Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    697
  • Program Cost
    $67,296
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    42%
  • Selectivity
    33%
  • Job Offers
    96%
  • Average Salary
    $106,277
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
2110 Speedway B6004
MBA Program Office, CBA 2.502
Austin, Texas 78712, United States
Website

Best B-School Road Trip: McCombs School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane spend the day in Austin at the University of Texas to find out what makes the McCombs School of Business such a big part of the Lone Star State.

About McCombs School of Business

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin develops influential business leaders and is committed to providing students with a knowledge base grounded in theory and relevant to current business practice. With a world-renowned faculty that boasts groundbreaking research, easy access to industry leaders, a myriad of opportunities for hands on experience, and the prime location of Austin, Texas, McCombs has a significant, positive impact on business and society. McCombs is an engaged and purposeful community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, where great minds come together to inspire innovation and change the world.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.36 GPA of All Applicants 3.44 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 61
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 33 to 92
Admissions Selectivity
33% McCombs School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

697 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
84% 668
87% 697
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 1,974
33% 33.0
42% 42.0
Female
27% 27
International
39% 39
Re-Applicants
14% 14
47% 47
Wait-listed
100% 334
Top Undergrad Majors
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Commerce
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas A&M University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Virginia
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Interviews Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$64,993 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • General Electric
  • Accenture
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Citigroup
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
3% 3
740 to 769
7% 7
12% 12
710 to 739
24% 24
33% 33
680 to 709
24% 24
26% 26
650 to 679
16% 16
14% 14
620 to 649
12% 12
8% 8
590 to 619
6% 6
2% 2
560 to 589
3% 3
0% 0
530 to 559
3% 3
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
2% 2
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 25%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 22%
  • Technology 18%
  • Other 10%
Deloitte Consulting 22
Top Employer
  • Dell 6
  • The Boston Consulting Group 6
  • Microsoft 6
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
96% McCombs School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
85% 84.84
64% 63.699022556390986
85% Receive Offers
81% 80.74
58% 57.85206896551723
81% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
11% 11.06
21% 21.110859375
11% Receive Offers
13% 12.7
25% 24.93132867132867
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.492558139534883
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
7% 7.091818181818181
0% Accept Offers
90% Graduates seeking full-time employment
7% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte Consulting 22
  • Dell 6
  • The Boston Consulting Group 6
  • Microsoft 6
  • Wells Fargo & Co. 6
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
25% 24.67
$128,390.00
70K 150K
Finance/Accounting
32% 31.72
$98,533.00
33K 200K
General Management
7% 7.05
$104,563.00
75K 150K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
21% 21.15
$99,054.00
40K 146K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
6% 6.17
$94,032.00
55K 120K
Other
9% 8.81
$99,555.00
45K 175K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
25% 25.0
$128,437.00
70K 150K
Consumer Products
7% 6.58
$101,600.00
94K 120K
Financial Services
22% 21.93
$100,154.00
33K 200K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 2.63
$95,833.00
45K 110K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
3% 3.07
$72.14
50K 90K
Petroleum/Energy
6% 6.14
$104,457.00
60K 175K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
2% 2.19
$99,900.00
85K 120K
Real Estate
5% 5.26
$84,333.00
38K 105K
Technology
18% 17.54
$102,919.00
40K 150K
Other
10% 9.65
$100,807.00
55K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
1% 1.32
$151,667.00
135K 160K
More than one year, up to three years
13% 12.72
$104,879.00
42K 175K
More than five years
38% 38.16
$103,499.00
33K 185K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
3% 2.63
$61,198.00
33K 90K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
95% 95
$108,148.00
38K 200K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
7% 6.94
$104,786.00
42K 200K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
3% 3.24
$125,000.00
100K 135K
U.S. South
5% 4.63
$98,500.00
60K 135K
U.S. Southwest
63% 63.43
$107,333.00
38K 185K
U.S. Midwest
6% 6.02
$103,938.00
75K 150K
U.S. West
16% 15.74
$113,771.00
75K 146K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Dell 18
  • Deloitte Consulting 14
  • Adobe Systems 7
  • PepsiCo 7
  • Apple 6
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 94
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Bay Area & Seattle High Tech Trek
  • Dallas & Houston Consulting Treks
  • Houston Energy and Alternative Energy Trek
  • Houston Investment Banking Trek

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$207,016
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $67,296
  • Budget $53,302
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$234,201
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $98,364
  • Budget $68,836
12 Full Tuition Scholarships
$13,426 Average Scholarship Amount 72% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
77% 77
72% 72
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$2,562,501
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year $0
  • Average post-graduation debt $47,482
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
68 McCombs School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
35% 35
Lectures
35% 35
Experiential learning
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Energy Finance, Clean Tech
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Other
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/MSME (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Improved facilities, with new spaces dedicated to student collaborative work and existing spaces re-modeled. Online training resources have been acquired, with video-based tutorials on over 300 applications and business topics to help students learn and improve skills. Research database inventory added 5 new assets. New student intranet.

Students: Who are my classmates?

0% Married Students 20% International Students
26% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
68% 68
Asian American
10% 10
Hispanic
9% 9
Student Citizenship
North America
79% 79
Asia
14% 14
South America
2% 2
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

19,294 Living MBA Alumni 13 Countries where alumni clubs exist
31 Active alumni clubs
12% Participating in gift donations Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.