Professional MBA Evening Cohort

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You Want It All

To keep your current job and still have a close-knit transformative MBA experience, and we can help you achieve this.

Working professionals take all core courses together, creating an effective networking team approach to the PMBA curriculum. Customized networking events are designed to leverage our local alumni base, as well as include other MBA formats resulting in a larger professional network upon graduation.

PMBA Evening Cohort by the Numbers

2-3

years

Time to Degree Completion

545

k-cups, annually

Coffee Served for Student Survival

60%

of students receive tuition support from employer

Employer Tuition Support

Advance Your Career and Your Education at the Same Time

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s MBA program not only offers a quality education that provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your future career, it also gives you that extra edge to push yourself farther than you thought possible. You walk away from the program knowing you are more than prepared for whatever career awaits you, and you leave with the knowledge that you are graduating from a well-respected and prestigious university — UT Dallas.

Class Profile – PMBA Evening Cohort Class of 2022

45

Class Size

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Average Test Scores

600 GMAT
306 GRE

4.5

Average Work Experience

in years

30

Average Age

3.4

Average GPA

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Gender

31% Female
69% Male

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Top Three Undergraduate Majors

Business, Engineering, Psychology

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Top Hiring Companies

Capital One, Cisco, JP Morgan Chase, Southwest, Toyota, USAA

PMBA Testimonials

Justin Figueredo, Class of 2016

Army Reserves Captain; UNT Assistant Professor of Military Science; Financial Analyst, City of Grapevine

The Professional MBA program at UT Dallas was invaluable for my transition from active duty military service to the civilian workforce. Because of the relationships formed within my evening cohort and the insight and knowledge passionately shared by the esteemed faculty, this is an experience that I will never forget.

Jordan Pedigo, Class of 2016

Assistant Vice President – Division Controller, BOK Financial Corporation

The MBA program provided a number of opportunities to work in team-based settings. These experiences improved my skills in communication, leadership, team-building and presentation. I have gained a new perspective into the challenges that businesses face, and I am ready to use the skills and knowledge gained to help add value in the workplace.

Cale Hiroms, Class of 2017

Air Force SSgt.; Program Manager, Raytheon

One of the reasons I chose UT Dallas was because of the low tuition costs—using my veteran’s benefits reduced my out-of-pocket costs to almost nothing. The Professional MBA cohort structure has allowed me to connect more meaningfully with my classmates, more so than most other traditional MBA formats.

Janelle Manuel, Class of 2017

Inbound Analytics & SEM Manager, Mohawk Industries

The instructors are great about bringing real-time events into the classroom and encouraging us to apply our experiences to their material as well. You tend to read more intently and dig deeper for interesting information because you want to make sure that you are an active, knowledgeable participant in the class conversations.

Jared Lange, Class of 2017

Administrator, Business Sustainability and Development, Parkland Hospital

When I researched MBA programs, the following were important: convenient location, accredited faculty, competitive tuition, hand-selected small cohort and strong alumni connections. UT Dallas met all of these needs. Additionally, the professors have been exceptional, and there have been numerous opportunities to connect with alumni.
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MBA G.O.A.T. Podcast

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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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