The highest ranked business school in Texas and the Southwest, and a top-ranked research institution the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to educating the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge for industry and society. Rankings tell only part of the story of what makes McCombs so great, but it's a good beginning. We are one of the few schools in the country to receive top marks in nearly all the business specialty areas ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
McCombs educates more than 6,000 undergraduate, MBA, MPA and Ph.D. students each year, creating one of the largest cumulative impacts of any business school in the world. About 2,000 professionals also participate each year in custom programs designed for working executives and their firms. These programs are held in our first-class AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
The core purpose of the McCombs School of Business is to educate these leaders to create value for society. Our primary goal is to become one of the most prominent business schools in the world and in the coming years, our new strategic plan will focus on seven initiatives to reach our goal.