UT McCombs Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

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McCombs School of Business

The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business has announced the application deadlines and essay prompts for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season.

Round 1

Deadline: October 14, 2014
Notification: December 18, 2014

Round 2

Deadline: January 6, 2015
Notification: March 26, 2015

Round 3

Deadline: March 24, 2015
Notification: May 21, 2015

2014-2015 Application Essay Topics

1. Imagine that you are at the Texas MBA Orientation for the Class of 2017. Please introduce yourself to your new classmates, and include any personal and/or professional aspects that you believe to be significant. Select only one communication method that you would like to use for your response.

  • Write an essay (250 words)
  • Share a video introduction (one minute)
  • Share your about.me profile

2. In the Texas MBA program, we promote a diverse and collaborative community by providing opportunities for growth in an academically rigorous environment. Please discuss why McCombs is the right program for you, what you hope to gain from your time in the Texas MBA Program both personally and professionally, and how you will contribute to your classmates’ experiences. (500 words)

Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information to the Admissions Committee that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in considering your application. (200 words)

For example, if your standardized test scores are not exactly what you would like them to be or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (i.e. calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting, or finance), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum.

Discuss any unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance, or any significant weaknesses in your application or extenuating personal circumstances that you think may impact your candidacy.

For more information, please visit the UT McCombs admissions website.

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