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Texas MBA | Full-Time Program

Texas MBA Women's Forum

November 18th & 19th, 2016

Future women MBAs are strongly encouraged to attend this exclusive event showcasing all that the Texas Full-Time MBA Program has to offer. Whether you are looking to advance your current career or make a career change, discover how the Texas MBA Program can unlock your potential and help you develop as a business leader.

  • Hear an in-depth overview of the Texas MBA Program
  • Interact with our diverse community of students, alumni, and faculty
  • Understand the value proposition of the Texas MBA 
  • Experience what makes Austin so special

Participants will have the opportunity to network with current female students and alumni, and meet McCombs faculty and staff. You will also attend info sessions about program curriculum, career planning, student community, experiential learning, and life in Austin, Texas.

Due to space constraints, participation is by application only. Applications will be reviewed and decisions will be released on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as decisions will be released on a first come, first served basis. Complimentary hotel rooms are limited and will fill quickly.

Apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

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Note: More information, including a detailed event agenda, will be posted closer to the event date. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Optional Thursday Conference

The Women's Business Leadership Conference - WBLC for short - is being held Thursday, November 17th at The University of Texas at Austin Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. This is an annual conference that was started in 2001 to connect women in the MBA program with women that are business leaders. Our speakers are usually sourced from the local community and alumni network, but we have also been able to get speakers from larger companies outside of Austin to come and present. Tentative start time is 4pm on Thursday.

If you are from outside the Austin area and are interested in arriving early for this all-day event, we have a room block at the AT&T Conference Center on Thursday night. If you are interested in booking a room Thursday evening, you should email indicating that you would like a reservation for Thursday and confirm that you understand you will be financially responsible for that night's stay.

Travel & Logistics

If you are selected to attend the Texas MBA Women’s Forum, below you'll find some helpful information for planning your trip to Austin. Be on the look-out for more details coming soon.

Official Start & End of the Event

The official event starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016. The event officially closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016. 

Optional Events 

Evening in Downtown Austin (Friday, November 18th)
Experience a Friday night out in Austin with current MBA students (Location: TBD. Not a UT-sponsored event)


Here is a Google Map with Texas MBA Women’s Forum event location information for your reference.

Hotel Accommodations

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center Hotel
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

The hotel is located directly on campus and is about a five-minute walk from the McCombs School of Business, where the Women's Forum events will be held. More information about the hotel can be found here.

The Texas MBA Program is pleased to cover the cost of your stay on Friday night. You will check in on Friday, November 18 and check out on Saturday, November 19. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m. You will be paired with a roommate also attending the Women’s Forum. All incidentals are the responsibility of the guest. Should you choose to check out on Saturday, please feel free to bring your luggage to the business school where we'll gladly store it for you throughout the day. 

If you would like to stay at the AT&T Center on the nights of Thursday, November 18, or Saturday, November 19, a block of rooms has been reserved under the name “Texas MBA Women’s Forum.” If you are interested, please call the AT&T Center at 512-404-3600 to reserve rooms for either Thursday or Saturday night at our $185/night rate.


The University of Texas campus is located approximately 12 miles (20-30 minutes) from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Taxis are readily available at the airport and will cost about $25 to get from the airport to the UT Austin campus. Taxis are also available at the AT&T Center for transportation back to the airport. Travel and transportation expenses are not covered.



Catch a cab on campus:  AT&T Hotel, 1900 University Ave.


There will be no off-campus events during this Women’s Forum, however, if you prefer to have your own mode of transportation during your stay in Austin, here is a list of  rental car companies at the Austin airport. Please note that the cost of parking is not covered at the AT&T Center and is the responsibility of the guest.


If you drive to campus and are staying at the AT&T Center, we recommend parking in the AT&T Conference Center Garage, which is located directly underneath the hotel. Overnight guests of the hotel may obtain a parking card at the front desk for garage parking at $18 per night. Valet parking is $15 per visit or $23 overnight, plus tax.

If you're driving to campus but not staying at the AT&T Center, you can also park in the Brazos Garage, which is located at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Brazos. Day parking (8-24 hours) at Brazos Garage costs $18.


If you can no longer attend the Women’s Forum, please email and let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another applicant.

Dress Recommendation

Forum session dress is business casual attire. Evening and social events are Austin casual! Austin weather can be unpredictable in the fall, but around mid-November is light jacket weather.


Stacey Kammerdiener - Senior MBA Admissions Officer,
Patrice Buffkin - Texas MBA Events Coordinator,
General Inquiries: