Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Learning Environment

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Thinking Independently Together

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Your Texas MBA is so much more than a graduate degree. It’s an experience — a once-in- a-lifetime journey that begins in Austin, Texas, and sends you to the heights of your career (and to the far corners of the globe). You’ll take this journey alongside classmates from every imaginable background — their unique perspectives melding with yours to create true innovation. And every day in your job, you’ll notice the impact your newfound business wisdom can make. The result? Priceless memories and endless professional potential.

Culture, Cohorts, and Classmates

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Culture

The collaborative and dynamic culture of the Texas MBA Program is by design. We’re committed to delivering you a world -class business education that is grounded in open dialogue and teamwork. As your career grows and evolves, you’ll be equipped with an array of diverse perspectives and insights.

Cohorts

Before your first day, you will be carefully placed into a cohort—i.e., a team of your classmates with whom you’ll navigate your first year. You’ll study, challenge, and support each other throughout. To ensure you get the most out of your cohort experience, we will ensure each cohort represents a variety of cultural and geographic backgrounds, business concentrations, employment histories, and genders.

Study Groups

You’ll also be teamed up with 4-6 classmates in your first year. Your study group will tackle a series of business challenges and problem-solving experiences. Like the cohort system, you’ll be placed into a study group that comprises an array of backgrounds, interests, and ambitions. You’ll challenge yourself and each other—and the results will amaze.

Mentors

You will be assigned a peer mentor as soon as you step on campus. Your mentor—a member of the previous year’s class—is there to help you make the most of your first year. They’ll answer questions, offer their inside knowledge on the program, and give advice.

Rowling Hall

Artist rendition of the proposed Rowling Hall

Construction is underway on Rowling Hall—the future 203,000 sq. ft. home of the Texas MBA Program. This state-of- the-art facility, located near the heart of the campus and a mere five-minute walk from downtown Austin, is designed with your education in mind. Classrooms, meeting rooms, presentation spaces, career management offices, technology labs—it will all be right there in one big, beautiful building.

Biggest 40 Acres in the World

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Nestled in the middle of one of the country’s greatest cities lies UT-Austin—40 acres devoted to education, global change, and diversity. On your walk to class, you’ll pass buildings in which leading-edge research is underway, tomorrow’s game-changing products are being developed, and writers and artists are honing their crafts. We’re proud to be ranked No. 30 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top universities in the world—including more than 10 top-ranked graduate programs.

Life in Austin

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There is no finer city in which to earn your MBA than Austin, Texas. Regularly named one of the best cities in the country for entrepreneurship, small businesses, start-ups, job growth, real estate, and livability, Austin is a laboratory for leading-edge business innovation. It has fast become a global capital for technology—and a can’t-miss hub of arts and culture. Austin will be your home, your classroom, and your inspiration.

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