Recent recruiter and student satisfaction surveys show many strengths in the Texas BBA program, plus areas to improve, including an increased focus on entrepreneurship and international business; and restructuring the BBA core curriculum.
El Paso native and McCombs BBA '66, Woody L. Hunt, has challenged McCombs to raise $2 million over the next five years, upon which he has pledged to give an additional $1 million toward the growth and success of the Business Honors Program.
The new building will begin a facilities expansion that will allow McCombs to offer specialized electives, flexible classroom configurations—and more space for both graduate and undergraduate students.
As the Department of Accounting celebrates its centennial, take a look at some of the other famous institutions marking their 100-year anniversaries in 2012. Plus, details on accounting's centennial book and gala and how to join in the celebration.
The McCombs research initiative SpamRankings.net is beginning to gain traction in the war against spam as an underlying weaknesses in IT security.
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."