Executive Education at UT Dallas

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Build your skills and grow as a leader.

Explore our innovative executive education offerings, which offer leading-edge, highly differentiated programs.

Vision for Executive Education

Business professionals and corporations will recognize the Executive Education program as a global leader in business management, leadership education, and executive development. We will support the Naveen Jindal School of Management and UT Dallas in achieving marketplace dominance as an innovative executive education entity that offers leading-edge, highly differentiated programs.

Executive MBA

Executive MBA Programs
Programs Format Duration Average Work Experience GMAT Program Start
Executive MBA On campus 21 months 16 years Not Required August
Global Leadership MBA Online only 21 months 15 years Not Required January, May, August
EMBA with emphasis in Project Management On campus and online 30 months online, 28 months on campus 11 years Not Required Fall, on campus, Spring, Online
EMBA with emphasis in Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management On campus 28 months 11 years Not Required Fall
EMBA with emphasis in Healthcare Leadership and Management (for professionals) On campus and Online 22 months 5 years Not Required Fall, Spring & Summer
EMBA with emphasis in Healthcare Leadership and Management (for physicians) On campus and online 24 months 15 years Not Required Every two months

Executive Master’s

Executive Master’s Programs
Programs Format Duration Average Work Experience GMAT Program Start
Leadership and Organizational Development Online 24-36 months 12 years Not Required Fall and Spring
Systems Engineering and Management On campus (weekends) 18-24 months 3 years Not Required Every semester
Supply Chain Management Executive Education On campus 28 months 11 years Not Required Fall
Healthcare Leadership and Management (for professionals) On campus and Online 22 months 5 years Not Required Fall, Spring & Summer
Healthcare Leadership and Management (for physicians) On campus 16 months 15 years Not Required Every two months

Student Testimonials

Dan Glasky

Dan Glasky

I was fortunate enough to discover and then enroll in the Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. The program was extremely beneficial to me as it tied together the various stages of the product lifecycle with optimal supply chain solutions in order to create value through the chain; a must for anyone working in the CPG industry. Combined with the MBA curriculum, I found the program “connected the dots” specifically in the areas of finance and accounting. I enjoyed being on campus once a month, participating in lectures and working/learning in a highly collaborative environment!
Curtis Clark

Curtis Clark

My experience during the Supply Chain EMBA program was very rewarding, both professionally and personally. I experienced a terrific camaraderie with my fellow classmates who shared a desire to learn. Dr. Rajamani has a passion for what he teaches and for helping students realize the difference they can make in the workplace. With students from many different industries and cultural backgrounds, I was able to broaden my perspective on the global nature of supply chains. I made this investment in myself.
Denis Zub

Denis Zub (EMBA 2022)

Just one year ago, when COVID-19 have not even appeared in top-1000 Google searches and flying anywhere on Earth was a five-minute decision, I was sitting in my chair thinking of the next career steps. The only thing I knew then was that I needed inspiration, rethinking, rebooting if you will. Boiling in your day-to-day problems, solving your pre-determined pattern of tasks, and being eventually stuck in your narrow life-box with a boring forward-looking prospect was not the life I wanted to live.

Vinesh Reddy

Vice President, Business Process Offshore, Bank of America

The executive coaching experience was transformational. I was analyzed by my coach and was provided great recommendations to improve myself from where I was before the coaching to where I am now. I found the experience to be valuable to me personally and professionally.
Alexander Moeller

Alexander Moeller, EMBA ’17

Quality Director, Diodes Inc

UTD provided an excellent education during the 21 month-long EMBA program. The academic rigor was challenging, yet content was presented in a way that engaged and motivated everyone. The curriculum had the perfect balance of hard and soft skills to thoroughly prepare for executive roles. The program has completely changed the way I contribute and execute management decisions at work.
Andy Miller

Andy Miller, GLEMBA ’16

IT Operations Manager, Splunk

The GLEMBA program’s focus on global business challenges was vital in helping me to understand how my company can grow and succeed in a globally competitive landscape. The courses, interaction with peers and the exceptional faculty have empowered me to analyze and solve problems differently – essentially the program has enabled me to become a better leader.
Imraan Husain

Imraan Husain, GLEMBA ’17

Director, Articulator Dental Management

This was the most valuable decision I have made to advance my career, and my life. The WebConference meetings provided the convenience of continued engagement regardless of time zones. The program will add value to your life, in as many aspects as you choose
Darrick Fitzgerald

Darrick Fitzgerald, GLEMBA ’18

Managing Consultant – Supply Chain Management Reverse Logistics Team, Verizon Wireless

GLEMBA was not just a learning experience, it was a life experience. GLEMBA was not a career pursuit, it was a life pursuit. Even today, tenets from the program impact how I think, how I approach a problem in my career and how I craft my emails. Was I promoted after I finished my degree? Yes.
Alexander Moeller

Alexander Moeller, EMBA 2017

Quality Director, Diodes Inc.

