McCombs School of Business – Austin, Texas

February 22nd, 2013 by

Business School Motto: Where leadership is earned.

McCombs School of Business - Austin, Texas

Key Differentiators

McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas, is dedicated to educating the business leaders of tomorrow and creating knowledge for industry and society.  The business school hosts over 6,000 students each year and is one of the largest in the United States.  They hold the same initiative as the University of Texas, to pursue a new vision for higher education while educating leaders that will create sustainable value for society.

McCombs School of Business has a vision to become one of the most prominent business school’s in the world through a strategic plan designed around leadership in business education, addressing societal challenges and creating and engaged an purposeful community.  Furthermore, the business school also achieves this through creating and sharing knowledge that advances human well-being and respects the core values of learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity and responsibility.  Also, these seven initiatives are integrated into their strategic focus:

  • Intellectual Influence
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Energy Sufficiency and Sustainability
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Professional Staff
  • Alumni and Benefactors
  • Program and Resource Plans

At McCombs, the achievement of the acquisition of higher knowledge by students is developed through a combination of highly ranked academic programmes and a renowned faculty.  The business school has top research centres in finance, real estate, marketing and technology to help aide in their mission to be a leading research in business study.  The classroom environment is rigorous and intense and the school has an alumni network of over 80,000.



The Texas MBA Programme is offered in full-time and evening formats and is designed around the key pillars of knowledge and understanding, responsibility and integrity, communication and collaboration and a worldview of business and society.  The programme is designed to develop participants into business leaders and give them the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in society.

The MBA Programme provides students with a hands-on learning experience. Educational materials are delivered through summer internships, research projects, venture labs and global and leadership programmes.

The curriculum lets students choose from 20 different concentrations and is flexible to tailor to individual schedule needs. It is focused on providing a solid foundation of business fundamentals and a broad selection of electives is offered to personalise students education.  The evening MBA curriculum is composed of 48 credit hours in essential business skills and is 33 months long.  Classes are held on Monday and Tuesdays from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Below to the left is the programme structure of the full-time programme and below to the right is the structure of the evening programme, provided by McCombs.

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MBA Programmes are also offered in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Mexico City and range from 21-month to 24-month programmes.

The Executive MBA Programme is designed for students to expand their intellectual capital and augment their careers through providing knowledge in the areas of meaningful decision-making, real-business issues that managers face on a daily basis, problem framing and solution development.

Classes are held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Centre on Fridays and Saturdays every other week and last approximately eight hours each day.  The programme contains 42 credit hours and is broken up into four semesters. Below is a list of the courses covered in each semester

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Additionally, students will complete three to six hours of special studies courses, graduate work courses and attend the Washington Campus Elective, a seminar based in Washington, D.C.  Throughout the programme, study groups are an integral part of the curriculum and students are constantly placed in group environments designed to have members from different industries and diverse backgrounds that bring unique skills to the team.  The programme also uses advanced technologies to foster the group learning environment as well.

McCombs School of Business also offers Executive Education Programmes in non-degree, open-enrollment formats that are designed to increase participants leadership skills and broaden their business knowledge.  The open-enrollment programmes are two days long and are offered in the areas of:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Energy Programs
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Leading Organizational Change and Strategic Planning
  • Managing People and Leading Teams
  • Marketing Strategy and Market Dynamics
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management


Global MBA Rankings
Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US


Job Integration Rate
According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s International Business School Ranking

  • High:  94% job offer three months post-graduation


Social Media Presence



General Information

University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
2110 Speedway
Austin, TX 78705
United States

t: +1 512-471-7698