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Meet Texas McCombs Around the World

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

The 2018-2019 Full-Time MBA application will open later this summer! If you’re planning to apply, you might be wondering what steps you can take now in order to get to know us and understand your fit with our program. There’s really no better way to explore if Texas McCombs is right for you than attending an MBA event.

Texas McCombs MBA Japanese alumni at a tour event standing by the Texas MBA table, Hook 'Em!

Texas McCombs MBA alumni at a tour event in Tokyo, 2016

MBA Admissions is traveling around the world to meet you this summer & fall. Whether you’re looking to visit us on campus in Austin for an info session or meet up with us in a city near you for coffee, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about the value of an MBA, what it’s like to be a Texas McCombs student, life in Austin, and how you can put together your best application.

The 2018 Tour Event Season

Our admissions staff and alumni will be traveling around the globe for the next several months to meet you and answer your questions.  We partner with a wide range of organizations to support inclusion in business, and will have a presence at many of their events, as well as at global MBA tour events with other top schools. Events will be confirmed and added throughout the season, so be sure to check back periodically to find an event near you.

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Visit Us On-Campus in Austin

We invite you to visit our exciting new graduate school building and tour UT Austin. Join us for an info session on campus to take an in-depth look into what sets our Full-Time MBA apart. Information sessions are your opportunity to hear a program overview, meet admissions staff, students, and alumni, and ask any questions you have about the application process.

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MBA Coffee Chats with Admissions Officers or Students

Our students will be across the United States this summer for amazing internship opportunities. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet a student for coffee in your city and learn firsthand what sets our program apart from the rest. These informal meetings will be taking place in a variety of cities so students can directly address your questions. Our admissions officers will be hosting coffees while on the road too. Space is limited for these chats so sign up now!

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We encourage you to stay in touch and we look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

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!

Still Deciding Between Full-Time or Working Professional MBA Programs?

From Sharon Barrett, Director of Working Professional & Executive Texas MBA Admissions:

Are you still deciding between leaving your job to attend the MBA program full-time, or continuing to work while you earn your MBA 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 MBA students go into the MBA program with the goal of switching jobs. Our Working Professional (WP) MBA programs – Texas Evening MBA (in Austin), Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas 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 Texas 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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When to Hit “Submit” on Your MBA Application

The Texas Full-Time MBA Program application is now open! The Admissions Team is accepting applications in three rounds, and we receive a lot of questions about our application deadlines.  Namely, prospective applicants want to know whether or not it matters when you submit your application– Round 1, 2, or 3?

You should NEVER rush to submit your MBA application simply to take advantage of there being “more spots.”
– The Admissions Committee’s best application round advice

Timing is a key factor in your overall application strategy. A lot of details go into deciding which round to apply, and one answer is not right for everyone. So, let’s break it down by round so you can get a clearer picture of when might be the best time for you to hit “Submit.”

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The Non-Traditional MBA Candidate

The following was written by Samantha Frapart, Texas McCombs MBA ’17. 

I thought I couldn’t get into business school. With my double-major in English and Ecology, five years in non-profits, and my natural aversion to words like “Nasdaq” and “synergy,” how could I convince admissions teams that I belonged in their MBA programs? Well, after graduating from McCombs in May of 2017, I’m here to happily debunk one of the greatest myths of business school: The non-traditional candidate.

Contrary to popular belief, business programs aren’t looking for human calculators. They are looking for students eager to foster strong teams, willing to negotiate & compromise, and ready to share diverse perspectives. In management classes, I was able to add a unique viewpoint to discussions on anything from government regulations to corporate social responsibility. Though I looked to my study-team for help with my finance homework, I was able to offer equally important business lessons like proper brief-structure and design thinking.

We all have something to offer, it’s just a matter of figuring out what that is and letting it shine through.

Though I assure you “non-traditional” is a thing of the past, I know this process can feel daunting. So with the Texas Full-Time MBA application opening soon, I’d like to share some helpful tips from my experience (before and during business school) in hopes that it might ease your worries and prepare you for the fantastic two years ahead.

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