Full-Time MBA

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Your Time Is Valuable

In the Full-Time MBA program we want you focused on your career search and academic learning not burdensome student loan debt.

You are paired with an executive mentor and a career coach to assist you in your development. Our small program size (50) and dedicated team of professionals allows us to cater to your needs, ensuring your success in a fast-paced 18-month program. Come to the program where staff and faculty believe in you.

Full-Time MBA by the Numbers

75%

of candidates receive scholarship ranging from $1,000 – $35,000

Scholarship Awards

90%

within 90 days of graduation

Career Placement

55

students per cohort

Average Class Size

Full-Time MBA Students Speak About Their Career Outcomes

Our alumni tell the story best the UT Dallas Full-Time MBA program is unlike any other. It’s immersive, close-knit and focused on connecting you to high-impact careers and networks. Our world-class faculty and program provide our students with the catapult for their next step.

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LEAD Camp

We know joining a new program can be overwhelming, but we spend two weeks getting you ready for takeoff. Lead Camp is all about making sure you are prepared for the next 18 months. By September 1, you will have explored every possible career path and designed a strategy to get you to where you want to be. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in two weeks that include so much fun and hard work.

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Class Profile – Full-Time MBA Class of 2021

60

Class Size

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Gender

33% Female
67% Male

5

Average Work Experience

in years

28

Average Age

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Top Three Undergraduate Majors

Business, Engineering, Psychology

3.5

Average GPA

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Average Test Scores

681 GMAT
310 GRE

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Origin

20% International

80% Domestic

Full-Time MBA Testimonials

Jakeb Spears, Class of 2017

Physician Compensation Analyst, Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

The UT Dallas Full-Time MBA Program helped me make professional connections in my chosen industry, pushed me to challenge myself academically and professionally, and taught me both the quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to land my post-graduate job as an analyst in healthcare consulting.

Abhinav Sharma, Class of 2015

Senior Program Manager, Amazon

The MBA program has helped me grow professionally, academically and personally. Looking back, I am a completely changed person in every aspect, and the Jindal School has played a key role in setting me up for success as I enter a new phase of my life. I am grateful for everything that I have learned.

Wenet Wu, Class of 2016

Sr. Category Specialist, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

As a young professional in the supply chain industry, I needed a graduate program that would challenge me to think outside the norms of traditional supply chain techniques. The MS SCM program at the UT Dallas provided me excellent networking opportunities through student organizations such as INFORMS, SCLC, APICS and ISM.

Laura Albright, Class of 2016

Management Consulting Lead Analyst, RealFoundations

The program not only gave me the tools I needed to achieve my goal of a rewarding career in a new industry – the in-class experience, a close-knit community of alumni in business and a rigorous curriculum, to name just a few – but I found a group of like-minded professionals who I am proud to call my friends. If I can do it, anyone can do it!

James King, Class of 2016

Compensation, Benefits, & HRIS Manager, A. H. Belo

Switching careers is never easy, but getting my MBA at the Naveen Jindal School at UT Dallas made it far more manageable. As a result, I was able to secure an exciting and challenging career with excellent growth potential—an absolute must for a family man like myself.

Nadeem Panjwani, Class of 2017

Software Product Manager, Motorola Mobility

The program helped me bridge the gap by acquiring high-value industry skills, building connections, and preparing for real-world challenges. In retrospective, I feel the three things that contributed most were – my cohort batch, my professors, and the wonderful MBA office staff. I cherish every moment I spent being part of the Full-Time Cohort MBA program and will always be grateful for everything it gave me!
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Alumni Spotlight

Smiling MBA alumna Sajal Desai

Sejal Desai, MBA’99

Program Director, Entrepreneurs for North Texas

Learning to define my own success. This is what I say to others: spend the majority of your day doing something you are passionate about. Define success for yourself and be happy with your own definition. Read more about Sejal.

Smiling Spartz Chris MBA Alumnus 2018

Chris Spartz, MBA’11

Senior Associate – Risk Consulting, Contract Compliance, Raytheon

At KPMG, Spartz serves in multiple roles including reviewing contracts between his clients and their third-party service providers to identify risks within the agreement and help his clients to ensure compliance with contracts, standards, policies, and regulatory requirements. Read more about Chris.

Dilon Hanks, MBA’11

Aircraft Captain – Training and Safety Manager, Paypal Aviation Department

Hanks started his education with an undergraduate degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has had a long career path to land his current job. Throughout his career, Hanks saw setbacks as opportunities that led him to his current position, based in the San Francisco area, and never forgot his passion for the aviation industry. Read more about Dilon.

Smiling MBA alumnus Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz, MBA’10

Brand Manager, Ericsson North America

As a young professional, Luis developed a business initiative for Ericsson that not only met and surpassed company objectives but also helped a nonprofit organization. He links his ability to create innovative solutions to his time at the Jindal School learning about marketing and advertising. The course work challenged him to redefine traditional marketing ideas and pioneer a new generation of market strategy. Read more about Luis.

MBA Alumna Clarisa Duran Lindenmeyer

Clarisa Duran Lindenmeyer, MBA’09

Founder/President, Proximity to Power

Lindenmeyer says that in her current role as a C-level strategist in sales, marketing, and growth, her MBA helps round out her ability to advise executives across many channels. “It gives a 360-degree understanding of how all things work: marketing, sales, IT, finance, HR and more. Read more about Clarisa.

