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University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School of Business Part Time MBA

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin develops influential business leaders and is committed to providing students with a knowledge base grounded in theory and relevant to current business practice. With a world-renowned faculty that boasts groundbreaking research, easy access to industry leaders, a myriad of opportunities for hands on experience, and the prime location of Austin, Texas, McCombs has a significant, positive impact on business and society. McCombs is an engaged and purposeful community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, where great minds come together to inspire innovation and change the world.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time
Total Program Enrollment 71

Program Information

The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Says

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin develops influential business leaders and is committed to providing students with a knowledge base grounded in theory and relevant to current business practice. With a world-renowned faculty that boasts groundbreaking research, easy access to industry leaders, a myriad of opportunities for hands on experience, and the prime location of Austin, Texas, McCombs has a significant, positive impact on business and society. McCombs is an engaged and purposeful community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, where great minds come together to inspire innovation and change the world.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Texas Evening MBA Program.

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Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#35 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#2 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals
#11 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers
#11 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#18 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals
#19 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#3 Best Professors
#6 Best Campus Environment
#7 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Graduate

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 29% accepted out of 1900 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.4
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 628
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $175

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Information

The McCombs School of Business only accepts online applications. A completed application must include a resume detailing work history (Two years of post-baccalaureate work experience is strongly recommended.), personal essays, official copies of transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, letters of recommendation, and an official score report...The McCombs School of Business only accepts online applications. A completed application must include a resume detailing work history (Two years of post-baccalaureate work experience is strongly recommended.), personal essays, official copies of transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, letters of recommendation, and an official score report for the GMAT. The average undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores for last year's class were about 684 and 3.43 respectively.

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Important Dates

Round 1
February

14

Deadline
January

12

Start
Round 2
May

3

Deadline
January

12

Start
Round 3
October

15

Deadline
January

12

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 1,036
Percent International Students 25%
Total Full-Time Faculty 134
Full-Time Faculty 85%

Student Life

The students at McCombs are “intelligent, clever, extremely hard working—the epitome of go-getters.” Students “consistently beat top schools (including Ivy League) at National Case Competitions.” “My classmates are from so many different backgrounds that it is impossi­ble to characterize them,” one student says. The student body is somewhat more “liberal” than your average business school, although it strikes “a good balance of conservative Texans and generally smart people who are open to social chemistry.” “The culture really sets University of Texas at Austin apart,” and students here are “very diverse and very com­petitive, but always willing to help.” “Everyone is willing to help one another; it’s not dog eat dog.” “Everyone is very social, but this is NOT a party school,” one student says. “I’m constantly in awe of the breadth and depth of the intelligence and experience that my peers have to offer. The School is also located in one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the country. “I love Austin; it’s a fantastic place to go to school,” says one student. “While I’m very busy with school activities, our class always finds ways to socialize and enjoy Austin.” Another student says, “Austin is the greatest city in the United States. I am going to miss it dearly.”

Career

McCombs has an “enthusiastic alumni base” and “strong employer connections,” which help provide excellent career placement for its graduates. “Career services is one of the best in the nation,” one student boasts. The “health of the Texas economy” in general offers “solid post-graduation job opportunities.” “Texas is the place to be in terms of oil and gas and renewable,” says one government and public policy student. McCombs’ Investment Fund, Venture Fellows program, MBA+, and the Venture Labs Investment Competition are all excellent opportunities for hands-on learning” that the school provides to help students eventually find careers. The school claims that 89 percent of students have job offers at graduation, and 93 per­cent find employment within three months of graduation. Some prominent alumni include Jim Mulva, President & CEO of Conoco Phillips; William Johnson, Chairman, President & CEO of Heinz; and Sara Martinez Tucker, President & CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Hewlett Packard, Dell, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Bank of America, and Deloitte Consulting are a handful of the many companies that recruit McCombs MBA graduates.

