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Meet Our Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Students

Students in the Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program are a motivated group of accomplished professionals that value the quality of the experience over simply adding a credential to their resume. They're 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 Dallas/Fort Worth class by clicking on one of the photos to the left.

Kevin Block,
MBA '15

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Current Job: Strategic Planning Manager, 7-Eleven Inc.
Undergrad: Marketing, Bradley University

Why McCombs:
"The Texas MBA at DFW program provides me the opportunity to earn my MBA from a prestigious, well-respected program, while continuing to work and without having to leave Dallas. The strength and reach of the network, as well as the high quality of my classmates, made McCombs the right choice for me."

Tyler Bethea,
MBA '15

Hometown:  Dallas, Texas
Current Job:  Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Undergrad Degree: Marketing, Texas Tech University

Why McCombs:
“I first sought out McCombs because of the incredible alumni network and the flexibility to earn a top MBA in the way that best complemented my career and family. What I have experienced at McCombs is a tremendous group of peers and the opportunity to pursue career growth being pushed and challenged by those around me.”

Selvi Sivagurunathan,
MBA '15

  Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Current Job: Business Analyst, Fannie Mae
Undergrad Degree: Electrical Engineering, University of Louisville

Why McCombs?
“It is one of the top 20 business schools and conveniently located within a few miles from my work place as well as home. The career and the networking opportunities during the program as well as after graduation are plenty.”

Adrienne Hopkins,
MBA '15

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Current Job:  Registrar, ITT Technical Institute
Undergrad Degree: Management Information Systems, The University of Texas at Arlington

Why McCombs?
“I chose McCombs because I want to be a part of a top notch business program with global brand recognition.  I know that the opportunities to network and grow professionally are as great as the level of education I will receive.”

Nishant Sahni,
MBA '15

Hometown: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Current Job: Sr. Subject Matter Expert, Amdocs Inc.

Undergrad Degree: Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

Why McCombs?
“McCombs is the highest ranked school in Texas and well known not only in North America but also in other continents. The Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program offers an opportunity to study from the world class faculty of The University of Texas at Austin and to be part of the Longhorn network and a class of like-minded individuals from diverse professional backgrounds while continuing my job.”

Frank Yang,
MBA '14



Hometown: Yunnan, China
Current Job: Product Manager, CommScope
Undergrad Degree: Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University

Why McCombs?
"McCombs is one of the best business schools in the U.S. I love the brand of McCombs and UT Austin. The brand is well known and recognized in China and worldwide."

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Michael Deslatte,
MBA '15

Hometown: Groves, Texas
Current Job: Manager, IPT Engineering - Relentless
Undergrad Degree: Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
"McCombs provides a rigorous program that enables me to meet my educational goals without putting my career on hold. The weekend format helps me balance work, family, and school obligations and the cohort design puts me in class with high performing individuals that grow my network. In short, McCombs is the perfect fit for my needs."

Gayathri Thaikkendiyil,
MBA '14



Hometown: Chennai, India
Current Job: Manager Application Development, American Airlines
Undergrad Degree: Computer Science, University of Madras
Grad Degree: Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas

Why McCombs?
"I chose McCombs because it gives me the opportunity to pursue an MBA from a highly reputed school while I continue to make progress in my current career path. During my application process I received great feedback from my colleagues who completed this program. Having taken a few courses now, I am very much impressed by the faculty, student community, MBA+, student organizations, and the alumni network."

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