Thursday, August 30, 2012

Texas McCombs MBA Deadlines and Essays for 2012-13 Admissions Season

The Texas McCombs Full-Time MBA program has released their deadlines and essay prompts for those aiming to enter their MBA program in the fall of 2013. Here are the deadlines:

Round 1:
Deadline - 10/16/2012
Decision - 12/14/2012

Round 2:
Deadline - 12/4/2012

Decision - 2/15/2013

Round 3*:
Deadline - 1/23/2013

Decision - 3/29/2013

Round 4:
Deadline - 3/26/2013
Decision - 5/10/2013

* Final deadline for international applicants

Here are their application essays.

Required Essays:
1. Describe how your professional and personal experiences have led you to pursue an MBA at this time. Please share with us your short and long term goals and why the Texas MBA at McCombs is the program best positioned to help you achieve them. (Limit: 800 words)

2. At the University of Texas at Austin, our motto is “What starts here changes the world.” Here at McCombs, we are looking for students who share this vision. We believe that the MBA experience is a transformative one and that our students are able to have a positive impact, not only on their own lives, but also in their workplaces, their local communities, their professional industries and/or the world generally.

a) In your life to date, please tell us about an instance when you felt that you had the most positive impact and why you believe it to be significant? (Limit: 200 words)
b) How do you intend to positively impact the MBA community while you are an MBA student at McCombs? (Limit: 200 words)
c) After graduation from business school, what kind of positive impact would you like to have? (Limit: 200 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 committee in considering your application. (For example, if your standardized test scores are low or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (i.e. calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum.) (Limit: 200 words)

As always, do confirm all information directly at the school's admissions pages.

John Couke