Overview

Applicants
2,076
Acceptance Rate
34%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.48
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
680 - 730
GPA
3.27 - 3.74

Deadlines


Round 1
October 8

Round 2
January 7

Round 3
March 31

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
145

72
Full-time
28
Part-time
19
Female
6
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

If the focus of the MBA program at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin were to be summed up in one word, it would be “collaboration.” Students in more than 20 concentrations uniformly crow over its “incredibly collaborative culture,” citing the “supportive culture” as a top reason they ultimately picked the program. As a “top 20 school,” the “rigorous academic[s]” and “focus on clean energy,” “technology,” and “entrepreneurship,” are other stand-out elements of the program. Students can count on an “MBA program with…benefits…like small class size…but with all the benefits that come with an esteemed research institution” as a part of the larger university system. The administration “keeps everything running smoothly…without being too overbearing.” Faculty is “accessible” and “top-notch,” with “real world experience” which helps them “understand what is required to succeed in the real-world and foster…development to deliver fully prepared students to industry partners.” Curriculum areas particularly popular with McCombs graduates are the “great” marketing program, the “strong” real-estate concentration, and “world-class” finance and accounting curriculum. Finally, students who prioritized affordability say McCombs provides great “bang for your buck” and “return on investment.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Product Management
Real Estate
RN/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Product Management
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
In this course, you will enhance your knowledge and understanding of Management Sustainability, the most important new entrepreneurial activity of the 21st century. This course/practicum will give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of this fundamental change in how businesses operate by both learning in the classroom and working with real companies as they develop their sustainability strategies.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Management Sustainability Practicum course - This practicum is for students who want to work with senior managers from H.E.B., Wal-Mart, Inc. and the U.S. Council for Sustainable Development to develop a complete ?business case? for a series of sustainability projects that are of importance to these organizations. Projects focus on three areas: renewable energy and energy use, waste reduction and organic and sustainable products. This practicum also benefits from the participation of other members of the McCombs and UT faculty.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Sustainable Business Summit - Texas’ premier conference on sustainable business, hosted at the McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin. Includes networking opportunities, panel events, keynote speakers and a sustainable product fair. utsummit.org

School's environmental commitment 2:
CleanTech Group - The McCombs CleanTech Group is an MBA student organization whose mission is to promote an economically viable, sustainable, and “intelligent-energy” future, through the support of market and technology innovations in energy efficiency, sustainable development, renewable energy, and emissions abatement.

School's environmental commitment 3:
GreenTeam@McCombs - The McCombs Green Team is a volunteer-driven organization focused on environmental and sustainability issues at McCombs, UT, and Austin. It is open to all McCombs staff and faculty. The mission of the McCombs Green Team is to increase awareness of environmental and sustainability issues and solutions within the community, partner with McCombs administration to implement solutions, partner with student organizations such as Net Impact, and suggest solutions for staff, faculty and students to implement in daily life.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$119,036
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
86%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
73%
School Facilitiated
27%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

28%
Marketing
28%
Finance/Accounting
24%
Consulting
10%
General Management
5%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

57%
Southwest
17%
West
9%
Northeast
5%
South
4%
International
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
Midwest

Students Say

As a “tech hub,” Austin is an ideal location that also offers “access to [a] great entrepreneurship scene. One student reported “work[ing] with five different startups” over the two-year span, saying there were “ample opportunities to really dive into one’s field in Austin.” Furthermore, “world class finance and accounting…programs” at McCombs “directly place into Wall Street, Venture Capital, and Private Equity” sectors. According to one student, they “received thirteen SuperDay interviews within Investment Banking—all of which were facilitated by the school’s administration.” Another student concurs that “[t]he connections that the professors have allow for direct placement into the world of high finance, which is otherwise inaccessible to the vast majority of job seekers.” And graduates stick around and stay connected to their alma mater: there is a “large base of UT alumni who were excited to mentor me and make many introductions for my job search,” said one recent graduate. Some of the eventual job placements included “desirable firms” like McKinsey, Bain, Apple, Google, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 28% $135,000 $116,225 $51,816 $175,000
Marketing / Sales 28% $115,000 $116,480 $62,000 $152,000
Consulting 24% $117,500 $127,971 $75,000 $152,000
General Management 10% $110,000 $114,500 $100,000 $137,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $115,000 $112,100 $55,000 $140,000
Other 5% $113,000 $121,260 $80,000 $195,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 30% $120,000 $119,003 $62,000 $152,000
Consulting 18% $140,000 $134,165 $75,000 $152,000
Financial Services 18% $125,000 $123,434 $90,000 $175,000
Consumer Products 6% $111,000 $104,667 $55,000 $125,000
Petroleum / Energy 6% $110,000 $106,927 $51,816 $125,000
Real Estate 5% $100,000 $99,818 $85,000 $120,000
Manufacturing 3% $110,000 $112,767 $73,000 $138,600
Media / Entertainment 2% $112,500 $118,000 $110,000 $137,000
Non-profit 2%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 2% $105,000 $104,500 $100,000 $108,000
Government 1%

Prominent Alumni

Jim Mulva
Former President & CEO/Conoco Phillips

Robert B. Rowling
Founder, TRT Holdings (Omni Hotels, Golds Gym)

William Johnson
Former Chairman, President & CEO/H.J. Heinz

Sara Martinez Tucker
President & CEO/ National Science & Math Initiative

James Elliott
Global Chairman of Mergers & Acquisitions/J.P. Morgan

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$41,304

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,668

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
77%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
54%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
39%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
51%

New Students Receiving Loans
22%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$49,534
Tuition (Out-State)
$54,924

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,500
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,500
Academic Expenses
$1,850

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
551
Part Time
46%

In State
66.0%
Out of State
34.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
37

Demographics

15.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
28.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

One student succinctly summed up their cohort’s sentiments: “Life at UT Austin is [as] vibrant as the city around it.” While “students spend a significant amount of time working on school work and internships,” there is “still enough time to do fun things around the city,” including international music events like SXSW and Austin City Limits. On campus, there are “at least 50” student-led clubs that host regular events; these include “professional clubs, like the CleanTech club,” as well as “social clubs, like Wine club.” The new Rowling Hall has had a “large impact on the overall day-to-day experience,” its “open design making it easy to meet up with friends” and offering plenty of “study rooms for independent or group study.” Students describe their peers as “collaborative,” “technically capable,” “friendly,” and “excited to make an impact.” One student says “coming from a narrow industry background, I was impressed from day one by my classmates’ diverse experiences.” And students with families report that, “the school does a great job including [significant others] to create an almost family-like culture.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Rodrigo Malta
Director of Admission, MBA Programs

Address
300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
RRH 2.350 / Stop B6004
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Phone
512-471-7698

Fax
512-471-4131

Email
TexasMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu


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