Smiling MBA Alumnus Ellison Jason 2018

Jason Ellison, BS’03, MBA’06

Entrepreneur – Founder, Ellison Consulting

While Ellison began his professional career at KPMG in audit, he now is on his second (or third) career, as owner of Ellison Business Consulting in Allen. His company specializes in small business consulting, specifically helping owners grow their businesses in “a healthy yet aggressive manner.” Read more about Jason.

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UT Dallas student graduating with double MS/MBA degrees

Consider Adding an MS Degree

Gone are the days of one size fits all for MBA students. Get the strategic and technical skills you need to move up!

Double degrees often have considerable advantages. Obtaining two degrees simultaneously provides an opportunity for you to potentially share coursework between the two degrees. Moreover, consider the career advantages gained when obtaining a second degree, not to mention the potential time and tuition benefits. Visit with an advisor to understand the particular benefits of the double degree pathway.

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MBA G.O.A.T. Podcast

Episode 5: Jonathan Willson, MBA’12

Jonathan Willson, MBA’12, is a partner at ProvenCFO, a business he co-founded with his brother David, MS’11. Willson joins host Dr. Monica Powell, senior associate dean and dean of graduate programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Episode 8: Elijah Metcalf, MBA’11

Elijah Metcalf, MBA’11, joins host Dr. Monica Powell for a discussion about nontraditional paths to an MBA and a business career. Metcalf, a vice president of internal audit at NexBank, discusses why a theater background such as his did not put pursuit of an MBA out of the realm of possibility. He explains that he parlayed his communications skills and creativity into a role as a contributing member of his fulltime MBA cohort and then used those skills again in his rise up the corporate ladder.

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Episode 4: Stephanie Rigg, MBA’16

Stephanie Rigg, MBA’16, is a procurement specialist at Texas Instruments. The mother of three joins host Dr. Monica Powell, senior associate dean and dean of graduate programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, to discuss how her immersion in the Full-Time MBA program helped equip her for a safe transition from domestic engineer back into the workforce after a 15-year absence.

Andrew Cyders

Episode 11: Andrew Cyders, MBA’11

Andrew Cyders, MBA’11, joins host Dr. Monica Powell for the 11th installment of the Yet Another MBA G.O.A.T. podcast. Cyders is director of special projects and chief of staff at The Everett Clinic in Everett, Wash. He and Powell discuss how the rigor of the MBA prepared him well for success in healthcare consulting and positioned him for the job he holds today.

Janelle Manuel

Episode 12: Janelle Manuel, MBA ’17, MS 17

In this episode, host Dr. Monica Powell welcomes Janelle Manuel, MBA’17, MS’17, to the podcast. Manuel, who recently transitioned into a new position, was a senior manager of digital experience at Mohawk Industries at the time the episode was recorded. They discuss how Manuel getting both an MBA and a master’s degree in business analytics at the Naveen Jindal School of Management positioned her for success in the marketing field, which is becoming increasingly oriented on big data.

Episode 1: Ben Wilson, MBA’11

The inaugural episode of Yet Another MBA G.O.A.T. (the acronym stands for Greatest of All Time) podcast features Ben Wilson, MBA’11, vice president at Bulkley Capital, a boutique financial advisory and investment-banking firm. Ben joins host Dr. Monica Powell, senior associate dean and dean of graduate programs at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, for a discussion about how his degree helped him make his unique career transition. He went from an operations manager and education director at a philharmonic orchestra to a financial leader who helps company owners and management teams develop acquisition strategies and access capital resources.

Kevin Winslow

Episode 10: Kevin Winslow, MBA’15

Kevin Winslow, MBA’15, joins Dr. Monica Powell to discuss how obtaining an MBA degree from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas gave him a new skill set that allowed him to reimagine his career. The degree allowed Winslow to go from a career in clinical research to one as director of operations at Los Angeles-based Radiology Partners.

Episode 6: Rebecca Brooks, MBA’10

Rebecca Brooks, MBA’10, is a senior data analytics manager at McKesson. She joins host Dr. Monica Powell, senior associate dean and dean of graduate programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Episode 9: Newsha Mirzaei, MBA’16

Newsha Mirzaie, MBA’16, a senior strategy and operations management consultant at Deloitte, joins Dr. Monica Powell for a chat about why she chose UT Dallas over other local universities to pursue her MBA degree. They also discuss how her education at the Naveen Jindal School of Management was a great return on her investment — not only in terms of recouping tuition costs but also for learning business, and life, lessons.

Episode 3: John Oyedele, MBA’16

This episode features John Oyedele, MBA’16, senior manager, digital product management in Capital One’s Consumer Mobile division. Oyedele joins host Dr. Monica Powell, senior associate dean and dean of graduate programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Among topics discussed are how he was able to earn his evening MBA — all while maintaining a full-time career and a family life with a wife and four kids — and how doing so gave him the confidence to make the transition from an electrical engineer to a well-rounded management professional.

Episode 2: Anuja More, MBA’15

This episode features Anuja More, MBA’15, senior product manager for Juniper Networks’ Cloud Analytics and Operations division. Anuja joins host Dr. Monica Powell, senior associate dean and dean of graduate programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, to discuss her time in the Jindal School’s Full-Time MBA program and how those experiences and connections prepared her to make an impact in her career as a product-management professional.

Episode 7: Laura Albright, MBA’16

Laura Albright, MBA’16, is a management consulting lead analyst at RealFoundations, a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. The mother of two and a former party-truck franchisee with 25 years of experience decided to reinvent herself mid-career. She discusses how a Jindal School MBA helped her do that.

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