Naveen Jindal School of Management – University of Texas at Dallas

UT Dallas Professional MBA Program Structure

The UT Dallas Professional MBA program at the Naveen Jindal School of Business is offered in three different formats. The options include Evening Cohort, Flex and Online.

The Evening Cohort option can be completed in 24 months. This format allows working professionals to take the 30 required classes together, giving them the opportunity to practice working as a team and giving them networking opportunities. The Flex program lets students finish their degree on their own schedule. They can begin in the fall, spring or summer. Courses are offered online and on campus, and students can choose where and when they will take their courses, as well as how many courses they will take at a time. The Online MBA operates similarly to the Flex MBA, though not all electives and concentrations can be taken online, limiting some of the options available to fully online students.

The Flex and Online MBA programs allow students to work full-time while completing their MBA, and most of them do. A part-time schedule consists of taking two classes each semester, and classes are usually offered Monday-Friday from 4 to 10 p.m.

Curriculum

All formats of the UT Dallas Professional MBA program follow a 53-credit curriculum. All students must complete the 30 credits of core classes and 23 credits of elective courses.

MBA students have the ability to complete a concentration in an area such as accounting, business analytics, energy management, finance, healthcare management, IT management, innovation and entrepreneurship, internal audit, international management, leadership in organizations, marketing, real estate, strategic management, supply chain management or systems engineering and management. Concentrations provide students with a more in-depth knowledge of an area of business management. Students can choose their concentration based on their interests and future career goals. However, online students should note that not all concentrations and electives are available in an online format.

Class Profile

The average age of UT Dallas Professional MBA students in the Class of 2018 cohort is 29. Students typically have six years of professional work experience. The average GMAT score of students is 618 and students have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4.

Careers

The Professional MBA is designed for working business professionals. The PMBA degree will help to prepare students to advance their careers in business and management. While Full-Time MBA students may receive more individualized attention from the Career Management Center, PMBA students still have access to a variety of resources to help them achieve their career goals. Resources include networking events, mock interviews, industry forums and career coaching.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition costs for the UT Dallas Professional MBA program at Naveen Jindal depend on the amount of courses taken per semester and which track students are enrolled in. UT Dallas has designed their tuition costs to be lower per credit with the more classes that a student takes per semester. The estimated cost for tuition and fees for in-state residents in the Evening PMBA program is $42,347. The estimated cost for tuition and fees for non-residents and international students is $78,449. Tuition and fees for resident students in the online program is estimated at $49,531, with non-resident tuition at $84,016.

Students participating in online courses must also pay an $80 per semester credit hour distance education fee for each graduate course taken online at JSOM.

Resident students enrolled in the Flex option can expect to pay a total of $45,291, while non-residents will pay around $79,776.

These estimated costs do not include costs for materials, housing, transportation and other fees that students may encounter during their time as a PMBA student.

PMBA students do have access to scholarships, though not as many as full-time students do. The school also accepts third party scholarships, grants, federal financial aid and veterans’ awards as well as private and government student loans. Prospective students can email financial-aid@utdallas.edu for more information on scholarships and financial aid.

Admissions Procedures

In order to be considered for admission to the Naveen Jindal School of Management, applicants must submit a completed online application and all supporting documents. Supporting documents include official transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, one professional letter of recommendation from a current or past employer, community leader or former professor, one completed essay question (instructions found on the online application) and a copy of their professional resume.

All international students are required to provide an English proficiency test. Applicants who already have a PhD or US-based MD or JD may request a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Domestic applicants must pay a $50 application fee and International applicants must pay a $100 application fee.

After all documents and application forms are received by admissions, applicants may be invited to attend an interview. These admissions interviews are by invitation only.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for programs beginning in the fall are:

Fall Term:

Priority Deadline: January 15
Regular Deadline: May 1

Spring Term:

Priority Deadline: May 15
Regular Deadline: October 1

Summer Session:

Priority Deadline: October 15
Regular Deadline: March 1