Texas McCombs recognizes the value military veterans bring to our campus. Our community is one of support, collaboration, and dedication to prepare you for career success, which is why our MBA is consistently a top-ranked program for veterans.
Transitioning from a military career to civilian life can be challenging. An MBA degree is and unbeatable resource for veterans. While in the program, you’ll enhance business skills, connect with a global network of Longhorns, and transition into a civilian role in the business community.
Texas Veterans in Business
As the primary MBA student organization for military veterans in the program, Texas Veterans in Business (TViB) is a great way to get connected and involved in our community. The organization focuses on drawing parallels between the principles learned in the military and the skills required to be successful in business.
Future of Military in Austin
Austin, Texas is the No. 1 Best Place to Live for Veterans according to the key dimensions of employment, economy, quality of life and health.
The Air Force opened its latest technology innovation hub in Austin this summer, about one week after AFWERX Vegas reached full operational capability with the unveiling of its new 10,000 square foot prototyping lab. The lab, which will allow for onsite fabrication, will work in conjunction with another 20,000 square foot collaboration space, similar to the Austin facility.
Austin’s new U.S. Army Futures Command, an ambitious new initiative that has been described as the biggest reorganization of the Army since 1973, will be in development for the next three years. This is the Army’s first major headquarters in an urban center and the new command is intended to accelerate and improve Army procurement.
UT Austin Student Veterans Association
The Student Veterans Association at The University of Texas at Austin works to serve the needs of students with prior or current military association, their families and dependents. The organization aims to develop and implement support activities to better assess, promote, and represent the interests of this population within the University community.
MBA Alumni Spotlight
Did you encounter any challenges when re-entering civilian life?
My concern was that I thought I was making a huge transition that my classmates outside the military would not understand. But in a full-time MBA program, all of your classmates are making huge transitions at the same time. Once I realized that I was not alone in such a life change, as a veteran or otherwise, my civilian life began to take hold and my belief that I made the right decision was cemented.
What was your favorite part about the Texas McCombs MBA??
My ability to define my own path. At Texas McCombs, there is no definition of success to which we must subscribe. Instead, the MBA fosters a culture of success that is focused on each of us as individuals. There, you are not prepared for a specific post-MBA role. Instead, McCombs establishes you as a leader so no matter where you want to go, the MBA will be able to get you there.
How would you describe the Veteran support available at UT Austin?
Outstanding, pure and simple. I was concerned about the idea of two bureaucracies – a state university and the VA – working together. But I could not be more impressed with the efficiencies and access we have as vets at UT Austin.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
All veterans are eligible to receive our merit-based admissions scholarships and are automatically considered for these upon applying to the program. Veterans will also automatically receive a waiver for the application fee upon submitting their application to the program.
The UT Austin Office of Student Veteran Services is available to help MBA veterans navigate the federal and state education benefits they are eligible for as well as connecting them with additional grants and scholarships available to them. Student Veterans Services also offers academic support, health care and wellness services and helps foster a community among veterans across the UT Austin campus.
No matter what your goals are, MBA Career Management offers endless resources for helping you discover your strengths and relevant transferable skills that will make you stand out during the recruitment process post-MBA. While our military veterans go into a broad range of industries and functions, some of the most popular are operations, investment banking and consulting.
Discover McCombs: Military Weekend
Our annual MBA Military Weekend offers future military MBAs the opportunity to meet veterans currently enrolled in our program, MBA staff & faculty, and network with MBA military alumni. Through this event, you learn how to successfully transition from your military career to a top MBA, as well as discover all of the resources available to you at The University of Texas at Austin to support your career transition and personal development. The Military Weekend registration for the 2018-2019 cycle has passed, but please look out for more Military community events!
We hope you’ll come visit us in Austin to learn more about how the Texas McCombs and UT Austin Communities support our Military MBAs. If you have any questions, please let us know.