McCombs Releases Deadlines, Essay Questions

The UT Austin McCombs School of Business has released the deadlines and essay questions for the upcoming MBA admissions season. McCombs employs a rolling admissions process – meaning all applications are generally reviewed in chronological order according to the date they were completed, and are not grouped into periods or rounds.

The three deadlines are as follows:

November 1, 2010 — Early deadline for all applicants.

January 14, 2011 — Final deadline for all international applicants; second deadline for all domestic applicants.

April 1, 2011 — Final deadline for all domestic applicants.

The essay topics are as follows:

Essay 1
Describe how your experiences, both personal and professional, have led you to pursue an MBA at this time. What are your short- and long-term goals and how will a Texas MBA help you achieve them? (Limit: 650 words)

Essay 2
Discuss a defining experience in your leadership development. What did you learn from this experience about your strengths and weaknesses as a leader? (Limit: 650 words)

Essay 3
At the McCombs School of Business, you will be part of an active and diverse community. How will you use your personal strengths and unique experiences to enrich the McCombs community during your two years in the program? (Limit: 500 words)

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