McCombs School of Business – University of Texas at Austin
UT Austin Evening MBA Program Structure
McCombs offers a Working Professional Evening MBA Program at its Austin campus. The UT Austin Evening MBA offering allows students to pursue an MBA while continuing with their career. The 48-credit curriculum for the UT Austin Evening MBA can be completed over 2.5 years. Classes are held Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm.
The UT Austin Evening MBA program covers integral business values and skills like teamwork and leadership skills, business ethics, effective communication and problem solving abilities. This is a lock-step, cohort-based program that allows students to build a strong business network, and work closely with the majority of their peers in the program. At the beginning of the first semester, students are put into study groups of four to six people. Each student is also assigned a mentor from the previous year’s class to provide guidance. The program stretches over the course of seven total semesters.
The class of 2018 currently has 73 students with an average age of 30. They have an average of 6 years work experience and an average GMAT score of 635. Their average GPA is 3.34 and they are composed of 22% international students and 32% women.
McCombs School of Business was recently ranked as 11th in the nation for business schools with the highest percent of job offers. About 50% of working professional students choose to access On-Campus Recruiting services. MBA students at McCombs have access to the Career Management Team. With the help of the Career Management Team, students can connect with McCombs’ alumni network, receive personalized career guidance and attend networking receptions and career fairs.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The UT Austin Evening MBA program at Austin costs a total of $107,254. This includes tuition and registration fees, all course materials including an iPad, foreign travel insurance, lodging and meals during a global residency, career management advisors and recruiting events, workshops and meetings with career coaches and a guest speaker series. This cost is paid in equal installments over the whole program, usually due six weeks before the semester begins. A $2,000 deposit is required once applicants accept admission.
Applicants to the UT Austin Evening MBA program at the McCombs School of Business must have a Bachelor’s degree or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution.
The application process is completely online. Applicants submit a completed application, official transcripts, GRE or GMAT scores, a current resume, one professional recommendation letter and a $200 application fee. Students must also submit one required essay and may submit two optional essays.
The required essay asks the applicant to explain their motivation for choosing McCombs. The first optional essay is an introduction of the student. It can be completed in one of three formats: a 250-word essay, a one-minute video or a shared “about.me” page. The final optional essay is an opportunity to explain any area of concern with your application.
International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Interviews are by invitation only.
Deadlines for the Evening MBA program at Austin beginning in January, 2017 are as follows:
- August 16, 2016
- October 11, 2016 (Final Deadline)