Testimonial

The Full-Time MBA Program


Full Time MBA Program
FTMBA at JSOM
Earn your Full-Time MBA at JSOM

The mission of the top-ranked (#33 tied, U.S. News & World Report, 2016, #41 Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014) UT Dallas Jindal School Full-Time MBA program (FTMBA) is to develop cutting edge problem engineers who can think, plan and act strategically to solve complex business problems.

  • 16–month time frame (minimum of 2 semesters out of the workforce)
  • Cohort class of 60 students
  • Career-focused orientation
  • Supportive team of professionals and “Power of Two” Mentor Program
  • Over 30,000 JSOM alumni (18,000 active in the DFW area)
  • Renowned professors (#11 in North America for faculty research contributions)
  • Connection to many of the Fortune 500 companies headquartered in DFW, critical to maintaining our 90% placement rate
  • 75% of students receive scholarship valued at 1/3 the total program cost

Consider joining the UT Dallas Full-Time MBA community of scholars and be a part of a unique MBA experience guaranteed to dramatically alter the course of your professional life.

  • Degree Plan
  • Class Profile
  • Student Experience
  • Internships and Jobs
  • FTMBA Ambassadors
  • PMBA Ambassadors
  • Fall semester start (53 semester credits: 29 core and 24 elective)
  • Optional elective concentration
  • 21-month optional extension for a joint degree program or working students
  • Minimum of two semesters out of the workforce
  • Daytime core classes and evening elective coursework
Course Title Semester Credit Hours
First Year, Fall 16
ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting (8-week class) 2
ACCT 6202 Managerial Accounting (8-week class) 2
MEC0 6303 Business Economics 3
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business 3
MKT 6301 Introduction to Marketing Management 3
FIN 6301 Financial Management 3
First Year, Spring 17
MIS 6204 Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals 2
OPRE 6302 Operations Management 3
OB 6301 Introduction to Organization Behavior 3
MAS 6V03 Contemporary Business Issues in Strategy & Policy 3
Recommended Electives 3
International Trip 3
First Year, Summer 3
Internship/Elective 3
Second Year, Fall 17
IMS 6204 Global Business 2
BPS 6310 Strategic Management 3
Recommended Electives 12

Total 53 semester credit hours for MBA degree

FTMBA Class of 2016

Class Size Average GMAT Average GRE Average Age Average Work Exp. Average GPA
56 678 313 29 5.6 years 3.5

Male 61%

Female 39%

Domestic 57%

International 43%

FTMBA Class of 2015

Class Size Average GMAT Average GRE Average Age Average Work Exp. Average GPA
67 673 313 28 5 years 3.5

Male 70%

Female 30%

Domestic 57%

International 43%

FTMBA Class of 2014

Class Size Average GMAT Average GRE Average Age Average Work Exp. Average GPA
61 672 315 29 5.5 years 3.5

Male 69%

Female 31%

Domestic 62%

International 38%

Mentor Programs

The Power of Two. Mentors provide students with insight into the business world and how it works. We know that our Full-Time MBA students learn a great deal from their professors and from each other, but during their time here they have the opportunity to learn from the “real world” as well. A mentor can serve as a guide, a counselor, and a role model as the student begins to explore the business world outside of the university.

A mentor and a FTMBA student commit to a year-long agreement. The goal of this relationship is for the mentor to facilitate the professional growth of the student by sharing the insights gained through years of business experience. It is the student’s responsibility to seize the opportunity and to facilitate the growth of this relationship.

Each mentor-student relationship will be unique. The two of you should work together to determine how much time to invest in the relationship, what activities to pursue, and what you want to accomplish together. This relationship promises to be rewarding for both mentor and student.

Student Experience Videos

Brian Corrigan ’10

  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • College: University of Washington, BS Electrical Engineering
  • Focus Area: Marketing, Strategy, & Entrepreneurship
  • Internship: Market Strategy and Data Analytics, Sabre Holdings
  • Final Placement: New Business Development, Ericsson Inc.
 

