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Student Experience - GLEMBA


Global Leadership MBA students learn completely in the online environment but can be recognized for peer leadership, travel on an international study tour, expand professional soft skills with Executive Coaching, personalize their GLEMBA degree or capitalize on the career services offered through JSOM’s Career Management Center. Learn more about each of these student experiences below.

Online Learning

The GLEMBA program has been a leader in distance-learning since 1995. Faculty use multiple technologies to support learning through the UT Dallas’ learning management system: eLearning. Some teaching methods used throughout all the courses are:

Leadership Recognition

Guisinger Globe

Guisinger Globe

Dr. Stephen E. Guisinger (1941 – 2001) came to The University of Texas at Dallas in 1976 and taught in the Jindal School of Management. He was a prominent international business economist, a scholar and a leader in the classroom. He was a pioneer in developing Internet-based distance learning, and he served as the co-founder and director of the Jindal School of Management’s Master’s in International Management Studies (MIMS) program, which began in 1995. MIMS later became the Global Leadership MBA program.

In 2015, the Jindal School dedicated a room in the Executive Education area, JSOM 1.502, in Dr. Guisinger’s memory. The dedication coincided with GLEMBA efforts to become more engaging and relevant in the post-global financial crises economy. The GLEMBA Class of 2016, in recognition of Guisinger, proposed a new tradition of peer recognized class leadership with the Guisinger Globe.

GLEMBA graduates on the stairs

Friends and Family Graduation

In addition to the formal JSOM graduation ceremony, the Global Leadership MBA program hosts an informal graduation dedicated to the class, their families, friends and employers. During the ceremony, outstanding achievement awards are presented for

  • Academic Achievement (highest GPA)
  • Class Leadership – Guisinger Globe
  • Best Study Group Contributor
  • Teaching Excellence

Optional Class Trip

Personalize your global leadership MBA program with an international study tour.

GLEMBA trip to Brussels, Belgium

EMBA and GLEMBA Classes of 2018 on their class trip to the EU in Brussels, Belgium

The online Global Leadership MBA (GLEMBA) program at The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) offers the option of an international study tour. This international experience is designed to provide students a more in-depth appreciation of the dynamics behind international commerce and business.

The international study tour provides online GLEMBA 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; there is also an additional fee beyond the tuition to cover the cost of the trip. This gives students the flexibility to use their frequent flyer miles and to travel independently before or after the trip.

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