TWO NEW DEGREES OF EXCELLENCE
University of Texas at Dallas
Jindal School of Management
The Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) offers two Executive MBA options of excellence – traditional and hybrid - to meet each student’s need.
The Executive MBA (EMBA) prepares upwardly mobile executives and business professionals for leadership in an increasingly dynamic, global, and data-rich economy. The EMBA stresses development of strategic frameworks, analysis of data-driven decisions, examination and expansion of interpersonal and international awareness, and construction and implementation of enterprise transformational strategies. The program fosters an environment of student engagement by offering students opportunities to network with peers and corporate executives, to further apply their lessons, to learn best business practices, and to grow professionally. In response to prospect feedback, the UT Dallas EMBA Program meets on campus three Saturdays a month.
The Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) serves the global business student by providing an advanced, contemporary executive education curriculum that develops the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities for sustainable global businesses. GLEMBA develops, introduces, and continuously improves courses that incorporate a broad range of management disciplines to address the challenges of managing and leading in the rapidly evolving, global society. The GLEMBA Program meets face-to-face for a week once a semester with the remainder of the content taught online. The program includes an international retreat and a joint international study tour with the EMBA students.
On the international study tour, both EMBA and GLEMBA students meet with company and government executives to investigate strategic decisions that executives face. Students explore the competition and cooperation within the country and within the country’s trading area; public policy with respect to labor and trading; management practices regarding labor and cultural differences; business opportunities and risks; and each country’s competitive advantage.
Through company visits, students meet with corporate executives to understand C-suite leadership issues that include strategy, financing, labor, trade, and supply chain management, among others. Company visits validate their classroom learning and provide students the opportunities to learn best business practices and collaborate on possible business initiatives between the visiting company and their own company.
With an average student age of 38 years, the program offers networking opportunities for experienced students that go well beyond finding a new position after graduation. Students network to collaborate on business-to-business opportunities, to learn best business practices, and to find new positions as well as find new hires.
EMBA and GLEMBA students also learn from C-Suite leaders on relevant topics through the C-Suite Speaker Series. Speakers give students firsthand insight into better understanding the strategic decisions that leaders are facing in today’s economic environment. The series allows students to meet and ask questions of these leaders about their courses and own corporate initiatives.
The UT Dallas Executive MBA Programs believe leadership must be cultivated both in terms of knowledge and executable skills, but also in terms of interpersonal skills. EMBA and GLEMBA emphasize a balance of study group and individual work. Students gain the essential skills of successfully executing and producing deliverables in study groups and leading study groups during their 21-month experience.
To support student leadership effectiveness competency, the EMBA Program pairs each student with an ICF-certified coach. Working with their individual coach, they prepare a professional development plan to focus on developing five executive core competencies, including:
- Strategic self-awareness
- Social intelligence
- Political intelligence
- Executive presence
- Social networking
With the hybrid nature of the program, GLEMBA students develop online leadership skills. Continuously presenting and participating in web conferences, students reach a comfort level with the online meeting format, continuing to support this program’s emphasis of executing and leading in today’s global market.