Project Management Program

Executive MBA in Project Management

The Executive MBA in Project Management at the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) at UT Dallas involves the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques shaped by the specifications and requirements of particular projects. While these skills have long been recognized as important in engineering and development, new industries now realize planning and skills fundamental to project management enhance their operations as well.

The Project Management program provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. The program curriculum is updated frequently to stay current with industry needs and is one of the first five accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). The knowledge imparted in this program enhances skills applicable to projects regardless of size, scope or industry, and prepares general managers to use project principles in the operation of their businesses.

Program Levels

There are three levels of recognition in the program:

  • The Project Management Core is comprised of the first 21 semester credit hours.
  • The MS in Management and Administrative Sciences degree with an emphasis in project management is earned after the completion of an additional 18 semester credit hours that includes business core courses and an international study tour.
  • An MBA with project management emphasis is earned by waiving the MS degree and completing an additional 14 semester credit hours.
EMBA in Project Management Degree Plan
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  • Program Statistics
  • Tuition and Fees

Our executive MBA in project management core courses were designed in collaboration with local industry to meet the needs of their practicing project managers and offer a unique blend of technical and sociocultural skill development. Our MS and MBA degrees with an emphasis in project management were among the first accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center (GAC). We are also a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) and co-sponsor a highly-regarded annual symposium and provide on-campus and online professional development learning programs.

For more information, I encourage you to attend one of our monthly Saturday morning information sessions which include the opportunity to have lunch with our current students and to sit in on their classes. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jim Szot

Director, Project Management Program

Project Management Program Enrollment

Most students complete their desired program option within the planned time for their cohort; however, sometimes changes in their work and family environment necessitate taking time off and returning later or switching between the on-campus and online modes of the program. To earn an award, all program requirements must be completed within six years of starting the program. As indicated in the table below, most do complete their desired recognition option.

Year Started Enrollment MBA MS Cert Active DNF % Completed

Project Management Degree Conferred

Most students chose to earn an MBA degree. Some start the program with a previously earned MBA or other advanced degree and opt to earn the MS in Management and Administrative Sciences degree or the Graduate Certificate in Project Management rather than the MBA. The table below reports the number of students ending the program at each option. Not included in the Graduate Certificate counts are the MBA and MS graduates who are also awarded the Graduate Certificate in Project Management upon successful completion of the Project Management Core Phase of their degree program.

Academic YearMBAMSGrad CertTotal


Tuition for the Executive MBA in Project Management is based on your desired exit point. Tuition covers the following:

  • Tuition
  • Parking permits
  • Most expenses for the international study trip (excluding airfare and incidentals)
  • Meals on class days
Graduate Certificate in Project Management$18,900

Application Fee

$250 non-refundable application fee must be submitted prior to completion of the application. Payable by check or money order to “UT Dallas” or online credit card payment.

Financial Aid

Students who need financial assistance may apply for long-term student loans. More information is available by contacting the Executive Education Financial Services Manager, Paula Baxter or call (972) 883-4114.

Degree-seeking students may borrow through the Federal Student Loan Programs (Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate Plus). More information regarding the Federal Student Loan Programs for graduate students can be found at the Federal Student Loan Programs website.

Students seeking only the Graduate Certificate or ineligible for federal student aid may access private educational loan information via the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office website.