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MBA Application Guide 2022-23 | How To Ace Your Application

Discover top tips to get into business school in our MBA Application Guide 2022-23


Thu Sep 15 2022

Download our free MBA Application Guide: UPDATED FOR 2024, where we break down the key ways to improve your MBA application chances this cycle with insight from admissions consultants, business school experts, and MBA students.

By downloading the guide, you’ll gain access to information on different MBA application rounds, exclusive advice about how to stand out, MBA acceptance rates at top schools, and the upcoming MBA application deadlines you need to look out for!

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MBA Applications: What You Need To Know

2,102 is the number of full time MBA applications received by Texas McCombs in 2021

6.2% is the average MBA acceptance rate at Stanford Graduate School of Business

30-45 minutes is the typical length of an MBA interview

2-3 months is the time it may take for some business schools to get back to you on your MBA application

MBA Application Tips—from the people who make application decisions

When applying for business school you may experience the fear of the unknown. Questions such as: how I can stand out among a sea of applicants, or what should I say in the MBA interview, might spring to mind.

To demystify the process and provide seven simple ways to ace the MBA application process, BusinessBecause turned to admissions experts and students who have been through the process.

MBA application tip 1: Be proactive

Applying for some of the best business schools around will require you to be highly organized and proactive. Pay close attention to which business schools offer Early Action or Early Bird deadlines so you can position yourself ahead of the queue in the MBA admissions cycle.

MBA application tip 2: Craft a strong MBA resume

The MBA resume is the first impression you’ll make on admissions teams so make sure your resume accurately reflects your strengths and abilities. 

MBA application tip 3: Make sure to do your research before completing the MBA essay 

Don’t just send the same MBA essay answers to all business schools—an MBA resume that isn’t tailored to the specific MBA program you’re applying for is unlikely to secure you a coveted spot.

Make sure to conduct thorough research into the program and weave this research into your answers in a way that’s authentic to you.

For more insider tips and to find out about upcoming MBA application deadlines, download our MBA Application Guide 2024 | How To Ace Your Application. 

Student Reviews

University of Texas at Austin: McCombs




On Campus

A very warm and academic environment

UT Austin has a warm and academic environment that promotes a sense of belonging. With numerous programs and extracurricular activities available, you will never experience boredom. The campus boasts gorgeous surroundings, and the food surpasses expectations. The academic opportunities are outstanding, and the professors show genuine dedication to helping you succeed both personally and academically.




On Campus

Excellent for Data Science

The program, for gaining expertise in Data Science and Business Analytics is at its peak with lectures and a curriculum that aligns perfectly with industry standards. As a participant in this community and program, This Is Really Helping Me To Excel My Career And Growth As A Data Scientist. The course structure flawlessly represents the demands of the market equipping students with skills and knowledge to excel. The key, to success lies in completing assignments and projects.




On Campus

A School with all you need

A reputable public university filled with professors who are truly dedicated, to their fields of expertise. It provides chances, for networking. Is situated in a vibrant city renowned for its lively nightlife, superb coffee shops and beautiful natural surroundings. All you need is a mind and a sense of exploration to have your needs met here.




On Campus

Great Facilities

With its strong emphasis on business majors, University has gained a prominent reputation. The university provides ample chances for students to specialize in different areas of business, and its state-of-the-art labs and research centers offer significant advantages, especially for those who are pursuing a Finance major. These resources enable students to develop proficiency in utilizing the most cutting-edge technology tools available.




On Campus

Truly Rewarding Experience on 40 Acres

As a student at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), I can confidently say that my experience here has been both academically and personally enriching. The campus is not only beautiful but also located in the vibrant city of Austin, which offers a diverse range of cultural, entertainment, and networking opportunities. UT Austin's academic programs are top-notch, and the professors are incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, and genuinely invested in their students' success. The variety of courses and degree programs available caters to a wide range of interests, allowing students to explore and hone their skills in their chosen fields. The university also provides ample research opportunities, which has helped me gain hands-on experience and enhance my understanding of various subjects. Student life at UT Austin is vibrant, with over 1,000 student organizations catering to a multitude of interests, from sports and cultural clubs to academic and community service groups. The university's emphasis on diversity and inclusion creates a welcoming atmosphere that encourages open-mindedness, collaboration, and personal growth. The strong sense of community and Longhorn pride make me proud to be a part of this prestigious institution. Overall, my experience at UT Austin has been nothing short of exceptional. The combination of excellent academic programs, a supportive community, and countless opportunities for personal and professional development make this university an ideal choice for students seeking a well-rounded and rewarding educational experience.




On Campus

My Opinion on My Campus

A fantastic university with lots of walking within the big campus. Courses offered here are very competitive. There are also lots of resources which makes the quality of education in this campus very good. We had amazing professors. Sporting activities are also given priority in this university for instance football and other social activities




On Campus

College Life in Texas

Texas is a beautiful place with many beautiful people. You can visit some nature parks and beaches like Big Bend. South Padre Island If you're there in February, don't miss Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Austin. You won't regret it. Campus life is very good. It is very interesting that you always meet good people from different places. So always use this international environment to meet more people and expand your understanding of the world.




On Campus

I love it in UT

I enjoy being in UT! The first month of school is a lot of fun. Different Types of events take place in the university. You have various organizations that run campaigns and recruit new members. Free items such as backpacks, hats, Frisbees, food and more are provided on campus. The people on campus are very nice and you can feel the school spirit during sports games - it's amazing. During your four years at UT, you must attend at least one football game. There you will feel the most school spirit. In addition to the school spirit and camaraderie on campus, there is also the general joy of being in Austin. There are many different types of restaurants such as Lake Travis or Barton Springs.




On Campus

Amazing Learning Experience

The University of Texas is a great institution of higher learning, Located in a beautiful City and it offers very good courses which are very competitive and good for the global market. It has a better application process as compared to other universities hence giving students easy time during application. Learning facilities are also great with a good library for personal studies. A great teaching staff and generally a good learning environment. A variety of other activities that students can engage in for enjoyment for instance sports among others. Would easily recommend this university to the world




On Campus

This school is fantastic!

I believe that the University of Texas is a very good University. You meet people from all walks of life and the teachers challenge you to be the best learner when you come out. What I loved about the University of Texas was its wide streets and big buildings. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is starting their university career, it is fantastic and they give you many tool in order to success. Sometimes you can even get a Success counselor.