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The Full-Time MBA placement rate is 90 percent within three months of graduation with starting salaries ranging from $80,000 to $90,000. The percent acceptance by professional function and industry, as reported in MBA CSEA for class of 2012. Some FTMBA students choose not to report employment information.

Professional Function Percentage
Consulting 18%
Finance/Accounting 6%
General Management 9%
Human Resources 6%
Marketing/Sales 9%
Information Technology 12%
Operations/Logistics 15%
Other 6%
Industry Percentage
Consulting 9%
Consumer Products 9%
Financial Services 12%
Real Estate 3%
Technology 46%
Other 3%

Top Employers (last three years)

  • 7-Eleven
  • AT&T
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • DeloitteConsulting
  • Ericsson
  • E&Y
  • Sabre Holdings
  • Verizon
  • Texas Instruments
  • Wells Fargo

Full-Time MBA Ambassadors


Amrita Chatterjee

Arshad Hashmi

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
axh154730@utdallas.edu

Arshad’s passion for motorbikes and machines led him to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, India in 2011. He has worked in the industrial manufacturing domain for more than three years (for two different organizations in India and Dubai) handling plant operations, quality control and product management for a variety of metal, plastic, and chemical-based products. He was instrumental in establishing an Employee Engagement Club at his first organization in India. He is also a member of the American Society for Quality and aspires to be a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Arshad chose UT Dallas over six other American business schools because of the small size of the cohort program, ability to pursue a dual degree, supportive staff and professors, and a high return on investment. Arshad is focusing his electives within Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics.

Er-Yu Wang

Er-Yu Wang

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2015
exw140630@utdallas.edu

Er-Yu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tamkang University and the TAITRA International Trade Institute in Taiwan in 2008. She’s originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Er-Yu has 5 years of professional and international work experience in sales, marketing and advertising with the HTC Commercial team as a software engineer working in cooperation with US telecommunications companies. She was awarded first place in a Business Planning competition in 2010. She plays badminton and basketball and enjoys roller skating. Er-Yu hopes for a better future for children in her home village and nearby rural areas and plans to provide books and learning resources to further their education. She chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its location near so many global companies which provide opportunities for internships and full-time jobs. Also, the program curriculum is comprehensive, with very diverse elective offerings.

Gaurav Singla

Gaurav Singla

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
gxs152730@utdallas.edu

Gaurav is a full-time MBA candidate with a concentration in Finance. As an international student from New Delhi, India, Gaurav previously graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he accumulated over three years of management experience working in the US and India. He worked with Subway Restaurants as the Director of Operations in Tallahassee, Florida and later transitioned into a Managing Partner position with an import/export company in New Delhi, India. Aside from schoolwork, Gaurav enjoys being an active student leader on campus at UT Dallas. He is currently serving on the board for the JSOM Dean’s Council. In his free time he likes to play racquetball.

Gopinath Palanisamy

Gopinath Palanisamy

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
gxp151030@utdallas.edu

Gopinath received a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering degree in 2005 from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India. Upon graduation, he joined Cognizant Technology Solutions and has quickly climbed the corporate ladder due to his performance. In 2009, he moved to the United States and assumed the role of a program manager. In this role, he handled multi-million dollar application delivery services and was consistently recognized for exceeding client expectations. He is pursuing his MBA to gain cross-functional skills and transform himself into a successful leader who makes informed choices in the ever-changing business environment. He chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its location, return on investment, and cohort environment. His interests include following Formula One racing, watching movies and enjoying the precious moments he shares with his wife and three-year-old son.

