Academics, opportunities and resources in the McCombs School of Business
One of the largest and most distinguished business schools in the country, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to educating the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge of critical significance for industry and society. With strength in all major business disciplines, the school is especially known for a strong record of job placement in finance, consulting, and marketing, and for innovative programs in technology, management, and accounting.
See the undergraduate degree plans for the McCombs School of Business.
Business Program Rankings
The McCombs School of Business is ranked the sixth-best undergraduate business program in the country by U.S. News & World Report (September 2009) and the tenth-best undergraduate program by BusinessWeek (March 2010).
Individual undergraduate programs in the School of Business have achieved the following national rankings according to U.S. News and World Report (September 2009):
#4 Management Information Systems (MIS)
#7 Insurance/Risk Management
#8 International Business
#8 Production/Operations Management
#10 Real Estate
#10 Quantitative Analysis
Opportunities for Prospective Students
If you’re ready to learn firsthand about life as a Longhorn, you can schedule your campus visit around a Business Information Session and even a Business Honors Information Session. Search for open sessions and register for your visit online!
Or apply to attend one of our summer programs for high school students:
Opportunities and Resources for Business Students
Freshman Business Association
The McCombs School’s Freshman Business Association (FBA) wants to help new freshmen find places and faces around campus.
Each year, incoming Business freshmen are recruited to participate in FBA, which offers social opportunities, career workshops and events, reminders about opportunities around campus and a semi-formal party just for McCombs School students.
McCombs Career Services – Sponsored by some of the biggest corporate names in business, McCombs Career Services assists UT Austin business students with career search skills, brings companies to campus for interviews with students and helps you land your dream job (or internship). BusinessWeek ranked McCombs Career Services #2 for corporate recruiter satisfaction (2010).
Business Study Abroad – Business students can see the world through a UT Austin-sponsored exchange or study abroad program.
Business Scholarships – Continuing business students (those who have completed their first year in the McCombs School) may apply for a variety of scholarship opportunities to help pay for their business education.
First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) – FIGs give new freshman students the chance to take several classes with a small group of other new business students, and you have 19 FIGs to choose from.
Business Student Organizations
McCombs students run more than 40 business-related organizations, from professional groups to major-specific clubs to social- and diversity-oriented societies.
Special Application Requirements
In addition to completing an application for admission, prospective business students should also learn about special application and program requirements for freshman applicants and transfer applicants.
Applying to Business
Looking for information about the majors offered by the University of Texas at Austin? Visit the Colleges, Schools, and Majors page for a list of freshman and transfer majors in each college and school, many with links to details about the program.