Written by Sarah Neely and Gabrielle Zandan
Consulting and investment banking are two of the largest employment industries for MBA students at McCombs. For the class of 2015, 35% of our students pursued internship opportunities with consulting firms and 20% applied for positions at investment banks. In order to respond to the high volume of recruiting employers and student interest for these two industries, Texas MBA Career Management has created an event entitled “Super Week.” Read more ›
Sometimes more is better. Like chocolate, vacation days and itemized tax deductions. But sometimes more is NOT better, like saturated fat, bills and dental work. The key is how you look at it. Admissions officers tend to look at things as if they were holding a Libra Scale, especially when considering work experience on your MBA application. On one side, there’s raw number of years (quantity), on the other is your job description (quality). Read more ›
Greetings from Austin! We are super excited about our second round of Full-Time MBA application submissions and wanted to share some information about the applicant pool and next steps for our applicants.
Round 2 was one for the history books, with over 1,000 applications submitted and lots of #WhyTexas love. A key highlight from this round was the number of international applicants, which made up 45% of the total from this round and represent nearly four dozen countries.
From a next steps perspective, we will start to invite applicants for interviews next week and will continue to release interview invitations through the end of the round. Interview options for this round include: on campus, Skype, off campus with our alumni in various cities, and off campus with admissions officers in selected cities (Shanghai, Seoul, New York, DC, San Francisco Read more ›
As a part of this year’s application process, we encouraged applicants to take to social media and tell us #WhyTexas. Below is a collection of responses from Twitter and Instagram.
Written by Debbie Carney
Most graduate students do not get the opportunity to spend a semester abroad as part of their master’s program. Texas MBA students, however, are in the unique position to do just that. The McCombs School of Business has reciprocal exchange agreements with many of the world’s leading business schools in Asia, Europe, and South America in order to provide an immersive experience to students interested in living, studying, and Read more ›
With the second round of application deadlines just around the corner, you may want revisit the MBA Insider’s admissions section to find helpful tips and information from our admissions team.
Below are a few of the most popular admissions-related posts from these past few months.
Through the essays, you have the space to discuss your candidacy and tell your story without any outside interference. With so many other parts of the process determined by external factors, this is the one part of the application where you have ultimate control.
Read “Five Tips for Writing a Successful MBA Application Essay” for tips on getting the most out of your application essays Read more ›
The Alamo Drafthouse – Customer Feedback Analysis MBA+ Project Team, pictured from left to right: Inbo Chung, Humberto Garza, Mauricio Milan, Brian McClimans, Drew Haser, and Paul Lin.
The MBA+ Leadership Program connects Texas MBA students with companies through short-term micro-consulting projects. I recently caught up with Full-Time MBA students and MBA+ project teammates, Mauricio Milan and Brian McClimans, to learn more about their team’s experience this semester analyzing customer feedback for Alamo Drafthouse. Read more ›
The Unique Influence Team
Their website claims there’s no black magic or special sauce used, just science – an aggressive test-measure-adapt methodology that differentiates Unique Influence from most other customer acquisition companies.
The idea for the company originated in a McCombs classroom, when Texas MBA ’12 classmates Ryan Pitylak and Chantal Pittman realized they had the skillset and experience to lead a digital marketing startup. The two Executive MBAs had previously worked together on another project Read more ›
The Texas MBA community is made up of future business leaders from all around the globe, and the unique background and perspective that each student brings to the program adds greatly to the MBA experience at McCombs.
Below, meet some of our current first-year students as they share why they chose McCombs, offer tips on applying to business school, talk about adjusting to Austin, and more.
Home Country: India
Undergrad: University of Delhi
Other Grad: Warwick University
Previous Job: Marketing Manager, Prosoya
MBA Concentration: Marketing and Consulting
Why did you choose the Texas MBA program?
McCombs has a unique, collaborative culture which offers an enriching MBA experience. Everyone at the school is genuinely interested in pushing you to do your best and assisting you with anything you may need to achieve your goals.
How has the McCombs community helped you adjust?
McCombs started helping me with the transition long before I arrived in Austin. I received detailed information about living options, getting around the city, the culture, food, daily expenses, student visas, and much more. Once I arrived in Austin Read more ›
Compare the class profiles of our Executive MBA program and professional MBA programs (Evening MBA, MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and MBA at Houston), and the differences can seem quite obvious. But there’s actually a broad grey area, career-wise, where many professionals could plug and play very well in either type of program.
In the end, it’s your call on where to submit your application, but remember it’s a two way street. You decide where you belong, and the admissions committee agrees.
Here is some advice on how to make an informed choice, and what to do if you think you may not “fit” the profile. Read more ›