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All MBA Programs are Accepting Applications!

This post was written by Kimberly Jones, Marketing Coordinator, Texas McCombs MBA Programs.

A Texas McCombs MBA degree holds power. Not only does it enhance your leadership skills and help you discover new avenues to advance your career, it connects you to one of the largest global networks of business professionals, employers, faculty, and alumni of any university in the world. You’ll graduate with the momentum to make an impact in your industry and society. Are you ready to start your Texas McCombs MBA Journey?

All Texas McCombs MBA programs– Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Evening, Executive, and Full-Time– are now taking applications for the Class of 2021!🤘

Click here to start or complete your application

Our programs enroll annually in multiple rounds, and classes will start in August 2019, or for our Evening MBA in Austin, January 2019. We encourage you to start your application. You can always save your progress and return later. If you’re not sure which program is right for you, our recent article– Full-Time vs. Working Professional MBA programs, may help you decide.

Important First Steps

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Deciding Between Full-Time or Working Professional MBA Programs

This Insider info comes from Sharon Barrett, Director of Working Professional & Executive MBA Admissions.

If you are still deciding between leaving your job to attend an MBA full-time, or continuing to work while you earn your degree part-time, rest assured you’re not alone. Here are some basic questions I ask people who are grappling with this decision:

What do you want to do with your MBA?

The answer to this question can help determine whether a full-time or part-time program makes more sense for you. The majority of Texas McCombs MBA students go into their MBA with the goal of switching jobs. Our Working Professional (WP) MBA programs – Evening MBA (in Austin), MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and MBA at Houston – are an excellent fit for those looking to switch to a career in consulting, or to move into a different function within the same industry (such as operations to finance, or vice versa). The strong general management focus of the curriculum in the WP programs also gives graduates the tools they need to run a company, whether it’s their own or someone else’s. And hands-on experiences through the MBA+ Leadership Program offer students the opportunity to work on a consulting project to sharpen the skills needed for a switch.

If you’re planning a complete industry switch, say from software engineering to financial services, or moving into a specialized field such as investment banking or clean tech, then you may want to think about how your past experiences are related to these goals. If they’re completely unrelated, getting exposure and experience in this field prior to beginning your job search can be important. The Full-Time MBA requires a summer internship, and the elective choices allow students to dive deep into a specific industry or area of focus to position you for a strong career pivot.

Tip: Research your target companies in advance and see if they require an internship with the company prior to full-time employment.

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Insider Tips for Completing Your MBA Application

If you have reviewed the Texas McCombs MBA application process, you are familiar with the basic steps to applying. Here are some of the steps we’ve highlighted in detail recently:

Of course, the above list does not cover everything. Each application is unique, and you may have a special situation or questions specific to your career goals or background. Our MBA admissions team has put together our Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions below.

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How to Successfully Answer the Full-Time MBA Essay Questions

These MBA Insider tips were provided by Stacey Kammerdiener, Senior Full-Time MBA Admissions Officer.

Your best chance at successfully answering  this year’s Full-Time MBA application essays comes from approaching them thoughtfully. The purpose of these essays is to understand why you want to attend Texas McCombs, and to learn more about you as an individual.  With a genuine goal of authenticity and the tips below, you will be well on your way to submitting a strong application.

MBA Essay 1

We will learn a lot about your professional background through your resume and letter of
recommendation. We want to get to know you further. Please introduce yourself.

An essay of 250 words, OR  a video introduction of one minute

Our Advice:

You may be wondering, “How do I introduce myself in only 250 words or through a one minute clip?” Don’t worry– you’re not alone. Many applicants struggle with how to package their entire experience into a short essay.

First, this prompt is purposely open-ended. It grants you the freedom to introduce yourself in a way that is authentically you. When you first meet someone, what’s your elevator pitch? Give us a well-rounded mix of information, so that we better understand who you are in a more complete sense, and not only in one facet of your life. Think about what makes you tick.

But don’t forget about the first sentence of the prompt: “We will learn a lot about your professional background through your resume and letter of recommendation.” This is meant to remind you that the admissions committee will already know a lot about your background through other parts of the application. While your professional life is important, this essay is your opportunity to share who you are outside of the bullet points on your resume.

Finally, the choice is yours: written essay or video. We have seen significant success on both platforms and do not prefer one over the other. Therefore, play to your strengths! If your skill is in writing, focus on the essay. If you want to create a video and rely on your voice and video editing skills, then we are excited to see it. However, if you do submit a video, keep in mind that sending us a photo slideshow isn’t advisable. These clips do not grant the admissions committee the chance to actually see or hear you, and that is really what we are looking for, and what makes these videos so great. Have fun with either submission, and do not take this essay for granted— it can go a long way in setting the stage for your MBA application.

MBA Essay 2

Picture yourself at graduation. Describe how you spent your two years as a Texas McCombs MBA, and how that experience helped to prepare you for the post-MBA world.
500 words

Our Advice:

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Prepare for Your 2018-19 Full-Time MBA Application

This post was written by Kimberly Jones, Marketing Coordinator, Texas McCombs MBA Programs.

Preparation is your greatest tool when applying to an MBA program. Here at McCombs, we want to do everything we can to help you put together your best application. If you’re ready to take your career to an exciting new level and gain access to one of the largest business school networks in the world, now is the time to start planning to apply to our Full-Time MBA .

The application will not officially open until later this summer, but we are happy to announce the new application deadlines and essay topics now so you can stay ahead of the application process.

Please review the 2018-2019 application deadlines and essay topics below.

Full-Time MBA Application Deadlines

Round Application Deadline Decision Notification
1 October 9, 2018 December 18, 2018
2 January 8, 2019 March 28, 2019
3 April 2, 2019 May 9, 2019

 Our 2018-2019 Essay Topics

We have updated our essay topics for this application season. We strongly recommend planning for your essays in advance and being thoughtful about your answers. Take advantage of this opportunity to tell us about yourself and your fit with McCombs in your own words. Review the 2018-2019 essay topics now.

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There are many steps you can take now in order to be prepared for the new application cycle. We can’t wait to read your application. Send us an email with any additional questions you have.  Good luck!

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