This MBA Insider content comes from the Texas McCombs MBA Admissions team and was originally posted in July 2017.
If you’ve decided you want to apply to the MBA program at Texas McCombs– congratulations on making a fantastic decision! But, now what? One of the first application components that future students typically focus on is the required standardized test. It can be an intimidating first step. Our MBA program accepts both GRE and GMAT. How can you know which test is best for you?
First, the Admissions Committee doesn’t have a preference on which test you take. Our article on examining your graduate test options can give you a good overview of the basic differences between the tests.
We do not believe that one test is better at demonstrating your preparedness for business school than the other. But it is important to think about what exam is best for you as an individual. In some cases, there may be a good reason to consider taking the GMAT over the GRE, or vice versa.
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
||October 9, 2018
||December 18, 2018
||January 8, 2019
||March 28, 2019
||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!
This MBA Insider content comes from the Working Professional & Executive MBA Admissions team.
There’s an ice-breaker game often played at events called “Two Truths and a Lie,” where you share three statements about yourself, and others try to guess which statement is false. We’ll modify that slightly here and call it “Two Truths and a Myth.”
See if you can spot the myth about applying to a Texas MBA Working Professional or Executive (WPE) Program:
- The Texas MBA is seeking the most qualified candidates for its WPE programs in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Austin.
- We consider a candidate’s academic performance, work experience and overall motivation in reviewing an application.
- Candidates must apply early in the process to have a chance at being considered.
This MBA Insider info comes from the Texas McCombs MBA Admissions Team.
We know you want to put forth the best application you can when you apply to any Texas McCombs MBA program. And we’ve covered many components of the application in the past, including the resume, letter of recommendation, essays, and test scores (as well as some tips for interviewing if you are selected). But some components of the application that might be viewed as procedural are just as important, and if not addressed properly, they can delay processing, which can in turn delay your decision.
When you apply to a Texas McCombs MBA program, you’re actually applying to two separate entities at the same time. One is the McCombs School of Business; the other is the Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin (which we’ll call GIAC, for the Graduate and International Admissions Center).
Three key components of the application are required by GIAC before it will be considered complete, and GIAC does not allow McCombs to issue a decision until these three elements are completed.
From the Texas MBA Admissions Committee:
So, you’ve submitted your application and after waiting anxiously for further news, you’ve received that coveted interview invitation. First of all, take time to feel excited to have made it to this stage of the process!
Some questions might start popping in your head. What interview format options are there? What sort of questions will I be asked and who conducts the interview? How do I prepare for the interview?
Like anything else, your MBA interview invitation is an opportunity. While some applicants may look forward to it, others may not exactly enjoy the anxiety. If you are a member of the latter group, look at it this way: The interview affords one of the only formal opportunities for official face-to-face interaction during the application process. Seize it. This interview can be just the thing the Admissions Committee needs to stitch together the rest of your application elements.
Different schools have different interview processes. It’s important to be familiar with how the Texas MBA Program runs its interview operations.
Most Importantly: Be sure to read all confirmation emails and instructions very carefully. Depending on the MBA program you are interviewing for (Full-Time , Working Professional or Executive), there may be various formats, booking procedures, or location & parking information provided.
Generally speaking, our interview structure is this: