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.
Using Enron as a cautionary tale for a packed audience of future accountants, former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald recounted the rise and fall of the company in his talk for the Lyceum Distinguished Speakers series.
Panelists at the recent Alternative Investment Conference at McCombs discussed risks and opportunities in the current financial climate. The takeaway: global uncertainty isn't going anywhere.