They do so through a wide range of centers and experiential learning opportunities across a broad spectrum of disciplines and functional areas.
Our graduates leave prepared for principled leadership in an uncertain future, because stretching beyond what we know is how we tap into what comes next.
The University of Texas at Austin provides a means of leveraging our efforts.
As a top research institution, the University has a very strong brand and national reputation and is a place that engenders passion among our graduates.
It also enables us to be broader than many of our competitors, both within and across fields, implying that we do not need to focus on only one or two disciplines.
Business School Strategic Plan
The size of our accomplished alumni base in Texas, across the nation, and around the world, means that we have a substantial presence in key domestic and global markets.The plan’s foundation is firmly based on the input provided by Olin constituencies that included students, faculty, staff, alumni, our three living former deans, university leadership, and National Council members.We also engaged outside resources to perform quantitative and qualitative research, help drive the process, and bring us fresh perspectives.Combs has a longstanding reputation for producing cutting-edge knowledge and sharing that with undergraduate students, graduate students, executives, and the world through our highly-ranked teaching, research, and educational programs.It is this legacy that we will build upon as we align around our primary goal for the next five years, and beyond: To be widely recognized as a top source for the thought and talent to lead and shape businesses and society.The Merrick School of Business’ mission is to use our urban education hub to offer practical, career-minded and globally engaged business education that inspires professional and entrepreneurial growth.Our students learn to make a positive impact from faculty who develop compelling knowledge that influences communities, business, professions and scholars.Our legacy and reputation for producing stellar research, innovative programs, and the best and brightest graduates provide a strong foundation upon which we will build our next chapter.Olin’s new strategic plan is a catalyst for change.The University is also broad in its excellence, with notable strengths in several key technical disciplines.Armed with a strong market position and these distinct advantages, we will chart a course that inspires current and future members of our community and provides a roadmap for how we invest and prioritize for the future.