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Introduction to the Full-Time Texas MBA Program

  1. 1. Table of Contents Location, Location, Location  Your Texas MBA  Texas  Curriculum  Austin  Organizations  Press  Challenges  Speakers The University of Texas at  MBA + Program Austin and The McCombs School of Business  Career Services  Purpose & Mission  Alumni  Culture  Faculty  Class Profile  Contact Us The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  2. 2. Location, Location, Location: Austin, Texas Some photos courtesy of: Austin Chamber of Commerce
  3. 3. The State of Texas Texas is home to three of the top ten largest cities in the country: Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Newsweek named it one of the “Top 10 Places in America Poised for Recovery” (November 2010) More Fortune 500 companies call Texas home than any other American state. Texas hosts headquarters for:  Three major airlines,  Three major oil companies,  And multiple technology companies, including Dell, AT&T, Texas Instruments  58 total major Fortune 500 companies Photos courtesy of: Austin Chamber of Commerce, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  4. 4. The City of Austin F E S T I V A L SMUSEUMSP A SPORTSE RR TF SORMING The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  5. 5. Austin Living Events Museums Outdoors The city of Austin is Austin museums are Austin boasts amazing home to: world-class: outdoor places to explore: Austin City Limits  Blanton Museum of Art  Lady Bird Lake Hike & South by Southwest  LBJ Library & Museum Bike Trail (10 mi. of trails, Austin Record bordering downtown)  Bob Bullock Texas Convention State History Museum  Barton Springs: 3-acre Austin Reggae spring-fed pool  Harry Ransom Festival Museum  Zilker Park Art City Austin  Umlauf Sculpture  Highland Lakes Austin Film Festival Garden  Mount Bonnell Photos courtesy of: Austin Chamber of Commerce The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  6. 6. Austin & BusinessTop reasons why Austin is Businesses in Austin:the place to do business: Well-educated work force Overall low business costs Available, affordable commercial space Named the Most Recession-Proof City by Forbes in 2009 Entrepreneur Magazine named it one of the Top Ten Start-Up Cities in Nation in 2009 Ranked #1 Best City for the Next Decade by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2010 The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  7. 7. In the News CNBC named Texas the top state for business in 2010, noting the strong business economy.CBS News highlighted Austin’s healthyjob market and noted key areas wherethe city has excelled in a weak economy. The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  8. 8. In the News In January 2011 The Wall Street Journal featured Austin’s unique culture in its Travel section, showcasing the city’s cool venues, restaurants & events to visit.Fortune’s March 2010 cover story reports on thegrowing trend of military leaders transitioning intothe corporate world, featuring Texas MBA SteveMumm. The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  9. 9. The McCombs School of Business and The University of Texas at Austin
  10. 10. Get to Know UT Austin BY THE NUMBERS  350-acre main campus  1883 founding year  2,900 faculty (composed of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur fellows, and hundreds of members of prestigious academic and scientific organizations)  21,000 staff members  16 colleges and schools  Over 50,000 students  7 museums  17 libraries  450,000 alumni  900 Registered Student Organizations  48 National Sports Championships  #13 in the nation among public universities (U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 2011)The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  11. 11. Get to Know the McCombs School Top-notch education  Highly-ranked faculty  Far reaching reputation  Academically challenging The Culture  A competitive yet collaborative environment Robust program  Built around flexibility and customization Unique Offerings  Hands-on opportunities  Global experiences The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  12. 12. Our PurposeOur mission is to educate the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge that has a critical significance for industry and society. McCombs School of Business Core Purpose The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  13. 13. Four Pillars of LeadershipThe Texas MBA is built around four key pillars to educatetomorrow’s leaders:Knowledge & Understanding Communication & CollaborationA Worldview of Business & Society Responsibility & Integrity The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  14. 14. The Texas MBA Culture The culture here is one of collaboration, participation and enthusiasm. I see the collaborative spirit every day - people at McCombs want their fellow classmates to succeed. – Courtney Eder, MBA 2011 While everyone is really competitive with themselves and trying to do what’s best for them, it never stops anyone from taking the time to help out classmates. – Patrick O’Berry, MBA 2011The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  15. 15. Top-Notch Faculty Michael Brandl has 4 to 1 student to faculty earned several ratio outstanding teacher Ranked among the top 10 awards and his work has nationally in terms of been cited in numerous highly-regarded media research impact among outlets. business schools John Doggett is one of Known for quality and the anchors of the accessibility renowned entrepreneurship Teaching method: Mix of curriculum and one of the lecture, case study, most highly rated simulations/practicum, and professors on campus. project/experiential Vijay Mahajan has gained Theoretically grounded international media and practically relevant attention for his recent book “Africa Rising: How Global experts in every 900 Million African academic department Consumers Offer More Than You Think.” The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  16. 16. YOUR Texas MBA: Customizing The Experience
