Global Leadership MBA

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Mobile • 100% Online • Personalized • No GMAT or GRE

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Earn your MBA with an emphasis in international management.

Prepare yourself to thrive in a career where your expertise will power business solutions.

The Global Leadership MBA curriculum is designed for you, a working professional who wants to expand your international business acumen.

Join the #1 Online Global MBA program in Texas according to CEO Magazine.

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Where Do We Stand


Best Global Online Executive MBA Program in Texas

GLEMBA, according to CEO Magazine, 2018 and 2020


Best U.S. University Less Than 50 Years Old

UT Dallas, according to Times Higher Education


No. 4 Worldwide in Research Contributions 2014 – 2018

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


No. 6 Most Innovative University in the World

University of Texas System, according to Reuters, 2018


No. 15 Global MBA Program in North America and U.S.

GLEMBA, according to CEO Magazine


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

UT Dallas, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

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Online Networking

Network with other GLEMBA students, faculty and alumni – just as if you were on campus!

  • GLEMBA Speaker Series – you can hear from current academic and corporate experts on a variety of relevant business topics
  • Welcome Meet and Greet – before your first class, meet with other new students and faculty
  • Online Networking – we offer regular meet up sessions with your classmates and faculty
  • Alumni Book Club – Alumni choose topics of interest to learn about for the quarterly Alumni Book Club
  • GLEMBA Sunday Afternoon Discussions – Alumni choose a topic of interest or choose to lead a discussion on a current topic and we offer the platform
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Flexible Timeline and Delivery

GLEMBA is designed for YOU! Start when you want! Graduate at your pace! Customize the degree for your goals!

Start in August, January or May! The choice is yours.

We offer shorter classes at an average of 8-weeks. Take 2 classes and graduate in 21 –months. Take 1-class and graduate in 42-months. Mix and match with a pause! What is your preference to balance classes with your work and personal life? (*note: degree must be completed in 72 months)

We are online but you still have opportunities to interact with faculty and other classmates! Classes are 10-20% synchronous with regularly scheduled web conferences for you to engage in high quality discussions.

Academic certificates and concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, Leadership, Organizational Consulting, Project Management, and Strategic HR are available for you as well.

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Professional Outcomes

Are you looking for your first management position, the next position, a new company or do you have the job you’ve dreamed of and now need to increase your skills?

GLEMBA students all seek different professional outcomes – what are yours?


  • Business problem identification and solution development
  • Strategic design, development and integration
  • Quantitative analysis and application of management skills towards data-based business issue resolution
  • Analyze and evaluate international markets
  • Effective communications, teamwork and leadership both domestic and international

Access to the Career Management Center, Business Communication Center, Executive Coaches.

Student Testimonials

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.
Vanessa Pacheco

Vanessa Pacheco, GLEMBA ’19

VP, Ohana Cottonwood

This program gives every person an opportunity to lead and collaborate.
Tamer Elshamy

Tamer Elshamy, GLEMBA ’19

Sales Director, Fawry Banking and Payment Technology Services

An exceptional experience mixed with both cutting edge knowledge and great personal skills improvement.
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.
Holly Martin

Holly Martin, GLEMBA ’19

Customer Experience Manager, J.B. Hunt

Because of this program, I was able to present within my organization to five different groups, which led to a promotion, an invitation to assist with three special projects as a new manager, and an appointment as a co-chair to lead professional development for an internal employee resource group.
Mohammed Omer

Mohammed Omer, GLEMBA ’19

It’s about the experiences of exchanging skill sets and perspectives.
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.
Ashwin Prakash

Ashwin Prakash, GLEMBA ’20

Head of Data Science and Analytics, HCA Healthcare

The application of learnings from Operations Management and Strategic Management courses helped make an immediate impact in my job, merging the lines between school and work while providing an instant return on investment for my employer.
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
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Student Profile

Whether you’re searching for the perfect global leadership MBA program or researching online MBA programs, the right program 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 profile below.

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Countries Represented

Argentina, Cameroon, China, Colombia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Uruguay, United States of America, Vietnam

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49% Female
51% Male


International Students

(based on current nationality)


Underrepresented Minorities

(based on entire student enrollment)


Domestic Minorities


Average Age

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Work Experience

Average, in years


Management Experience

Average, in years

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Typical Undergraduate Degrees*

Accounting, Art History, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Healthcare Management, Humanities, IT, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, Petroleum/Geology, Political Science, Radio-TV-Film, Sociology

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Transportation, Banking, Consulting, Consumer Products, Education, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, IT, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Media/Entertainment, Non-Profit, Petroleum/Energy, Real Estate

* To apply for the GLEMBA degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).

Spotlight on Women Faculty

Maria Albrecht

Maria Albrecht


Dr. Maria Gomez Albrecht is the Lecturer for Marketing Management in the Global Leadership MBA program. Dr. Albrecht is an accomplished and highly-skilled business professional leveraging 25+ years of experience in several industries including retail, medical, nonprofit, environmental and education. Her specialties include strategic planning, loyalty and growth programs, promotion and advertising campaign execution, brand and digital marketing, and new product launches in domestic and international markets. Being multi-lingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian) an achievement she is most proud of is developing and implementing marketing campaigns worldwide in multiple languages. A favorite quote is – “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” By Admiral David Farragut.

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