Texas McCombs had a very strong pool of applications when putting together the MBA Class of 2020, and the numbers certainly reflect that. Let’s take a look at the Executive MBA class that started this fall:

The Executive MBA program welcomed 59 top-caliber business professionals to the McCombs School of Business MBA network. These students are experienced in managing teams and decision-making, and many have their own businesses. These industry leaders will surely challenge and inspire one another to reach new heights in their careers over the next two years in Austin.

42% of this Executive class live outside the Austin metro area and commute to Austin every other weekend for classes. Commuters are not uncommon for the Executive program and all students benefit from the strong, expansive networking culture of McCombs whether in or outside of Austin.

We are excited to see the continued growth in the diversity of backgrounds. Out of 59 students, there are over 35 companies represented.

These executives represent a wide array of industries, including technology, energy, and healthcare. Our students also have rich educational backgrounds, as 44% of the class already hold advanced degrees.

24% of the class are women in business and we are excited to welcome these outstanding leaders to the MBA community. The Executive MBAs also represent four of the five branches of the U.S. military with 11 veteran students from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines.

22% of the new class is international, representing Australia, Canada, China, India, Spain Venezuela, and Hong Kong. It’s been so important to the success of each graduating class to see growth in the diversity of perspectives in our community each year.

We have a large number of repeat Longhorns coming back to UT this year, and many Texas A&M Aggies joining the herd. (We love our AgHorns.)


We feel humbled and privileged by the amazing experiences and perspectives making up the Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2020 and cannot wait to see what they accomplish during their time in the program. If you’d like to join them as part of Texas McCombs MBA network, our 2018-2019 application is open!

This post is part of our MBA Class of 2020 series. We look forward to meeting you and reading your application. Hook ’em!