  17. 17. Curriculum Focus your study and choose from 20+ concentrations – or maintain a broad management focus Our condensed core curriculum allows you to start taking electives in your second semester Take elective credit classes outside of McCombs in other renowned UT schools such as the Cockrell School of Engineering or LBJ School of Public Affairs
  18. 18. Student Clubs We offer over 30 different student organizations for you to get involved Student organizations open the doors to relationships, leadership development, professional growth, increased understanding and just plain fun Help tailor your academic experience
  19. 19. World-Class Speakers Executives from various industries and companies are invited to campus throughout the year to present on topical business subjects and challenges Past speakers include:  Randall Stevenson, CEO, AT&T  Indra Nooyi, CEO, Pepsico  Michael Dell, Founder, Dell  Lee Scott, Former CEO, Walmart  William Johnson, CEO, H.J. Heinz  Gary Kelly, CEO, Southwest Airlines
  20. 20. Academic ChallengesAnnual case competitions and academicchallenges provide valuable reality-basedpractice and early exposure to key recruiters.Those who participate go through a crashcourse that teaches teamwork, survival skills forhigh pressure environments and highly evolvedpresentation prowess.How it Works Students form teams made up of 3-5 classmates On the evening of day one, students are presented with a case Teams work overnight to develop a strategy and a presentation Starting at 8 am on day two, teams present their solution to panel of industry judges Winning teams are awarded cash prizes
  21. 21. Academic ChallengesTexas MBA teams participate in corporate-sponsored national academic challenges, wherethey work on simulated cases and compete in front of top industry executives. Somechallenges include: Consulting Challenge, Finance Challenge, Marketing Challenge,Tech/Operations Challenge and the Global Business Challenge. A Winning Tradition Only a month into the second semester of the 2010-2011 academic year, Texas MBA teams have won four national challenges*!In October 2010, the Texas MBA team In November 2010, the Texas MBA In January 2011, the Texas MBAdefeated 14 top schools to win first team took first place in the GE team defeated 15 top schools to takeplace in the National Energy Finance Experienced Commercial Leadership first place in the National Clean TechChallenge. Program Case Competition. Challenge. *National Biotechnology Case Challenge win (February 2011) not pictured The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  22. 22. Texas MBA+ Leadership ProgramThe Texas MBA+ Leadership Program is a leadership andprofessional development program that facilitates the connectionbetween the world of academics and industry.We take you outside the classroom with executive-level leadershipand communication coaching, industry seminars, and micro-consulting opportunities.Working on an MBA+ project enables you to build job-related skillsand enhance your professional experience. The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  23. 23. MBA+ ProjectsMBA+ micro-consulting projects are one ofthe most highly utilized aspects of theprogram that exposes student to amultitude of industries and companies.How it works Using short term micro-consulting projects, MBA+ links students to companies Students work in teams of 4-6 to solve a business issue Students’ choice of company Students present their solution to the client Exposes students to real business issues Great way to enhance resume and provide interview examples May provide you experience to a new industry The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  24. 24. Past Project Samples TASK: Market Analysis of Travel/ TASK: Target Market Analysis for Hospitality/Entertainment Industry Solar Panels TASK: Running/Fitness Consumer TASK: Strategy to Adapt Product to Insight Research New Class of Tablet Devices TASK: Analysis of impact of engagement TASK: Analysis of Sales andin social media on a company’s reputation Operations Planning (S&OP)as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Methods leader The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  25. 25. Example Project: EA SportsPROJECT:The team of Texas MBAs set forth tounderstand the current state of EA’s dataanalysis maturity and give recommendationson how the current as-is state can beimproved in the five critical issues studied(Data, Leadership, Enterprise, HumanCapital and Strategic Targets).METHOD: PROPOSAL:The team conducted in-depth research on The team presented theiranalytics, including: reviewing Thomas recommendation to Dennis SelfDavenport’s recent analytics publications, (SVP, CIO at Electronic Arts) atinterviewing various employees, interviewing EA’s new offices at The Domainexperts in the field of analytics outside the in Austin. The response wasgaming industry, and researching data leading practices. The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  26. 26. MBA+ CoachingCommunication coaches teach you the versatile communicationskills expected of all effective leaders. One-on-one coachingteaches you to make lasting impressions, collaborateproductively and communicate dynamically.Students receive four hours per semester One-on-one communicationof MBA+ coaching. Services include: coaching helps you develop more lasting impressions at: On-call coaches Communication coaches  Corporate receptions Executive coaches  Career fairs Professional Image coaching  Alumni gathering ESL  Presenting to a corporation Project Management  Pitching to a potential investor The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  27. 