The UT Dallas MBA Program

Master of Business Administration Degree Options
Category Full-Time Program Executive Programs Professional MBA Flex Professional MBA Evening Cohort Professional MBA Online
Program Structure
Cohort: Daytime/Evening
Cohort: Weekend & Hybrid
Self-paced: Evening
Cohort: Evening
Self-paced: Online
Duration (months)
Up to 72
Up to 72
Avg. Work Experience (years)
Min: 8-10
Avg. GRE

Executive Education offers specially tailored programs for executives including the Executive MBA, the Global Leadership Executive MBA, the Executive MBA for Physicians and an Executive MBA with a concentration in Project Management.

  • Connect with the Director
  • Degree Plan
  • MBA Program Contacts
  • Joint MS/MBA Program
  • Transfer Credits

Connect with the Director

How exciting that you are considering earning your MBA. This journey was rewarding in itself and pivotal in my career development. It took me beyond the point of questioning my ability to allowing me to feel accomplished and confident.

At UT Dallas, your MBA experience is tailored to your unique interests and career objectives. Networking, career development, alumni and faculty engagement opportunities are strategically integrated throughout our programs.

We are confident you will quickly understand why the MBA program from UT Dallas is much more than a degree. I encourage you to take a few minutes, get to know us and find your place within the company of smart people.

Lisa Shatz Assistant Dean, MBA Programs

Degree Plan

MBA Program Prerequisites

Professional MBA Program – Business calculus, or the equivalent. Students who have not satisfied this requirement may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisite within the first semester of UT Dallas class work, by taking OPRE 6303 (Quantitative Foundations of Business). Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, although all grades earned in graduate courses impact the cumulative GPA. Please contact the MBA Program Office to see if you qualify for a waiver.

The Full-Time MBA Program and Executive MBA Programs do not require any prerequisites.

Business Core Courses



The degree plan also includes 24 semester credit hours of elective courses for students to choose as part of their program.

MBA Program Contacts

Please contact mba@utdallas.edu with admission-related questions for the Full-Time and Professional MBA Programs.

Joanna Fowler

Joanna Fowler

Associate Director, MBA Programs


Norma Rodriguez

Norma Rodriguez

Assistant Director, MBA Programs


Executive MBA Contacts

Pamela Foster Brady

Pamela Foster Brady

Director, EMBA Programs


Anna Walls

Connie Imhof

Admissions, EMBA Programs


Joint MS/MBA Program

The joint MS/MBA program affords students the opportunity to develop a technical specialization in a business discipline by completing a specialized MS degree in combination with the comprehensive business management education provided with the MBA degree.

Joint MS/MBA Program

Program Requirements

  • An undergraduate business degree is not required.
  • Full-Time MBA, Professional Evening Cohort, and Executive MBA students should contact their program office for information on how to apply to one of our joint programs.
  • Professional Flex or Professional Online students should apply to the Joint MS/MBA program and also meet with an academic advisor.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their core courses, as well as cumulative GPA for both degrees to qualify for degree award.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements for both degree programs to gain admission to any of the Joint MS/MBA degree programs.

Transfer Credits

Graduate Hours

Transfer credits may be granted for equivalent graduate coursework taken at other universities with a grade of “B” or better within the past six years. Undergraduate coursework will not be considered for graduate course credit. Up to 12 semester credit hours of coursework from other universities may be used to transfer credit to the Professional Flex or Professional Online MBA degree program.

The Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA Evening Cohort programs only allow 6 elective semester credit hours to be transferred into the program.

Consult the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog for further details. Applications for approval of waivers and transfers may be obtained from and submitted to the JSOM Advising Office.

Waivers of Core Courses

Waivers of program core requirements may be granted in recognition of previous coursework completed with a grade of “B” or better within the past six years in a specific business program area. This allows a student to skip a core course in their degree plan and take a higher-level course in the same academic area meeting the core requirement with no reduction in the program credit-hour requirements. Up to 12 hours of coursework from other universities may be used to waive core courses in the Professional MBA Flex and Online programs. The Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA Evening Cohort programs do not allow waivers of program core requirements.