This Insider info comes from our Full-Time MBA Admissions Team.
The 2018-2019 Full-Time MBA application is open and the Admissions Committee is accepting applications in three rounds. We receive a lot of questions about our application deadlines. Namely, new 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.”
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!🤘
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
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.
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.