Executive MBA

EMBA Program

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Naveen Jindal School of Management is designed to enable business professionals to maximize their business performance.

  • The 21-month cohort program, over 5 semesters, begins in August each year.
  • Classes generally meet 4 times each month. Students meet all day Friday and Saturday and then have a weekend off. On the third weekend, students meet again on Friday and Saturday.
  • Classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is served on campus from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Students take two class trips.
    • The Americas trip enables a better understanding of the competitive advantages and weaknesses of doing business in a country "close to home.” Recent trips have been to Toronto, CA, Vancouver, CA, Washington, D.C. and most recently, Panama City, Panama. The Class of 2016 will be going to Nova Scotia.
    • The international study tour compares how business is conducted and how cultures vary between two different cities/countries. Our recent trips have been to Hong Kong and Shanghai, China, Delhi and Mumbai, India and Taipei, Taiwan and Beijing, China. The Class of 2014 went to Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney, Australia. The Class of 2015 will be going to Athens, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Professors engage business executives to participate in the class environment throughout the program.
  • Students participate in a structured Executive Coaching program to help refine their executive presence, social networking skills and political and social intelligence.
  • Connect with the Director
  • Degree Plan
  • Tuition and Costs
  • Class Trips

Executive MBA: A new degree of excellence

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program offers the cohort approach that encourages collaboration with most robust curriculum in north Texas with 53 credit hours. The executive coaches and I work one-on-one with each student to improve soft skills and individualize our program to your specific needs. The program is relevant, engaging and transformational and includes two class trips – an America’s trip and an international study tour.

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

Pamela Foster Brady

Director, Executive MBA Program

The business world is becoming increasingly dynamic with globalization and information/mobile technologies changing how the world does business. Change in the economic environment mandates that companies must be more efficient and effective even as Big Data analytics fundamentally changes how people manage and forecast business trends. Social networks increasingly impact consumers’ buying trends and customer relationships. And, there are four distinct generations in the workplace. At the end of the day, it’s all about leading and motivating people to maximize business performance.

After meeting with numerous professors, alumni and business partners, our curriculum is revitalized to be forward thinking to prepare business professionals to develop and implement successful strategies for today, tomorrow and beyond.

The Executive MBA program curriculum still includes the fundamentals of business such as organizational behavior, financial accounting, managerial accounting, financial management, business economics and marketing. But the emphasis now addresses questions such as:

  • What strategy does your company need to distinguish itself from your competition, to advance its marketshare, and 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? What is the best strategy to move forward?
  • 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?
  • What does leadership mean in a globalized economy? How to does a company develop a public image that recognizes international cultures and assumes corporate social responsibility and still increases shareholder wealth?

Below is a snapshot of the EMBA program (Semester 1 Fall 2015 thru Semester 5 Spring 2017). The numbers in parentheses represent semester credit hours. View the class day schedule for the Class of 2017.

Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Statistics and Probability (3)

Marketing Management (3)

Financial Accounting (2)

Managing Innovation (3)

America’s Trip (1)
Operations Management (3)

Managerial Accounting (2)

Financial Management (3)

Board Membership, Risk Management and Compliance (2)
Business Economics (3)

Business Management, Analytics and Technology (3)

Organizational Behavior (3)
Global Strategy (3)

Enterprise Transformation (2)

C-Suite Leadership (2)

Creating Value thru M&As and Private Equity (2)

Executive Coaching (1)
Global Economics (2)

Negotiations and Contracts (3)

Field Project (2)

International Business Management (2)

International Study Tour (3)

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 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. Our 53 credit hour program is the most robust in the region. The Executive MBA (EMBA) program includes two class trips (exclusive of the international airfare) and a structured executive coaching program in addition to an engaging, relevant and quality educational experience.

The total investment for the Executive MBA program for the August 2015 seating (Class of 2017) is $85,000 and includes:

  • Tuition

    Tuition is payable in five equal installments of $17,000 before the start of each semester.

  • Materials

    Materials include course materials, textbooks, cases and access to web and video conferencing systems. You will also be provided with on-campus parking permits in addition to breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served on all class days.

    Note: Students are expected to possess a personal computer with administrator access throughout the duration of the program. Specifically, students are expected to have a wireless-enabled laptop computer with a webcam and microphone for course activities and should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible with Microsoft Office.

  • Executive Coaching

    Executive Coaching is required in the first four semesters. In your first semester of your Executive MBA study you will be assigned an executive coach. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified executive coaches have been selected by Dr. Robert Hicks, director of the Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program at The University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Class Trips

    Class trips include accommodations in a 4 or 5 star hotel with single room and ground transportation within countries. Also included is the airfare between cities in country and the welcome and farewell dinners, breakfasts and lunches.

    Note: Students are required to pay for their international flights to and from the international study tour location.

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.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) offers two class trips: the “Americas” trip in the second semester and the international study tour in the final semester.

Americas Trip

The first year “Americas” trip enables a better understanding of the competitive advantages and weaknesses of doing business in a country “close to home.” Recent trips have been to Toronto, CA, Vancouver, CA, Washington, D.C. and most recently, Panama City, Panama.

International Study Tour

The second year 10-day international study tour provides Executive MBA students the opportunity to meet with business and government executives and educators 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 Hong-Kong and Shanghai, China; Delhi and Mumbai, India; Taipei, Taiwan and Beijing, China, and Melbourne and Sydney Australia.

  • Class of 2015: Athens Greece, and Istanbul Turkey
  • Class of 2014: Australia
  • Class of 2013: Asia

Costs of the trips are included in the tuition costs with the exception of the to and from flight of 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.