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The Full-Time MBA Program

The mission of the top-ranked (#38 tied, U.S. News & World Report, 2018, #29 Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016) 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)
  • Career-focused orientation
  • Supportive team of professionals and “Power of Two” Mentor Program
  • Connection to many of the Fortune 500 companies headquartered in DFW, critical to maintaining our 90% placement rate
  • 80% of students receive scholarship averaging 45% of the total program cost
  • Average starting salary range of $90,000 – $100,000

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

Degree Plan

This 53 credit-hour program features a full-time, daytime core curriculum which students complete in 16 months, with an optional extra semester for a 21 month program. Each ‘Cohort’ of students starts the program in August. These students follow a lock-step progression of core courses through the program, taking all their core classes together (typically Monday through Thursday, with Friday’s reserved for career enrichment) and graduating 16 months later in December. Student must be prepared to take a minimum of two semesters out of the workforce

Degree plan highlights include:

  • Fall semester start (53 semester credits: 30 core and 23 elective)
  • Option to define a concentration by choosing from 200 electives
  • 21-month optional extension for a joint degree program or working students
  • Multiple STEM-designated joint degree options
  • Daytime core classes and evening elective coursework

First year
Course Title Semester Credit Hours
Fall 15
ACCT 6301 Financial Accounting 3
MEC0 6303 Business Economics 3
OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
MKT 6301 Marketing Management 3
FIN 6301 Financial Management 3
Spring 17
ACCT 6202 Managerial Accounting 2
OPRE 6302 Operations Management 3
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior 3
MAS 6V03 Contemporary Business Issues in Strategy & Policy (optional)/Elective 3
Elective 3
International Trip (optional)/Elective 3
Summer 5
Internship/Elective 2
Elective 3
Second year
Course Title Semester Credit Hours
Fall 16
IMS 6204 Global Business 2
BPS 6310 Strategic Management 3
MIS 6204 Information Technology for Management 2
Elective 9

Total 53 semester credit hours for MBA degree

Class Profile

FTMBA Class of 2017
Class Size Average GMAT Average GRE Average Age Average Work Exp. Average GPA
50 670 311 29 5 years 3.5

Male 78%

Female 22%

Domestic 60%

International 40%

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%

Student Experience

Students in the top-ranked Full-Time MBA Program have ample opportunities for both professional development and academic growth in the form of experiential learning classes, national case competitions, professional and academic-related student groups, MBA speaker events, alumni engagement events and the Power of Two Mentor Program.

In the Power of Two Mentor Program, 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, as well as their peers, but this program assists them in learning from the “real world” as well. Our mentors serve as coaches, teachers and role models as the students explore the areas in which they wish to work post-graduation.

Our Full-Time MBA alumni are an integral part of each student’s journey throughout the program. Alumni serve as professional and academic guides to our students and begin getting to know them as early as during the admission process. The small size of our program naturally lends itself to a close-knit and highly invested alumni network.

Learn more about our student experience by visiting a class or attending an MBA Open House.

Internships and Jobs

The Full-Time MBA placement rate is 90 percent within three months of graduation. Our class salary average generally falls within $90,000 to $100,000.

Average Salary Range for Full-Time MBA Graduates, by Discipline
Professional Function Graduate Salary Range
Consulting Average salary of $77,000 with a high of $120,000.
Finance/Accounting Average salary of $83,000 with a high of $100,000.
Marketing/Sales Average salary of $83,000 with a high of $100,000.
Information Technology Average salary of $86,000 with a high of $120,000.
Operations/Logistics Average salary of $86,000 with a high of $115,000.

Recent Placements

  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Ericsson
  • Ernst & Young
  • FTI Consulting
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Intel
  • Intel Security
  • JPMorgan
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Raytheon
  • Sabre Holdings
  • SpaceX
  • Tango Management Consulting
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toyota
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo

