Texas Executive Education faculty member Dr. Michael Webber will join several other distinguished speakers later this month at the 2nd annual Water Technology and Policy Conference. The two-day event will be held on Tuesday, October 22 through Wednesday, October 23, 2013 on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Water supply is currently a significant issue in Texas with the ongoing drought conditions. How droughts and strained water supplies affect economic growth is a continuing topic of discussion that Texas will face for decades. What does the future for water policy in Texas look like?
This will be a great event for anyone interested in learning about the role of water in business and society, and how to make decisions related to it.
Some discussion topics to be covered:
- Water policy and economy: Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Act, regulation, markets, human rights to water vs. water as a commodity
- The water-energy nexus
- Hydrology: the global water cycle
- Water past and present: history and trends
- Water treatment technologies and infrastructure
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Also, don’t miss a discussion panel featuring Austin-based CEO Cotter Cunningham of RetailMeNot, Inc. in the upcoming Herb Kelleher Center Speaker Series sponsored by the Campus Club and Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship. In this panel, experienced entrepreneurs who are on a second or subsequent startup will discuss and answer questions about structuring a startup, seeking funding, building a team, getting your first product out the door, and creating an exit strategy.
This next Speaker Series will take place on Tuesday, October 29 in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
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You are invited to attend an upcoming panel discussion in which Austin-based CEOs and industry experts will discuss their projections and insights of next year’s economic outlook. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, located at 1900 University Ave. on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
The distinguished panelists are from software, hardware and life sciences companies in the Austin area. They include:
- Dennis McWilliams, CEO/Founder, Apollo Endosurgery
- Daniel Nelson, CEO/Founder, Datical
- Tyson Tuttle, CEO Silicon Labs
The panel will be moderated by McCombs School of Business Professor Jay Hartzell, who is the Finance Department Chair and the Director of McCombs’ Real Estate Finance and Investment Center.
You will hear expert views on topics such as:
- Will the Texas economy continue to outperform the rest of the U.S.?
- Will the GDP move beyond the two-percent range into real recovery?
- Can the Fed keep inflation down so businesses can access low cost capital for growth?
Admission is free to UT faculty, staff, and students. Others may attend for $35, which includes breakfast (served from 7 to 7:30 a.m. prior to the discussion). Visit this page or contact us for additional information.
Economic Forecast 2014 is sponsored by Texas Enterprise Speaker Series, Texas CEO Magazine, McCombs Alumni Network, and Campus Club.
In the 2013 Public Accounting Report (PAR) Annual Professors Survey, all three of the McCombs School of Business’ Accounting programs (undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D.) are again ranked first in the nation. This is the fourth year in a row, and the ninth time in 12 years, that McCombs has earned the No. 1 spot across all three bases of Accounting program rankings.
McCombs’ undergraduate Accounting program has now ranked first or second for 22 years straight. The graduate-level program (MPA) has been No. 1 in the nation for 19 out of the past 20 years, and the doctoral program has been top-ranked in 10 of the past 12 years.
About the Public Accounting Report
The 2013 survey includes responses from hundreds of professors across nearly 200 U.S. educational institutions.
For the undergraduate and master’s rankings, professors are asked to rank U.S. Accounting programs considering the question, “Which programs consistently turn out students capable of some day attaining partner status?”
In the doctoral survey, the professors are asked to rank the programs they hold in highest regard for turning out quality accounting professors.
Read more about the 2013 PAR survey in this article from McCombs TODAY.
Learn more about our executive education programs in Accounting & Finance, which are led by the same McCombs faculty who help the school earn its consistently high rankings.
On Wednesday, September 18, Texas Executive Education is hosting a Networking Reception and Dinner with Executive MBA professionals from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germany.
This is a unique opportunity to meet with a group of international peers that come from a variety of industries. The group of 12 executives will be here from September 15-20 for a week-long International Seminar titled Leadership in a Global Environment, hosted by Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin.
Any past participants of our Texas Executive Education open enrollment programs are welcome to attend this networking event. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email to Dominick.Flores@mccombs.utexas.edu. More details are below.
Networking Reception and Dinner with Mainz Germany Executive MBA Professionals
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Gabriel’s Cafe, at The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business faculty and staff, Mainz Germany Executive MBA professionals, and You. Please dress in Business Casual attire.
Contact Dominick Flores for more info.
Austin tops Forbes’ most recent list of U.S. cities that are expected to experience the best job growth over the next couple of years. According to economic research cited in the article, Austin is projected to have a 4% annual increase in jobs/employment through the year 2015, which ranks higher than any other U.S. city.
We all know that business is doing quite well in the state of Texas compared to the rest of the country, and this Forbes article further confirms that notion: Seven of the top ten metro areas projected to have the best job growth are in Texas. Austin is ranked No. 1, Houston is No. 3, Ft. Worth/Arlington No. 4, and Dallas is listed at No. 8. The annual job growth is projected to be 3.1% or higher in all seven of the Texas metro areas that fall in the top 10. (More info here.)
Austin’s population growth is around triple the national average, with so many new jobs being created here, and large companies continuing to create or expand their operations in the area. Texas Executive Education has corporate partnerships with many of these companies in Austin as well as across the state.
Whether you’ve recently relocated to Texas for a job, or have been a working professional here for a while, Texas Executive Education is your resource for the knowledge and skills you’ll need to manage your team efficiently, lead successful projects, and drive organizational innovation and change. Our executive development programs and Certificates are designed to strengthen managers and team leaders in areas such as strategic planning, business innovation, marketing and project management. We can meet the training and continuing education needs of teams and organization of any size.
We are glad to call Austin home, and proud to be a part of The University of Texas.