As a Texas McCombs MBA, you will join an engaged, driven, and collaborative community of students, alumni, staff, and faculty who are inspiring change and making a lasting impact on society.
MBA at DFW
The Weekend MBA Student Experience
Learn more about creating connections in the Weekend MBA program from Rebecca Gavillet, Managing Director of Working Professional MBA Student Affairs on our MBA Insider Blog. You'll also get insight about the student experience from Weekend MBA students and alumni.
Cohort ExperienceThe collaborative and engaged student culture of the MBA program at Texas McCombs is by design. Before your first day,you’ll be placed into a Cohort –a group of MBA peers with whom you’ll navigate the curriculum. The cohort model fosters a shared experience among students and open dialogue within the classroom.
Study TeamsWithin your cohort, you’ll be matched up with a Study Team of 4 to 6 other students in your first year, each of whom bring different backgrounds and strengths to the group. You’ll work together and learn from each other as you tackle class assignments and business challenges.
1st Semester ResidencyBonding with your classmates is an invaluable part of the MBA experience. That’s why the program includes a Residency component, in which you’ll stay in Dallas at the Marriott Uptown hotel on class weekends during the first semester. The Residency cuts down on commute time, fosters a more immersive environment, and creates additional networking opportunities for students and faculty.
Texas McCombs at The CentrumYour class weekends will take place at our campus at The Centrum—a modern facility in Uptown Dallas with classrooms, study areas, dining, and parking nestled in the heart of DFW, connecting you directly to the wider business community. It’s an ideal environment for innovation and team collaboration.
The University of Texas at AustinYou’ll spend time three times per year at Rowling Hall on the UT Austin campus for the Austin Intensive seminars. During these trips, you’ll have time to get to know your classmates and faculty better and to meet students from the other Texas McCombs Working Professional MBA programs in Austin and Houston.
Clubs & Organizations
Student-led clubs and organizations give you the opportunity to build your network, expand your leadership skills, learn about a new career path, and make an impact on your classmates. Learn about the current MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Clubs & Organizations below.
The Consulting Club’s mission is to connect and support classmates who share an interest in consulting careers (a student does not have to be currently employed as a consultant to join). It provides a platform for understanding the consulting career lifestyle through panel discussions and the alumni network within management consulting firms. The group also hosts company info sessions and provides opportunities for case interview preparation.
The EntrepreneurshipClub welcomes all budding entrepreneurs, those working in startups, and those interested in investing in startups. Club activities include the creation of business plans, brainstorming ideas, creation of special interest groups and inviting key speakers who have started or funded small businesses to provide their perspectives. The club's focus is to provide valuable knowledge in succeeding in today's entrepreneurial world as well as a supportive network of like-minded people. Every idea, big or small, is always welcome.
Graduate Business Council
The Graduate Business Council (GBC) provides a forum for student leaders to work directly with program leadership to oversee the development, improvement, and maintenance of a strong sense of community and pride within the Dallas/Fort Worth MBA program. Additionally, the GBC serves to promote diversity and inclusivity within the Texas MBA programs. The GBC should cultivate the values of community, philanthropy, and legacy. The GBC is the student government for all students enrolled in the MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program.
Graduate Women in Business
Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) strives to provide an atmosphere conducive to the professional and personal development of its members. GWIB's goals include: improving the visibility of women in the McCombs School of Business, offering career development resources to its members, providing opportunities for its members to enhance the skills they need to remain competitive in the marketplace, connecting members to news stories and articles related to women's issues in the workplace, acting as an informational resource for prospective McCombs students, and promoting a spirit of camaraderie among our members and women in the business community in a variety of social settings and events.
The Investment Club was created by members of the McCombs School of Business MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Class of 2013 who were interested in actively trading and investing in equities, indexes, mutual funds, commodities and their respective derivatives. The club formed as an LLC in January 2012. Members contribute monthly to the general funds of the company which formulates and executes investments and trading strategies according to approved proposals. Members are encouraged to collaborate and share their insight and knowledge on multiple industries and market sectors. In addition to core investment strategies, the club focuses on trading strategies including protective stops, hedging and complex option spreads. The club is intended to provide members with a deep and meaningful experience in trading and investment which will be valuable in future personal and professional market endeavors.
McCombs Ambassador Committee
The McCombs Ambassador Committee (MAC) plays a vital role in providing the admissions staff with a student perspective on the MBA admissions process.MAC members participate in many aspects of MBA admissions including planning and attending recruiting events and serving as a point of contact for prospective applicants. As current students who were recently in your shoes, MAC members are a source of insight into the program for you as a prospective student, and a source of constant feedback for our admissions office to ensure we are addressing your needs as potential applicants and future Texas McCombs MBAs.
Product Management Club
The Product Management Club was launched in 2020, with the aim to provide support and share resources about PM opportunities. This cross-program student organization also provides opportunities to engage in practice interviews and alumni panels.
MBA Student Spotlight
Kelsey Charles, MBA '22“When starting my MBA journey, one of the things I was most excited about was the opportunity to connect with like-minded people. I think it’s important to surround yourself with people who push you and the McCombs MBA program does just that.”
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