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The UT Dallas Professional MBA Program


A Suite of MBA Program Formats Tailored for Working Professionals

The Professional MBA programs (PMBA) help working professional learn to think, plan and act strategically in a competitive global marketplace. This part-time MBA program focuses on teaching students to develop business solutions by utilizing strong analytical problem-solving skills, team oriented approaches and strategic planning.

While all Professional MBA students complete the 53 semester credit hour curriculum (29 core and 24 elective), students can choose to complete the degree plan through several different formats:

  • PMBA Evening Cohort: This format admits 60 fully-employed professionals every Fall semester to take courses twice a week in an accelerated 24 month program. This format allows working professionals to take all 29 core courses together, creating an effective networking team approach to the PMBA curriculum.
  • PMBA Flex: The Professional MBA Flex program allows students to complete the entire PMBA on their own schedule, pace and focus. Flex Students can start the PMBA in Fall, Spring, or Summer semester, and can take courses on-campus or online. PMBA Flex students determine when they will take courses and how many.
  • PMBA Online: Students can complete the entire PMBA online following a similar format to the PMBA Flex. While students can complete the entire Professional MBA online, it is important to note that not all electives are offered online at this time so there may be some limited choice in elective courses/concentrations.

A majority of PMBA Flex and Online students work full-time and take classes on a part-time basis, normally 6 semester credit hours (two courses). To accommodate working professionals, classes typically are offered between the hours of 4:00 – 10:00 PM (Monday through Friday). You may visit the online course demo.

  • Degree Plan
  • Online Courses
  • Class Profile
  • FTMBA Ambassadors
  • PMBA Ambassadors

This 53 credit-hour program features a part-time, evening curriculum which students complete in 24 months. 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 and Wednesday evenings).

Professional MBA Evening Cohort (PMBAE) students must follow a pre-determined schedule of core courses (section MBP) during the evening. PMBAE students start taking elective courses in the summer semester. The MBA degree is obtained by completing the 53 hour program, consisting of 29 hours of core courses and 24 hours of elective courses, in these 24 months.

Evening Cohort (53 semester credit hours)

Year One

Course Semester Credit Hours
Fall 8
ACCT 6201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 2
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior 3
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business 3
   
Spring 8
ACCT 6202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 2
FIN 6301 Financial Management 3
MKT 6301 Marketing Management 3
   
Summer 7 or 9
OPRE 6302 Operations Management 3
MEC0 6303 Business Economics 3
In-company Internship (optional)/Elective 1 or 3

Year Two

Course Semester Credit Hours
Fall 12 or 10
IMS 6204 Global Business 2
MIS 6204 Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals 2
Elective 3
Elective 3
In-company Internship continued (optional) 2
   
Spring 9
Elective 3
Elective 3
International Study Trip Optional – Spring Break/Elective 3
   
Summer 9
BPS 6310 Strategic Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Flex & Online (53 semester credit hours)

Business Core (29 Semester Credit Hours)

Elective Credits (24 Semester Credit Hours)

Students may choose any graduate course offered within the Jindal School as an elective. Students cannot include more than 12 elective hours in any single concentration academic area. (Exceptions apply. Visit our advisor or consult the graduate catalog for complete information.)

Below is a list of planned online courses. To view the list for the current semester, go to http://coursebook.utdallas.edu/, select Management for School and Online for Instruction Method. CourseBook will show the professor, a course description, the syllabus and information concerning proctored exams

Core MBA Courses

Course # Course Name Fall Spring Summer
ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting Y Y Y
ACCT 6202 Managerial Accounting Y Y Y
BPS 6310 Strategic Management Y Y Y
FIN 6301 Financial Management Y Y Y
IMS 6204 Global Business Y Y Y
MECO 6303 Business Economics Y Y Y
MIS 6204 MIS Fundamentals Y Y Y
MKT 6301 Marketing Management Y Y Y
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior Y Y Y
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business Y Y Y
OPRE 6302 Operations Management Y Y Y

Accounting Courses

See Accounting courses at http://jindal.utdallas.edu/accounting/ms-accounting/#02-degree-plan

