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Career-building. Life-changing. C-Suite effective.

The tailored Executive MBA (EMBA) program at UT Dallas is designed to prepare business professionals to be C-Suite effective. This is accomplished through a customized curriculum, executive coaching, individual feedback and our global network.

Did you know that over 70 percent of our recently graduated cohort has transitioned to positions of increased responsibility since they began the program? Optimize your return on investment with the UT Dallas executive MBA program.

The cohort based EMBA program is earned in 21 months over five semesters with a month break between each semester. Classes meet 4 days each month on alternating weekends. Class days run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus and include breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Early Admission Discount EMBA Class of 2019 schedule

Customized Curriculum

Our robust degree plan is 53 credit hours and offers the best value per credit hour in the north Texas region. We can achieve this because we are a premiere public university.

Beginning with an essential business foundation, the curriculum emphasizes strategy for performance transformation. In the last semester, students select two electives to tailor their learning experience.

An international study tour in the fifth semester validates MBA concepts you’ve learned with candid discussions with international executives.

Executive Coaching

Students work one-on-one each month with an executive coach to develop their soft skills such as strategic self-awareness, executive presence, social intelligence, political intelligence and social networking. All executive coaches are all ICF-certified.


Our alumni network consists of nearly 1,200 alumni thriving in 65 countries! The Jindal School of Management (JSOM) has over 40,000 alumni with 18,000 active alumni in the Dallas area. Build your global network today.

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Executive MBA: Be C-Suite Effective

Whether you already operate within the c-suite, or aspire to, you need to have the business acumen and skills to effectively convey your ideas and influence your executive leadership. Are you ready?

Please call 972-883-4600 today to visit with me or to schedule a class visit. This is an excellent way for you to learn more about the UTD EMBA experience and to take the first step towards being C-Suite effective.

Join us for an Information Session to learn how we can help you maximize your business performance.

Pamela Foster Brady

Director, Executive MBA Program

Changes in our economic environment mandate that companies become be more efficient. Digital transformation is increasingly impacting consumers’ buying trends and customer relationships. With five distinct generations in the workplace, it’s all about leading and motivating people to maximize your business performance.

The Executive MBA curriculum includes a strong business foundation that addresses questions such as:

  • What strategy does your company need to distinguish itself from your competition, to advance its marketshare, and to increase shareholder value?
  • How does leadership align, engage, enable, and motivate employees to implement corporate strategy?
  • How and where does your company deploy its corporate resources and assets?
  • In a near real-time, data-driven business environment, what data do you really need to connect with existing customers, drive new business, and forecast new trends? How do you interpret and use this data?
  • How do you create a sustainable operation in a dynamic, technically-driven global environment?

The Executive MBA (EMBA) degree is earned by completing the following courses.

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Below is a snapshot of the EMBA program for the Class of 2019. The numbers in parentheses represent semester credit hours. View the EMBA Class of 2019 schedule.

EMBA Class of 2019

In the last semester, each student tailors their curriculum by selecting two electives from the following list:

  • FIN 6366 International Financial Management
  • IMS 6360 International Strategic Management
  • MIS 6324 Business Intelligence Software and Techniques
  • MKT 6334 Integrating Digital Transformation into Corporate Strategy

The Naveen Jindal School of Management reserves the right to change any of the above courses, structure or cost of the program at any time, as needed.

The tailored Executive MBA (EMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management offers you the best value per credit hour in the north Texas region. At 53 credit hours, our program is the most robust executive MBA in the region.

The tuition for the UTD EMBA program for the Class of 2019 is $85,000. Tuition is payable in five equal installments of $17,000 before the start of each semester.

Early Admissions Discounts
If accepted to the EMBA program prior to December 16, 2016, the program tuition is discounted $10,000 to $75,000 ($15,000 per semester.)
Call 972-883-4600 to learn more about our early admissions discounts.

Financial Aid Information

Executive MBA students needing financial assistance may apply for long-term student loans. More information is available via the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office or by contacting the Executive Education Financial Services Manager, Paula Baxter at 972-883-4114.

Program amenities for the UTD EMBA program include:

Class Materials

Class materials include textbooks, software licenses, business cases and access to web and video conferencing systems. Students are also provided with an on-campus parking permit each year.

Note: Students are expected to possess a personal computer with administrator access throughout the duration of the program. Students are expected to have a wireless-enabled laptop computer with a webcam and microphone for course activities. Students must be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible with Microsoft Office and download relevant course software such as Tableau and WebEx.


To keep you fueled on class days, student are provided breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.

Executive Coaching

To refine your executive soft skills including strategic self-awareness, social and political intelligence and executive presence, you will work with an executive coach during program. Our executive coaches have been carefully selected by Dr. Robert Hicks, director of the Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. All coaches are ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified.

Class Trip

As part of the “Executive International Study Trip – EMBA”, hotel accommodations are provided in a 4 or 5 star hotel with single room occupancy and ground transportation within countries. Also included is the airfare between cities in/between country, the welcome reception, farewell dinner, breakfasts, lunches, and hotel Wi-Fi.

Note: Students are required to pay for personal visas and their international flights to and from the international study tour location. This gives students the flexibility to use their frequent flyer miles and to travel independently before or after the trip.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) offers the international study tour in the final semester.

International Study Tour

The international study tour provides Executive MBA students the opportunity to meet with business and government executives to better understand the dynamic global business environment and culture of two different cities, often in two separate countries. Recent study tours have been to:

Students will need to provide personal visas and their own airfare to and from the international study tour location. This gives students the flexibility to use their frequent flyer miles and to travel independently before or after the trip.

EMBA Class of 2018

Class Statistics Percentage or Number
Average Age 40
Average Work Experience 16 years
Gender Female: 28%; Male: 72%
Ethnicity Asian: 16%; Hispanic or Latino: 12%; White: 72%
Country of Origin India: 16 %; Mexico: 8%; USA: 76%
Advanced Degrees 16%