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 Full-Time MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin gives students a solid foundation in business fundamentals (including "strong quantitative coursework if you're interested") while also offering the opportunity for specialization via experiential learning and the more than twenty areas of concentration, including Energy Finance, CleanTech, and Marketing Analytics and Consulting. This is an "immersive program, which requires a lot of work to put in, but greatly and quickly rewards you back." The universally beloved administration is "always around and willing to make our experiences better." It is "extremely well run" and "always a step ahead of requirements"; for instance, "class bidding has a turnaround of less than four hours, making scheduling incredibly easy."

Professors at McCombs are "very impressive to witness" and "contribute substantially to the expectation of excellence within the school." Most of the faculty have industry-related experience and "really care about the students being as prepared as possible for their future careers." Students really get the sense that they are "learning from industry leaders because "they are exceptionally knowledgeable and have the business contacts to share." The UT Austin MBA admits mainly "self-starting students" and "it's clear that the student-run environment works." Students are given a lot of authority to make decisions and "lots of freedom to add to the program," which is apparent in its versatility and relevance. "Everyone is there to help you succeed, and genuinely wants to see you do well-this is true of professors, administration, and especially fellow classmates," says a student.



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

"Texans love Texas," and the alumni network that McCombs delivers is unbeatable, particularly given that Austin is a "hub for technology and startups." The program offers "a lot of opportunities to grow outside of just a business context," and students can "leverage executive coaching sessions to work on values exploration and learning more about yourself." This is the "most supportive and inclusive group of individuals," and "tutoring each other, sharing business contacts, and preparing each other for interviews is the norm." Students have access to the resources of the broader UT system (such as partnerships with other schools), and the career services department makes sure that students take advantage of them. 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 McCombs MBA program has "a full social calendar that can either be something you can engage in or choose the events that matter most to you"; outside of the program, "Austin is a playground." With its "hiking, breakfast tacos, live music, laid back bars, endless green spaces and local lakes, life is abundant here 365 days a year." This group of "smart, friendly, genuine, driven individuals" is diverse culturally and professionally and "deeply cares" about the legacy they leave. Many people are "leaders in two to three organizations and leave the organizations better than when we found them." Thanks to the openness and structure of the program, students "get to know everyone in your class well (and you get sufficient opportunity to meet people from the class above you and below you)." McCombs students "do not take themselves too seriously"; though school work is important, students also make time to let loose, "whether it be at Thursday Think 'N Drink happy hours, floating the various local rivers, or planning informal group trips abroad."

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


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