Finance and Managerial Economic Courses

Course # Course Name Fall Spring Summer
FIN 6300 Personal Finance Y N N
FIN 6301 Financial Management Y Y N
FIN 6308 Regulation of Markets Y Y Y
FIN 6310 Investment Management N N N
FIN 6320 Financial Markets and Institutions N N N
MECO 6303 Business Economics Y Y Y

Information Systems and Operations Management Courses

See MIS course at http://jindal.utdallas.edu/isom/information-systems-programs/ms-information-technology/#02-degree-plan

Course # Course Name Fall Spring Summer
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business Y Y Y
OPRE 6302 Operations Management Y Y Y
OPRE 6303 Quantitative Foundations N Y N
OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics Y Y N
OPRE 6341 Retail Operations Y N N
OPRE 6364 Quality Control (Lean Six Sigma) Y N Y
OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management N Y N
OPRE 6369 Supply Chain Software (SAP APO SCM) Y Y N
OPRE 6370 Global Logistics and Transportation N Y N
OPRE 6371 Strategic Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Management N Y N

Marketing Courses

Course # Course Name Fall Spring Summer
MKT 6301 Marketing Management Y Y Y
MKT 6309 Marketing Research N Y Y
MKT 6310 Consumer Behavior Y Y N
MKT 6321 Interactive and Digital Marketing Y Y Y
MKT 6330 Brand Management Y Y N
MKT 6332 Advertising Strategy N N Y
MKT 6336 Pricing N N Y
MKT 6339 Capstone Marketing Decision Making Y N Y

Organizations, Strategy and International Management Courses

Course # Course Name Fall Spring Summer
IMS 6204 Global Business Y Y Y
IMS 6310 International Marketing Y N N
IMS 6360 International Strategy N N Y
IMS 6365 Cross-cultural Communication/Management Y N N
ENTP/FIN 6315 Entrepreneurial Finance N N* N
ENTP 6370 Entrepreneurship Y N N
ENTP 6375 Technology and New Product Development N N Y
ENTP 6378 Managing the Emerging Enterprise N Y N
ENTP 6390 Business Model Innovation N N N
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior Y Y Y
OB 6307 Strategic HR Management N N Y
OB 6332 Negotiation Y Y N
BPS 6310 Strategic Management Y Y Y
BPS 6311 Strategy Implementation N Y N
BPS 6379 Strategies for Sustainability Y N N
HMGT 6320 The American Healthcare System Y N N
HMGT 6321 Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Y N N
HMGT 6330 Healthcare Law N Y N

*Returning Spring 2018

Undergraduate Courses

Course # Course Name Fall Spring Summer
BPS 4305 Strategic Management N N N
ITSS 3300 Introduction to Management Information Systems Y Y Y
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing N Y N
MKT 4330 Digital and Internet Marketing Y Y Y
OPRE 3310 Operations Management Y Y N
OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty N Y N

Professional MBA Evening Cohort Class of 2018

Class Size Average GMAT Average GRE Average Age Average Work Exp. Average GPA
48 618 312 29 6 years 3.4

Male 75%

Female 25%

Domestic 90%

International 10%

Professional MBA Evening Cohort Class of 2017

Class Size Average GMAT Average GRE Average Age Average Work Exp. Average GPA
50 626 309 30 7 years 3.2

Male 76%

Female 24%

Domestic 86%

International 14%

Professional MBA Evening Cohort Class of 2016

Class Size Average GMAT Average GRE Average Age Average Work Exp. Average GPA
49 606 310 30 6.5 years 3.4

Male 76%

Female 24%

Domestic 92%

International 8%

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


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 choose 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.

Samarth Neeraw

Samarth Neeraw

Samarth Neeraw
Professional Flex MBA Program
sxn147230@utdallas.edu

Samarth’s vision to change the world motivated him to pursue his MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas. Being a top MBA program in USA, a high return on investment, high quality faculty, state-of-the art infrastructure and a very diverse environment were other factors that solidified his decision to attend UT Dallas. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the highly prestigious BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, which is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. Samarth has over six years of professional experience in information technology, hospitality, and a traditional construction business. He is now focusing his MBA on Strategic Management and Corporate Finance. Samarth is very active in student groups including the Energy Associate Club in which he serves as Vice President of Internal Events. He is also an Executive Council Member of the Management Consulting Club. Samarth’s long term goal is to be an entrepreneur in order to help society in various social causes and to be an aristocratic human being.

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.