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About UT Austin McCombs

McCombs’ full-time MBA class is made up of less than 250 students on average, making it one of the smaller top-20 MBA programs. With more than 20 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.

McCombs leverages its location in Austin, the 11th largest city in the United States, as a city increasingly known for being a technology center, emphasizing learning opportunities in technology and entrepreneurship. Austin is also routinely ranked among the best cities in the US for business, education and the arts.

Strengths and Specializations

Accounting, information systems, technology, entrepreneurship 

Graduating Class of 2025

Number of Applicants: n/a

MBA Class Size: 241 

Avg. Age: 29

Avg. Work Experience: 5.9 years 

Avg. GPA: 3.46

Avg. GMAT: 704 

International Students: 26% 

Female Students: 35%  

Tuition: $58,720/year

Post-MBA Careers (class of 2023)

Career Sectors: Consulting 43%; Financial Services 16%; Tech 15%; CGP 6%; Starting Own Business 5%

Top Recruiters: Dell Technologies, EY Parthenon, Deloitte Consulting, Bain, BCG, PwC + Strategy&

Avg. Base Salary: $157,735; Salary Increase: 118% (source: FT Rankings 2024)

Employment offered within 3 months of graduation: 89.1% 

UT Austin McCombs Rankings


Deadlines for 2023-2024: R1 Oct 10, 2023; R2 Jan 5, 2024; R3 Mar 26, 2024; R4 May 9, 2024


Essay 1) Please write an application cover letter summarizing your aspirations, qualifications, and personal and professional experiences that make you a strong candidate for the Texas Full-Time MBA program. (500 word limit)

Optional Essay) If applicable, applicants can provide an optional statement in the cover letter section of the application. Applicants should only provide an optional statement if there is something they wish to address about their candidacy that is not addressed elsewhere.(E.g. gaps in work experience, choice of  recommender, academic performance, or extenuating personal circumstances) (no word count)

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