University of Texas at Arlington College of Business

UT Arlington Executive MBA Program Structure

The UT Arlington Executive MBA program is a 15-month 37-credit program with classes held on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Students also attend a 15-day China trip. Classes start at 1 p.m. on Fridays and end by 8 p.m. (including dinner). Saturday classes begin at 8 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. (breakfast and lunch served). The EMBA program at UT Arlington is AACSB accredited.

Curriculum

Students in the UT Arlington Executive MBA program complete 14 courses over four semesters. Students will complete the program in a cohort structure and they will gain extensive experience working collaboratively as part of a team Students who complete this program automatically also complete the Certificate in Asian Business Studies program. The graduate certificate will be shown on their diploma along with the EMBA degree.

Students in the UT Arlington Executive MBA Program focus on the fundamentals of global business in order to become successful business management leaders in global markets. The curriculum is built around the necessary skills and knowledge that are needed to run multinational firms and how to successfully manage data and develop effective teams that will help firms to expand into global markets and maintain customer value and build long-term customer relationships.

UT Arlington Executive MBA students also participate in a two-week immersion trip in China. During the trip, students will learn what they need to know about the global landscape, new emerging international markets and innovative approaches to global product development. Students will also have the opportunity to network with other EMBA students in China as well as develop a project that is specific to Chinese business opportunities.

Class Profile

The average age of students in the Executive MBA program is 38-years old. Students have an average of 16 or more years of professional career experience with ten or more years of management/leadership experience. The average class size of the EMBA program is 20-30 students. Twenty-nine percent of EMBA students are female.

Careers

The UT Arlington Executive MBA program is designed for mid-level and upper-level managers and executives. The program helps these professionals to develop the skills needed to move their company into global markets or to increase the company’s presence in a global market.

The UT Arlington Executive MBA program provides students with career coaching. Unlike typical career coaching for EMBA students, UT Arlington not only offers career guidance and resume and interview tips, but also offers an in-depth analysis of students’ unique core strengths through its Giftedness Assessment process. Students use the information from the assessment to evaluate career goals and literally custom-design ideal career scenarios for their career path going forward after completing the EMBA program.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost of the UT Arlington Executive MBA program is $74,500. This is the total cost of the program and includes the costs for airfare, hotel and most meals for the 15-day international China immersion trip, orientation, tuition, all course materials, exclusive Career Services Assessment Program, exclusive Asian Business Studies Certificate, lunches and dinners for 15 months, wireless facilities and free secure parking.

Executive MBA students generally pay for the program through employer sponsorship. There is a $4,000 scholarship available for students who pay their tuition deposit by the early application deadline, and a $2,000 scholarship for those who pay their tuition deposit by the preferred application deadline. There are also scholarships available for individuals who work in the nonprofit sector in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Students who work with certain companies within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex may also be eligible for scholarships through UTA’s Affinity Program. Students can also receive federal financial aid to lower the cost of the program. The school also accepts private loans, college access loans, credit cards and participates in the Veterans’ Yellow Ribbon Program. Prospective students that need assistance with securing loans or have questions about financial aid can contact the Dean’s Administrative Assistant.

Admissions Procedures

Candidates should have a minimum of five years of work experience and four years of management responsibility. Applicants for the UT Arlington Executive MBA Program who hold a bachelor’s degree are not required to take the GMAT.

Applicants must submit all of the following documents to be considered for admission:

    1. Completed application (found online)
    2. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
    3. A copy of the applicant’s professional résumé
    4. A 250-word personal essay that describes their reasons for pursuing an MBA at UTA and how they will benefit from the China immersion.
    5. Three letters of recommendation from professional references

    Applicants must also complete a personal interview with an admissions representative and pay an application fee of $150. All applications and supporting documents should be sent by email to emba@uta.edu or by mail to:

    Executive MBA
    College of Business
    Box 19377
    701 S. West St.
    Arlington, TX 76019-0377

    Application Deadlines

    The early application deadline for the UT Arlington Executive MBA program is March 8. The regular application deadline is May 31 and the late application deadline is July 19. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Admission will not be considered until the Admissions Office receives all of the application materials.