Greg Glynn

Greg Glynn

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
ghg150130@utdallas.edu

Greg received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Edward’s University in 2013. Before attending UT Dallas, he worked as a consultant for Whole Foods and The Boon Group, specializing in business analytics and operations. Greg lived in the United Kingdom for two years along with Connecticut and Texas. He enjoys movies, computers, fitness and playing the guitar. He is currently working towards his MBA and MS in Accounting with hopes of starting a career in accounting and finance upon graduating. Greg chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its supportive environment and team-centric atmosphere.

Hoang Le

Hoang Le

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
hoang.le3@utdallas.edu

Hoang received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from The University of Florida in 2010. Upon graduation, he served in the US Army as a Supply and Logistics Officer. Hoang has over five years of professional work experience in military logistics and has been on two deployments: Operation New Dawn (Iraq, 2011) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, 2013-2014). He was awarded the prestigious Bronze Star Medal for excellence in overall military performance. Hoang plays flag football, video games and enjoys working out. He likes to spend his free time mentoring young students and learning from other experienced professionals. Hoang chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its diverse student population, small class sizes, and the close alumni network.

James King

James King

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
jking1@utdallas.edu

James received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Ohio Dominican College in 2002. The following year, he received his Masters of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. In 2008, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities with a concentration in History of Ideas from UT Dallas. Following his career as an author, researcher, and professor, he joined an education management company where he utilized both operational and analytical skills to manage a branch location and, eventually, the corporate location. James has more than 13 years of public speaking experience and considerable customer service experience. He chose the MBA Program at UT Dallas to broaden his analytical toolbox and strengthen his strategic and interpretive skills.

JB Ricca

JB Ricca

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2015
jbr140030@utdallas.edu

JB received a Bachelor of Business Administration Finance degree in 2007 from Texas A&M University. He was an officer in the Corps of Cadets at A&M. He attended the Naval School of Explosive Ordinance Disposal training at Eglin AFB in 2009 and served as an Officer in the US Army for 5 years. JB is from Houston, Texas. His professional career includes Project Management for a residential construction company, Lennar, Inc., in Houston and Dallas. JB chose the UT Dallas MBA program to identify where he can best leverage his military experience and finance background. The program, with its heavily quantitative core and the great alumni network, will help springboard him in a successful direction.

Jing An

Jing An

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2015
jxa140430@utdallas.edu

Jing received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Management and Information Systems in 2006 from the Beijing Foreign Studies University, IBS, in Beijing, China. Her study focus was Finance, Marketing, Investments and Organizational Behavior. Jing is from Xi’an China. Her work experience includes developing international business relationships for Zhuhai Wohai Trading Company as their Manager of Foreign Trade. She also worked for Zhuhai Hongfan Non-ferrous Metals and Chemical Engineering Inc. and for Major International Company, Ltd. where she initiated the business trade of the environmentally friendly brand of Benjamin Moore paints into China. Jing chose the UT Dallas MBA program to help advance her career with Wohai. Currently she’s in a sales position and would like to use the MBA Supply Chain Management courses and Innovation and Entrepreneurship focus to expand their business, introduce new products to the China marketplace and adopt more responsibility with the company in international communications.

Peter Jarrard

Peter Jarrard

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
paj150230@utdallas.edu

Peter was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He attended the University of North Texas where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2010. After graduation, he began working for Savoya, a global chauffeur services company based in downtown Dallas. While at Savoya, he worked in logistics as well as operations management. He chose to pursue his MBA in order to gain greater knowledge of the business world and is focusing his elective coursework in finance and operations.

Prathiksh Prem

Prathiksh Prem

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2015
pxp140430@utdallas.edu

Originally from Kannur, Kerala, India, Prathiksh received a Bachelor of Computer Science Engineering degree in 2011 from Anna University then began working as a software programmer for Cognizant Technology Solutions. Most recently, he worked in Business Development for Jeddah Computer Center in Saudi Arabia. Prathiksh is an awarded public speaker; is certified in Taekwondo and once jumped off the World’s Highest Bungee platform at Macau Towers, Macau. Prathiksh chose the UT Dallas MBA program to strengthen his knowledge of business subjects, to develop as a business leader, and to connect with and work on establishing relationships with the diverse, international UT Dallas community. He also liked the program’s rank, the quality professors, and the energy on campus.

