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Outbound Double Degree Students

The Double Degree Program offers Texas MBA students the unique opportunity to maximize their international education through the exploration and application of business concepts in a global context. Double Degree participants gain a competitive edge in business through direct exposure to the Asian, European or Latin American business environment.


  • Current enrollment in the full-time Texas MBA Program
  • Successful completion of the first MBA year (31 hours)
  • A minimum cumulative UT MBA GPA of 3.0

How to Apply

Students apply to the Double Degree program during the first MBA year and go abroad during the second MBA year. Application to the Double Degree Program is a two step process: 

  1. Apply for nomination by McCombs. On-line applications are available in September each year.

  2. Apply to the Double Degree partner school. Students accepted for nomination will then apply directly to the partner school. A nomination by McCombs does not guarantee acceptance into the Double Degree partner school.

Degree Requirements

The average time required for completion of the Double Degree is two and one-half years. Students must complete 37 graduate business credit hours at the McCombs School of Business prior to departure for the partner school including:

  • 22 credit hours of first year Texas MBA core
  • 15 credit hours approved electives

Students then complete 24 to 42 credit hours at the partner university. Specific degree requirements vary at each partner university.

Language Requirement

Double Degree applicants must meet the language proficiency requirements of the partner university.  McCombs offers opportunities for students to improve their language proficiency through the Business Language Options.

Program Expenses

Double Degree participants pay tuition to whichever school they are attending at the time. The tuition & fees vary among the partner schools. During each semester abroad, students also register and pay for affiliated studies ($450) at UT.

SYLFF Fellowship

McCombs students nominated to the Double Degree program are eligible to apply for the SYLFF Fellowship administered by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Awards of up to $10,000 are awarded annually.