Full-Time MBA Ambassadors

Daniel O'Dell

Daniel O’Dell

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2017

Daniel graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Geological Sciences in 2005. He went to work in the oil business, working for the software company Paradigm, supporting their petrophysical and geological software solution, Geolog. He quickly was seconded to Statoil, and was soon hired there as a petrophysicist. After a year, he took a year off work to work on creating, recording, and producing an album of original music. The music wasn’t paying the bills, so when an offer came for him to come back to Paradigm, he took it. A year after working in the company’s Houston office, an opportunity with the company opened up in Brisbane, Australia, where he served as the regional expert in Geolog for 4 years before returning back to the United States. During another year off from work, he produced a second album of original music, performed in a musical, hiked a number of mountains, and ran a half marathon, he decided to go to business school to spark a career change and get back into the working world. He chose The University of Texas at Dallas after researching all the universities in the DFW area, and found UT Dallas to be an outstanding combination of quality and price. Further, he chose to do the Full-Time MBA Cohort Program because of the small class size, the professional and graduate tradition at UT Dallas, and the short, intensive length of the program.

Jared McDonald

Jared McDonald

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2017

Jared served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2008-2012 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. During his service, Jared operated as a convoy commander and gained valuable logistics experience. After separating from the military, he attended and graduated from UT Dallas with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Biology. Jared loves exercising, competition, and debate. His favorite way to spend his time is with his family and friends playing games or sports. Jared chose the Full-time Cohort MBA experience because of the valuable professional development as well as the opportunity to throw himself wholeheartedly into the academics and environment.

Krystin McKee

Krystin McKee

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2017

Krystin received a B.A. in Psychology and Communication from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville in 2015. Prior to attending UT Dallas, she specialized in the lease-up and branding of new residential properties during early stages of development. Krystin has a passion for travelling; she recently returned to the US after living and studying in Spain post-graduation. She now works as project manager within a strategic-fundraising consulting group while pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Marketing. Krystin hopes to begin a career in brand management upon graduation from the Full-Time MBA program. She chose the UT Dallas MBA program for the supportive faculty, cohort and alumni networks that it offers.

Seth Orsborn

Seth Orsborn

Full-Time MBA Program

Seth is an expert at navigating the fuzzy front end of the integrated new product development process, from opportunity identification to integrated prototyping for product approval. He brings a design attitude to user-centered methodologies for creating innovation. Seth has a strong aesthetic sensitivity combined with technical proficiency and believes that great design resides at the symbiosis of marketing strategy, engineering, and design with the intention of meeting the needs, wants, and desires of the user. Seth believes that pursuing inspiration, embracing ambiguity, and maintaining curiosity are necessary for discovering paths that lead to both disruptive and incremental innovations. Seth enrolled in the Full-Time MBA program at the University of Texas at Dallas to increase his leadership effectiveness and balance his design and innovation experience. He intends to pursue his passions in marketing, product planning, and innovation strategy within the automotive industry. Seth is a somewhat non-traditional Full-Time MBA student in that he gained full-time employment as a Senior Portfolio Planning Strategist with Toyota after his first semester in the program.

Shubhodeep Sengupta

Shubhodeep Sengupta

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2017

Shubhodeep received his Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science and Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bengaluru, India in 2009. He has worked with Cisco (formerly NDS) as software developer building user-interfaces for 7 years in the set-top-box industry, with UPC in Europe being his primary client. He has international work experience having worked in Paris, France for 1.3 years. His current focus is on Product Development in pursuit of which he chose to come back to academia and pursue his MBA. He chose UT Dallas for its small and diverse cohort, return on investment and a strong alumni network. His other passions include football(soccer), travelling (12 countries and counting), music and reading thrillers. He also firmly believes in social outreach and founded a club in his undergraduate that provided education to rural children in English and Computers.

Shobhit Gupta

Shobhit Gupta

Full-Time MBA Program
Class of 2017

Shobhit is from New Delhi, India and received his Bachelors of Engineering degree in electrical and electronics from Manipal Institute of technology, Karnataka and began working for IBM upon graduation. While working in the telecom industry, he had the opportunity to make an impact on the largest subscriber base across India (3rd largest across the world) with the highest quality products. He gained four years of experience in the technology and operations industry as a Quality Control Lead. With the help of the MBA, Shobhit wants to help grow businesses through analytical insights and optimized supply chain settings. He chose UT Dallas over four other American business schools because of the small size of the cohort program, fast turnover, and a high return on investment. Shobhit is focusing his electives within Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics and has a passion for lighting and illumination. He enjoys playing the drums, composing music, travelling and outdoor activities.