Fall 2011 Application Instructions
Early Deadline: January 15 | Notification Date: March 1
Priority Deadline: March 1 | Notification Date: April 1
Regular Deadline: May 1 | Notification Date: June 15Essays
You are required to submit two essays in support of your application. Essay topics are given below. Please answer the following in 350-500 words. Please answer all sub-sections of each questions.
Optional Essay for Scholarship Consideration
- 1. Describe in detail a situation where your actions had a profound impact on others in an organization (school, place of employment, extracurricular activity). What personal attributes were most helpful in addressing this situation? Did this experience involve any self-realization or self-actualization?
- 2. Keeping in mind the ever changing landscape of the business realm, what is your strategy to ensure your personal success in this environment? Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 and 15 years from the completion of the UTD Cohort MBA Program? How will the Cohort MBA Program be instrumental in achieving your goals?
Please answer the following in 350-500 words. You may add spreadsheets, charts and/or tables. Please answer both sections of this question.
- Propose a business plan with an initial investment in capital that is equivalent to the amount of scholarship you may receive based on your current qualifications. Assess the growth and profitability of your venture 5, 10, 15 years from the present date.
The scholarship that may be awarded to you is an investment made in you by the Cohort MBA Program and the UTD School of Management. Describe how they will benefit from this investment.Letters of Recommendation (3 Required)
Top Industries: Financial Services (25%), Consulting (25%), Health Care and Technology (13% each)
Each Full-Time MBA class begins with a pre-term session called LEAD (Leadership Enhancement and Academic Development) Camp. LEAD Camp prepares students for their first semester in the program's 53-credit-hour curriculum. The Full-Time MBA program features a full-time/daytime core curriculum that students complete in 16 months.
A new class of Full-Time MBA students begins every August. Students follow a lock-step progression through the program, taking all of their core classes together Monday through Thursday of every week. Students' first semester of coursework addresses the program's core curriculum. Students begin taking elective courses in their second semester. Elective courses are offered in the evenings beginning at 4 p.m.
The MBA degree is obtained by completing the School of Management's 53-hour program, which consists of 29 hours of core courses and 24 hours of elective courses. Students may choose a focus area within the 24 hours of electives, but are not required to do so.Examples of focus areas:
- Finance (Corporate, Investment)
- Healthcare Management
- Information Technology Management
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- International Management
- Leadership in Organizations
- Management Information Systems
- Managerial Economics
- Marketing Management
- Operations Management
- Real Estate
- Strategic Management
Unique. Selective. Rigorous.
These three words capture the essence of the School of Management's Full-Time MBA program. Sixteen months is all that is required to gain the most respected degree in business. AFFORDABLE
- Full program cost is approximately $26,000, one of the best values in Texas.
- Well funded for scholarship with 75% of students on average receiving scholarships.
- Scholarships help out-of-state students pay the equivalent of in-state tuition.
- Located in Richardson, Texas, close to many multi-national corporations.
- 16-month timeframe includes summer internship, equal to one year off of work.
- An average GMAT score of 668 puts our students in the company of smart people.
- Our students regularly place in the top ranks of national case competition.
- With 40% of our students international, our students learn the global perspective.
- One of the top 50 Full-Time MBA programs in the United States according to US News and World Report.
- Renowned faculty (Ranked 16th in North America for Faculty Research Productivity)
- Supportive TEAM of professionals
- Intimate “Cohort” of 60 students
While the Full-Time MBA Program is academically rigorous, students do find time for life outside of class.
- Happy Hours
- Networking Events
- SOM Research Center Participation
- Student Organizations
- Intramural Sports
- Community Service Projects
- Company Visits
- Business Case Competitions
These are just some of the ways in which our students spend their time outside the classroom—enriching both their personal and professional life.