Executive MBA

Executive MBA students in JSOM, 2021

Early Admissions Discount

$7,500 early admissions discount if accepted by March 26, 2021. Apply now.

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Make Time to Accelerate Your Career

The UT Dallas Saturdays-only Executive MBA program provides the flexibility you need to balance work, life and your education. What better expenditure can you make to deliver a return on investment on your career in three to five years?

Take a closer look at our relevant curriculum

Alumni Spotlights

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Stay Relevant in Our Dynamic Economic Environment

Our dynamic economic environment mandates employees to become more efficient while continuing to drive profits.

We know you want a relevant curriculum — with real-world significance, you can apply on Monday morning. With digital transformation impacting consumer buying trends and customer relationships, we have integrated emerging technologies throughout our curriculum to advance your education as advanced as our global economy.

  • The Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain
  • Machine Learning

Creating shared value — maximizing the potential of emerging markets through an integrated network of companies, government and NGOs — is the future of globalized businesses. Is your network in place?

Fortify your experience with relevant skills
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Create the Professional Growth You Desire

Work one-on-one with an International Coaching Federation-certified executive coach to create parallel paths to success.

The academics of the Executive MBA can raise your technical skills. The refinement of your executive soft skills are necessary to compliment the technical growth in any leadership capacity.

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Student Testimonials

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.
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.
Meredith Carter

Meredith Carter, EMBA 2020

Senior Director of Finance, Gamestop

I’m thankful to have pursued an Executive MBA instead of the format I seriously considered earlier in my career. This program provides the opportunity to practice critical thinking, influencing and delegation skills. I particularly appreciate how courses like Operations Management and Performance Transformation require students to think deeper and more holistically about issues and possible solutions. The course content builds through the program and enables students to view business differently than their functional or technical lens.
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.
Thomas Rodgers

Thomas Rodgers (EMBA 2022)

The Executive MBA program has been a fantastic experience, and the cohort has become more than just a group of students taking a class together- we have become friends that can lean on each other and help our fellow cohort members no matter what. Aside from the incredibly talented faculty and staff, the networking opportunities have been invaluable. I know the connections that I’m making with this cohort will last and benefit my career well into the future. The curriculum has been curated to be relevant and useful for today’s business environment. The academic experience has been challenging and is one of the myriad reasons why I would recommend this program to anyone considering an MBA.
Mo Katibeh

Mo Katibeh, EMBA ’11

Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T

UT Dallas helped round out specific skills sets that I needed to move to the next level of my career. With a broad operations and project management background, the financial, organizational architecture and executive leadership projects at UTD were immensely helpful. They immediately helped me when I was promoted to manage the Northeast Mobility Construction and Engineering organization.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Richard

Ben Richard, EMBA ’20

Director EPMO and Operational Excellence

By learning about NPV, IRR, and cost of capital, in Financial Management with Dr. Reichert, I have greatly improved my ability to pitch ideas and speak with the CEO, CFO and SVP of Strategy (a former CFO). This has helped me secure a promotion to the “Director – EPMO and Operational Excellence” which is responsible for leading all enterprise projects and process improvement for my entire company (a Fortune 400 company).
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.
Andrew Svatek

Andrew Svatek, EMBA 2022

Director of Operations, Svatek Consulting

When researching EMBA programs to pursue it was clear early on that UTD’s EMBA was the perfect fit for me. The elite faculty, diversity of the program, and relevant and evolving curriculum were huge drivers in my decision and made it a no-brainer. I always anticipated an academic journey that would challenge me personally and professionally, but what I did not anticipate was the unbelievable camaraderie and support of my cohort that was established on the first day of orientation. I have learned as much from my classmates as I have from my professors, and I know I will leave UTD with lifelong friends and a world-class executive education. I am so grateful for the opportunity to earn an EMBA at UTD JSOM
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.
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Be in the Company of Smart, Diverse People

Are you ready to be challenged by leaders in industries throughout the DFW Metroplex?

We value the diversity of the students from the countries and companies they represent to the skills that they bring to the table. All students are selected based on the unique contributions they bring to the classroom.

Student Profile

A unique executive leadership training program designed for today’s business leaders.

In the Naveen Jindal School of Management, executive education is what we do. Whether you’re searching for the perfect global executive MBA program or researching online executive MBA programs, the right executive education can provide the soft skills and insight needed to advance both you and your organization’s future. Just as it has done for the business leaders shown in the class profiles below:

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Country of Origin

USA, 59%
India 26%
South Korea 3%
Taiwan 3%
Russia 3%
Ukraine 3%
Vietnam 3%

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16% Female
84% Male

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White 66%
Asian 31%
Hispanic or Latino 3%


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Advanced Degrees

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Receive the Best Education at the Best Value

The UT Dallas Executive MBA is ranked No. 21 worldwide for Global Executive MBA Programs by CEO Magazine in 2020.

Our 53-semester credit-hour program is the best value for Executive MBA programs in North Texas. Tuition is $90,000. The program provides all textbooks and course materials, meals on class days, executive coaching and the international study tour (once global travel may resume).

Where Do We Stand


No. 1 Among Texas Public Universities, Earned Recognition for Quality, Cost

UT Dallas, according to Forbes Magazine (2019)

no.2 / no.21

No. 2 in Texas and no. 21 Worldwide for Global Executive MBA Programs

Executive MBA program, according to CEO Magazine (2020)


No. 4 Worldwide in Research Contributions 2015 – 2019

Jindal School, according to UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings


No. 1 in the U.S. Among Universities Less Than 50 Years Old

UT Dallas, according to Times Higher Education


Top 100 “Best Value” Public Colleges in the U.S.

UT Dallas, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

EMBA 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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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Application Process
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