The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013
The McCombs School of Business had quite a year in 2013.
With a $25 million naming gift for a new building, stellar school ranking results, and an April (Fools) announcement regarding Internet meme Business Cat’s residency at McCombs, there were plenty of items to keep McCombs TODAY readers clicking.
As 2014 begins, here’s a look back at the 10 most popular McCombs stories from the year that was.
- $25 Million Gift to Fund New Innovation-Minded Graduate Business Building. McCombs alumni Robert Rowling, BBA '76, and Terry Hennersdorf Rowling, BBA '76, pledged $25 million to fund the construction of a 458,000-square-foot graduate business building with modern study environments, team meeting space, and high-tech classrooms.
- Texas MBA Retains Top-20 Spot in 2014 U.S. News Rankings. The McCombs School of Business full-time MBA Program once again took 17th place in the nation in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report's survey of Best Graduate Schools.
- Eight Students Who Will Make You Proud of the Class of 2013. Meet a few of our newest graduates.
- McCombs Receives Highest U.S. Rank in Decade in Financial Times Ranking. McCombs earned high marks in alumni salary and recommendations, doctoral production, and faculty research in the global MBA ranking.
- 13 Rules for Corporate Survival. After more than 20 years as an operations executive at companies such as General Motors and Applied Materials, Mike Hasler learned a few things about how to succeed in corporate America. Learn his rules that will help you avoid rookie mistakes and keep your career on track.
- April Fools: Business Cat Joining McCombs. We admit it: the story of Internet meme Business Cat joining McCombs as a feline-in-residence is entirely false. Although judging by how widely you shared the news on social media, maybe we're on to something.
- Texas BBA Retakes Top 10 in Businessweek Rankings. The Texas BBA program ranked ninth in the nation in Businessweek's annual ranking of undergraduate business programs, with high marks on job placement, teaching, and affordability.
- MBA Starting Salaries Bounce Back Post-Recession. McCombs MBA starting salaries have bounced back from the Great Recession, according to a Poets&Quants analysis of U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of best business schools.
- Texas MBA Rises to 18th in Nation in Holistic Ranking. The Texas MBA Full-Time Program rose to No. 18 in Poets & Quants' ranking of the Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs, which averages rankings from Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, and The Economist.
- 2013 Longhorn Love Stories. For those who say you can't mix business and romance, we offer ample proof to the contrary. Couples from the classes of 2003, 2004, and 2011 share their McCombs memories and stories of life and love.