Texas McCombs MSBA Overview

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Introduction to MSBA at McCombs

Current technologies are generating a massive amount of data from business transactions and user-generated data, making data analytics a popular field. Here, you’ll learn to use skills like statistical analysis and data mining to address business management issues across industries. You’ll leave ready to form insights from data and turn them into recommendations that improve business results.

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What is a good GMAT score for Mccombs MSBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Texas McCombs is 719. If you score above 719, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like MIT SLOAN and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other application sections by writing outstanding essays or performing well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over-represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 

Why Study MSBA at McCombs?



  • Powerful Alumni Network

    One of the nation’s strongest alumni business career networks, offering connection with over 107,000 living alumni.

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  • Outstanding Faculty

    Award-winning faculty come from across departments, are highly-qualified leaders in their fields, and committed to what we do.
  • Top Advisory Council

    Comprised of industry leaders who serve as liasions of the program, and advise MSBA staff on curriculum development.

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Program Costs + Living Expenses : MSBA at McCombs


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The Tuition fee for Mccombs MSBA is $48,000 and an additional  $11,011 living cost will be required for admission and survival. 

This MS program provides incredible networking opportunities and industry connections. This opportunity can be easily availed through various scholarships available at McCombs.

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Employment Prospects : MSBA at McCombs


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    Most Sought-after Jobs

Data Scientist

Business Intelligence Analyst

Data Analyst

Quantitative Analyst

Machine Learning Engineer

The average salary after pursuing Texas McCombs MSBA for the last graduating class was $109,481. 

91% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting (29%), Finance (16%) and technology (37%) oriented functional roles. 

Key Employers

  • Dell
  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Expedia
  • Whole Foods

Eligibility Criteria for MSBA at McCombs

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  • You will be required to list your high school along with all higher education institutions attended. 
  • Please be prepared to upload individual transcripts from all higher education institutions attended (unless you have a transcript that lists all institutions attended). 

Application Deadlines - MSBA at McCombs

The MSBA Class of 2025 application is open! Application deadlines below. 

Round 1 Deadline: October 11, 2023
Round 2 Deadline: January 10, 2024*
Round 3 Deadline: March 6, 2024
Round 4 Deadline: May 1, 2024

*The deadline to apply for international applicants has passed. 

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Essay Questions: MSBA at McCombs

Each program requires multiple written essays to gauge your interest and abilities for admission. If you are planning on applying to more than one MS program, please refer to those program-specific pages to look at the prompts required for each one. Below are the MSBA program-specific essay questions.

  1. Why is the MSBA program the next logical step for you? How do you hope to develop, both personally and professionally, during this one-year program? (Required – 500 words maximum)
  2. Imagine that you are in a job interview. The interviewer asks you to describe a time that you have had to solve a problem, and what the results were. How would you answer? (Required – 500 words maximum)
  3. Please provide any additional information that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that the Admissions Committee may encounter when considering your application. (Optional – 500 words maximum) 

FAQs About MSBA at McCombs

Applicants will be sent a link within 24 hours of paying the application fee. The video assessment will be run through Kira Talent’s platform. 

UT Austin MS Bridge Applicants will receive an invitation after applying.  

Each program requires multiple letters of recommendation. MSBA requires two (2) letters of recommendation. 

  • Letters should come from either professors or professionals with whom you have worked.  
  • One (1) letter should come from a professor or academic connection at minimum.  
    • If you have completed your undergraduate degree more than three years ago, it may be appropriate to have your letters come exclusively from professional recommendations. Reach out to our admissions team if you have questions.
  • Please do not submit personal/family recommendations. 

The application fee is $65 for domestic applicants and $90 for international applicants. 

Permanent Residents will be required to show proof of permanent residency. Please contact the UT Austin Graduate School for more information or email [email protected] for questions about classification as a Texas resident, nonresident, or international student.

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