In the final part of the interview with the Director of MBA Admissions, we find out how experiential learning at Texas MBA help career switchers.
Experiential Learning is a vital part of the learning experience at McCombs. How does the program help career switchers gain the leadership and consulting experiences needed to switch into consulting and General Management roles post-MBA?
At the Texas MBA Program, we have several opportunities for our students to put into practice what they are learning in the classroom.
One of the highlights of our program is the MBA+ Leadership Program. This program is available to all our students and is designed to help them discover, strengthen, and polish their leadership style, so they can step confidently into a new career path ready to create lasting impact. It's an optional program individually-tailored towards your Texas MBA degree, including personalized coaching, seminars featuring industry leaders and micro-consulting projects.
Marketing is another popular post-MBA job function. How does the Full-time MBA program help candidates interested in the function? Do you see many career switchers entering the job function?
The Marketing concentration is designed for diverse career aspirations. This popular functional area annually propels 26% of Texas MBAs to employment in the field, including many career-switchers. Apart from the classroom experience, the Center for Customer Insights and Marketing Solutions (CCIMS), Marketing Fellows, and the Graduate Marketing Network provide platforms for dialogue with industry leaders and experts. On the career advancement side, our students can take advantage of our one-on-one career advising, communication specialty coaching, and our Strategic Career Planning class.
Outside the MBA programs in New York, schools that help candidates with Investment Banking placements are few. Texas Full-time MBA has been successful with IB. How does the program offer a real-time experience for candidates interested in Investment Management and Investment Banking?
The Finance Department at McCombs is large and varied in scope. For the latest class, approximately 29% of Texas MBAs work in finance. On experiential learning front, MBA candidates get to study the challenges of fund allocation and sales through participation in the MBA Investment Fund, LLC, Venture Fellows, Real Estate Investment Trust, or the Graduate Finance Association. Our students can take advantage of our one-on-one career advising, communication specialty coaching, and our Strategic Career Planning class.
The recruiting events, encompassing networking receptions, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting sessions at McCombs are a highlight of our MBA program. The events attract over 400 employers from diverse industries. There are countless ways to meet your future employer while finishing your Texas MBA degree.
Post-MBA Industries % Mean Base Salary
Technology 33% $107,044
Consulting 21% $135,614
Financial Services 14% $116,000
Investment Mgmt 6% $108,667
Petroleum & Energy 5% $117,917
Consumer Products 5% $98,750
Post-MBA Function % Mean Base Salary
Consulting 23% $132,513
Brand & Product Mgmt 13% $107,276
Investment Banking 10% $124,286
Corporate Finance/Treasury 10% $98,247
About Rodrigo Malta
Rodrigo was born and raised in Brazil, moving to the United States in high school. He lived in Missouri through high school and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in management from Missouri State University. Mr. Malta leveraged his MBA experience at McCombs to transition from an internal audit career in the telecommunications industry with Sprint-Nextel to a marketing role in the technology industry with Dell Technologies. The passion for McCombs led him back and, eventually, to the current role as the Director of MBA Admissions – Rodrigo's dream job!
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