UT Austin McCombs Deadlines, Essays & Analysis (Class of 2012, Starting Fall 2010)

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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: 900 words

Analysis: Straight up - The MBA Goals Essay & Why MBA School X?

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

Analysis: Straight up - The MBA Leadership Essay

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

Analysis: Straight up - The MBA Personal Essay


Please provide any additional information to the Admissions Committee that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will ultimately be beneficial to the committee in considering your application. Limit: 350 words

Analysis: McCombs doesn’t put any restrictions on their optional essay, so they are trusting you’ll use good judgment. That means covering any weaknesses with brief explanations and improvement plans, not excuses. For positive information, don’t repeat anything covered elsewhere and make sure you are adding something significant to your profile.