Overview

Applicants
2,530
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.42
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
680 - 720
GPA
3.23 - 3.70

Deadlines


Round 1
October 11

Round 2
January 10

Round 3
April 4

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

Student/Faculty
4:1
Total Faculty
138

76
Full-time
24
Part-time
20
Female
4
Minority


Students Say

The University of Texas at Austin is "well-known for academic excellence in many aspects, such as accounting, entrepreneurial, IT management, marketing, and energy finance." The School's "good entrepreneurial track [record]" and "reasonable cost of living" in "one of the most fun cities in the United States" makes it attractive to students across the nation. "Austin provides a great environment for business school students" as it is "a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity." Some highlights of McCombs include the "Marketing Fellows organization in academics" and the "commitment to development of the top energy reputation among business schools." Students have "a great deal of freedom in which classes we take," and there is a "collaborative, yet competitive team-based atmosphere" where "students support each other." Academics are "very rigorous," and the "workload is pretty high, but people help each other." "It's intense but not insane," one student explains. "The course work is very intense for a semester and then frees up a bit." Overall, the Texas MBA "is a very rigorous program academically, yet students still find time to have fun." The School gives students the "ability to personalize your degree and supplement it with courses from other UT graduate programs."

The "administration does a good job of running things," "supporting the students," and improving "the overall academic experience." "Students have incredible freedom to start new programs with very few restrictions from administration," one student explains. The "administration is very involved with the MBA program," although it can be "a bit disorganized" and "disconnected from students." "The MBA program office is great and easy to work with; the only difficulties arise when we have to deal with the UT bureaucracy." "The UT campus in general is beautiful, but the business school buildings need some serious attention," and "the food available for the business school building is average at best." "I know you want to keep the revenues in house, but get us some real grub!" one student laments. The new Robert B. Rowling Hall, set to open in 2017, will house the MBA program and offer 504,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art classrooms, conference rooms, research centers, and a new cafe.

Students love their professors, who are "very accessible and knowledgeable" and "have had practical work experience that makes them that much better." "Ninety-five percent of the instructors are very engaging, accessible, intelligent, inspiring, and passionate about the material they teach." This "excellent" faculty is a "good mix of academics with a strong history of research and practitioners who have real-world knowledge," such as "leading researchers and ex-CEOs." "Class content is nicely divided up between theory, case, and simulation." One student says, "It has been more challenging than I could have ever imagined, but after going through this, I know I will be prepared for anything."


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
No

Description

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
$113,481
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
89%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
72%
School Facilitiated
25%
Graduate Facilitated
3%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
82%
School Facilitiated
18%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Finance/Accounting
23%
Marketing
23%
Consulting
8%
Operations/Logistics
7%
General Management
4%
Other
1%
Human Resources
1%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

63%
Southwest
17%
West
6%
Northeast
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
Midwest
4%
South
2%
International

Students Say

McCombs has an "enthusiastic alumni base" and "strong employer connections," which help provide excellent career placement for its graduates. "Career services is one of the best in the nation," one student boasts. The "health of the Texas economy" in general offers "solid post-graduation job opportunities." "Texas is the place to be in terms of oil and gas and renewable," says one government and public policy student. McCombs' Investment Fund, Venture Fellows program, MBA+, and the Venture Labs Investment Competition are all excellent opportunities for hands-on learning" that the school provides to help students eventually find careers.

The school claims that 75 percent of students have job offers at graduation, and 91 percent find employment within three months of graduation. Some prominent alumni include Jim Mulva, President & CEO of Conoco Phillips; William Johnson, Chairman, President & CEO of Heinz; and Sara Martinez Tucker, President & CEO of the National Science & Math Initiative. Hewlett Packard, Dell, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Bank of America, and Deloitte Consulting are a handful of the many companies that recruit McCombs MBA graduates.

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 33% $112,500 $108,970 $15,000 $150,000
Consulting 23% $137,500 $132,513 $69,630 $147,000
Marketing / Sales 23% $103,000 $105,784 $50,000 $155,000
Operations / Logistics 8% $108,499 $106,294 $60,000 $145,000
General Management 7% $105,000 $104,883 $68,000 $128,000
Other 4% $115,000 $124,250 $82,000 $160,000
Human Resources 1%
Information Technology 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 33% $105,000 $107,044 $68,000 $136,000
Consulting 21% $140,000 $135,614 $69,630 $147,000
Financial Services 20% $125,000 $113,905 $35,000 $150,000
Consumer Products 5% $104,000 $98,750 $15,000 $145,000
Petroleum / Energy 5% $120,000 $117,917 $78,000 $150,000
Real Estate 3% $85,000 $104,375 $60,000 $135,000
Government 2% $75,000 $90,000 $60,000 $120,000
Non-profit 2%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 2% $108,250 $107,875 $90,000 $125,000
Manufacturing 1%
Other 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
$39,107

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,576

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
45%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
31%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
42%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
28%

New Students Receiving Loans
30%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$35,324
Tuition (Out-State)
$51,804

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,620
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,620
Academic Expenses
$6,440

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
980
Part Time
47%

In State
60.0%
Out of State
40.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
37

Demographics

12.00%
Minorities
28.00%
International

34% female
66% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The students at McCombs are "intelligent, clever, extremely hard working—the epitome of go-getters." Students "consistently beat top schools (including Ivy League) at National Case Competitions." "My classmates are from so many different backgrounds that it is impossi- ble to characterize them," one student says. The student body is somewhat more "liberal" than your average business school, although it strikes "a good balance of conservative Texans and generally smart people who are open to social chemistry." "The culture really sets University of Texas at Austin apart," and students here are "very diverse and very competitive, but always willing to help." "Everyone is willing to help one another; it's not dog eat dog." "Everyone is very social, but this is NOT a party school," one student says. "I'm constantly in awe of the breadth and depth of the intelligence and experience that my peers have to offer." The school is also located in one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the country. "I love Austin; it's a fantastic place to go to school," says one student. "While I'm very busy with school activities, our class always finds ways to socialize and enjoy Austin." Another student says, "Austin is the greatest city in the United States. I am going to miss it dearly."

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
Directors of Admission, MBA Programs

Address
Admissions, MBA Program Office, 2110 Speedway Stop B6004
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Phone
512-471-7698

Fax
512-471-4131

Email
TexasMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu