters Creative Technology Skills | October 21, 2017
Poets & Quants | A new McCombs School of Business masters program will fill the need for education in information technology and management skills starting in July 2018.
Why We Don’t Vote With Our Wallets | October 20, 2017
New York Times | There are hundreds of explanations for our inconsistency, according to Julie Irwin, a professor at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, Austin, who studies ethical consumerism. “It’s just really hard to think about this stuff,” she said. “It’s uncomfortable; people need to get on with their day. It’s not that they don’t care. People who care more are often more inconsistent with their values. It just upsets them more.”
SEC Announces 2017 Government-Business Forum to Be Held at The University of Texas at Austin | October 18, 2017
MarketWatch | The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is partnering with Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to host the SEC's annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 30.
SEC Moves Government-Business Forum to Austin, Texas | October 18, 2017
CrowdFund Insider | The SEC has partnered with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to hosts its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Nov. 30, 2017.
Social Impact MBAs: Programs That Help Students Make a Difference in the World | October 18, 2017
Clear Admit | "The creation of the Social Innovation Initiative is a crucial step in bringing UT's overlapping communities together to collectively address the world's most pressing challenges," Dr. Meera Kothare, managing director of the initiative, said in a press release.
Amazon, Pick Austin | October 16, 2017
Daily Texan | UT Business Professor Kevin Williams said that "other than more traffic congestion, I can't think of any downside to Amazon having a big presence in the Austin area or anywhere in Texas, for that matter."
What MBA Admissions Really Want: Tips From Top Schools | October 16, 2017
Poets & Quants | "Attend events like CentreCourt to see what we say about business school," says Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean at UT Austin McCombs School. "The reality is, this is all about you. And the time that you take and the introspection that you do - a wonderful application will fall out of [it], and so the important work is now."
New AI Tech is Set to Utterly Transform How We Shop Online | October 16, 2017
Futurism | "There's something called the "Whole Foods Effect" - people think they have to spend a lot of money in order to be ethical," explained Julie Irwin, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin's McComb's School of Business.
The 7 Best Business Schools For Careers In CleanTech | October 12, 2017
Business Because | Director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center at the McCombs School of Business, John C. Butler believes students are drawn to the CleanTech Initiative "for issues broader than energy," such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Social Impact MBAs: Programs That Help Students Make a Difference in the World | October 10, 2017
Clear Admit | The McCombs School of Business at UT Austin recently launched its Social Innovation Initiative, which provides students, faculty, and the community with the preparation to promote social change.
New McCombs Masters Program Fosters Creative Technology Skills | October 9, 2017
Daily Texan | A new McCombs School of Business masters program will fill the need for education in information technology and management skills starting in July 2018.
How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds | October 6, 2017
Wall Street Journal | Adrian Ward, a cognitive psychologist and marketing professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has been studying the way smartphones and the internet affect our thoughts and judgments for a decade.
Will Tippie Be The MBA's Tipping Point | October 6, 2017
Poets & Quants | Applications to The University of Texas' McCombs School of Business in Austin, another entrepreneurial hotbed of tech players, have jumped 47.9%.
The 10 Best Schools to Study Business Without Needing a Master's Degree | October 6, 2017
Business Insider | The results are based solely on surveys from deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions. Survey respondents were asked to rate the quality of business programs with which they’re familiar on a scale of one (marginal) to five (distinguished).
Borrowing to Invest Is Risky Business | October 6, 2017
U.S. News | "The single biggest issue in this analysis is the fact that borrowing costs are certain, while investment returns are uncertain," adds S. Michael Sury, a lecturer of finance at The University of Texas at Austin. "It is this disconnect that can cause serious heartache for even the most seasoned investors."
Austin Hotel and Conference Center Unveils Major Expansion Plans | October 5, 2017
Culture Map | Thirty-thousand square feet of floor space will be added to the campus-area event center as part of The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business Rowling Hall development.
UT Austin's McCombs School Launches New One-Year Master's Program | October 5, 2017
Patch | "The economy is rapidly changing around mobile, cloud and emerging technologies like Internet of Things, cognitive computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence," said Prabhudev Konana, associate dean of instructional innovation at the McCombs School. "Leading businesses are transforming their product and service strategies and business practices around these digital technologies."
Meet the Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2019 | October 1, 2017
Poets & Quants | The McCombs School of Business has taken full advantage of this booming startup scene, becoming on of the top MBA programs for entrepreneurship. This pairing of opportunity and expertise makes McCombs a luxury that's hard for ambitious MBA candidates to pass up.
Value Averaging: An Investing Strategy to Avoid | September 26, 2017
U.S. News | In this way, value averaging guides investors to "add more in markets that have declined and add less - or even subtract- in markets that have run up," says S. Michael Sury, a finance lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin.
Is the Treynor Ratio For You and Your Money? | September 25, 2017
U.S. News | Another misuse would assume a high Treynor ratio means the fund is good, says S. Michael Sury, lecturer in finance at The University of Texas at Austin.
Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas With the Hope of Creating a Startup Company | September 22, 2017
Daily Texan | UT Startup+Connect events consist of students pitching their ideas for a company with the hope of gaining student attention and possible customers. Luis Martins, director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal in the McCombs School of Business, said the program caters to students, no matter their level of preparation or company status.
Gift To UT-Austin Creates Stronger Link To Hollywood With Entertainment, Media Studies Center | September 19, 2017
Patch | The additional Denius Center, built upon the existing UT Semester in Los Angeles Program, provides a new Burbank facility for classes, administration and events; additional scholarship support based on need and merit; and double the capacity for students to attend- including students enrolled in the McCombs School of Business and the College of Fine Arts, officials said.
McCombs School of Business ranked No. 5 in nation | September 13, 2017
Daily Texan | The McCombs School of Business ranked No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 ranking of best undergraduate business programs, released this month.
What to Do When Your Index Fund Changes | September 13, 2017
U.S. News | S. Michael Sury, lecturer in finance at The University of Texas at Austin, says investors should look carefully at the fund firm's reasoning. If it's switching to a benchmark that better suits the fund's goals, fine. If the change, or series of changes, is a reach for better performance, that's a kind of active management by stealth, and that's not OK.
Sarbanes-Oxley, Bemoaned as a Burden, Is an Investor’s Ally | September 8, 2017
New York Times | Its authors are Matthew S. Ege, an assistant professor of accounting of Texas A&M University, and Dain C. Donelson and John M. McInnis, both of The University of Texas at Austin. They say their work is the first to link weak internal controls on financial reporting with a higher risk of undisclosed accounting fraud at public companies. And proof of this link is an important consideration when weighing the costs and benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley.
Internal Control Weaknesses Correlate With Financial Fraud | September 7, 2017
Accounting Today | The study, by professors Matthew Ege of Texas A&M University and Dain C. Donelson and John M. McInnis of The University of Texas at Austin, found the incidence of fraud disclosures at companies previously found by auditors to have material weaknesses in their internal controls is approximately 80 to 90 percent greater than companies on average, depending on how it was measured.
Top Entrepreneur-Producing Schools Are Tops At Everything Else, Too | September 1, 2017
Poets & Quants | So it turns out that the top schools for producing venture capital-backed entrepreneurs are also the top schools in just about every other measure.
Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There | August 9, 2017
Huffington Post | “We have limited attentional resources, and we use some of them to point the rest of those resources in the right direction. Usually different things are important in different contexts, but some things — like your name — have a really privileged status,” says Adrian Ward, assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin.