Vision 2025 Executive MBA Program

Why You Should Pursue an Executive MBA

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Vision 2025
Be the Inspiration. Lead the Future.

Given the prolonged recovery of the economic environment, many companies and organizations have hunkered down to ride out the storm. Savvy industry leaders, however, are positioning for a new market and looking to conduct more effective and efficient business operations. These firms are recruiting and hiring candidates that have vision, proven performance and a broad business sense. Are you ready to demonstrate these skills?

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management offers the most robust curriculum in north Dallas with 53 credit hours. Our cohort approach encourages collaboration. Our leadership and our executive coaches work one-on-one with each EMBA student to improve soft skills and individualize our program to your specific needs. We also offer two trips – an “America’s” trip and an international trip.

The UT Dallas Executive MBA program is relevant, engaging and transformational. Join us for an Information Session soon to learn how we can help you prepare for 2025.

Pamela Foster Brady
Director, Executive MBA Program

(972) 883-4235
Office – JSOM 1.905

The Executive MBA program at UT Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management is designed to enable business professionals to maximize their business performance.

  • Our 21-month cohort program, over 5 semesters, begins in August each year. (View the 2017 calendar).

  • Classes generally meet 3-4 times each month. Students meet all day Friday and Saturday and then have a weekend off. On the third weekend, students meet all day Friday and Saturday or just 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 study tours. Our “Americas” trip enables a better understanding of government policy. In recent years we 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. Our international trip compares how business is conducted and how cultures vary in 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.

  • Professors engage business executives to participate in the class environment throughout the program.

  • We offer a structured Executive Coaching program to help you refine your executive presence, social networking skills and political and social intelligence

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. For the first time ever, we have four distinct generations in the workplace. Yet, at the end of the day, it’s all about leading and motivating people.

After meeting with numerous professors, alumni and business partners, we have refreshed our curriculum to be forward thinking. We aim to prepare business professionals to develop and implement successful strategies for today, 2025 and beyond.

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

  • 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 will 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?

A snapshot of our program by semester is below. The numbers in the italics are the number of credit hours.

Semester 1
Fall 2015

Semester 2
Spring 2016

Semester 3
Summer 2016

Semester 4
Fall 2016

Semester 5
Spring 2017

Statistics and
Probability (3)
Management (3)
Economics (3)
Strategy (3)
Economics (2)
Management (3)
Accounting (2)
Analytics and
Technology (3)
Transformation (2)
Negotiations and
Contracts (3)
Accounting (2)
Management (3)
Behavior (3)
Leadership (2)
Project (2)
Innovation (3)
Board Membership,
Risk Management
and Compliance (2)
Creating Value
thru M&As and
Private Equity (2)
Management (2)
America’s Trip Executive
Coaching (1)
Study Tour (3)

In addition to the course work above, all students must work with an ICF-certified Executive Coach to address their soft skills. Our curriculum also includes two study trips. With our program accredited at 53 credit hours, we offer the most robust curriculum in North Texas.

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

The UT Dallas Executive MBA program offers two study trips: the “Americas” trip in the second semester and the international trip in the final semester.

Americas Trip

Our first year “America’s” trip is a four-day trip designed to enable a better understanding of business and government policy. In recent years, we have been to Toronto, Canada, Vancouver, Canada, and Washington, D.C. The Class of 2015 visited Panama in March 2014 and the Class of 2016 will go to Nova Scotia in 2015.

International Trip

Our second year 10-day international trip is designed to enable EMBA students 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.

Our recent trips have been to Hong Kong and Shanghai, China; Delhi and Mumbai, India; Taipei, Taiwan and Beijing, China. The Class of 2014 visited Melbourne and Sydney Australia in April 2014. We will announce the international study tour location for the Class of 2015 in August 2014.

Costs of the trips are included in the tuition costs with the exception of the long flight for the international trip. This gives students the flexibility to use their frequent flyer miles and to travel independently before or after the trip.

In your first semester of the Executive MBA program you will be assigned an executive coach. Our coaches have been selected by Dr. Robert Hicks, director of the Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program at UT Dallas. All are certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

You will begin the program with a Winslow Profile to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Working with your coach, you will develop a professional development plan to focus on developing five executive core competencies, including:

  • Strategic self-awareness
  • Social intelligence
  • Political intelligence
  • Executive presence
  • Social networking

Each month, you will complete homework assignments designed to help reach your personal and professional growth goals.

“One of the many benefits of the UT Dallas executive MBA program was the opportunity to build my skills with an experienced, proven leader – my personal coach. My executive coach was invaluable during my interview process and during my first year in my new position.”

Mary Beth Martin
RN, BSN, Executive MBA
Executive Director, Colorado Institute of Maternal & Fetal Health
Children’s Hospital Colorado and The University of Colorado Hospital

The UT Dallas Executive MBA 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. Our program includes two trips (exclusive of the international airfare) and a structured executive coaching 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
  • Books
  • Fees
  • Executive coaching
  • Parking permits
  • Two study trips
  • Meals on class days

The cost is paid in five equal installments due prior to the start of each semester.

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Ranked No.12 among U.S.-based public university Executive MBA programs Financial Times, 2013

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Ranked No. 38 globally for Executive MBA programs, Business Week, 2012