Professional MBA Evening Cohort

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Why choose the PMBA Evening Cohort at UT Dallas?

Fifty students employed full-time in professional positions are accepted every fall semester and take core courses twice a week. This format allows working professionals to take all 30 hours of core courses together, creating an effective networking team approach to the PMBA curriculum. Customized networking events are designed to leverage our local alumni base, as well as include other MBA formats resulting in a larger professional network upon graduation.

Our Professional Evening Cohort students have the option to specialize their MBA in one of 15 concentrations or pursue a double degree by selecting one of 13 master's programs to create a customized degree plan. Double-degree students may complete both degrees for a minimum of 63 semester credit hours.

MBA events occur throughout the year to ensure the professional and academic goals of our Professional Evening Cohort students are met. Evening Cohort students also have the ability to participate in the Power of Two MBA Mentor program.

An MBA program for working professionals with a team-based learning approach taking place within a 24-month time frame. Core courses occur on Monday and Wednesdays after 5 p.m. to accommodate working professionals' schedules. Elective courses typically are offered between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as online.

Professional MBA Evening Cohort Program Details


Justin Figueredo

Justin Figueredo, Class of 2016

Army Reserves Captain; UNT Assistant Professor of Military Science; Financial Analyst, City of Grapevine

“The Professional MBA program at UT Dallas was invaluable for my transition from active duty military service to the civilian workforce. Because of the relationships formed within my evening cohort and the insight and knowledge passionately shared by the esteemed faculty, this is an experience that I will never forget.”

Cale Hiroms

Cale Hiroms, Class of 2017

Air Force SSgt.; Program Manager, Raytheon

“One of the reasons I chose UT Dallas was because of the low tuition costs—using my veteran’s benefits reduced my out-of-pocket costs to almost nothing. The Professional MBA cohort structure has allowed me to connect more meaningfully with my classmates, more so than most other traditional MBA formats.”

Janelle Manuel

Janelle Manuel, Class of 2017

Inbound Analytics & SEM Manager, Mohawk Industries

“The instructors are great about bringing real-time events into the classroom and encouraging us to apply our experiences to their material as well. You tend to read more intently and dig deeper for interesting information because you want to make sure that you are an active, knowledgeable participant in the class conversations.”

Jordan Pedigo

Jordan Pedigo, Class of 2016

Assistant Vice President – Division Controller, BOK Financial Corporation

“The MBA program provided a number of opportunities to work in team-based settings. These experiences improved my skills in communication, leadership, team-building and presentation. I have gained a new perspective into the challenges that businesses face, and I am ready to use the skills and knowledge gained to help add value in the workplace.”

Jared Lange

Jared Lange, Class of 2017

Service Executive, MedSynergies

“When I researched MBA programs, the following were important: convenient location, accredited faculty, competitive tuition, hand-selected small cohort and strong alumni connections. UT Dallas met all of these needs. Additionally, the professors have been exceptional, and there have been numerous opportunities to connect with alumni.”

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