The final days of 2017 are here! Please note important MBA admissions dates below so you can stay ahead of events & application deadlines in the new year.
The McCombs School of Business will be closed for winter break from Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Please contact us with any questions you anticipate before we close, as we will not be available during winter break.
Texas Full-Time MBA Announcements
MBA Student Coffee Chats | December 19 – January 6
Texas MBA students will be hosting coffees in cities across the U.S. and other countries to meet you for a casual conversation about life as an MBA student. We strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to get to know our program firsthand and ask any questions you have about the admissions process. Register now for a chat near you.
Texas Working Professional MBA Announcements
Multi-Program Information Sessions | January 9-17
We will be hosting information sessions in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio in January. Register to meet us and learn more about our academic structure, student culture, and what sets us apart from other programs.
Round 2 Application Deadline- Dallas, Houston, Executive Austin | January 30
Start or submit your application by the January 30th deadline to receive your decision in early March.
The 2018-2019 Evening MBA Application
Review the deadlines and process for next year’s application. Mark your calendar for important dates and plan to start or submit your application by the March 27th Round 1 deadline.
Happy Holidays from Texas MBA Admissions!
It can be the most stressful part of an MBA application-– the requirement to take either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
At McCombs, the Admissions Committee does not waive this requirement for any of our Working Professional MBA programs (Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, or the Austin Evening programs) or for our Full-Time program.
So your first question will be: Which test do I take?
Like coffee vs. tea, or vanilla vs. chocolate ice cream, the choice is entirely yours. We have no preference, though more of our students end up choosing the GMAT because it is designed to prepare candidates specifically for business school. And some professions, like consulting and investment banking, do prefer that you have a GMAT score to report. (We’ll have more on this in a future blog post.)
While both tests have quantitative and verbal sections, they have noticeable differences. We encourage you to do your research and take practice tests to learn each test’s points of emphasis, and how they are scored.
Here are some key differences between the GMAT and GRE:
The Texas MBA Program receives many applications from highly qualified applicants throughout the year. It’s impossible to fit everyone into the physical space of our program, so we have an MBA waitlist.
The waitlist can be a challenging place for applicants, given its uncertainty and lack of a clear timeline and expectations, but we feel very strongly that it is also a wonderful opportunity, an exercise in patience, and a gift of time not given to all who apply.
The waitlist is not a final decision from the Texas MBA Admissions Committee. Rather, it is a place to wait and see what unfolds. Please explore the information below to better understand what it means to be on the Texas MBA waitlist, and how you can make the most of this time.
McCombs recently held our annual International Night! For the past 14 years, International Night, hosted by IMBASA (International MBA Student Association) & the MBA+ Leadership Program, has been the largest MBA event of the year, attracting 1000+ attendees.
Texas MBAs from all over the world shared their culture with their classmates through food, dancing, traditional games, and entertainment. Texas MBA students, staff, alumni, and their families took a break from their academic rigors to rediscover the diversity of McCombs.
The Texas MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business is located right in the middle of America’s most innovative city. As a top entrepreneurial MBA program, Texas MBA can offer many unique resources to prepare students for new business ventures. One of the best resources for aspiring entrepreneurs at McCombs is Texas Venture Labs.
Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is an initiative to accelerate startups in taking their innovations to market and help entrepreneurs become leaders in business. As a Texas MBA, you’ll have access to the many resources that TVL has to offer! From pairing up with local startups for a semester-long consulting project, to having the opportunity to compete in the annual Investment Competition, TVL will help you build the skills you need to turn your idea into a success story.