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MBA Program Review
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By USAFinDenver 67 21
This review is for: McCombs
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

Tons of opportunities to take active leadership roles in the clubs/orgs. Students are extremely collegial and helpful. Just about all the big companies recruit at the school, and I could even see progress in that area over the two years I was there. Finally, having a smaller class gave me the opportunity to get to know just about all my classmates by the time I graduated. Think about geography of where you ultimately want to get a job. Although I partly chose McCombs because I wanted to end up in Texas, McCombs gave me a chance to work in the Bay Area for my internship.

About professors, classes and curriculum

"Take the professor, don't take the class." That strategy worked very well, even though I took a few classes out of my core interest.

About job placement process

You'd be very surprised to see how many McCombs graduates end up in the Silicon Valley and in Seattle.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Marketing

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network


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MBA Program Review
Career switcher at McCombs
November 25 | 2016
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By laj265 2 0
This review is for: McCombs
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

McCombs has been a great school to be at as I transition my career into supply chain management. The career services staff provides valuable guidance regarding companies to target, interviewing tips, and networking advice. Job placement is strong, and career services will not let you fall through the cracks.

The most remarkable thing about McCombs, however, is the student body. It is not a cut throat school, but rather a collaborative one in which students help each other rather than compete with each other.

Many students go into consulting, but there are clubs and resources for students interested in other functions. Austin is a great place to go into tech, with heavy recruiting from local companies like Dell. Additionally, many students pursue an entrepreneurial track, as Austin is a huge hub for startups.

Facilities are currently lacking, but the new business building will be opening next year.

Financial aid is generous, and tuition is the lowest among top tier schools. If you can get in state tuition, there is no reason to attend another business school witwh the strong ROI McCombs provides.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Core curriculum is incredibly challenging, but professors and students are more than willing to lend a helping hand. The first semester will test your boundaries, but provide an integral backbone to the MBA experience.

About job placement process

Many companies come to interview on campus, such as Dell, Microsoft, Apple, American Airlines, SunPower, Emerson, JP Morgan, Under Armour, Wal Mart, USAA, Cisco, PepsiCo, Amazon, etc..

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
Great Network
January 10 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By zschermer12 3 3
This review is for: McCombs
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

The rankings are the rankings and you can see where schools are, but what isn't shown is the strength of the network. The McCombs network can go toe to toe with any B-School in terms of total numbers, willingness by alumni to help students, and opportunities provided to students. Furthermore, the sheer number of companies that come onto campus, and how early they come, is really impressive. I have friends at other B Schools who were just barely getting their feet wet in the classroom while we already had multiple recruiting events and information sessions.

I was fortunate enough to have the choice between a few schools, and what ultimately tipped me over to McCombs was the quality of the student body and the extreme willingness of all in the longhorn network to help one another. They are building a brand new building for the MBA program, which will finally remove my only real complain of the program in the lack of modern facilities. When it is all said and done, McCombs will continue to shine as one of the premier MBA programs in the country.

Hook em horns!

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Can be improved:

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
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     By ankit89j 8 1
This review is for: McCombs
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

When I was looking at business schools, one of my criteria was the class-size. I wanted a smaller class size, an environment where I am surrounded by people who will support me. McCombs did exactly that. Students, faculty and staff are all ready to support you in every way possible. As an international student, my classmates have helped me adapt to this new culture, and provide me timely feedback, which allows me to improve myself.

The experiential learning opportunities (MBA+ projects) have helped me explore career options even before the summer internship. Through this experience, I can make a more informed decision of whether I would like to intern in that role/industry this summer and narrows down my career search (which can be exhausting sometimes).


Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking

Facilities

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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     By brendxn 53 12
This review is for: McCombs
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

The selection of companies that participated in on campus recruiting were outstanding. I was interested in operations and tech, and I feel like the school is a great fit for those tracks as well as many others. Facilities were the biggest downside relative to some other schools, but McCombs is currently constructing a brand new building that looks amazing.

Most of the biggest companies and many of the fastest growing tech startups are frequently on campus recruiting, and the access you receive is excellent.

I particularly enjoyed my classmates, who were extremely friendly and collaborative, while maintaining the competitive environment of a top business school at the same time. If I could do it again I would choose Mccombs.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Facilities


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