One of the strongest attributes of the Texas MBA program is the highly acclaimed McCombs School of Business faculty, whose members are ranked among the best professors in the nation year after year. In this new Faculty Spotlight series, we’ll be introducing you to these classroom leaders, as we too get to know them all a little better. Up first is the Department of Accounting’s Stephen Limberg.
How long have you been at McCombs?
SL: Thirty one years ago I arrived in modestly populated Austin, Texas, on a steamy August day after driving from the west coast 24 hours without a layover. I pulled into town in a Honda Accord hatchback that was not air conditioned and was packed to the headliner with all my belongings. Hot and irritable, I located my apartment Continue reading
Written by David Burford
The feeling you get when staring at a blank word document. The cursor blinks, blinks, blinks….
Suddenly the 1 a.m. memory of a long forgotten freshman comp final paper due the next day creeps into your mind. Writer’s block rears its ugly head while you work to calm your fears by thinking, it’s only 200 words. Then you realize: it’s only 200 words.
This year’s short answer questions on the application for our working professional MBA programs are modest in length, but will require your deftest wordsmith abilities to answer each question thoroughly and briefly. Choose your words carefully! Continue reading
The winter break is here again – and that means our holiday Coffee Chats are back.
Coffee Chats provide a great opportunity to meet up with current students in a more casual environment to hear about their experience in the program and get your Continue reading
Here with Casey Andrews, MBA ’11
Two Texas MBA program directors and I were treated to a tour of Rackspace company headquarters in San Antonio last Wednesday following a Texas MBA information session held on site. Our tour guide? None other than Lawrence Reyes a.k.a SugarBear, Ambassador of Culture. He took us on the grandest of interactive tours that included peeking into themed departments and conference rooms (think game shows, cereal, 80s movies), viewing installations by local artists, traveling down memory lane in a 1968 Hemisfair gondola chair, and a very quick slide down to the first floor! Continue reading
Each November in honor of Veterans Day, Military Transition News releases its Top 40 Under 40 Military edition which recognizes the top service members who are serving or have served in the U.S. armed forces.
This year, two current Texas MBA students – Sandy Vithayanonth and Adam Hamilton – were among those recognized. The excerpts below come directly from Military Transition News.
Sandy Vithayanonth, MBA ’14
The “proudest achievement” for former Army CPT Sandy Vithayanonth was co-founding a non-profit, called the “Duke Association,” with a mission to build a memorial dedicated to the 118 fallen soldiers of the “Duke Brigade.” “Despite having no previous experience in non-profits and fund-raising, we were ultimately able to raise over $175,000,” he says. As a Platoon Leader in Afghanistan, Vithayanonth “heroically saved the lives of his fellow soldiers by exposing himself to enemy fire and halting Continue reading