Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) Overview

The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program emphasizes US business fundamentals, regional markets, entering those markets and leading and executing in those markets. Courses are taught and experiences are provided for working professionals to gain the skills and knowledge needed to assume global leadership responsibilities. GLEMBA emphasizes teamwork, cross-cultural collaboration and developing the characteristics of a strong leader with agile thinking.

Get your Global Leadership Executive MBA and take your performance and career to the next level. GLEMBA’s goal is to help you succeed in a global market. This is why we offer a program that concentrates on balancing academic commitments, a demanding career and a busy personal life.

Our 21 month program includes: on-line learning, three retreats held on campus, one international retreat and a 10 day international study tour as part of this accredited Executive MBA program.

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The world has never been smaller than it is today as globalization impacts our ability to increase productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and profitability. The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management develops students’ critical thinking skills for a globalized market for today and tomorrow.

  • Our hybrid delivery format combines classroom teaching and on-line instruction to allow students to balance work, family, personal life and study.
  • Our international study tour creates a first hand opportunity to visit multi-national companies, learn the differences when doing business internationally and appreciate and embrace other cultures.
  • The international retreat kicks off the global track of our program with world renowned faculty.
  • The diversity of our faculty and students creates stimulating discussions that will challenge you to grow personally and professionally.
  • Our alumni network is comprised of global business professionals representing 38 different countries.

Join us for an Information Session to learn more about the UT Dallas GLEMBA program. Invest in your global future today.

Pamela Foster Brady
GLEMBA Program Director

(972) 883-4235
Office – JSOM 1.905

The Global Leadership Executive MBA program at The University of Texas at Dallas is designed to prepare students for management and leadership positions in business enterprises. The program design places an emphasis on executive skill development, quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques and the knowledge and professional capabilities necessary to succeed in today’s complex business environment.

The University of Texas at Dallas offers a Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program to enable you to:

  • Capitalize on the global connections and perspectives.
  • Gain the competitive edge and fill in skill gaps and credentials needed to transition into new business roles.
  • Develop advance analytical, strategic and leadership skills to succeed anywhere in the world.
  • Extend your network of colleagues and future business partners to span into different countries.
  • Accelerate your career potential.
Candidates for GLEMBA are high-potential managers and executives currently in or moving into senior positions with a minimum of eight years experience. (If you do not have international or managerial experience, you will need ten years of experience.)

The GLEMBA program requires satisfactory completion of 29 business core credit hours and 24 global credit hours.

The delivery of the course begins with an on campus retreat each semester with the remaining curriculum being delivered online though web conferences, recorded lectures, discussion boards, etc.

Tuition includes an international retreat and an international study tour (excluding airfare).

Acceptance into the Global Leadership Executive MBA program is not automatic. Our admissions committee focuses on selecting candidates who can best complete the rigorous program and contribute to the quality of the class.


  • Eight years or more of professional business experience with international and management experience (ten years without international or management experience.)
  • Completed four-year bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better from an accredited institution
  • Professional resume and a written personal essay as described in the application form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  • Ability to write and speak English (all courses are taught in English)
  • A successful interview with the Program Director and Academic Director
  • 3 letters of recommendations
  • Employer Agreement (courtesy letter informing employer of your plans to enroll in the GLEMBA program)
  • The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required.
  • GLEMBA students are expected to possess a personal computer with administrator access throughout the duration of the GLEMBA program. Specifically, students are expected to have a wireless-enabled laptop computer with a webcam and microphone for course activities and should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible with Microsoft Office.

The UT Dallas Global Leadership Executive MBA program offers you the best value per credit hour in the north Texas region. Our 53 credit hour program is the most robust in the region. Our program includes a 10-day international study tour, one international retreat, three retreats held on-campus in addition to an engaging, relevant and quality educational experience.

The total investment for the Global Leadership Executive MBA program is $78,000 and includes:

  • Tuition
  • Tuition is payable in five installments of $15,000 before the start of each semester.

  • Course Materials
    • Access to web conferencing and video conferencing systems.
    • Books and cases are also provided.
  • On-campus Retreats
  • Continental breakfast and lunch.

  • International Trips (Retreat and Study Tour)
  • Note: Students are required to pay for their international flights to and from the international study tour location.

    • Hotel accommodations in a 4 or 5 star hotel with single room
    • Ground transportation within countries
    • Welcome and farewell dinner, breakfasts and lunches
    • Airfare between cities in country
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Coaching is required in the first four semesters. In your first semester of the Executive MBA program you will be assigned an executive coach. Our coaches have been selected by Dr. Robert Hicks, director of the Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program at UT Dallas. All are certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

    You will begin the program with a Winslow Profile to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Working with your coach, you will develop a professional development plan to focus on developing five executive core competencies, including:

    • Strategic self-awareness
    • Social intelligence
    • Political intelligence
    • Executive presence
    • Social networking

    Each month, you will complete homework assignments designed to help reach your personal and professional growth goals.

Financial Aid

GLEMBA students needing financial assistance may apply for long-term student loans. More information is available via the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office or by contacting the Executive Education Financial Services Manager, Paula Baxter.

Should you be ineligible for federal student aid, you may access private educational student loan information via the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.



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