This MBA Insider info comes from Sharon Barrett, Director of Working Professional and Executive MBA Admissions.
If you compare the class profiles of our Executive MBA with our Professional MBAs– Evening MBA, MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and MBA at Houston programs– the differences can seem obvious. But there’s actually a broad grey area, where many professionals could fit well into either the Executive MBA or one of our Professional MBAs.
In the end, it’s a very personal decision about where to submit your application. But remember, it’s a two part process. You decide where you belong and the admissions committee agrees on the fit. Here is some advice on how to make an informed choice about which Working Professional MBA program to choose.
Consider Your Level & Years of Work Experience
Average work experience for the MBA Programs:
While people with the minimum eight years of experience do join the Executive MBA, there are relatively few. Executive MBA candidates become more competitive closer to ten years of work experience. On the other side, Professional MBA candidates must have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience, and candidates get competitive with closer to four years. The admissions committee doesn’t simply count the years but evaluates the level and quality of your work experience– the impact you’ve made in your organization, advancement in your role or responsibilities, and unique accomplishments.
This post was written by Kimberly Jones, Marketing Coordinator, Texas McCombs MBA Programs.
Texas McCombs part-time MBA programs are ranked #7 in the country by U.S. News due to the strength of our MBA network, career resources, and experiential opportunities. The McCombs MBA journey is focused on innovation and individually-tailored success, making it one of the most valuable degrees in the world. Our Evening MBA program is especially unique, offering classes on Monday & Tuesday evenings in Austin, so you can continue to work, achieve a work/school balance for your lifestyle, and graduate with a prestigious MBA degree from Texas McCombs in just 2.5 years. Explore the Evening MBA at Texas McCombs.
Evening MBAs attend class at McCombs
If you’re considering applying to Texas McCombs, we encourage you to start your application now.
As an Evening MBA at McCombs, you will:
- Learn from renowned, accessible faculty in every subject area
- Gain skills in cutting-edge business that you can apply to your work in real time
- Attend classes at the center of a thriving city on a top research university campus
- Engage in cohort-based learning with a tight-knit, diverse group of peers
- Explore direct connections to the world’s top employers
The next class of Evening MBAs starts in January 2019. We encourage you to register to attend a summer event below to get to know the Texas McCombs MBA community.
The Texas Evening MBA Program is a prestigious top-ranked MBA degree that you earn evenings in Austin over 2.5 years while continuing to work full-time. You’ll apply concepts to your career as you are learning at McCombs — A globally-recognized brand with one of the biggest networks of award-winning faculty and accomplished students. Why wait to elevate your skills and open new avenues in your career? The application for January 2018 is open:
Take Your Career to the Next Level in 2018.
Complete your application by the May 16th Round 2 deadline and receive your admissions decision by June 23, 2017!
Texas Evening MBA 2015 Southeast Asia Global Connections Trip
Learn More at an Event This Summer.
Join us to to take an in-depth look into what sets our program apart, meet admissions staff, current students and alumni, and ask any questions you may have.
We encourage you to check out our admissions process for all of the steps to take before, during and after you apply. Please reach out to us at TEMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu with any questions you about your application and we look forward to seeing you soon. Hook ‘Em!