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The UT Dallas MBA Program

The 53-credit hour UT Dallas MBA combines a robust core with the option of adding a double MS degree allowing you to receive an education that is consistent with what top employers expect. Highlights of the degree include:

  • 5 flexible formats—Full-Time Cohort, Professional Evening Cohort, Professional Flex, Professional Online and Executive MBA
  • 13 double MS/MBA degree options (5 of which are STEM designated programs)
  • 15 MBA concentrations with more than 200 elective courses
  • Nationally top-ranked programs:
    • Our Full-Time MBA is
      • No. 13 among U.S. public university programs according to Bloomberg Businessweek (2016) and
      • No. 16 (tied) among U.S. public university programs according to US News & World Report (2018)
    • Our Professional MBA is
      • No. 6 (tied) among Best Online MBA Programs, U.S. News & World Report (2017)
      • No. 13 (tied) among U.S. public university Professional MBA programs according to U.S. News & World Report (2018)
    • Widespread alumni network with approximately 40,000 Jindal alumni nationally and 4,700 MBA alumni in Texas
    • Access to the Career Management Center for all MBA students—Full-Time and Executive MBA students also have a dedicated program career coach
    • 90% placement rate for Full-Time MBA Program with recent placements at Amazon, Chick-fil-A, Deloitte, Intel Security, Proctor & Gamble, SpaceX, TI and Toyota
    • Multiple experiential learning courses across a variety of functional areas
    • Competitive tuition pricing with generous scholarships that may provide in-state tuition

    To learn more about our MBA Programs register for an upcoming admission event or request information on your program of choice.

    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
    • MBA Formats
    • Degree Plan
    • MBA Program Contacts
    • Double 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
    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. GMAT
    Avg. GRE

    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 23 semester credit hours of elective courses for students to choose as part of their program.

    MBA Program Contacts

    Joanna Fowler

    Joanna Fowler

    Director, Admissions & Operations, MBA Programs

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    (972) 883-5055

    Norma Rodriguez

    Norma Rodriguez

    Assistant Director, MBA Admissions

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    (972) 883-6887

    Executive MBA Contacts

    Pamela Foster Brady

    Pamela Foster Brady

    Director, EMBA Programs

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    (972) 883-4235

    Anna Walls

    Connie Imhof

    Admissions, EMBA Programs

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    (972) 883-5983

    Double MS/MBA Program

    The double 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.

    Double MS/MBA Program

    Program Requirements

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