27. MBA+ Events, Seminars & Workshops To expand on classroom knowledge and understanding, MBA+ brings you tools and methods through industry- oriented events, seminars and speakers.Typical workshops include: Typical seminars & events include: Six-Sigma workshops  Industry-led seminars: Positioning Corporate valuations as they are Corporate Social Responsibility; Identifying conducted on Wall Street Social & Environmental Bottom Lines A year in the life of a consumer  Community building events: Executive packaged goods MBA Challenge Online Business Simulation; The Sales training: what every MBA Pitch Party; International Night should know  Experiential activities The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  28. 28. Global Connections Study Tours South AfricaCombines an intensive one semester coursewith an 8-10 day study tour to businesspowerhouses of the world. Students learnabout the economic, political, cultural, andsocial background of the country in the pre- South Americastudy tour course through guest speakers,project work and case studies. Whiletraveling, they visit multinational and localcompanies, explore cultural sites and networkwith alumni.Past trips include: Europe, South Africa, Dubai, UAEChina, India, South America, Southeast Asia The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  29. 29. Additional Global OpportunitiesExchange Program Double Degree Program Attend another MBA program  Earn two degrees: a Texas MBA outside the US for one semester and an MBA (or equivalent) from While you are attending our one of our partner institutions partner institution, students from  Receive total immersion in the another program take your place culture in Austin  We have partner institutions in: We have partner institutions in:  Peru  China  Australia  Spain  Brazil  Mexico  South Africa  Germany  Germany  Chile  Finland  China  Peru  India  Sweden  Chile  France  United  Brazil Kingdom The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  30. 30. Career Services: Resources for Your Next Step
  31. 31. Career Services Offerings Events Coaching Industry Exposure Career Panels  Personalized  Treks Brief and Meets coaching  Brochures Careers Now  Assistant  Resume books Directors Career Connections  National career fairs  Peer Advisors National career fairs  Alumni contacts  MBA+ Coaches  Career assessment  Marketing yourself  Job search strategy The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  32. 32. Career EventsCareer Connections  Networking Reception (night before career fair)  Career FairBrief and Meets  A “just-in-time” recruiting event for companies offering currently open positionsCareers Now  Company information sessions that give student feedback on best practices at employer sessionsNational Career Fairs  National Black MBA (NBMBA)  National Association for Women MBAs (NAWMBA)  Reaching Out  MBA Veterans Career Fair  National Society for Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)  Net Impact The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  33. 33. Career CoachingPeer Advisors assist with…  Résumé review  General career advice  Mock interview  Correspondence advice  Networking adviceIn conjunction with personalizedcoaching, each student takes acareer planning course to review:  Résumés  Cover letters  Company research  Behavioral, case and mock interviews  Networking  Negotiation The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  34. 34. Industry Exposure Career Treks These treks give MBAs interested in particular industries or geographies the chance to interact with employers on their home turf. 2010 Treks included:  New York City: Banking, Financial Services  Seattle: Marketing  Dallas: CPG, Consulting and Corp Finance  Houston: Energy Consulting, Corporate Energy/CleanTech, I-Banking  Austin (Alternative Energy, Big Austin, Tech Start-up)  Bay Area/San Francisco Résumé books A resource for employers to access your résumé and target their search efforts that our team puts together. Alumni contacts The team works with our 17,000 Texas MBA alumni to build and maintain contacts within different industries and functions The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  35. 35. Meet Your NewNetwork
  36. 36. Expand Your Network Ways to stay connected Over 450,000 UT alumni  Alumni chapters all over the world  McCombs TODAY Blog  Knowledge-To-Go webinar featuring facultyOver 84,000 McCombs alumni and alumni  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter pages  Alumni infinity groupsOver 17,000 alumni across six  Open magazineMBA programs with alumni  Class reunionschapters all over the world The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  37. 37. Your McCombs MBA Alumni Network Notable MBA AlumniThe connections youmake in businessschool are a valuablepart of your degree.The McCombsAlumni Networkensures they are Jim Mulva ’69 William Johnson ’74 Sara Martinez Tucker ’79lifetime bonds by Chairman and CEO Chairman, President and CEO, Former Undersecretary of ConocoPhillips H.J. Heinz Education, U.S. Dept ofkeeping you in touch Educationwith fellow alumni,across generationsand industries.Would you likethese people inyour network? Gregory H. Johnson ’05 Daniel Nelson’06 Holly McMullan ’04 Colonel (Ret.) USAF Astronaut, Co-Founder, Phurnace Principal, Apollo Management NASA Software *Photo courtesy of NASA The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  38. 38. Class of 2012 Profile Undergrad Area of Study 261 ~2,400 Studentsapplicants 28 years 32% Business 31% Technical Average 19% Liberal Arts age 12% Economics 6% Other 684Average 3.43 GMAT Average 75% Domestic 25% International GPA 5 years 67% Male Average Work Experience 33% Female The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  39. 39. Want More?There are many ways to connect with us! Visit our website Follow us @UTexasMBA Follow our student and admissions blogs Email us at Visit our YouTube channel Call the MBA Program Office Read the Texas 512-471-7698 Enterprise Blog The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
  40. 40. Thank you for yourinterest in the Texas MBA Program!