The UT Dallas MBA Program

The 53-credit hour UT Dallas MBA combines a robust core with the option of adding a double MS degree allowing you to receive an education that is consistent with what top employers expect. Highlights of the degree include:

  • 5 flexible formats—Full-Time Cohort, Professional Evening Cohort, Professional Flex, Professional Online and Executive MBA
  • 13 double MS/MBA degree options (5 of which are STEM designated programs)
  • 15 MBA concentrations with more than 200 elective courses
  • Nationally top-ranked programs:
    • Our Full-Time MBA is

      • No. 15 among U.S. public university programs and No. 36 overall among U.S. schools, Best Business Schools 2019, Bloomberg Businessweek
      • No. 13 (tied) among public university programs and No. 38 (tied) overall, U.S. News & World Report (2020)
      • No. 21 among U.S. public university programs, No. 49 among all U.S. university programs and No. 96 (tied) overall, Top 100 Full-Time Global MBA Programs, Financial Times (2019)

      Our Professional MBA is

      • No. 10 (tied) among public university Professional MBA Programs and No. 17 overall, U.S. News & World Report (2020)
      • No. 10 among Best Online MBA Programs, Poets & Quants (2019)
      • No. 12 among Top 25 Online MBA Programs, The Princeton Review (2019)
    • Widespread alumni network with approximately 40,000 Jindal alumni nationally and 4,700 MBA alumni in Texas
    • Access to the Career Management Center for all MBA students—Full-Time and Executive MBA students also have a dedicated program career coach
    • 90% placement rate for Full-Time MBA Program with recent placements at Amazon, Chick-fil-A, Deloitte, Intel Security, Proctor & Gamble, SpaceX, TI and Toyota
    • Multiple experiential learning courses across a variety of functional areas
    • Competitive tuition pricing with generous scholarships that may provide in-state tuition

    To learn more about our MBA Programs register for an upcoming admission event or request information on your program of choice.

    Executive Education offers specially tailored programs for executives including the Executive MBA, the Global Leadership MBA, the Executive MBA for Physicians and an Executive MBA with a concentration in Project Management.

    How exciting that you are considering earning your MBA. This journey was rewarding in itself and pivotal in my career development. It took me beyond the point of questioning my ability to allowing me to feel accomplished and confident.

    At UT Dallas, your MBA experience is tailored to your unique interests and career objectives. Networking, career development, alumni and faculty engagement opportunities are strategically integrated throughout our programs.

    We are confident you will quickly understand why the MBA program from UT Dallas is much more than a degree. I encourage you to take a few minutes, get to know us and find your place within the company of smart people.

    Lisa Shatz Assistant Dean, MBA Programs
    Master of Business Administration Degree Options
    Category Program Structure Duration (months) Avg. Work Experience (years) Avg. GMAT Avg. GRE
    Full-Time Program Cohort: Daytime/Evening 16 5 650-700 310-320
    Executive Programs Cohort: Weekend & Hybrid 21 Min: 8-10 n/a n/a
    Professional MBA Flex Self-paced: Evening Up to 72 5-10 550-700 300-320
    Professional MBA Evening Cohort Cohort: Evening 24 5-10 550-700 300-320
    Professional MBA Online Self-paced: Online Up to 72 5-10 550-700 300-320

    MBA Program Prerequisites

    Professional MBA Program – Students pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) are required to complete the prerequisites OPRE 6303 Quantitative Foundation of Business and MAS 6105 Communications for Management. For OPRE 6303, applicants may request for waiver if they have completed Calculus at the undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of “B” or better. All program prerequisite must be satisfied within the first semester of graduate study as a degree-seeking student. However, for MAS 6105, applicants may request for waiver and this program prerequisite must be satisfied within the first two semesters of graduate study as a degree-seeking student. Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, however, the grade achieved in prerequisites will count toward the student’s grade-point average (GPA).

    The Full-Time MBA Program and Executive MBA Programs do not require any prerequisites.

    Business Core Courses


    • IMS 6304 International Business Management
      or IMS 6310 International Marketing
      or IMS 6360 International Strategic Management
      or IMS 6365 Cross – Cultural Communications and Management
    • MKT 6301 Marketing Management
    • MIS 6313 Managing IT in the Analytics Age
    • OB 6301 Organizational Behavior
    • BPS 6310 Strategic Management


    The degree plan also includes 21 semester credit hours of elective courses for students to choose as part of their program.

    MBA Program Contacts

    Joanna Fowler

    Joanna Fowler

    Director, Admissions & Operations, MBA Programs
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    (972) 883-5055

    Denise Cason

    Denise Cason

    Assistant Director, MBA Admissions
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    (972) 883-6887

    Executive MBA Contacts

    Pamela Foster Brady

    Pamela Foster Brady

    Director, EMBA Program
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    (972) 883-4235

    Anna Walls

    Connie Imhof

    Admissions, EMBA Program
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    (972) 883-5983

    The double MS/MBA program affords students the opportunity to develop a technical specialization in a business discipline by completing a specialized MS degree in combination with the comprehensive business management education provided with the MBA degree.

    Double MS/MBA Program

    Program Requirements

    • An undergraduate business degree is not required.
    • Full-Time MBA, Professional Evening Cohort, and Executive MBA students should contact the respective program office for information on how to apply to one of our double programs.
    • Professional Flex or Professional Online students should apply to the Double MS/MBA program during their second semester and also meet with an academic advisor.
    • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their core courses, as well as a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for both degrees to qualify for degree award.

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must meet the admission requirements for both degree programs to gain admission to any of the Double MS/MBA degree programs.

    Graduate Hours

    Transfer credits may be granted for equivalent graduate coursework taken at other universities with a grade of “B” or better within the past six years. Undergraduate coursework will not be considered for graduate course credit. Up to 12 semester credit hours of coursework from other universities may be used to transfer credit to the Professional Flex or Professional Online MBA degree program.

    The Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA Evening Cohort programs only allow 6 elective semester credit hours to be transferred into the program.

    Consult the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog for further details. Applications for approval of waivers and transfers may be obtained from and submitted to the JSOM Advising Office.

    Waivers of Core Courses

    Waivers of program core requirements may be granted in recognition of previous coursework completed with a grade of “B” or better within the past six years in a specific business program area. This allows a student to skip a core course in their degree plan and take a higher-level course in the same academic area meeting the core requirement with no reduction in the program credit-hour requirements. Up to 12 hours of coursework from other universities may be used to waive core courses in the Professional MBA Flex and Online programs. The Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA Evening Cohort programs do not allow waivers of program core requirements.