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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. 


Incoming Class

Number of applicants  – 2,102

MBA Class size – 270

Annual tuition  – $117,440

Post-MBA Careers

22.7% Consulting 

16.6% Finance 

34.1% Tech 

2.8% Starting Own Business 

Avg. Base Salary – $129,854

Salary Increase – 97% 

Employment in 3 months – 94% 

UT Austin McCombs Rankings


Avg. Work Exp. – 6 

Average GMAT – 708

Int’l Students – 24% 

Female Students – 38%  



For the 2022-2023 season, McCombs has a singular written essay and a new video essay component.

Essay 1.  Picture yourself at the completion of your MBA journey. Describe how you spent your time as a Texas McCombs MBA to achieve your personal and professional goals. (500 words)

Optional Statement: If applicable, applicants can provide an optional statement in the essay 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. (250 words)

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