The University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business | MBA programs

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
2110 Speedway
Austin
TX 78705

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Accreditations:
AACSB
2017 Business Week Ranking: Full-time MBA: 20th
2017 Forbes Ranking: Full-time, 2-year MBA: 17th
2017 Economist Ranking: Full-time MBA: 35th
2018 Financial Times Ranking: Full-time MBA: 44th

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Full-time MBA

Austin
2-year, full-time program
  • Monday-Thursday, daytime
  • Two years
SpecializationAccounting, Business Government, Finance, Interdisciplinary, Management, Marketing, Operaions & Analytics
Application fee$200
Application Checklist
  • Copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college and graduate level program you have attended
  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (PTE is not accepted)
  • Resume
  • Two essays plus one optional
  • One letter of recommendation

Evening MBA

Austin
Part-time program
Classes meets every Monday and Tuesday from 6-9:15 p.m.
Credits48
Duration2,5 years
IntakeJanuary
Cost$113,775
Application fee$200
Admission Requirements
    Two years of full-time post-bachelor’s work experience (not internships)
Application Checklist
  • Copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college and graduate level program you have attended
  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (PTE is not accepted)
  • Resume
  • Essays
  • One letter of recommendation

MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas
Part-time program
A lockstep, cohort-based program held at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in downtown Dallas. Classes take place every other weekend on Friday and Saturday, with occasional back-to-back and 3-day weekends scheduled throughout the academic year.
Credits48
IntakeAugust
Cost
Application fee$200
Admission Requirements
    Two years of full-time post-bachelor’s work experience (not internships)
Application Checklist
  • Copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college and graduate level program you have attended
  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (PTE is not accepted)
  • Resume
  • Essays
  • One letter of recommendation

MBA at Houston

Houston
Part-time program
A lockstep, cohort-based program held at the UT Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing. Classes take place every other weekend on Friday and Saturday, with occasional back-to-back and 3-day weekends scheduled throughout the academic year.
Credits48
IntakeAugust
Cost
Application fee$200
Admission Requirements
    Two years of full-time post-bachelor’s work experience (not internships)
Application Checklist
  • Copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college and graduate level program you have attended
  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (PTE is not accepted)
  • Resume
  • Essays
  • One letter of recommendation

Executive MBA

Austin
Executive MBA program
Classes meet on Friday and Saturday every other week at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center. Each academic year starts with a week-long Executive Seminar and concludes with another Executive Seminar.
Credits42
IntakeSeptember
Application fee$200
Admission Requirements
    Eight years of full-time post-bachelor’s work experience (not internships)
Application Checklist
  • Copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college and graduate level program you have attended
  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (PTE is not accepted)
  • Resume
  • Essays
  • One letter of recommendation

MBA/MA in Asian Studies

Austin
Dual program
A dual degree program in cooperation with the Department of Asian Studies.
Credits77-80

MBA/MA in Communication

Austin
Dual program
Credits80-83

MBA/MA in Energy and Earth Resources

Austin
Dual program
A combined degree program in collaboration with the Jackson School of Geosciences.
Credits77

MBA/Master in Mechanical Engineering

Austin
Dual program
A dual degree program in partnership with the UT Engineering Teaching Center.
Credits77

MBA/Master of Global Policy Studies

Austin
Dual program
A combined degree program in cooperation with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Credits84

MBA/MA in Latin American Studies

Austin
Dual program
A combined degree in cooperation with the Institute for Latin American Studies.
Credits80

MBA/JD

Austin
Dual program
Credits117

MBA/MA in Middle Eastern Studies

Austin
Dual program
A dual degree program in collaboration with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Credits80

MBA/MS in Nursing

Austin
Dual program
A combined degree program in partnership with the UT School of Nursing.
Credits80

MBA/MA in Public Affairs

Austin
Dual program
A dual degree program in collaboration with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Credits80

MBA/MA in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

Austin
Dual program
A combined degree program in partnership with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Credits77



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I'm a former student in the McCombs DFW MBA and dropped the program due to the reasons documented below. The following review is specifically for The University of Texas McCombs School of Business weekend MBA program. The McCombs weekend MBA program is nothing more than a money making scheme. Here are some examples: - UT includes a refurbished iPad in your tuition Apple said had a value of $160, however, you are charged $600. -Tuition, until recently, included weekend hotel accomodations throughout the entire two year program, however, UT reduced it to only the first semester while increasing the cost of tuition at the same time. - You pay roughly $100/weekend in tuition for inedible catering without an option to opt out. Students end up leaving campus for decent food without any kind of refund for passing on the catered filth. - You are taken on an international trip that is nothing more than a free vacation for professors and has very little, if any, value from a business education standpoint. You're told you cannot bring spouses or significant others while UT staff on the trip violate the rule. - Most importantly - you end up teaching yourself everything. A number of professors are inaudible. You may as well buy the textbooks off amazon and save $110k. A number of the professors are first class and care (e.g. Hirst, Cavallo, Sialm, Martins, Pedersen) while some are nearly impossible to understand or follow (due to thick accents) over a four hour class period. Unfortunately, attendance is mandatory so you're forced to sit through lectures with no value when you cannot understand the professor. Cheating is rampant because everyone wants a 4.0 for high paying IB or Consulting jobs. Professors literally look the other way when cheaters are caught - this actually happened in my MBA Class of 2018. The Dean of the program said he had "renewed respect and admiration" for the cheaters who admitted what they did after being caught. Cheating continued after the milquetoast Dean chose not punish anyone. Most classes attach a grade to student contributions during lecture so students pointlessly drone on with anecdotes that often do not pertain to what is being taught. In some classes, if professors do not like you they leverage the completely subjective participation grade - you could have done well on all your work/exams but go from an A to a B without any justification. Due to the subjectivity of the participation grade, the student is left powerless to challenge its validity. Another major problem is the classes are poorly weighted - for instance, you will spend two months on a finance class and four months in a "leadership" class. Lastly, the "leadership" professor shamelessly flirted with a female student on multiple occasions during class - a blatant lack of professionalism that should not take place in a top ranked six figure MBA program. Students have voiced concerns over the aforementioned problems but UT staff and faculty choose to ignore the complaints. The McCombs weekend MBA program is a MONEY MAKING SCHEME and nothing more. Caveat emptor.







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