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How to Apply to UT McCombs MBA Program

The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business is one of the most competitive MBA programs in the world. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet a number of requirements, including submitting a strong application package.

Application Process

The UT McCombs MBA application process is divided into two phases: the application and the interview.


The application for the UT McCombs MBA program is available online. Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Two essays
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Test scores (GMAT, GRE, EA) (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)


The resume should highlight the applicant’s academic, professional, and extracurricular achievements. It should be well-organized and easy to read.


The two essays are designed to allow applicants to showcase their leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. The first essay is a personal statement, and the second essay is a reflection on a leadership experience.

Letter of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required. The letter should come an individual who can speak to the applicant’s academic, professional, and leadership skills.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts must be submitted all colleges and universities attended.

Test Scores

The UT McCombs MBA program accepts the GMAT, GRE, and EA. Applicants must submit their most recent scores.


Applicants who are not native English speakers must submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores.


The UT McCombs MBA program conducts interviews with selected applicants. The interview is an opportunity for the applicant to learn more about the program and for the admissions committee to get to know the applicant better.

Videos: Info, Application tips

We share several links on different tips for applying to McCombs UTexas The first link talks about  Q&A with McCombs Adcom & Students. In addition, it discusses the following topics: The Classroom Experience, Customizable Curriculum, MBA Concentrations, Sample Elective Courses, MBA Program Experience Learning, Fellows Groups and Investment Funds, MBA Students Organizations, Job relocation, Career Outcomes, etc.

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The third link talks about McCombs Adcom Q&A. In addition, it discusses the following topics: Campus Community, Job relocation and expansion in Austin, Applying to Mccombs, etc.

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The fifth link is about Everything You Need to Know About Texas McCombs.

The sixth link is about Texas McCombs EXCLUSIVE MBA Admissions Interview.


  • Essay 1: This essay asks applicants to write an application cover letter summarizing their aspirations, qualifications, and personal and professional experiences that make them a strong candidate for the Texas Full-Time MBA program.
    • Applicants should tailor their response to the school’s unique process and highlight their fit with the school and what they would contribute.
    • They should also conduct thorough research on the school and student culture, and identify programmatic elements that are unique to the McCombs MBA.
  • Optional Essay: This essay asks applicants to provide any additional information they believe is important or address any areas of concern that they believe will be beneficial to MBA Admissions in considering their application.
    • Applicants should use this essay to address liabilities or extenuating circumstances related to their application rather than to provide “bonus” information to the adcom.
    • They should be straightforward and fact-focused in their responses, offering explanation without making excuses and humbly suggesting other areas of their candidacy that might compensate for identified weaknesses.

Here are some additional tips for writing a strong essay for the Texas McCombs MBA program:

  • Be clear and concise. The essays should be well-written and easy to read.
  • Be specific and provide examples. Use specific examples to illustrate your points and make your essays more engaging.
  • Be personal. Share your own experiences and insights to make your essays more authentic.
  • Be positive. Focus on your strengths and what you can offer the program.
  • Proofread carefully. Make sure your essays are free of errors in grammar and spelling.

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Letter of recommendation questions

The UT Austin McCombs MBA program requires one professional recommendation. The recommender will be asked to assess the applicant’s leadership skills and qualities in 12 areas:

  • Initiative
  • Results Orientation
  • Communication, Professional Impression & Poise
  • Influence and Collaboration
  • Respect for Others
  • Team Leadership
  • Developing Others
  • Trustworthiness/Integrity
  • Adaptability/Resilience
  • Self Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Quantitative Ability

For each competency, the recommender will select the one button that corresponds to the behavior that they have seen the applicant most consistently exhibit. The levels of behavior are:

  • No basis for judgment
  • Reluctant to take on new tasks; waits to be told what to do; defers to others
  • Willing to step in and take charge when required to do so
  • Takes charge spontaneously when problem needs attention
  • Volunteers for new work challenges; proactively puts in extra effort to accomplish critical or difficult tasks
  • Proactively seeks high-impact projects; steps up to challenges even when things are not going well

The recommender will also be asked to provide a brief description of an example of the applicant’s leadership in each area.

The recommendation questions are designed to assess the applicant’s leadership potential and their ability to contribute to the UT Austin McCombs MBA program. The recommender’s feedback will be an important factor in the admissions decision.

Here are some tips for writing a strong recommendation letter for the UT Austin McCombs MBA program:

  • Be specific and provide examples. Don’t just say that the applicant is a good leader. Give specific examples of times when they have demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Be honest and objective. The recommender should provide an honest assessment of the applicant’s leadership skills, even if they are not perfect.
  • Be positive and enthusiastic. The recommender should write a letter that is positive and enthusiastic about the applicant’s potential as a leader.
  • Proofread carefully. Make sure the letter is free of errors in grammar and spelling.

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Admissions events in your area

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If invited for an interview this resource is useful: Interview reports submitted by interviewees

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