McCombs In The Media
McCombs students Sam Acho (right) and Will Harvey (left) have been named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have announced.
Business Schools have quietly become the back door to starting your own business. Once considered merely the hallway to a high-salaried career with an investment banking or consulting firm, business schools are now drawing attention from those tinkering in their garages and hoping to find the next big thing.
Any sensible person would rather be happy than rich, although many people often confuse the two—business students among them. Those who choose to attend business school on the assumption that an M.B.A. will help them change jobs, make more money, and therefore be happier are very likely misinformed.
It's been eight years since Enron collapsed into bankruptcy, but memories linger in corporate boardrooms, where directors are charged with preventing a reprise of the self-dealing and accounting scandals that sunk the energy company.
A recent column in the Wall Street Journal uses research coauthored by Andrew Henderson, associate professor of management. Excerpt: When it comes to cheering CEOs, booing them or throwing them in jail, a consideration that ought to be nagging is whether we're reacting to luck or design.
Local Dallas entrepreneur and McCombs graduate Imran Karim, founder of Trophy Skin, has advanced to the online voting round of the Inc magazine/Alibaba.com business plan competition. Five finalists, chosen by the public via online voting, will go on to the final event in San Francisco on Nov. 18 as guests of Alibaba.com to compete for $100,000 in business grants.
The Texas Executive MBA program (EMBA) in Austin ranks no. 55 globally in the Financial Times’ 2009 rankings. For the second year in a row, McCombs EMBA ranks no. 19 for U.S. schools and no. 3 in Texas (slightly behind Rice and UT Dallas).
Prabhudev Konana is the William H. Seay Centennial Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. There is justified public outrage at the obscenely large executive compensation. Should the government regulate compensations in the private sector even when there is no government money involved?