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Students Say

The University of Texas at Austin is “well-known for academic excellence in many aspects, such as accounting, entrepreneurial, IT management, marketing, and energy finance.” The School’s “good entrepreneurial track [record]” and “reasonable cost of living” in “one of the most fun cities in the United States” makes it attractive to students across the nation. “Austin provides a great environment for business school students” as it is “a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.” “Some highlights of McCombs include the “Marketing Fellows organization in academics” and the “commitment to development of the top energy repu­tation among business schools.” Students have “a great deal of freedom in which classes we take,” and there is a “collaborative, yet competitive team-based atmosphere” where “stu­dents support each other.” Academics are “very rigorous,” and the “workload is pretty high, but people help each other.” “It’s intense but not insane,” one student explains. “The course work is very intense for a semester and then frees up a bit.” Overall, the Texas MBA “is a very rigorous program academically, yet students still find time to have fun.” The School gives students the “ability to personalize your degree and supplement it with courses from other UT graduate programs.” The “administration does a good job of running things,” “supporting the students,” and improving “the overall academic experience.” “Students have incredible freedom to start new programs with very few restrictions from administration,” one student explains. The “administration is very involved with the MBA program,” although it can be “a bit disor­ganized” and “disconnected from students.” “The MBA program office is great and easy to work with; the only difficulties arise when we have to deal with the UT bureaucracy.” “The UT campus in general is beautiful, but the business school buildings need some serious attention,” and “the food available for the business school building is average at best.” “I know you want to keep the revenues in house, but get us some real grub!” one student laments. Students love their professors, who are “very accessible and knowledgeable” and “have had practical work experience that makes them that much better.” “Ninety-five percent of the instructors are very engaging, accessible, intelligent, inspiring, and passionate about the material they teach.” This “excellent” faculty is a “good mix of academics with a strong his­tory of research and practitioners who have real-world knowledge,” such as “leading researchers and ex-CEOs.” “Class content is nicely divided up between theory, case, and simulation.” One student says, “It has been more challenging than I could have ever imag­ined, but after going through this, I know I will be prepared for anything.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    • AIM Investment Center • Center for Business, Technology, & Law • Center for Customer Insight and Marketing Solutions • Center for Energy Finance Education & Research • Center for International Business Education & Research • Center for Research in Electronic Commerce • Center for Risk Management and Insurance • EDS Financial Trading and Technology Center • Energy Management and Innovation Center • Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship • The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance • IC2 Institute • The Real Estate Finance and Investment Center • Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence • Texas Venture Labs

  • International Student Support Groups:

    China Business Association: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/students/CBA Latin American and Hispanic Masters in Business Association: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/students/hgba/ Indian Graduate Business Association: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/students/igba/ Mexican Graduate Business Association

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    MBA OUTSource: A GLBT MBA Network: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/Full-Time/Student-Life/Diversity/LGBT.aspx

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Black Graduate Business Association:
    http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Students/BGBA/ Consortium Fellows Business Assocation: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/students/cfba/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Second-year MBAs with especially strong academic and professional backgrounds in particular subjects provide free tutoring in core classes to first-year students.

  • Research Facilities:

    • AIM Investment Center • Center for Business, Technology, & Law • Center for Customer Insight and Marketing Solutions • Center for Energy Finance Education & Research • Center for International Business Education & Research • Center for Research in Electronic Commerce • Center for Risk Management and Insurance • EDS Financial Trading and Technology Center • Energy Management and Innovation Center • Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship • The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance • IC2 Institute • The Real Estate Finance and Investment Center • Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence • Texas Venture Labs

  • Study Abroad:

    Foreign Exchange Programs: Argentina: Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales (IAE); Australia: Australian Graduate School of Management; and Melbourne Business School; Brazil: Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP); Canada: McGill University; Chile: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile; China: China Europe International Business School; and Guanghua School of Management; Costa Rica: INCAE; Denmark: Copenhagen Business School; Finland: Helsinki School of Economics; France: HEC School of Management; Hong Kong (SAR): Chinese University of Hong Kong; India: Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (IIMA); Mexico: Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - EGADE; Netherlands: Rotterdam School of Management; Peru: Escuela de Administracion de Negocios Para Graduados; Singapore: The National University of Singapore; Spain: ESADE Business School; Sweden: Stockholm School of Economics; Switzerland: Universitat St. Gallen; Turkey: Koç University (Inbound students only); United Kingdom: Warwick Business School; and Manchester Business School.

    Additional Programs: Germany--Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management – WHU Koblenz

  • Women Support Groups:

    Graduate Women in Business: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/students/gwib/ Forte Foundation founding member: www.fortefoundation.org

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business include:

Gerard Arpey - Chairman, President & CEO/American Airlines

Sara Martinez Tucker - President & CEO/ Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Don Evans - former Secretary of Commerce/U.S. Gov't.

William Johnson - Chairman, President & CEO/Heinz

Jim Mulva - President & CEO/Conoco Phillips

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $80,589

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deloitte Consulting, Dell, PepsiCo, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, JPMorgan Chase

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 35% $104,953
Other 33% $103,220
Finance / Accounting 32% $98,005
Technical 32% $107,238
Consulting 27% $121,648
Consulting 24% $124,288
Marketing / Sales 21% $99,702
Financial Services 21% $99,838
General Management 9% $94,259
Operations / Logistics 9% $104,559
Other 5% $106,000
Manufacturing 5% $100,302
Other 2% $107,667
Non Profit 2% $54,133

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 81%
Three Month Employment 93%
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