Students in the Texas MBA at Houston program are a motivated group of accomplished professionals that value the quality of the experience over simply adding a credential to their resume and are seeking a flexible path to an MBA that will give them the knowledge and expertise necessary to become leaders in their industry. Get to know them through the profiles below and find out what it is like to be a Texas MBA student at McCombs.
Explore a sample of our Texas MBA at Houston class by clicking on one of the photos to the left.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current Job: Manager, Global Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Tax LLP
Undergrad Degree: Finance, American University
"In addition to being a lifelong Longhorn fan, pursuing an MBA from McCombs was the most logical step to progress my career. The Texas MBA at Houston program is unmatched by other schools in Houston as it offers top-rate professors, a diverse and successful group of peers, and the professional/networking resources of The University of Texas at Austin."
Email Samuel at Samuel.Fletcher@mba14.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Current Job: Purchasing Manager, National Oilwell Varco
Undergrad Degree: University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The Texas MBA at Houston program's pre-structured curriculum with the mix of courses I wanted was a big plus! Before applying, I attended the information session and class, which showed that I would be interacting with top-notch students and faculty on a daily basis. This would offer an opportunity for tremendous personal growth while going through the MBA program."
Email Jay at Jaymalya.Deb@mba14.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas
Current Job: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Undergrad Degree: Liberal Arts (Corporate Communications), University of Houston
"The program is intense! But in a good way. Working full time and going to school is definitely a challenge, but the best part about McCombs so far is that from day 1, I was able to apply concepts I learned in class at my job. That makes it all worth it! I work in one of the most non-traditional business environments you can imagine – a contemporary arts museum. In many ways we don’t operate like a business, but we should. And McCombs is giving me the tools to help change the way we conduct business at the museum.
Also, the quality of the professors and their availability is crucial to your success as a student. I’ve had wonderful professors at McCombs who are available before class, after class, while travelling around the world – you name it. Even though they live in Austin, I have found it more than easy to get it touch with them when I have questions."
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Current Job: Commercial Business Manager H2/Syngas, Air Liquide
Undergrad Degree: Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Grad Degree: Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
"There were a few things that pushed me to McCombs over the other institutions I applied to. First was the brand. The McCombs name reverberates throughout the business community and opens up a vast array of opportunities in both the near and long term beyond just Texas. Second, the quality of student and professor stood out based on my interactions and experiences which leads to a better learning environment. Lastly, the opportunities to build strong relationships with classmates based on the cohort system, student run organizations, and events/activities. I believe that the network you build while in the program is very beneficial for your career into the future, as you are continuously interacting with future business leaders of the world."
Email Jason at Jason.Jan@mba13.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: Baytown, Texas
Current Job: Scheduling Supervisor, Eastern and Midcontinent Region of U.S., Chevron
Undergrad Degree: Marketing, University of Houston - Clear Lake
"McCombs embodies the global nature of business teaching and challenges its students to make an impact through their work. I wanted that kind of "top notch" program yet wanted to maintain my career. From my first class visit to every one of the classes I attend today, professors don't lecture, they teach and care about increasing each student's perspective and knowledge. On top of the professors, my classmates are also part of the reason I chose McCombs. When I visited classes, I felt the camaraderie amongst classmates and experienced the diversity (cultural and background) that creates great class discussions. I still look forward to seeing my classmates each class weekend for their friendship and expanding my perspective in the classroom."
Email Nicole at Nicole.Wood@mba13.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Current Job: Division Controller, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Undergrad Degree: Accounting, University of Texas at Austin
"It's difficult to put it in words without sounding trite. I'm the first Longhorn in my family and there have been two more after me but I can not remember a time when I wanted to go anywhere else. UT has always felt like home."
Email Andrew at Andrew.De-Luna@mba14.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Current Job: Planning Engineer, BP
Undergrad Degree: Nutritional Sciences, Texas A&M University
"I chose the McCombs School of Business as my first and only choice to receive my MBA degree because not only are they ranked as one of the top programs for an MBA, but they are recognized internationally. As a student enrolled in the Houston program, I am also proud to say that my professors in Houston are the same professors that teach at the McCombs School of Business in Austin."
Email Lisa at Lisa.Richardson@mba14.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Current Job: US Navy Jet Pilot
Undergrad Degree: Economics, United States Naval Academy
"My military experience has given me the discipline and time management skills to work a demanding job and still pursue my studies. The team approach I have learned in the military definitely pays dividends for working with others in my class. I'm still active duty and travel 3.5 hours every other Friday to Houston for class. I'm lucky that my command supports me and allows me to miss valuable time training the next generation of F/A-18 pilots. The experience has been incredible. I look forward to every class and to having the opportunity to learn as much about the business world as possible."
Current Job: Business Analyst, Cisco Systems
Undergrad Degree: Computer Science, SJCE (Mysore, India)
"I chose McCombs because the courses are designed to cater to all aspects of an MBA, the years of operation, and the large alumni base. We have the best faculty and the environment in classes encourages you to learn and perform better. An MBA from McCombs will enrich your knowledge and prepare you to move ahead in your career. To learn from the best, this is where you want to be."