Global Leadership Executive MBA Admissions

Acceptance into the Global Leadership Executive MBA program is not automatic. The GLEMBA admissions committee focuses on selecting candidates who can best complete the rigorous program and contribute to the quality of the class. Before beginning the application process, please review the Admission Requirements for GLEMBA program applicants.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about the Global Leadership Executive MBA, we recommend you attend an information session. We offer information sessions frequently during fall and spring. The session lasts about 60 to 90 minutes. You will hear from GLEMBA faculty, staff, and alumni. Click here to register for an upcoming information session.

Application Process

Each fall semester, GLEMBA enrolls a limited number of talented, high-potential executives into our program. A complete application in addition to the forms and items requested below must be sent to the Global Leadership Executive MBA program office by regular mail (see mailing address below) or by email to Connie Imhof. You may send forms together in a single packet or separately. Before you complete any forms, please the UT Dallas policy statements related to submitting information to UT Dallas.



Application Checklist

Download the GLEMBA Application Submission Checklist

Program Application

Complete the GLEMBA Application

Professional Resume

Provide Connie Imhof, GLEMBA Admissions Manager with an updated professional resume that details at least eight (8) years relevant work experience in a managerial or senior professional position.

Personal Essay

Provide Connie Imhof, GLEMBA Admissions Manager with a 3-5 page, double spaced personal essay that addresses the following:

  • Why you wish to pursue your MBA with the GLEMBA program
  • How GLEMBA will meet your educational and career goals
  • Qualifications and attributes which qualify you for consideration
  • Previous academic and/or professional experience that prepares you for the Global Leadership Executive MBA program
  • How you plan to meet the requirements for on-site and online learning
Letters of Recommendation

Provide Connie Imhof, GLEMBA Admissions Manager with three (3) letters of recommendations. Please provide the Recommendation Form to three (3) individuals for or with whom you work or have worked. Be sure that your immediate supervisor or the person who is most familiar with your performance completes one recommendation.

Employer Agreement

Provide the Employer Agreement to On-Site Requirements form to your immediate supervisor or appropriate company representative. Also, check with your employer for any tuition reimbursement program that might be available.

Official Transcripts

Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent directly to Connie Imhof or provided in a sealed envelope from every post-secondary academic institution you have attended using the Transcript Request Form. An undergraduate degree from a four-year accredited university or college with a grade point average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Note: Applicants with degrees conferred by a Non-US University

The International Credentials Evaluators at The University of Texas at Dallas require official attested photocopy of transcripts/mark sheets and degree certificates/diplomas in their original language and in English in a sealed stamped envelope from the academic institution.

UTD will not accept a consolidated mark sheet or any document not in a sealed envelope from the educational institution. If the educational institution does not provide an English version of the transcript, the applicant will need to obtain a certified translation of their transcript from an educational translation service and submit in a sealed envelope.

Financial Aid Application

If you wish to apply for a student loan, complete the financial aid application process. Contact Paula Baxter for assistance at (972) 883-4114. Should you be ineligible for federal student aid, you may access alternative student loan information via the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office website.

Application Fee

Submit the non-refundable application and processing fee in the amount of $300. Payable by check or money order to “The University of Texas at Dallas” or payable by credit card or e-check

Tuition Payment Policy Questionnaire

Provide Connie Imhof, GLEMBA Admissions Manager with a copy of your Tuition Payment Questionnaire. Please sign and return by fax to 972-883-6164 or by email to Connie Imhof.

Mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention Training for New Students

Please see Letter from Student Wellness Center. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Wellness Center at 972-883-4275.

TB Test

Required TB test for applicants not born in the United States. Applicants who were born outside the United States are required to provide documentation of a current Tuberculosis (TB) Test within three months of starting courses. The regulations and the TB document are available at UTD TB Regulations. TB tests must be read within 48 -72 hours after the test is administered or it will not be accepted for approval. A TB test must be administered no longer than three (3) months prior to anticipated admission date. Applicants who do not submit this documentation will not be admitted.

English Proficiency TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Score

For all international applicants, an official English proficiency exam score, no more than two years old from the date of application, from one of three testing services is required. We accept the TOEFL (minimum 80 IBT), IELTS (minimum 6.5), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE, minimum 67). Our institutional TOEFL code is 6897.

Note: Completion of ELS level 112 meets English proficiency.

There are only two waivers of this requirement for international applicants:

  • International applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in the United States is waived from submitting the English proficiency score.
  • International applicants that are from a country whose official governmental language is English AND whose education has been entirely in English. Please see the list of countries whose citizens meet the waiver criteria for English proficiency.
Admissions Interview Once you have completed the admissions process, Connie Imhof, GLEMBA Admissions Manger will schedule for you an interview with the Program Director, Pamela Foster Brady, and the Academic Director, David Springate.

Mailing Address
Global Leadership Executive MBA Program

Naveen Jindal School of Management, SM12

The University of Texas at Dallas

800 W. Campbell Road

Richardson, TX 75080-0321

Global Leadership Executive MBA