About The School
Known as the “Harvard of Texas,” UT Austin is a world-class public university with a 40-acre campus nestled in the 11th largest city in the United States. With strengths in technology and entrepreneurship, the McCombs School of Business leverages its Austin location, a city increasingly known for being a technology center with increasing number of ex-Silicon Valley transplants. Austin is also routinely ranked among the best cities in the US for business, education, and the arts.
The full-time MBA class is made up of less than 250 students, making it one of the smaller top-20 MBA programs. Of the 22 concentrations offered, 14 are STEM certified. Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Clean Tech, Innovation Leadership, and Supply Chain & Operations Management rank in the top five chosen by MBA students. Students can choose from a dozen degree options offered at UT Austin, including Communications, Global Policy, and Public Affairs, among others. The school boasts nearly 50 student-led organizations, spanning a range of professional, social, and affinity groups.
Strengths And Specializations
The program is medium in size and is specifically known to be strong in the fields of accounting, information systems and entrepreneurship.
Number of applicants (if possible) – 1,964
MBA Class size – 242
Annual tuition (converted to USD) – $113,144
4% Starting Own Business
Avg. Base Salary – $128,586
Salary Increase – 98%
Employment in 3 months – 88%
UT Austin McCombs Rankings
Avg. Work Exp. – 6
Average GMAT – 704
Int’l Students – 10%
Female Students – 34%
Essay 1. We will learn a lot about your professional background through your resume and letter of recommendation, but we want to get to know you further. Please introduce yourself. Select only one communication method for your response.
a) Write an essay (250 words)
b) Share a video introduction (one minute in length)
Essay 2. Picture yourself at the completion of your MBA journey. Describe how you spent your time as a Texas McCombs MBA student to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Essay 3. Optional Statement: Please provide any additional information you believe is important or address any areas of concern that you believe will be beneficial to MBA Admissions in considering your application.
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