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  2. In the Texas MBA program we value our tight-knit and highly collaborative culture. Outside of your professional goals, please discuss why you are a good fit with the Texas MBA program and how you intend to impact the Texas MBA community? (250 words)
  3. What do you hope to gain from your Texas MBA experience? How do you expect to develop, both personally and professionally, during the Texas MBA program? (250 words)
  4. 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.
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It was torturous to see others receiving news well before the Dec 20th notification. Compounding the misery was the lack of uniformity- some people just logged in to see their status updated, others had calls, others had an email, etc. I was about to start drowning my sorrows when I got the admit email at 4:55pm CST on the 20th.
So, never lose hope! Even if you have a bad interview or don't interview well, my feeling is that they must already be leaning a certain way before your interview. There's just no way I would have been admitted if the interview was weighed more heavily......... Read the further post here


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The first thing that threw me off was an email about 10 minutes before our interview saying my interviewer couldn't find a copy of my resume in the system for some reason, so I sent him one right away. Don't know whether he had a chance to look at it before we spoke. Having done a few Skype interviews in the preceding weeks, I had a basic idea of what to expect: someone in a suit or business casual dress in an office or study room, running through a list of questions and taking notes as we talked...... Read the further post here


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My interview was pretty laid out, a second year student; we talked for about an hour, awesome guy, wanted to know about me, future plans and why the Texas MBA program. It helped me a lot that I had already visited campus, met with staff, attended some classes....Read the further post here


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I got the call on skype from another 2nd year student, but by that time I had started to get a lil bit nervous. Overall it was like a roller-coaster ride; it had it's ups and downs and parts where you go round and round....Read the further post here


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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 12:39
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Any idea when McCombs essays will be out this year?

P.S: Souvik- Has McCombs published its application details yet? How do you get know this year's deadline...?
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2013, 19:37
I hope the link below can answer some of your questions:

https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/Full ... ions/Apply

They have deadlines and say that essays will be posted by the end of the month.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2013, 21:07
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I hope the link below can answer some of your questions:

https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/Full ... ions/Apply

They have deadlines and say that essays will be posted by the end of the month.


Thanks for the link.

Any idea on what are the recommendation questions?Have the published that yet? I don't see any on the page!
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2013, 11:20
Essays were posted today:

http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/Full- ... ssays.aspx



1 Imagine that you are at the Texas MBA Orientation for the Class of 2016. 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.
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2 In the Texas MBA program we value our tight-knit and highly collaborative culture. Outside of your professional goals, please discuss why you are a good fit with the Texas MBA program and how you intend to impact the Texas MBA community? (250 words)

3 What do you hope to gain from your Texas MBA experience? How do you expect to develop, both personally and professionally, during the Texas MBA program? (250 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.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2013, 21:48
Does anyone here know how generous McCombs is with scholarships for international students ?
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 10:57
McCombs is not very generous with Scholarships or any other forms of Financial Aid. Moreover, they don't have co-signor free loans for internationals. And to add to it, the tuition fee is no less to compensate these factors. I know people getting only 2K to 3K tuition fee waiver per year.

The way dollar rate is swindling, it just puts internationals on a sloppy ground, unsure about the real cost of education until they pass out.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 11:11
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McCombs is not very generous with Scholarships or any other forms of Financial Aid. Moreover, they don't have co-signor free loans for internationals. And to add to it, the tuition fee is no less to compensate these factors. I know people getting only 2K to 3K tuition fee waiver per year.

The way dollar rate is swindling, it just puts internationals on a sloppy ground, unsure about the real cost of education until they pass out.


Hey there,
It's really tough news that McCombs is not that generous in Scholarship if I were to follow your words...! I'd assume that you've some authentic source of this info...

The US$ vs foreign currency fluctuations are really taking a heavy toll on internationals and on top of that NO co-signor free loans is an additional burden/hindrance for internationals for these schools (re: McCombs/ CBS etc.)... :(
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 11:28
You may look at UNC Kenan-Flagler. The school ranks pretty much in the same bracket as McCombs, but the best part is that they have arrangement for co-signor free loans for internationals.

Getting loan in dollar terms and paying back in the same currency will insulate you from currency fluctuations. Moreover, interest rates are pretty less (at least as compared to that in India)
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 11:32
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You may look at UNC Kenan-Flagler. The school ranks pretty much in the same bracket as McCombs, but the best part is that they have arrangement for co-signor free loans for internationals.

Getting loan in dollar terms and paying back in the same currency will insulate you from currency fluctuations. Moreover, interest rates are pretty less (at least as compared to that in India)


I resonate you dude...! and that's why I said that the schools that are not offering any co-signor free loans for internationals, are not a great choice at all (at least in my opinion) consdeirng currency fluctuations as your insulation is *vanished*...!
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2013, 21:06
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While McCombs may not be as generous with scholarships as some of the other schools, you should also consider that the program cost itself is 15-20k lesser than a lot of the other top 20 schools.


Hey man!
That might be the reason...! but I'd say the biggest hindrance in applying to these schools(re McCombs, CBS etc.) is *not offering any co-signor free loans for internationals*...at least for people like me who depend heavily on education-loans...

BTW,how do you plan to finance yours? Self-funding or else? :)
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2013, 21:14
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While McCombs may not be as generous with scholarships as some of the other schools, you should also consider that the program cost itself is 15-20k lesser than a lot of the other top 20 schools.


Hey man!
That might be the reason...! but I'd say the biggest hindrance in applying to these schools(re McCombs, CBS etc.) is *not offering any co-signor free loans for internationals*...at least for people like me who depend heavily on education-loans...

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While McCombs may not be as generous with scholarships as some of the other schools, you should also consider that the program cost itself is 15-20k lesser than a lot of the other top 20 schools.


Hey man!
That might be the reason...! but I'd say the biggest hindrance in applying to these schools(re McCombs, CBS etc.) is *not offering any co-signor free loans for internationals*...at least for people like me who depend heavily on education-loans...

BTW,how do you plan to finance yours? Self-funding or else? :)


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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 17:13
Okay.. Submitted my application and just received the link to the mystatus page.. I had requested for a TOEFL waiver since my undergraduation was entirely in English... The requirements still asks for a TOEFL score to be submitted... :?
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 17:31
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 19:53
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Okay.. Submitted my application and just received the link to the mystatus page.. I had requested for a TOEFL waiver since my undergraduation was entirely in English... The requirements still asks for a TOEFL score to be submitted... :?


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But that's really surprising (re TOEFL) :shock: I think you may want to reach out to Adcom to clarify the same as I believe this shouldn't be the case.

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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 20:28
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Okay.. Submitted my application and just received the link to the mystatus page.. I had requested for a TOEFL waiver since my undergraduation was entirely in English... The requirements still asks for a TOEFL score to be submitted... :?


ATB MacFauz...! :)

But that's really surprising (re TOEFL) :shock: I think you may want to reach out to Adcom to clarify the same as I believe this shouldn't be the case.

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Thanks bagdbmba... :) I already have sent a mail to them... As luck would have it, I received this mail only today morning (friday night in austin).. I'll have to wait till Monday to get any reply..

Hope it works out.. I won't be able to make Round1 if I have to take the TOEFL or IELTS...
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Yeah! you should be given waiver...! So far I know, generally b-schools don't demand TOEFL or so from Indian candidates unless one's Verbal score is reason for raising eyebrows :wink:

Let's hope for the best and let us know what they say on Monday...

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I guess I should have.. I really wasn't anticipating this situation... I thought a decent Verbal and AWA plus an English undergarduate degree would get me the waiver... Hoping for the best... I'll keep this thread updated about how this goes... :)
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