Samantha (Lisong) Ma

Samantha (Lisong) Ma

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
lxm152230@utdallas.edu

After receiving a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from Tianjin University in 2008, Samantha worked at China Resources Land for two years, first as a cost control professional and then as a team leader in procurement and bidding. She then moved to Anhui Kingdom Group to explore the field of commercial real estate development. Her professional areas include analyzing and optimizing construction costs, contract negotiation, real estate project-sourcing and procurement, and budget forecasting. For her MBA, she is focusing on finance, supply chain management, and business analytics. Her post-MBA career plans include working at a consulting company in order to gain even more experience and eventually open her own construction-related consulting company. Samantha chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its location within Dallas’ growing business environment, for its intimate student population, for its stellar reputation within the field of supply chain management, and the competitive tuition pricing.

Sindhuja Kolluru

Sindhuja Kolluru

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
sxk152231@utdallas.edu

Sindhuja received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute Of Technology in 2012. After graduation, she began working as a Senior Software Engineer for Cisco Systems in the Mobile Internet Technology Group. Her work included developing solutions for service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, and Vodafone in 3G and 4G networks. She chose to complete her MBA at UT Dallas so that she can more effectively leverage her technical experience with business and marketing knowledge in new product development. She has also actively participated in several extracurricular and volunteering activities. She was head of the Cisco Disability Awareness Network, served as president of the Cisco Toastmasters Club, and is a Certified Competent Leader. She chose UT Dallas because of the program’s reputation, quality student organizations, wide range of electives, and strong alumni network in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Vikas Ponnuru

Vikas Ponnuru

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2016
vxp153030@utdallas.edu

Vikas received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2007 from the University of California at Riverside. He has 8 years of experience in marketing, consulting, and operations in diverse industries and international environments. As an entrepreneur, Vikas built and developed Generation India, an entertainment and production company that produced short movies and television shows. He also co-founded Emsquare, a company in India that handles marketing, promotions, and corporate events for Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses. Originally from California, Vikas enjoys dancing, running and watching movies. Vikas chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its diverse student body, impressive course offerings, and supportive administration.

Professional MBA Ambassadors


Andre Soto

Andre Soto

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2016
axs145831@utdallas.edu

Andre grew up in the UK and came to UT Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron School of Engineering. Over the last 14 years, Andre has directed and managed several cross-functional teams, including product strategists and project managers, helping them meet productivity and program deadlines. He’s currently with Halliburton, but Andre has been instrumental in developing products within several companies, including Moen Inc.; Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC; as well as LuK USA, LLC. To date, he has 5 published patents and more to come. Andre decided to get his MBA so he can return to work again in the Automotive Industry providing innovative solutions to product designs, and he believes UT Dallas’s strong business foundation will get him there.

Brandon Harstein

Brandon Harstein

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2016
bxh141630@utdallas.edu

Since receiving a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008, he’s worked in marketing, information systems, management, SAP, AutoCAD and the HVAC processes for companies across the US and internationally, including Johnson Controls, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard; and most recently with Lennox Int. Brandon is a Dallas native who loves sports and adventure. When he’s not scuba diving, skiing, traveling or competing in triathlons, Brandon volunteers with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Children and other charities. Brandon chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its location within Dallas’ growing business environment, for the phenomenal faculty and staff, and the internationally diverse student population.

Chris Moden

Chris Moden

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2017
cxm110930@utdallas.edu

Originally from Sweden, Chris has also lived in Manila and New York in addition to spending a year as a foreign exchange student. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University in 2012, graduating with the recognition of Highest Ranking Senior. Chris is an avid world traveler and spends his vacations in various places around the globe, making connections and embracing new cultures. His professional career has been centered in eCommerce and Telecommunications. The UT Dallas MBA program provides him the chance to capitalize on a strong university network, as well as the means to springboard into a global role within his current company, Ericsson.

