Global Leadership Executive MBA

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Global Executive MBA Dallas
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Global Leadership Executive MBA

The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program at UT Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management is a hybrid program – balancing classroom time with 70% online learning for students that cannot commit to being on campus every other weekend in the traditional Executive MBA (EMBA) program.

GLEMBA begins each Fall and is earned over five semesters. Students attend a week long retreat on the UT Dallas campus at the beginning of semesters one, two and four. At the beginning of the third semester, students attend an international retreat (most likely in Europe) to kick of the global track of the program. At the retreats, students meet each professor and have networking opportunities with their fellow classmates. The remainder of each semester is completed online, with what we term as, the next generation of online learning. GLEMBA courses are highly interactive – professors are required to hold live web conferences throughout the course to ensure that concepts and applications are understood by each student.

There is no retreat in the fifth semester – instead, students attend the international study tour, visiting business and government executives of large international organizations. Students work one-on-one with an executive coach to develop their soft skills such as strategic self-awareness, executive presence, social intelligence, political intelligence and social networking. All executive coaches are all ICF-certified. Expand your global network and connect with our 1,200 alumni representing 65 countries. The Jindal School of Management has over 30,000 alumni with nearly 18,000 alumni in the DFW area.

GLEMBA Class of 2019 Schedule

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Global Leadership Executive MBA

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 develops students’ critical thinking for a globalized market for today and tomorrow.

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about the Global Leadership Executive MBA program.

To learn more or set up an appointment with me, please call 972-883-4600.

Pamela Foster Brady

Director, Executive MBA Programs

The Global Leadership Executive MBA curriculum is designed for the functional manager who is looking to accelerate his or her career by gaining a broader international business perspective. The program is 17 months over five semesters, and it begins with a retreat at the beginning of the first four semesters.

Students will begin by learning the foundations of business in the first two semesters. The third semester begins with an international retreat to kick off our global track. Students explore the competitive advantages of several regional markets. The fourth semester will be about entering regionals markets, and the fifth semester focuses on leading and executing in regional markets culminating with the international study tour.

The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) degree is earned by completing the following courses.

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Below is a snapshot of the GLEMBA program for the Class of 2018. The numbers in parentheses represent semester credit hours. View the GLEMBA Class of 2018 schedule.

GLEMBA Class of 2018

The Naveen Jindal School of Management reserves the right to change any of the above courses, structure or cost of the program at any time, as needed.

The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) offers you the best value per credit hour in the north Texas region. At 53 credit hours, our program is the most robust executive MBA in the region.

The tuition for the UTD GLEMBA program for the Class of 2019 is $78,000. Tuition is payable in five equal installments of $15,600 before the start of each semester.

Early Admissions Discounts
If accepted to the EMBA program prior to December 16, 2016, the program tuition is discounted $8,000 to $70,000.
Call 972-883-4600 to learn about our early admissions discounts.

Financial Aid Information

Global Leadership Executive MBA 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 at 972-883-4114.

Program amenities for the UTD GLEMBA program include:

Class Materials

Class materials include textbooks, software licenses, business cases and access to web and video conferencing systems. Students are also provided with on-campus parking on all class days during retreats.

Note: Students are expected to possess a personal computer with administrator access throughout the duration of the program. 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. Students must be able to download course related software such as Tableau.


To keep you fueled on class days during retreats, student are provided breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.

Executive Coaching

To refine your executive soft skills including strategic self-awareness, social and political intelligence and executive presence, you will work with an executive coach during program. Our executive coaches have been carefully selected by Dr. Robert Hicks, director of the Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. All coaches are ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified.

Class Trips

As part of the “Executive International Study Trip – GLEMBA”, hotel accommodations are provided in a 4 or 5 star hotel with single room occupancy and ground transportation within countries. Also included is the airfare between cities in/between country, the welcome reception, farewell dinner, breakfasts, lunches, and hotel Wi-Fi.

Note: Students are required to pay for personal visas and their international flights to and from the international study tour location. This gives students the flexibility to use their frequent flyer miles and to travel independently before or after the trip.

The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) offers two international trips: the international retreat in the third semester and the international study tour in the final semester.

International Retreat

The international retreat will be at a university in a location other than the international study tour—most likely in Europe. While the international study tour emphasizes company visits, the international retreat will emphasize international academics. Students have the opportunity to meet and study with other Executive MBA students. Recent international retreats have been to:

International Study Tour

The international study tour provides Global Leadership Executive MBA students the opportunity to meet with business and government executives and educators to better understand the dynamic global business environment and culture of two different cities, often in two separate countries. Recent study tours have been to:

Students will need to provide personal visas and their own airfare to and from the international study tour location. This gives students the flexibility to use their frequent flyer miles and to travel independently before or after the trip.

GLEMBA Class of 2018

Class Statistics Percentage or Number
Average Age 37
Average Work Experience 17 years
Gender Female: 17%; Male: 83%
Ethnicity Asian: 18%; Black or African American: 27%; Other: 9%; White: 46%
Country of Origin Brazil: 9%; India: 9%; USA: 82%
Advanced Degrees 18%