Global Leadership Executive MBA
The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program at UT Dallas is a 70% online Executive MBA designed for working professionals that need the flexibility of online classes and the synergy of classroom learning. The curriculum is designed for managers that desire to learn how to conduct due diligence to enter in a new geographic market, operate in new markets, and lead globally.
GLEMBA is a 21-month (five semesters) cohort program:
- The next cohort begins in August 2015 with graduation in May 2017.
- At the beginning of each of the first four semesters, students attend a week-long retreat. The remainder of the semester is taught online through web conferences with professors, discussions boards among classmates, downloadable videos and interactive study group meetings.
- The retreats for semesters one, two, and four are on campus at UT Dallas. The third semester begins with an international retreat at the SKEMA School of Business in Lille, France.
- The GLEMBA program also includes an international study tour in which students meet with company/government executives to learn how to do international business.
During the GLEMBA program, students work one-on-one 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.
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Global Leadership Executive MBA: A new degree of excellence
The world has never been smaller than it is today as globalization impacts our ability to increase productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and profitability. The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program develops students’ critical thinking for a globalized market for today and tomorrow.
- Our Global EMBA is a 70% online Executive MBA program and it is designed to balance work, school, and life.
- Program delivery includes classroom retreats and online learning to maximize the learning experience.
- The diversity of our students and faculty creates stimulating discussions that challenge students to grow professionally and personally.
- Our alumni network is comprised of business professionals representing over 40 countries.
Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about the Global Leadership Executive MBA program or I am happy to meet with you over a cup of coffee at your local Starbucks.
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 new Global Leadership Executive MBA curriculum is designed for the functional manager who is looking to accelerate his or her career by gaining a broader international business perspective. The program is five semesters (21 months), and it begins with a retreat at the beginning of the first four semesters.
Students will begin by learning about the traditional MBA business fundamentals in the U.S. in the first two semesters. The third semester begins with an international retreat at SKEMA School of Business in Lille, France to kick off our global track. Students learn to deep dive into the competitive advantages of four regional markets. The fourth semester will be about entering those regionals markets, and the fifth semester will be about leading and executing in those regional markets culminating with the international study tour.
Below is a snapshot of the Executive MBA program (Semester 1 Fall 2015 thru Semester 5 Spring 2017). The numbers in parentheses represent semester credit hours.
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 Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) offers you the best value per credit hour in the north Texas region. The 53 credit hour MBA is the most robust in the region. The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program includes two international 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 Global Leadership Executive MBA program for the August 2015 seating (Class of 2017) is $78,000 and includes:
Tuition is payable in five equal installments of $15,600 before the start of each semester.
Materials include course materials, textbooks, cases and access to web and video conferencing systems. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served on all class days during retreats. Parking is provided on all class days during retreats.
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 and should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible with Microsoft Office. Students must be able to download course related software such as Tableau.
Executive Coaching is required in the first four semesters. In your first semester of the Global Leadership Executive MBA program 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.
International trips include accommodations in a 4 or 5 star hotel with single room and ground transportation on site. Also included is the airfare between cities in country, the welcome reception, farewell dinner, breakfast, lunches, and hotel Wi-Fi.
Note: Students are required to pay for their flights to and from the international location.
Financial Aid Information
Global Leadership 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.
The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) offers two international trips: the international retreat in the second semester and the international study tour in the final semester.
The international retreat will be at a university in a location other than the international study tour. While the international study tour emphasizes company visits, the international retreat will emphasize international academics. Students have the opportunity to meet and study with other Executive MBA students. The Global Leadership Executive MBA Class of 2016 will be visiting the SKEMA School of Business in Lille, France.
International Study Tour
The 10-day international study tour provides Global Leadership 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:
- 2015 Singapore and Malaysia (Scheduled June 2015)
- 2014 Hong Kong and Beijing
- 2013 Budapest and Munich
- 2012 Beijing and Seoul
Costs of the trips are included in the tuition costs with the exception of the international flights. This gives students the flexibility to use their frequent flyer miles and to travel independently before or after the trip.