Curriculum – PMBA Online

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 53 semester-credit-hours degree program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) that prepares you to think, plan and develop business solutions by utilizing strong analytical problem-solving skills, team-oriented approaches and strategic planning.

Please review the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum details.

Degree Plan Highlights – PMBA Online

Begin in Any Semester

Fall, spring or summer

No On-Campus Requirement

Students have the option to register for on-campus courses if they live locally.

Courses Taught on Your Own Schedule

Flexible Time-To-Completion

Completion in as few as 21 months to as long as six years

Customized Career Support


Four Semester Credit Hours

Students pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) are required to complete the following prerequisites:

  • OPRE 6303 Quantitative Foundation of Business
  • MAS 6105 Communications for Management

For OPRE 6303, applicants may request a waiver if they have completed calculus at the undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of “B” or better. For MAS 6105, applicants may request a waiver through the forms page of the advising website. The waiver can be obtained by showing proficiency in writing, speaking and creating an effective LinkedIn profile. The OPRE 6303 requirement must be satisfied within the first semester of graduate study, and the MAS 6105 requirement must be satisfied within the first semester of study. Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites; however, the grade achieved in prerequisites taken at UT Dallas will count toward the student’s grade-point average (GPA).

Course Requirements

Core Courses: 32 Semester Credit Hours

* Non-MBA master’s degree students who have completed ACCT 6305 Accounting for Managers and who decide to enroll and are admitted into an MBA program will be required to take either ACCT 6331 Cost Accounting or Financial Statement Analysis in lieu of ACCT 6301 Financial Accounting. Non-MBA master’s degree students may also substitute ACCT 6305 Accounting for Managers in lieu of ACCT 6202 Managerial Accounting.

Elective Courses: 21 Semester Credit Hours

21You may choose any graduate-level courses within JSOM to satisfy the elective requirement based on your interests and focus. Optionally, you are encouraged to develop a concentration within the elective courses. You cannot include more than 12 semester-credit-hours of electives in any single functional area (demarcated by the area prefix) beyond the required core courses.

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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Before you apply, get familiar with the UT Dallas MBA’s application process for the PMBA Program.

How to Apply