Message from the Dean

Dean Hasan Pirkul

Welcome to The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management website. Let me briefly introduce you to our school, which was created in 1975, following the establishment of The University of Texas at Dallas in 1969. The three visionary founders of Texas Instruments sparked the university’s creation when they launched a research center in 1961. In 2011, the management school was named for an MBA graduate, Naveen Jindal, in recognition of his generous giving.

Currently, the Jindal School offers more than 30 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and PhD levels. We have more than 8,500 students and more than 300 faculty members.

The Jindal School has achieved top standing as one of the foremost public business schools in the nation. Various academic programs — including the Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA, Professional (Part-Time) MBA and Management Information Systems program — are highly ranked by Businessweek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report. The school has earned these distinctions by offering relevant, rigorous curriculums developed by exemplary teachers and leading researchers. A world-renowned faculty, hardworking staff, talented students and outstanding facilities contribute to creating a superior learning environment.

The Jindal School of Management enjoys enthusiastic backing from alumni, businesses, professional associations and the surrounding community. The school also benefits from its location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a center of industry and trade that places a high value on ingenuity and entrepreneurship. This outlook inspires our efforts.

Our exceptional faculty members bring a wealth of intellectual capital. They often come here because UT Dallas enthusiastically encourages and supports scholarly inquiry and innovative teaching ahead of changes in the global economy.Our researchers’ productivity is remarkable, both in quantity and in groundbreaking quality. Financial Times ranks our faculty 18th in the world based on publications in the leading business journals.

Drawn by the Jindal School’s energy and pursuit of excellence, the student body encompasses a diverse community united in its drive to learn the tools and methods of success, and to build the foundations of ongoing growth.

I invite you to learn more about the school, read our Mission Statement, review our rankings and visit our Web pages.

I think you will find that the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management works hard to offer an unrivaled educational experience.

—Dr. Hasan Pirkul
Dean and Caruth Chair of Management