Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business

#18

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: September 26, 2023.

Contact Information

Location:
300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Robert Rowling Hall
Austin, TX 78712
Admissions Office:
512-471-7698

School Data

Annual Tuition: $49,534

Acceptance Rate: 42%

Full-Time Enrollment: 241

International: 26%

Minority: 18%

Average Age: 29

Female: 35%

Male: 65%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - October 10, 2023 | Round 2 - January 5, 2024 | Round 3 - March 26, 2024 | Round 4 - May 9, 2024

The McCombs MBA: What You Need To Know

In a city like Austin, bursting with life, music, and beauty in the greater city and along the popular Lady Bird trail, it only makes sense that there would be a business school that matches the energy. The central location of the University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business right in Austin makes the school a hotspot for students looking for a lively social life and a top-class education. There’s an ample amount of opportunity for graduates, with top companies in the area include Dell, IBM, Amazon, and Apple.

“Texas McCombs is a welcoming and dynamic community in a city that is unafraid to do things a little differently. This unique combination makes our MBA program the perfect place for students to dream big, blaze their own path and achieve their goals,” says Rodrigo Malta, the school’s managing director of MBA recruiting and admissions.

The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business embraces diversity, innovation, and the pursuit of knowledge, and crafts each cohort carefully. Students begin their academic experience in a cohort of around 220 students who take core classes together. To make the program feel even more intimate, MBAs are matched into teams of 4-6 others their first year with a myriad of strengths, diverse backgrounds, cultures, business concentrations, and locations.

“At Texas McCombs, we are excited to welcome one of the strongest classes in the history of our full-time MBA program. The Class of 2024 is smart, talented, and diverse — filled with inspiring personal stories from changemakers unafraid to roll up their sleeves, work collaboratively, and change the world,” says Malta.

McCombs’ incoming MBA class also set a program record with 28% international representation and is impressive in several other ways: There are 28 countries and 35 U.S. states represented, and incoming students from the U.S. military make up 13% of the class, which Malta notes is another historical record for the program.

At McCombs, students are only required to take necessary core classes in their first semester. The flexible curriculum is designed to where more than 70% of coursework is self-selected. McCombs offers over 100 electives and an impressive selection of over 20 concentrations, 14 of which are STEM designated. Outside of required courses, McCombs MBAs typically expand their business skills through competitive internships, study abroad programs, competitions, and more.

For those searching for more than just an MBA, McCombs School of Business also offers over 10 dual degree options, which can be taken at any of UT Austin’s world-class schools.

McCombs MBA Rankings Data

McCombs MBA Employment Stats

Texas-Austin McCombs no longer publishes in its employment report its top employers, preferring to list all of the firms that hired the school’s graduates.

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