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Center for Leadership and Ethics

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Leaders Change the World, We Change Leaders

The Center for Leadership and Ethics at the McCombs School of Business is preparing leaders for an increasingly chaotic, dynamic, and rapid-paced business environment. Through cutting-edge research and innovative content, we generate transformative insights and life-changing educational experiences so that every student, corporate partner, and leader has an improved capacity to lead, leveraging their unique voice to make a positive impact on society, their organization and the people around them.

With some of the most forward-thinking minds in leadership development and research, sports leadership and analytics, and an award-winning collection of ethics education material, the Center for Leadership and Ethics is changing how leaders learn, grow, and lead.


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For students, leadership development at McCombs means access to cutting-edge courses, research-driven faculty, unique and experiential learning opportunities, accomplished business leaders, and co-curricular programming, and individual leadership coaching.

Innovative Educational Programs

The Center offers a variety of innovative curricular opportunities, which are uniquely integrated with experiential learning for students and aspiring leaders.

Co-Curricular Programming

The Center offers McCombs students unique opportunities beyond the classroom to gain leadership experience, skill, ethics education and exposure to business leaders and mentors.

Executive Education

Texas Executive Education offers numerous classes, as well as certification and custom programs for individuals and organizations to enhance core leadership and management skills.

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Corporate Partners

Our corporate partners have the opportunity to collaborate with a world-class research university to create customized studies on leadership, ethics, and employee engagement issues within their organizations. Our partner organizations are committed to creating an exceptional culture for their employees. Businesses that partner with us value the impact their research has on curriculum, and the exposure they gain with students as a result of the collaboration.

To discuss potential corporate research partnerships, 
please email Ethan Burris at


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You started here. You are changing the world.  Help others to follow in your footsteps by supporting our leadership programs or serving the Center in an advisory role.  Our CLE Advisory Council offers a unique opportunity to give back to McCombs, impacting students, curricula and programming within the Center. 

As a mentor and advisor you gain direct access to students, to faculty, to CLE leadership and to peers with a mutual interest in keeping McCombs at the cutting edge of leadership and ethics education in business.

Make a Gift Today

We are seeking individuals to strengthen the mission of the Center for Leadership and Ethics by giving back. With every contribution, you advance the work of the Center, helping us to impact our students through coaching and programming, to hire top academics, and to push the boundaries of research and higher education.

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