Admissions Director Rodrigo Malta was profiled in representation of the full-time Texas MBA program last week in a feature in Bloomberg Businessweek.
As a 2007 graduate of the program, Malta gives a unique first-hand perspective to his new role as director of admissions. Malta highlights some of the key benefits of the program, including the advantage of being located in the amazing city of Austin, the class size that gives the Texas MBA program its intimate feel, the McCombs Alumni Network that extends around the world, and the top-notch on-campus recruiting and career services.
Prospective applicants will likely take interest in Malta’s discussion of the application process, providing tips and revealing mistakes that every applicant should try to avoid. He takes a moment to talk about GMAT scores, interviews, work experience, professional recommendations and essays.
Malta also highlights new changes being made at McCombs to meet the demands of a changing economy and society with the focus on providing additional differentiators in energy efficiency, innovation and creativity. This includes the launch of the new Energy Center in collaboration with the Jackson School of Geosciences, the law school and the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the launch of Venture Labs, a new program to make it easier for student and faculty entrepreneurs to start businesses by providing a faster, step-by-step method to bring their innovations to market.
To read the full Q&A, go to Businessweek.com.