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I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about the program I'm about to recommend you look into, but I know that we have a new program called a Masters in Technology Commercialization here at McCombs. The link to the program is below: http://new.mccombs.utexas.edu/mstc/ It may be a good fit, esp...

by brianm

Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Programs for Commercializing New Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Disclaimer: I'm not an expert on admissions. If you find my advice to conflict with a professional admissions consultant or someone else who has inside information, feel free to disregard my opinion. First of all, congratulations on having such a long-term plan to get your MBA. My two cents on extra...

by brianm

Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Extra Curriculars on Resume
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Lamdum- I was in a similar position when applying last year. I actually wrote a whole essay about my poker experience for Kellogg. I didn't get in, but, if that was a reason I didn't (which I sort of doubt anyway), it was probably toward the bottom of the importance list. I'm sure given your experie...

by brianm

Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Poker as an EC?
Replies: 2
Views: 946

A bunch of people from the class of 2012 put this fun little video together about McCombs MBA. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG6dSJia8Gw&hd=1

by brianm

Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: McCombs 2011 Applicants
Replies: 37
Views: 10078

Hi guys, I'm a bit confused here... have mailed the committee but havent really got crisp replies. I submitted my application online on Nov 1, paid the app fee on Nov 10 (due to the What I Owe page taking time to get updated) but my application is still not complete. Non availability of Financial s...

by brianm

Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: McCombs 2011 Applicants
Replies: 37
Views: 10078

I'll give you my experience but don't take it as gospel. I applied round 2 last year and, come decision time, was waitlisted without an interview on March 17. I flew out to interview as soon as I could and was dinged on May 11 (a few days after round 3 decisions were released) even after taking my G...

by brianm

Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Deciding between rounds at Haas
Replies: 3
Views: 4351

Hi brianm, Thanks for volunteering to answer questions on this thread. From your experience of last yr's admission cycle, how much is the GMAT stressed on for people with technology background with respect to the overall package? Also, I can't seem to find the link to start my applications though t...

by brianm

Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: McCombs 2011 Applicants
Replies: 37
Views: 10078

Wednesday, July 21 McCombs is holding an online info session for anyone who is interested. The past few years have included a lot of changes including a new core curriculum, strategic plan, and dean, so it'll likely be valuable for any prospective applicants to attend and get the information directl...

by brianm

Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: McCombs 2011 Applicants
Replies: 37
Views: 10078

Just in case you guys don't know - McCombs has (and I assume still will have) rolling admissions. So the "round" deadlines they give are artificial to make sure you get your app in as soon as you can. They review the apps in the order in which they were submitted. From what I can tell based on the g...

by brianm

Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: McCombs 2011 Applicants
Replies: 37
Views: 10078

I'm headed down there in late July. Orientation starts early August, then classes start a few weeks after that.

by brianm

Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: McCombs 2011 Applicants
Replies: 37
Views: 10078

As a recent McCombs admit for the class of 2012, I'd be happy to answer any questions about the program for anyone who is interested.

Obviously I will know more once I actually GET to Austin, but in the meantime, I can answer some general application strategy questions.

Good luck everyone!

by brianm

Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: McCombs 2011 Applicants
Replies: 37
Views: 10078

@Brianm: Congrats on joining UT MBA. An excellent choice!!! It is one of my top schools and has a good MBA program. What is your specializations going to be? Thanks! One of the reasons I liked UT was because it allowed you to fully customize your curriculum without taking requirements for an offici...

by brianm

Tue May 25, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: 2010 - Where are you applying?
Replies: 133
Views: 41763

4 apps, 3 GMATs, 2 waitlists, 1 final decision (VERY LONG)

This could be one of the longest documents I’ve written outside of a school paper. But I wanted to summarize my voyage to Bschool in the hopes that it will help ease some future applicants’ minds during their application process. My profile: Age: 25 Gender: Male Eth: Caucasian Nationality: USA C...


Yeah those are valid points as well. It was really about getting closure and moving on. I really tried to put ego aside and not stay on for selfish reasons (i.e. getting into UCLA when I knew I likely wouldn't go, hitting on your ethical point). I also know I'm not a high enough quality applicant fo...

by brianm

Mon May 17, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: The Official Fall 2010 Matriculation Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 10491

Thanks Brian. On the other thread, you explain some of the reasons you found UT a better fit for you, but is there a reason why you withdrew from the UCLA wait-list before knowing whether you got admitted or not? i.e. didn't curiosity itch at all? Oh yeah curiosity was keeping me in the race for a ...

by brianm

Mon May 17, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: The Official Fall 2010 Matriculation Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 10491