For the first time, McCombs cracked Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the top-20 executive education programs, landing at No. 15 worldwide for custom programs, and 7th among U.S. universities.
In rejecting Carl Icahn's informal proposal, the board clarified that Michael Dell's offer is the only one on the table, said retired McCombs finance lecturer Jim Nolen.
McCombs receives accolades for outreach and accessibility to underrepresented minorities at the MBA level; minority faculty numbers touted.
New research by Bloomberg Businessweek found that at about a third of the top 30 U.S. business school, women earn less than men, post-MBA. Based on last year's statistics, women from McCombs' fulltime MBA program do better.
The latest posting of Businessweek's rankings finds McCombs vaulting to 11th place for part-time MBA overall and 19th place for EMBA in the U.S.