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UT Austin McCombs MBA Class Profile and Essay Questions

The McCombs School offers a full-time MBA program, a part-time program (in three locations) and an executive program. Additionally, the school offers an executive MBA program in Mexico City. (Cool!) The information below refers to the full-time program on the Austin campus.


Essay Questions (2017 - 2018)

1. Introduce yourself. Select only one communication method that you would like to use for your response.

  • Write an essay (250 words), OR
  • Share a video introduction (one minute)


2. Picture yourself at graduation. Describe how you spent your two years as a Texas MBA student, and how that experience helped to prepare you for the post-MBA world. (500 words)


3. Optional Statement:

Please provide any additional information you believe is important and/or address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in considering your application (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance, or extenuating personal circumstances). (250 words)




McCombs Class Profile
1 Median GMAT Score 699
2 Average GPA 3.42
3 Class Size 260
4 Average Age 28
5 Work Experience (Years) 5.5


McCombs Application Deadlines
Round Deadline Notification
1 October 10, 2017 December 19, 2017
2 January 9, 2018 March 29, 2018
3 April 3, 2018 May 10, 2018