Fall 2012 Application Instructions

Round 1 Deadline: 10/24/2011 | Decision Date: Week of December 19, 2011
Round 2 Deadline: 12/5/2011 | Decision Date: Week of February 20, 2012
Round 3 Deadline: 1/23/2012 | Decision Date: Week of April 9, 2012
Round 4* Deadline: 3/26/2012 | Decision Date: Week of May 14, 2012
* Round 4 is for Domestic applicants only; Round 3 is the final round for International applicants.

Essays
Essay 1: Describe how your professional and personal experiences have led you to pursue an MBA at this time. Please share with us your short and long term goals and why the Texas MBA at McCombs is the program best positioned to help you achieve them. (Limit: 900 words)

Essay 2: At the McCombs School of Business, we are proud to have an active and diverse student community. What do you consider to be your personal strengths and how have you leveraged them in the past to enrich your work and non-work communities? (Limit: 500 words)

Optional Essay 1: If your standardized test scores are low or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (i.e. calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum. (Limit: 200 words)

Optional Essay 2: Please provide any additional information to the Admissions Committee that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the committee in considering your application. (Limit: 200 words)

Section I - Questions for the Recommender
How do you know the applicant?
How long have you known the applicant?
LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL - Identify specific personal and professional qualities that demonstrate the leadership potential of the applicant and provide detailed examples to support your recommendations.
TEAMWORK - Share your observations of the applicant's ability to be an effective team member and provide detailed examples to support your recommendations.
AWARENESS - Through your relationship with the applicant, how open and willing has he/she been to solicit and accept feedback? In your experience, has the applicant been able to handle failures/setbacks in a constructive manner?
What weaknesses do you think could impact the applicant's future success?

Section II - Rating Scale
Leadership Potential
Teamwork/Collaboration
Initiative/Motivation
Ethics/Integrity
Maturity
Analytical Skills

Section III - Overall Assessment
Please make any additional comments which you think will help in assessing the candidacy of the applicant
Please choose one of the following to express your overall assessment of this applicant: Exceptional Candidate (Top 2%), Excellent Candidate (Top 10%),Good Candidate (Top 25%),Average Candidate (Top 50%),Below Average.

Section IV - Upload Letter Option
The admissions committee prefers the online form for recommendations. Uploading a letter of recommendation here is optional. Please also complete the form and ratings above.