Written by Susan Masson
International students make up roughly 25% of the Texas Full-Time MBA program and arrive in Austin with varying levels of previous experience in the United States. A few are sponsored by a company in their home country and will return after graduation. Others are looking for new positions in their home country or overseas. The majority, however, are actively pursuing opportunities in the USA. Read more ›
Photo by Mark Frohna
Before coming back to school for a business degree, Viswa Subbaraman, a 2009 graduate of our Texas MBA at Houston program, served as the assistant conductor of the French National Orchestra and had returned to Texas in order to start an opera company in Houston. His mission: make opera more accessible to our generation and to make it a lot more fun.
We were wondering what Viswa was up to now, so we recently caught up with him to ask about his career, life, and time as an MBA student. Read more ›
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 Read more ›
The Whole Foods – NCAA/University Partnership Go-To-Market Plan MBA+ Project team, pictured from left to right: Jonathan Bell, Andre Leroux, and Kathleen Whittle. Not pictured: Marissa Lau.
The MBA+ Leadership Program connects Texas MBA students with companies through short-term micro-consulting projects. I recently caught up with Evening MBA student and project leader Andre Leroux to learn more about his team’s Summer 2013 project on the Whole Foods NCAA/University Partnership Go-To-Market Plan. Read more ›
You hit the submit button last night, and now you wait.
You know the next step is the interview, but how do you prepare? You don’t. You already have.
The process you went through to prepare the different pieces of the Texas MBA application forced you to think about where you have been and where you want to go. The information session and class visit gave you an idea of the expectations of the program, and you know you are ready. You know you have a lot to contribute to the Texas MBA Read more ›
What is a leader’s business? A leader’s business is training and developing people – human capital – the most valuable asset any organization has.
Emotionally intelligent leaders are more influential because they project more strongly and positively through more powerful leadership presence, and that can be quantified through measuring emotional intelligence. Leadership presence is the spirit or aura projected by leaders: the very thing that impacts a leader’s ability to do their job – influence, train, and develop people! Read more ›
Take a look back at his blog posts on Texas MBAs Talk from 2008-10, and you’ll quickly see that Ryan Brown, MBA ’10, was quite a busy student – as are many during their time at McCombs.
Ryan, third from left, pictured with several others from the Class of 2010 at a former classmates recent wedding.
During his two years as an MBA student, Ryan participated in the McCombs Adventure Program, case challenges, treks, Super Week, and the list goes on.
In his final blog post, Ryan looked back on his time in the program and reflected on the moment he found out he was admitted to McCombs. “I had no idea what the next two years would entail. All I knew was that this could possibly be a life changing event,” he said. “Looking back on my two years I can say that I was right.”
I recently caught up with Ryan to see what he’s been up to since his days on the Forty Acres and hear a little bit more about his time at McCombs. Read more ›
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! Read more ›