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Texas MBA | Full-Time Program

Meet Our MBA Students

Texas MBAs are a diverse and collaborative group of innovators determined to make a positive impact in the business world and beyond. Our current students play a vital role in the admissions process, adding a student perspective and making personal connections with prospective students by participating in recruiting events, conducting class visits and tours of McCombs, leading info sessions, and answering phone calls and emails. Get to know some current MBAs through the profiles below and contact them directly with any questions you may have. Also, be sure to check out our student blog for additional insight into student life at McCombs.

Explore a sample of our MBA students by clicking on the photos to the left.

Jose Benavides,
MBA '15

Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Pre-MBA Job: Corporate Strategy Project Manager
Undergrad: Industrial and Systems Engineer, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey
MBA Concentration: Finance and Marketing


Why McCombs:
“I chose McCombs because of its leadership and collaborative culture, social events and networking opportunities, solid curriculum and professors and its great location in Austin. The open and collaborative class has allowed me to develop long lasting friendships. Also, McCombs offers diverse opportunities for students to interact with the outside world and apply what we’re learning in class.”

Rebecca Linn,
MBA '15

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Pre-MBA Job: Project Specialist, Houston Methodist Hospital

Undergrad Degree: Economics, Vanderbilt University

Why McCombs?
"When I first visited the school, I absolutely fell in love with the culture of McCombs.  Based on those I spoke with—from former and current students to faculty and administration—the culture was so evident and exciting.  That coupled with the amazing reputation, strong alumni network, and interesting curriculum made McCombs the perfect school for me."

Kyle Bucher,
MBA '15

Hometown: Granger, Indiana
Pre-MBA Job: Sr. Territory Business Manager, Johnson & Johnson
Undergrad Degree: Marketing, Indiana University

Why McCombs?
”The strong curriculum, highly ranked marketing program, and impressive faculty were all reasons I initially considered McCombs.  After visiting campus, the warm reception from students and faculty confirmed it was the perfect fit.  Finally, football in the fall and mild weather in the winter are just a few of the many benefits Austin provides.  Hook 'em!”

Chris Bernal,
MBA '15

Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado
Pre-MBA Job: Management Consultant, Accenture

Undergrad Degree: Business Management, Brigham Young University

Why McCombs?
“The culture at McCombs is unparalleled! We have access to all of the top employers, the students are friendly and collaborative, and the faculty is impressive and accessible. Plus, you can't beat the athletics (Texas Fight!) or all of the great activities Austin has to offer!”