University of Texas at Austin
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Learning Environment

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Thinking Independently Together

Video about our Learning EnvironmentYour MBA is so much more than a graduate degree. It’s an experience—a once-in-a-lifetime journey that begins in Austin and moves across the globe.

During your journey, you’ll learn and work alongside classmates from every imaginable background—their unique perspectives pairing with yours to create true innovation. You’ll take classes in cutting-edge facilities. You’ll be challenged and inspired by some of the finest students in the world. You’ll learn directly from the most distinguished faculty. And you’ll do it all in Austin, Texas—America’s #1 city for innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Culture, Cohorts, and Classmates

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


Upon arrival on campus, you’ll be carefully placed into a cohort—your MBA peers with whom you’ll navigate your first year’s core curriculum. To ensure you get the most out of your cohort experience, each one represents a wide variety of cultures, business concentrations, backgrounds, and locations.

Study Groups

You’ll also be teamed up with 4-6 classmates for your core classes. 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.

Rowling Hall

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Robert B. Rowling Hall— the new home of the MBA Programs at Texas McCombs—is a state-of-the-art facility, located near the heart of the University of Texas campus. Designed with a spirit of collaboration and your education in mind, Rowling Hall will connect you to the greater business community to create relationships with lasting value.

Biggest 40 Acres in the World

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Nestled in the middle of one of the country’s greatest cities is UT Austin—a world-class university 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 honored to have more Top 10-ranked graduate programs than nearly any other public university in the U.S.

Life in Austin

Austin boasts a rich tradition of entrepreneurship and innovation dating back more than 200 years ago. Fueled by academics, politicians, and artists, Austin is an incubator for new ideas. And Austin remains the kind of community where smart people do big things every day.
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