Coach Mario helped me transform into a more effective and self-aware leader. Using the syllabus and coaching guide provided by UTD as a basis to conduct our sessions, Mario was always very flexible in adjusting the content of our sessions. He thoughtfully summarized the key topics that we discussed during each session and sent them with action items we had agreed on for the following month.
Varun Gadhok

Varun Gadhok, EMBA

Senior Director – Information Systems, Tenet Healthcare

After an exhaustive national search for EMBA programs, I chose UT Dallas due to their outstanding reputation, cultural fit and academic rigor. I am pleased to report that the coursework lived up to my lofty expectations of an executive program and has yielded a positive return on my investment. The collaborative group studies and presentations boosted my confidence, refined my delivery and left me with a lifetime of fond memories in and out of the classroom.
Erinn Marks

Erinn Marks, GLEMBA ’19

I searched for an online program that was a WIN-WIN. I was able to pursue my MBA and enjoy the last of the wonder years with my children.
Issa Traore

Issa Traore

The MS ITM program has been an enriching experience and has always churned out new surprises. With a huge alumni base and a great career management center, we were exposed to large set of employers and network-boosting opportunities.
Vanessa Pacheco

Vanessa Pacheco, GLEMBA ’19

VP, Ohana Cottonwood

This program gives every person an opportunity to lead and collaborate.
Ellie Shollenberger

Ellie Shollenberger

The UT Dallas Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Management is a unique and one of a kind Executive MBA program; no other school offers this concentration. Unlike the traditional EMBA with a finance focus, this program taught me the importance of making the best business decision beyond the numbers. The knowledge and experience I gained in the program has given me more opportunities to be involved with important projects and to manage corporate programs in the company; and I am enjoying this challenge. Most importantly, I learned a lot from my highly experienced classmates with different backgrounds, and the friendships we built during our international study trip is a lifetime gift and priceless!
Karthik Jacobs

Karthik Nandula, EMBA ’20

Program Management Center of Excellence, Jacobs

The UTD EMBA is a program that prepares you for a C-suite executive and entrepreneurial lifestyle. It simulates a powerful environment where you can boost your performance, learn business skills, and practice the attributes that characterize an inspirational leader. This was an evolutionary experience that propelled me outside my comfort zone and helped elevate my thought process and executive presence.
Alberto Gutierrez-Algren

Alberto Gutierrez Algren

Immediately after graduating, I was able to transition to higher position. I am very certain that without the MBA and PLSCM expertise gained through UTD and this program, I would not have had these opportunities for advancement. Additionally, I was able to utilize that knowledge, to become part of two start-up business opportunities, which I would not have even considered for fear of the unknown before earning my MBA.
Jon McBride

Jon McBride, EMBA ’11

Technology Consultant, Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Healthcare Association

I pursued my MBA for many reasons, but chiefly among them was to start my own company, grow said company, and successfully exit. Win, lose, or draw I wanted my own startup experience. The company I co-founded after our program graduation was recently acquired. My co-founders, investors and I walked away with a great return on investment and with much more knowledge.
Khaled Hallak

Khaled Hallak, EMBA 2021

Bank of America, Officer, Syndicated Loan Closer

I joined the EMBA program at UT Dallas with aspirations to hone my business acumen and skillsets gathered from academia and real-world experience through both entrepreneurship and large corporate ventures. The EMBA program did not polish my current understanding; they shattered my foundation and rebuilt my business knowledge with the most cutting-edge academics through a prestigious curriculum and world-renowned professors. Throughout the rigors of this program, I quickly learned the importance and power of my cohort. With an ocean of information flowing towards you, it is impossible for one person to absorb and process on their own. I formed a tight bond with some of the brightest executive minds across an array of industries. In this program, we did more than just dissect and examine case studies from historic events; we were able to consult with real corporations in efforts to aid with ongoing and current issues. Our impact was evidenced when select corporations successfully implemented our recommendations. This program is far from easy, it will push you to new heights and you will need to reintroduce yourself to your family and friends upon graduation. On the bright side, the leaders of this program, Pamela Brady (Program Director) and Connie Imhof (Program Manager), are such genuine and caring people, you will feel like a part of a new family throughout the duration of this program. If you are looking to expand your knowledge and grow your network, the EMBA at UTD comes highly recommended.
Rachel Liu