Cody Brown

Cody Brown

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2017
cxb153330@utdallas.edu

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University in 2010, Cody has spent most of his post-baccalaureate time in Arkansas as an End User Account Manager for Rockwell Automation. Recently, he relocated back to Dallas to continue his career with this company in a role that requires him to focus on many of the large corporate customers in North Texas. In his spare time, Cody enjoys spending time outdoors, cheering on the Texas A&M Aggies, and volunteering at The Village Church in Plano. Cody decided to pursue his MBA at UT Dallas due to the close proximity to large corporations in North Texas, the dedicated staff and faculty in the program, and the diverse experience of the university.

Janelle Manuel

Janelle Manuel

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2017
jsm150730@utdallas.edu

Janelle grew up in Lancaster, Texas and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Media from Baylor University in 2011. In her undergraduate years, she was a member of several campus groups including the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Over the past five years, she has worked in digital marketing for a large software company as well as a hard-surface manufacturer with a focus on data-driven initiatives. She is a make-up enthusiast who enjoys cooking, event-planning, and watching films. Janelle chose the UT Dallas MBA program for its tech-focused, analytical approach to learning and business, and to connect with a diverse group of Dallas-area professionals.

Jared Lange

Jared Lange

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2017
jhl150130@utdallas.edu

Jared received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics and minor in Mathematics from Wabash College in 2008. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Jared was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He also played on the football team and took an immersion trip to Panama, where he played in a game against the National Panamanian football team. Since graduation, Jared has worked for Compass One Healthcare, a nationwide support services provider. He has implemented the Patient Transportation department in hospitals throughout the country, including Texas Health Dallas, Florida Hospital Tampa, Denver Children’s Hospital, and University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Jared chose the UT Dallas Evening Cohort Program because of its renowned reputation in healthcare management, and hopes to advance his career into the field of healthcare consulting.

Ryan Roberts

Ryan Roberts

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2016
rcr130130@utdallas.edu

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences and Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University in 2008. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Ryan won awards for his leadership ability and he belonged to several honor societies, and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Ryan works full time as a Security and Safety Consultant at Allegion formerly known as Ingersoll Rand Securities Technologies, which is a manufacturer of security products. During his tenure at Allegion, he’s worked his way from a one year sales leadership training program in California to participate in an executive training program and has held numerous positions within the company. As a Security and Safety Consultant, Ryan has grown sales year over year to as much as 25% and has contributed beyond measure to the company.

Sumit Dhawan

Sumit Dhawan

Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program
Class of 2017
sxd156630@utdallas.edu

Sumit received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from State College of Haryana, India in 2003. Since graduating, he has worked with Infosys Technologies Ltd., Birlasoft, and Tech Mahindra Ltd. While at these companies, he was exposed to a variety of different fields ranging from investment banking to media and telecom domains at UBS, GE USA, and AT&T USA. He has even helped launch the iPhone and iPad products into the US telecom market. Sumit is highly skilled in overseeing large work groups while still completing deliveries with zero defects. He has constructed several teams from the ground up and coached them to maturity in short timespans. Sumit picked the UT Dallas MBA program to sharpen his business astuteness and help him build a network with connections from a variety of backgrounds. He considers this journey to be one of his wisest choices and revels in associating himself with some of the brightest minds in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Thea Junt

Thea Junt

Professional Flex MBA Program
djj110030@utdallas.edu

Thea, a San Antonio native, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemisty and Biophysics from Texas A&M University in 1998. Her professional experience is in environmental management with eight years at Seattle’s National Marine Fisheries Service. Upon returning to Texas in 2010, she became the Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager with UT Dallas and began her adventure in the professional MBA program. Thea chose the part-time program so she could continue working full time, but still get the experience and education that come with advanced schooling.