The Street, a financial news Web site, included Austin in its list of top 10 cities “poised for greatness” in 2012 based on financial forecasts. Most notable is Austin’s low unemployment rate, low home prices, a blend of state jobs and private-sector employment and support from the University of Texas at Austin.
Bitcoin is the world’s new, mysterious virtual currency. I first learned about Bitcoins in an article assigned to my tax research class regarding IRS’s treatment of them for tax purposes. Bitcoins have become increasingly popular since they were first created in 2009 by an anonymous person. Created by users, Bitcoins serve as a reward to […]
You probably haven’t noticed, but it’s been a while since my last blog. (I know, Rule #76: No excuses—play like a champion! Hear me out, though.) I’m finally wrapping up interview season, so I have some extra time now. Actually, I was traveling for an office visit and watching a TV segment on real life […]
There are some sweet perks associated with being an MPA student at McCombs. First off is the free access to Capital Metro all UT students receive. I ride a Metro Rapid bus to get to campus everyday which would otherwise cost $1.50 per trip, or $49.50 for a 31 day pass. Thanks to UT, I […]
We are about two months into school now, and to say that life has gotten a little crazy would be an understatement! Not only have we completed first round interviews for most companies, but the first round of exams has happened as well. With recruiting dinners two or three nights a week and studying after […]
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For the next generation of entrepreneurs, Africa is a market that can't be ignored, but its future economic growth requires a uniquely developed skillset and mindset that is a top priority for the McCombs School of Business. For the next generation of entrepreneurs, Africa is a market that can't be ignored, but its future economic growth requires a […]
An award named for Jeanne Brown will continue to recognize high performing and dedicated McCombs School of Business staff members, thanks to an endowment by Brown's family. Jeanne Brown first came to The University of Texas at Austin in 1966 as an assistant in the dean's office at what was then known as the College of Business Administration. Her j […]
With the new Business Foundations Program Online, an unlimited numbers of students will ultimately be able to learn the core concepts and fundamentals of private enterprise. By Andrew Faught read more […]
Miller makes it a point to teach students how to market themselves to the world. Here are his 10 principles of personal branding, which he delivers with his characteristic classroom vigor. After 30 years of teaching marketing at the McCombs School of Business and 25 years of corporate experience, Senior Lecturer Herb Miller definitely knows a thing or two ab […]