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Career Development

Texas McCombs offers dedicated career resources and support to set you up for success, not only in your first post-MBA job, but throughout your long-term career journey.

  • Elite Career Support

    From providing a support system for your customized career development, to implementing training programs for the skills you need, our dedicated career team’s systematic approach to life-long achievement helps you build on your current career, and prepares you to leverage the Texas McCombs global network beyond the program to fulfill all of your long-term goals.


At Texas McCombs, the return on your investment is unrivaled through the combination of a transformative educational experience, a stellar reputation (Top 20 Full-Time MBA), access to a vast alumni network, and proven career outcomes. The McCombs MBA offers intangible returns – enduring relationships, support through life's milestones, and a community where classmates contribute to your personal and professional growth. 

Career Outcomes at a Glance

  • Salary Increase &
    Signing Bonus

    Full-Time MBA Class of 2023 secured the highest average base salary to date at $157,735. The average signing bonus stands at $32,915, marking a 6% uptick from 2022.
  • Timing of Employment Offers

    Of the 271 students who matriculated in the Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, 90% of students pursuing employment received a job offer within three months after graduation. 89% accepted positions.
  • Job Acceptances by Industry

    A substantial 43% of employment acceptances by the Class of 2023 were in consulting, 16% in financial services, and 15% in technology.

MBA Employment Report

Your degree starts paying dividends immediately - in large part because of how quickly and effectively you’ll advance in your career post-graduation. Learn about the Full-Time MBA Class of 2023 career outcomes in our Employment Report and Salary Statistics Sheet.


Career Resources

All Full-Time MBA students have access to a range of resources and support from the Texas McCombs Career Management and Corporate Relations (CMCR) team and from one of the largest and most engaged alumni networks in the world.

Career Advising

You'll have access to a team of dedicated career consultants for professional advising and to connect you with resources such as planning, training, and alumni support. You'll also be matched with a 2nd Year Career Fellow who will provide you with guidance and firsthand knowledge of the recruiting process.

Employer Connections

Almost 400 different employers participate in various Texas McCombs MBA recruiting events - networking receptions, career fairs, and information sessions, and more. There are countless ways to meet your future employer while pursuing your degree.

Specialty Coaching

As part of the Texas McCombs+ program, you'll have access to communication and specialty coaches - seasoned experts who are ready to work with you one-on-one to refine your skills in communication, leadership, strategy, organizational culture, and much more.

Education & Training

Your first semester, you'll take BA 181 - Strategic Career Planning, a core MBA course designed to identify and begin developing your professional goals. You'll perform a self-assessment, practice interviewing techniques, build out your personal brand and social media networking strategies, and learn how to research career options.

Alumni Network

As a Texas McCombs MBA, you will join a passionate and powerful network of Longhorn alumni around the world.

  • 540,000+ University of Texas at Austin alumni in 176 countries
  • 103,000+ McCombs School of Business alumni in 102 countries
  • 23,000+ Texas McCombs MBA alumni

Learn more about the McCombs alumni community

Texas McCombs MBA Insider
  • CLASS OF 2023

    Students in the Texas McCombs Full-Time MBA Class of 2023 accomplished remarkable success in their post-graduation employment outcomes. Among the 271 students who matriculated in the Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, an impressive 90% received job offers within three months after graduation.

What's Your Career Path?

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    Career Enhancer

    I want to continue an upward trajectory in the same career function or industry.
  • Career Switcher

    I know that I want to transition to a different function and/or industry.
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    Career Explorer

    I'm curious about other industries and functions and would like to learn about different career paths while I pursue my MBA.
  • Entrepreneur

    I want to become a founder or join a startup. Or I'm already a founder or part of a startup but want to sharpen my business skills.

Career Management for Life

After you graduate, no matter what career stage you are in, as a Texas McCombs MBA alumnus, you'll have access to career management resources for life. Whether you're seeking a new job, ready to make a career transformation, or looking to stay connected and nurture your network, the McCombs Alumni Career Management team is available to provide resources, coaching, and support.

Take the Next Step


    Join us for an info session, admissions chat, application workshop, campus visit, and more.

    Start your application and begin your journey to becoming a Texas McCombs MBA.

    Reach out to MBA Admissions or connect with a student ambassador.

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