Info Sessions & Class Visits

Outliers, Innovators, Leaders: Welcome

A 15-month program designed for working professionals. Courses are led by UT Austin’s top faculty and cover topics such as leadership, communication, ethics, change management, and decision-making.

Information Sessions

HDO holds information sessions on the UT Austin campus, in cities across the state, and online throughout the year. Click below to RSVP for an upcoming session. Each session covers a variety of topics related to the program.

Capstone Projects

Each semester has a particular focus that prepares students to complete their Capstone Project, which is a research project and presentation requiring students to use their new skills to change real-world situations within organizations.

Information Sessions

Join us to learn more about the HDO Master’s Program for professionals. Each session covers a variety of topics related to the program, including:

  • Program Overview & History
  • Course Structure & Curriculum
  • Advisors & Faculty
  • Assignments & Capstone Project Examples
  • Admissions & Tuition
  • Q & A with Program Director, Staff, and Alumni

Upcoming Information Sessions

Online Sessions

All online information sessions are held from Noon-1 p.m. Central Time via Zoom. Dates below:

Campus Sessions

All campus information sessions are conducted in Austin, TX from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Central Time. Dates below:

  • October 11, 2023 – Click to Register
  • December 14, 2023 – Registration Opening Soon
  • January 8, 2024 – Registration Opening Soon
  • January 24, 2024 – Registration Opening Soon

Sessions in Other Texas Cities

We will conduct info sessions in Dallas and Houston in January 2024. Those sessions will be held from  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Central Time. Dates below:

  • January 11, 2024 – Registration Opening Soon
  • January 30, 2024 – Registration Opening Soon

Class Visits

Class visit information will become available soon.

“The greatest challenge of my job is figuring out how to solve large-scale issues by engaging, growing, and developing the many, complex humans in our organization. HDO taught me how to think critically and systemically about the moving parts of my large organization, while always holding humanity at the center. Studying in HDO was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I know I will see the ROI for decades to come.”

Lisa Dalgliesh (Class of 2019)

Dr. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, winner of HDO’s 2019 Outstanding Professor of the Year award, explains how the HDO Master’s Degree provides a unique education experience for working professionals and highlights why she is so passionate about teaching in the program.

Outliers, Innovators, Leaders, Welcome