The academic legend, widely considered to be a father of management science, was a prolific researcher who was at the forefront of a new way of studying business, emphasizing scientific rigor and integrating disciplines. He was also a fixture on campus, coming to work nearly every day until just a few weeks before his death.
The former lobbyist, on campus to discuss ethical decision making, doesn't see himself as especially good or bad: "Like everybody, [I’m] somewhere in between, being tugged by both inclinations and aspiring to be better and being disappointed when I’m not.”
Athena Laboratories represented the MSTC program well in the May 5 final round of the Global Venture Investment Labs competition, which was won by a Northwestern University team that included an alumnus of the Cockrell School of Engineering.
The gift from business entrepreneur and oil tycoon Jon Brumley, BBA '61, will have a significant impact on the growth and development of the program Brumley calls "a gem in the Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem."
McCombs has launched a new master's degree in Finance for those with no previous experience or degrees in business or finance. The program, which takes less than a calendar year to complete, is now accepting applications.
UT stormed through March Madness to win yet another national championship. At least that's how the NCAA men's tournament would play out if each game's winner was the school with the most productive accounting researchers. See the winning bracket.
Check out the 10 startups that have earned their spot at Texas Venture Labs for the spring semester, and find out what GE believes it can learn from TVL's approach to new product offerings.
In January, The Austin Chamber of Commerce published the first “Austin A List,” a collection of 35 local companies area investors say have strong growth potential. Eighteen of those companies have direct ties to the McCombs School.