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.
When we read the stories about Enron, HealthSouth, and other accounting scandals, what is usually mentioned is the malicious intent of the executives to perpetrate a fraud. This is because “bad people do bad things,” right? Although the stories are instructive of how things can go wrong in an organization and how it can affect […]
Recently, the MPA International Connection hosted a potluck where international students shared foods from their respective home countries. Fortunately, they invited all of us to come and try them out. In good spirit, the domestic students brought some of their own food to share with the international students. Career Consultant Dawn Shaw was there, too, […]
Despite having arrived in Texas only one year ago, I have been paying attention to the controversy surrounding the university’s President, Bill Powers, for some time. It has made national news and recently culminated in his announcement of resignation in 2015. The issue has many facets, not least of which is what the fundamental purpose […]
Hello to the UT MPA blogosphere! My name is Olivia and I am currently gearing up to start my tMPA experience in about a week. First…some information about my background. My undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts, so my path to the UT MPA is a bit atypical. Though I was strong in math in […]
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Poets & Quants for Undergrads recently profiled Jeff Li on balancing life as a business honors student and biochemistry honors major. The following is an excerpt from an interview with Jeff Li, BBA '15, a student in the business honors program (BHP) at the McCombs School of Business, which originally appeared on […]
Between the fall 2013 and spring 2014 "Austin A-Lists," nine of the 24 hottest startups identified were either founded by McCombs alumni, launched from the school's Texas Venture Labs, or participated in the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition. By Jeremy Simon and Kim Brown There's a strong likelihood that Austin's next startup […]
With his recent FASAB reappointment, Accounting Professor Michael Granof will continue to help ensure that the financial health of the federal government is communicated clearly and truthfully to U.S. citizens. With his recent reappointment to the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), Michael Granof will continue to help ensure that the […]
Veronica Stidvent, a former McCombs lecturer and founder of the business school's Subiendo Academy, was recently named the new chancellor of Western Governors University. You may recognize her from her former position as an employement law and policy lecturer at the McCombs School of Business. Or perhaps you know her as the founder of the Subiendo Acade […]