Rachel Xiao Liu, EMBA 2020

Asia Pacific Business Executive, Motivating Graphics

Working for private companies and running my own businesses for several years, I felt like I needed the core fundamentals for a more structured growth. The support from the faculty and my executive coach have made it so much easier for me as a nursing mom during the whole process.
Kilynn Sommer

Kilynn Sommer, EMBA ’15

Strategic Demand Generation and Marketing Communications Leader, Mitel

The UT Dallas Executive MBA program has helped me grow substantially in my role in leading a multicultural task force. I have been able to foster the respect, trust and engagement among disciplines that don’t typically intersect with one another. The disciplines now see the value in ‘the cause’ in their respective roles and also for the patients.
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Below is a complete list of all Executive Education certificates — both Academic and Professional (non-credit) — sorted by discipline. For more information about a particular certificate, including admission requirements and how to apply, please visit its dedicated web page.


We strive to serve the global business community — both individuals and organizations — by providing advanced, contemporary executive development programs and opportunities for acquiring the essential knowledge, skills and abilities for continuous personal and professional improvement, and sustainable business success.

We develop and continuously improve programs that incorporate a broad range of management disciplines to address the challenges of managing and leading in the rapidly evolving, dynamic, global society.

Executive Education Alumni Spotlights

Darla Ripley

Darla Chapman Ripley, EMBA’97

Associate, Dave Perry-Miller & Associates Real Estate

Darla Chapman Ripley places a lot of importance on maintaining all networks, regardless of industry or location.

Sara Hagan

Sarah Hagan, EMBA’11

CFO, Omnitracs

Hagan, a Dallas resident, joined Omnitracs, LLC, in April 2016, after a successful 11 years at Sabre Corp., where she held senior leadership positions in accounting and finance.

Joseph James

Joseph James, MBA’10


James, who completed his Executive MBA degree in 2010, manages two startup businesses. At 2020 Commercial, he provides commercial real estate sales, leasing and development services. At Mango Farms Digital Marketing, he and his staff provide web and mobile application development and manage digital marketing for clients.

Charles Gillis

Charles Gillis, MBA’04

Executive Director, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC

Technology and an evolving mindset about work-life balance is completely changing the legal services profession.

Sid Keswani

Sid Keswani, MBA’09

President, Pandora Americas

As president of the Americas region, Sid Keswani is responsible for PANDORA’s markets in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Will McIntosh

Will McIntosh, EMBA’06

Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

McIntosh, a senior manager in Advisory Services at Ernst and Young’s Dallas office, measures his success by the quality relationships he has developed with clients and coworkers throughout his 15 years in the management consulting and financial services industries. He assists leading banks and lenders in solving various management problems and improving their operations in order to better serve customers and meet the demands of other key stakeholders.

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Executive Education Articles

professors discussing what makes a good emba candidate

What Makes a Good EMBA Candidate?

An Excellent Career Investment

When I am asked what makes a good executive MBA candidate, several thoughts come to mind. I’m looking for mature working professionals that are ready to invest in accelerating their career.

how to write en essay for the executive mba

How to Write an Admissions Essay for an Executive MBA Program

The power of your personal story

Each individual has a story to tell, yet when it comes to the admissions essay, many essays fall short because the applicant fails to effectively convey their story. The beginning of the essay should capture the reader’s attention.

students receiving award, picture for post: difference between a scholarship and a discount

What is the Difference between a Scholarship and a Discount?

Scholarship Vs. Discount

A scholarship is a payment toward your tuition, but a discount reduces your tuition. While a scholarship certainly sounds more elite than a discount, the outcome is essentially the same. A scholarship is a payment toward your tuition, but a discount reduces your tuition.

Difference Between EMBA and PMBA

What is the difference between EMBA and PMBA?

UT Dallas offers five paths to earning an MBA. Each MBA requires 53 credit hours to complete and all are accredited by AACSB – the gold standard for business schools. Tuition, curriculum and admissions are different, however, for each of these MBA options.

Jackie Kimzey leading a class

The Importance of a Relevant Curriculum

Curriculum is key for students

Creating and maintaining a relevant curriculum is key for students to achieve the maximum return on investment (ROI) in an executive MBA program. Emerging technologies are becoming an integral part of our business environment..

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Executive Education Programs at the Jindal School

Academic Certificates

Gain focused knowledge in specific areas of interest and earn academic credits in these programs that can be transferred to degree programs.

Professional Certificates

Get up to date knowledge on cutting edge topics that are in demand in the current work environment. A university degree is not required for admission.

Corporate Education

Corporate Education within the Naveen Jindal School of Management partners with corporations and organizations to maximize the performance of their leaders. We design, develop and deliver highly interactive learning experiences that are relevant and engaging for our client’s leaders. Corporate Education’s primary mission is to develop leaders who are able to lead effectively now and in the years to come.