Throwback Thursday: Bevo

Anyone who’s heard of UT has heard of Bevo, the university mascot. While Bevo has changed over the years, he’s been around as long as any Longhorn can remember — nearly 100 years in total. In November 1916, Bevo made his debut during the halftime of a UT-Texas A&M football game. UT law graduate Stephen […]


Throwback Thursday: Registration

By Mary Dolan Registration is almost here! While many students may stress about getting classes and making the perfect schedule, even they would have to admit that, in many ways, the process of registration has been made easier over the years. Students now have access to a course catalog where they can check out potential […]


Throwback Thursday: Beating OU Since 1916

By Mary Dolan In honor of Texas-OU weekend, we’re doing a Throwback Thursday for UT’s continued dominance over OU! In relation to McCombs, Texas BBA was established in 1916, one year before OU’s College of Business. However, when most people think of the Texas/OU rivalry, they think of our football teams. UT’s first football team […]

More Than 100 Years of Rivalry

The rivalry between the Longhorns and the Sooners started before Oklahoma was even an official state. In 1900, Oklahoma was a “territory” and neither school had a mascot. UT’s team was simply called Varsity. The first UT victory was a lopsided 28-2. The Oklahoma men played a very good game, but they had weak points […]


Throwback Thursday: Peer Advising

By Mary Dolan For this Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating 30 years of McCombs peer advisors! In 1986, the business school had close to 10,000 students. The BBA office only had about 16 staff members in place to help the students. A change was needed, and the first peer advisor was hired.       […]

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McCombs Students Explore Study Abroad Opportunities

Ever wanted to travel to South America, Europe, and more? Well, now’s your chance! This year’s Study Abroad Fair–organized by the BBA International Programs Office–kicked off on September 20th. The fair is meant to introduce new and returning McCombs students to many different study abroad opportunities. Polly Trigger, Assistant Director of the BBA Program Office, […]

BBA Rankings

Movin’ On Up … To No. 6!

Congratulations to McCombs BBA students, alumni, faculty, and staff! We did it again! We’re ranked Top 10 Undergraduate Business Program for the 18th year in a row! The McCombs School of Business moved up one rank to tie for sixth place in the 2017 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s undergraduate business program rankings. We tied for […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Study Abroad!

With another year comes another opportunity to study abroad! The BBA study abroad program has never been more popular, and it is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It may be hard to believe, but when it was launched in spring 1996, McCombs’ study abroad exchange program consisted of only four students. The following year, […]

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Happy Birthday, BBA! (And Many More)

It all began in 1912, with 45 students studying accounting and statistics in temporary, pine shack buildings. By 1916, the number of business students had more than doubled – to 115 out of the University’s total of 2,600 university students – and the Board of Regents made the BBA program official. Last year, 6,968 applicants vied for […]