Red McCombs was on campus Monday, continuing what has become a bit of a tradition as he helps kick off the April Student Philanthropy Month at McCombs. This year seems especially meaningful, as we approach the 10-year anniversary of his transformational gift to the business school at The University of Texas at Austin. His remarks to students were genuine and thought-provoking as always.
MBA Legacy 2010 kicked off the Full-Time fundraising campaign Monday, April 12 with the announcement of the class gift, which will go toward establishing an endowment for the McCombs Social Enterprise Fund. Red McCombs also made a special visit to campus to help kick off the student campaigns, encouraging this year’s MBA Legacy Campaign to be the first ever to reach 100% participation.
If you received your BBA from McCombs and are interested in assisting current marketing students with their class research project, please take a few minutes to fill out this quick, nine-question survey by Thursday, April 8. The information you provide is anonymous and will be used to determine if there is any predictability to a student's starting salary based on GPA, prior experience, major, etc.
Ernst & Young CEO Jim Turley opened his presentation March 22 with a discussion about Lehman Brothers and the recent report that showed Ernst and Young may have committed malpractice as Lehman's accounting firm.
Did you know that the official career coaches of the McCombs Alumni Network frequently provide free programming for alumni? If you missed any of these webinars or teleseminars in the last year, check out our Career Programming Web page for an archive of slides, summaries, handouts and recordings.
From PRWeb Unique to interior design professionals, the Business of Design Conference is the only industry event focused solely on the business side of this complex and fast-changing industry. The Business of Design Conference was founded in 2004 by David Shepherd, MBA ’88, president and CEO of DPI and former instructor of small business strategy at the McComb's School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
McCombs Finance Professor Sheridan Titman and IESA Business School Associate Professor Carlos Molina, a McCombs Ph.D. alumnus, discuss Venezuela's potential (and challenges) to becoming the largest oil producer in the world on Titman's Energy Insights blog. Venezuela already has one of the largest oil reserves (by country) in the world and new discoveries, like the Orinoco oil belt fields, offer reserves large enough to propel them to the top spot.
Five years ago, Steve Schaffer made a list of the Internet domain names he'd like to buy. At the top was Offers.com. "Everybody uses the word offer, and it's easy to type, easy to spell and easy to remember," said Schaffer, whose company, Austin-based Vertive Inc., publishes Web sites that let consumers review, compare and find products and services.
Ideas bubble up constantly around the university, in labs, venture competitions, and from students and faculty who’ve figured out a better way to serve a market. The problem? How to access UT's vast entrepreneurial resources?