Professional MBA Degree Plan
The Naveen Jindal School of Management requires only one prerequisite for the Professional MBA program which is business calculus or its equivalent. Students who have not satisfied this requirement may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisite within the first semester of UT Dallas class work, by taking MAS 6V00.501, (Quantitative Foundations of Business). Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, although all grades earned in graduate courses impact the cumulative GPA.
Waivers of Core Courses
Waivers of program core requirements may be granted in recognition of previous graduate level coursework completed with a grade of B or better within the past six years in a specific business program area. This allows a student to skip a core course in their degree plan and take a higher-level course in the same academic area meeting the core requirement with no reduction in the program credit-hour requirements. Up to 9 hours of coursework from other universities may be waived from any Master of Science Program’s core courses in the School of Management. Up to 12 hours of coursework from other universities may be used to waive core courses in the Professional MBA degree program.
Transfer of Graduate Credit Hours
Transfer credits may be granted for equivalent graduate coursework taken at other universities with a grade of B or better within the past six years. Up to 9 credit hours of coursework from other universities may be transferred into any Master of Science in the School of Management. Up to 12 credit hours of coursework from other universities may be used to transfer credit to the Professional MBA degree program. The Full-Time MBA program only allows 6 elective credit hours to be transferred into its program.
Business Core (29 credit hours)
Students must satisfactorily complete the following 29-hour basic core of 11 courses with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
|ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting||2|
|ACCT 6202 Managerial Accounting||2|
|FIN 6301 Financial Management||3|
|MKT 6301 Introduction to Marketing Management||3|
|BPS 6310 Strategic Management||3|
|OB 6301 Introduction to Organizational Behavior||3|
|OPRE 6302 Operations Management||3|
|OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business||3|
|MECO 6303 Business Economics||3|
|MIS 6204 Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals||2|
|IMS 6204 (formerly IMS 5200) Global Economy||2|
Elective Credits (24 credit hours)
Students may choose any graduate course offered within the School of Management as an elective. Students cannot include more than 12 elective hours in any single functional academic area (indicated by the course prefix) with the exception of Healthcare Management, Real Estate and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in which students may take 15 elective hours. Students may elect to submit a master’s thesis in place of a 3 credit hour elective course. For a complete list of Jindal School courses, check the graduate catalog.
Naveen Jindal School of Management Full-Time and Professional MBA students can choose to do a concentration within the MBA degree plan. Concentrations are a selected cluster of electives of at least 12 credit hours that help address a student’s interests and career goals. A concentration may be aligned with a certain functional area, such as marketing, finance, healthcare management or may cut across academic areas providing the student a broader approach to management. Students are encouraged to develop their concentration, with the help of a faculty member, an academic program director or the Jindal School Advising Office. Students may choose up to two areas of concentration within the program’s 24 elective credit hours, but are not required to do a concentration to meet degree requirements.
Jindal MBA students can choose from a wide range of electives that cover the School’s 6 functional academic areas of management or courses that provide a more cross-functional knowledge and skillset. The School’s electives provide students with the opportunity to explore in-depth the theory and best practices of management. In elective courses students further develop their ability to analyze, communicate, incorporate theory into practice, and develop the critical decision making skills necessary in the global economy.