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We are happy to be partnering with NSSTA and hosting you on campus.

Welcome to Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business! We are very happy to be partnering with the NSSTA this year and hosting you on campus.

We have collaborated with your NSSTA team to develop curriculum that will provide you a fantastic educational experience, bringing to you some of the very best professors at UT for an interactive learning journey.


While you are in Austin, you will have opportunities to get acquainted with our culture and environment. To give you a broader context, this website includes information about the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, and the city of Austin.


On behalf of the McCombs School of Business faculty and staff involved in your program, welcome and we look forward to meeting you in person.



Lynn Slattery


Program Information



PROGRAM DATES: October 11 - 14, 2022


LOCATION: Rowling Hall, The University of Texas at Austin




A short description of each session topic is below.

Foundations of Investments

Learn how to invest for a long and prosperous life in the 21st century. This investment session will focus on riskiness of stocks in the long run, using bonds to meet cashflow needs, and investing now that inflation is back.

Business Ethics

An introduction to Behavioral Ethics, this session will focus on the science of moral decision making. It will inform you regarding the major influences that lead good people to do bad things and how to guard against them so that you can be your best self.

Smart Thinking

This session will focus on developing better habits to maximize the quality of knowledge that can be brought to bear on difficult problems to promote smarter thinking across the organization.

Fixed Income Investments

Critical topics covered in this session will include the “message from markets”, using fixed income securities to forecast inflation, bond returns for TIPS securities, empirical regularities of global fixed income markets, bond valuation, and forecasting future interest rates.

Money and Happiness

Based on research from positive psychology, this session will focus on the determinants of happiness. Work in this area suggests that money can have a (small) influence on what makes people happy, but many ways of spending money have no significant impact on happiness.

Trusts, Including Special Needs Trusts

Who Do You Trust?

A presentation examining the historic, traditional and modern uses of trusts, with special emphasis on the special needs of the beneficiaries for whom they are created.  Tax and non-tax reasons for use of trusts will be explored and these classic investigative questions will be answered:

  • Who – by whom and for whom trust planning is beneficial
  • What – compare trusts to better known forms of ownership and management
  • When – at what times might a trust be created
  • Where – provisions of a trust may be found in different places
  • Why – what are the reasons one would use a trust



  • John Daly
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    John Daly

    Liddell Carter Professor in the College of Communication

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  • Lisa De Simone
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    Lisa De Simone

    Associate Professor, Accounting, McCombs School of Business

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  • Andres Almazan
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    Andres Almazan

    Director of Canfield Business Honor Program, McCombs School of Business

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  • Ehud Ronn
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    Ehud Ronn

    Professor of Finance, McCombs School of Business

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  • Art Markman
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    Art Markman

    Professor of Psychology and Marketing and Vice Provost of Continuing and Professional Education

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  • Robert Prentice
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    Robert Prentice

    Department Chair, Business, Government & Society

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  • Rhonda Brink
    Rhonda Brink

    Lecturer, Department of Business, Government & Society

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  • Amos Goodall
    Amos Goodall

    CELA, Fellow

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Program Site Information

  • Learning Space

    The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and adjoining Rowling Hall offer tier-1 University resources and world-class facilities conducive to learning all located under one roof. The Center encompasses 40,000 square-feet of meeting and function space, including a 300-tiered amphitheater, an 800-seat divisible ballroom, and breakout rooms that can be configured for any need.
  • Hotel Accommodations and Amenities

    The AT&T Hotel & Conference Center offers 297 guest suites with exceptional views of the city, the UT Tower, and the hotel’s inner courtyard. All rooms feature complimentary high-speed internet, flat-panel HDTVs with AT&T U-verse®, and multiple HBO® channels. Amenities include a Fitness Center, a heated outdoor pool, umbrella tables, and comfortable lounges. Bicycle rentals are also available.

Campus Location

AT&T Hotel & Conference Center  

1900 University Ave.

Austin, TX 78705

Main Phone: +1 (512) 404-1900

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The program will be held in Rowling Hall, which is adjacent to the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center on the UT Campus


Airport Information

Austin Bergstrom International Airport

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Transportation Options

Rideshare:  Lyft  |  Uber  |  Wingz


Taxi: ATX Co-op +1 (512) 333-5555  |  Yellow Cab +1 (512) 452-9999


Learn where to meet a Rideshare or Taxi at the Austin airport.


About The University and City of Austin

About The University

The University of Texas at Austin

With over 50,000 students, the University of Texas at Austin is currently the fifth largest university in the U.S. and the main component of the University of Texas system. Founded in 1883 as a small campus on 40 acres near the state capitol, it has come far from its beginning, when it had only one building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students. UT is now a major research university with internationally known scholars and teachers in all academic disciplines. From teaching, to research, to public service, the University’s activities support its main purpose: to transform lives for the benefit of society through the core values of learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility.

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McCombs School of Business

One of the largest and most distinguished business schools in the country, the McCombs School of Business is dedicated to educating the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge for industry and society. It is one of the few schools in the country to receive top marks in nearly all business specialty areas ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report. McCombs educates more than 6,000 undergraduate, MBA, MPA and Ph.D. students each year, creating one of the largest cumulative impacts of any business school in the world. About 2,500 professionals also participate each year in custom programs designed for working executives and their firms.

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Campus Destinations

The University of Texas at Austin is an immense and beautiful world all its own. And with our dozens of museums, libraries, centers, institutes, and special venues spread across the campus and the city, each with its own unique exhibits and programming, you'll never be bored. Designed to enhance the experience of not just current students, faculty, and staff but also community members and visitors from around the world, our many campus destinations will educate, delight, and amaze.

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  • About Austin

    Demographers call Austin a "City of Ideas," one of a handful of American regions where a new creative class of entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists and visionaries are reshaping the model for American prosperity. The city offers great weather, friendly atmosphere, and thriving economy. It is consistently rated among the top cities in America.