UT McCombs Class of 2025 Essay Analysis

UT Austin McCombs; 2022-23 essays have been released, with only one essay question.

2022/23 essay questions

Essay: Picture yourself at graduation. Describe how you spent your time as a Texas McCombs MBA to achieve your personal and professional goals. (500 words)

Optional Statement: If applicable, applicants can provide an optional statement in the essay section of the application. Applicants should only provide an optional statement if there is something they wish to address about their candidacy that is not addressed elsewhere.

2022/23 essay question analysis


Consider this as another way of asking how you intend to contribute to McCombs. Similar to last year, it will be important for you to understand the school’s resources outside of the classroom – from informal events to class traditions. You’ll want to connect with students and alumni to get the inside scoop on the campus experience (we can help) and opportunities to improve it.

The best contributions will be specific, relevant, and realistic. Your contribution could be anything from organizing a conference, starting a club, building relationships with a new community, etc. The more you can explain that contribution in detail, the more you will separate yourself from other applicants in a good way. Given you have 500 words to work with, aim for 2-3 contributions/impacts unless you have a detailed idea that you’re passionate about sharing. If you pitch multiple contributions, aim to demonstrate some variety in your contributions; don't pitch 3 conferences or 4 speakers, etc. Instead, make sure you convey a deeper breadth of your passions and personality.

Optional essay

As with other schools, the optional question is available for you to explain any additional information that you may not have had the space to clarify in other parts of your application.

2022/23 deadlines

Deadline time: 5:00pm ET

Round 1: Application deadline: October 11, 2022; Decision date: December 15, 2022

Round 2: Application deadline: January 5, 2023; Decision date: March 23, 2023

Round 3: Application deadline: March 28, 2023; Decision date: May 4, 2023

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