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Spring 2015 Essay Topics

  1. What are your short-term career goals (either during or immediately post-MBA) that the Texas MBA will help you achieve? (200 words)

  2. Transcripts, test scores and work history are all very important factors of the application, however, they don't tell the whole story. Tell the Admissions Committee something about yourself that we will not be able to glean from the rest of your application. (200 words)

  3. 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 Admissions Committee in considering your application. (200 words)
    • For example, if your standardized test scores are not exactly what you would like them to be or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (i.e. calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting, or finance), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum.
    • Discuss any unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance, or any significant weaknesses in your application or extenuating personal circumstances that you think may impact your candidacy.

Spring 2016 Evening MBA Application Essay Topics

We are accepting application for Spring 2016 concurrently with the the Spring 2015 application. If you wish to begin an application for a January 2016 start, you may do so at this time with the Spring 2016 application essay topics below.

    1. In the Texas MBA program, we promote a diverse and collaborative community by providing opportunities for growth in an academically rigorous environment. Please discuss why McCombs is the right program for you, what you hope to gain from your time in the Texas MBA Program both personally and professionally, and how you will contribute to your classmates' experiences. (500 words)

    2. Optional Essay: Imagine that you are at the Texas MBA Orientation for the Class of 2018. Please introduce yourself to your new classmates, and include information you feel relevant to both your personal and professional life. Select only one communication method that you would like to use for your response.
      • Write an essay (250 words)
      • Share a video introduction (one minute)
      • Share your about.me profile

    3. 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 Admissions Committee in considering your application. (250 words) 
        • For example, if you'd like to address why your standardized test scores are not exactly what you would like them to be, or discuss any unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, any academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application, or extenuating personal circumstances that you think may impact your candidacy.