University of Texas Dallas


We have three application periods for fall entrance in a given year:

Round 1

Application Deadline: December 15

Decisions notification: February 1

Round 2

Application Deadline: January 15

Decisions notification: March 1

Round 3

Application Deadline: February 15

Decisions notification: April 1


You are required to submit two essays in support of your application. Essay topics are given below. Please answer the following in 350-500 words.

1. Describe in detail a situation where your actions had a profound impact on others in an organization (school, place of

employment, extracurricular activity). What personal attributes were most helpful in addressing this situation? Did this

experience involve any self-realization or self-actualization?

2. Keeping in mind the ever changing landscape of the business realm, what is your strategy to ensure your personal

success in this environment? Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 and 15 years from the completion of the UTD Cohort

MBA Program? How will the Cohort MBA Program be instrumental in achieving your goals?

3. Optional Essay - For Financial Aid Consideration: Please answer the following in 350-500 words. You may add

spreadsheets, charts and/or tables. Please answer both sections of this question.

    • Propose a business plan with an initial investment in capital that is equivalent to the amount of scholarship you may receive based on your current qualifications. Assess the growth and profitability of your venture 5, 10, 15 years from the present date.

    • The scholarship that may be awarded to you is an investment made in you by the Cohort MBA Program and the UTD School of Management. Describe how they will benefit from this investment.


Three letters of recommendation



Full-Time MBA Program

The University of Texas at Dallas

800 West Campbell Road

SM 21 Richardson, TX 75080-3021