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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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



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The University of Texas at Austin MBA

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.