Frequently Asked Questions

General MBA Information

Our Full-Time MBA program is 18 months long, although students have the option off adding an additional semester in the spring of their second year. In many cases, this is because students are adding an additional MS degree but can also be that they want to take a slower pace or extend their internship past the summer semester.

Internships are a great way to get experience and apply what you are learning. Generally, around 90% of our Full-Time MBA students do an internship, typically starting in the summer but many extend their internship through the Fall and Spring. Internships are also available to our PMBA students and our Evening Cohort often do in-company internships where they get credit for doing an extra project at work.

One of the great advantages of being in the fastest-growing metro area in the U.S. is there are amazing opportunities!

In addition to a confident level of computer and Internet literacy, some minimum technical requirements must be met to enable a successful online learning experience.

The minimum system requirements include:

  • A Pentium processor PC or equivalent Mac system; Windows 98/Me/2000/XP or Mac OS 9.x or OS X 10.x.
  • Internet access with 56.6 kbps modem (minimum). We recommend a high-bandwidth.
  • 128 MB system Ram; 500 MB free disk space or sufficient storage
  • Sound card
  • CD-ROM capabilities

The software requirements include:

  • Web browser: Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, AOL, Mozilla, or Safari. For eLearning supported browsers and versions, please see the validated browser list. Please also see the browser configuration info below.
  • Microsoft Office 2000 is the minimum standard. The latest version of MS Office and some other MS Software is available at a nominal cost from the UTD Microsoft program (see the Online Services to eLearning page)
  • Virus detection/protection software such as McAfee (available as a free download from UTD and can be accessed by visiting the eLearning Student Resources page)
“Plug-ins” include:

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The university requires an 80 for the TOEFL internet-based test, 6.5 for the IELTS and 67 on the PTE, but the average TOEFL score is 100.

You can find a list of our current MBA program rankings at the Naveen Jindal School of Management Rankings Page.

7-Eleven, AT&T, Baylor Health Care Systems, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, McAfee, McKesson, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Sabre, Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments, to name a few.

Visit our Career Outcomes page to learn more about where and how our MBA graduates are getting great job.

For eLearning courses, you need a full-featured browser that is supported by eLearning. Please see the recommended browsers listed above.

Your browser should have JavaScript enabled, and cookies enabled.

It is also crucial that you set the cache settings to verify web documents “Every Time.”

You should also disable any pop-up blocking for the eLearning site.

The methods for configuring these settings vary among browsers and versions; you may find more information at eLearning’s Browser Tune-up page. You can also check your browser’s documentation for details.

The academic integrity of online courses is an important concern. We administer exams in several different ways: embedded in courses, uploaded by email, or proctored.

For courses requiring one proctored exam, the online student is responsible for making arrangements with a testing service convenient to them or must come to UTD on the exam date set by the course instructor. Specific information is available on the Proctored Exam Information page and also in each course syllabus.

  • Full-Time MBA: $100 for domestic (US Citizens/Permanent Residents) applicants, $150 for international applicants.
  • Professional MBA: $50 for domestic (US Citizens/Permanent Residents) applicants, $100 for international students.
  • UTD alumni, military veterans, and current service members are exempt from paying the application fee.

Please email or call (972) 883-5055 for more information.

You can choose from a variety of concentrations – visit the MBA Concentrations Page for a complete list. Please note concentrations are unofficial (9-12 semester credit hours) and not published on your transcript or diploma. Concentrations are not declared. MBA students can select up to two concentrations.

  • Register for online MBA courses by sending an email request to the School of Management Advising Office (see Registration).
  • Students in courses with the section number ’0G1? ‘0W1or ’0G2? ‘0W2 will receive course access instructions usually one day before the start of the course.
  • Properly registered students will use their NetID to access their courses by logging in to the eLearning site.
  • Those who do not have a UTD Net ID account yet can obtain one at
  • For assistance, please contact the UTD Help Desk online or at (972) 883-2911. or go to
  • Students taking one of the two UTD courses delivered through the UT System TeleCampus (with section number as “’0T1?), should go to the TeleCampus web site to gain access to the course.
  • The UT Online Consortium will send further course access information to registered students.

Please visit the Admission Requirements and Tuition Page for a list of our application deadlines.

UT Dallas awards all MBA’s the same diploma that states, “Master of Business Administration.” The diploma does not mention the school name and program format.

After you have paid the applicable tuition balance for the online course by the payment deadlines, try the following steps:

Please read carefully and follow the course access instructions on this web site or in the email sent to you at the start of the semester.

  • As a reminder, courses will be accessible on the first day of the semester (not before). You need to have a UTD Net ID to access the course.
  • Make sure you have the correct account information. If you enrolled shortly before or at the start of the semester, please allow the UTD eLearning administrator time (up to three days) to add your account to the course.
  • Make sure you meet the technical requirements and have the required web browser installed. If you experience further difficulty, you can always contact the UTD help desk at (972) 883-2911 or go to, or GMBA Tech Support Email (for courses with section 0G1 or 0G2) for further assistance.
  • If you are having issues accessing a TeleCampus course (section 0T1), please visit the TeleCampus Technical Support Information Page.

Yes. UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management prefers the GMAT admission test. However, we gladly accept the GRE test as well.

Please review the Course Catalog for a list of electives.

Most likely, your account password expired. UTD has a security policy requiring every user to update their UTD computer account (used for UTD eLearning access) password every six months.

You can log in at to update your password.

An email reminder with instructions for updating your password is sent to your UTD email account when it nears expiration.

If you don’t intend to login to your UTD email account regularly, you may set it up to forward all incoming emails to your preferred email account at

For any questions or assistance, please contact the UTD Help Desk online or by calling (972) 883-2911. Online students need to be able to access eLearning. We ask students to follow the password updating procedures to avoid any interruption of this access.

Yes, you must take either the GMAT or the GRE unless you qualify for a waiver (visit the Application Differences section on requirements page)

Please review the MBAs degree plan here: MBA Degree Plan for a full list of courses in this concentration.

The Online MBA courses track the regular Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters at UTD. Generally, 3-credit courses begin in late May, late August, and mid-January.

The 2-credit courses begin either at these same times and run for eight weeks, or begin mid-semester.

See “Course Offerings” for the actual start and completion dates.

Please visit the Office of the Registrar website for information on how to drop a class. Please be aware of the applicable drop deadlines detailed in the Academic Calendar.

  • The double MS/MBA program allows students to earn a combination of a master’s level specialist degree and an MBA together.
  • Both degrees separately, require 89 credit hours, but in the joint program, students can earn both degrees with a reduced number of credits, a minimum of 63 semester credit hours.
  • Full-Time MBA and Professional Evening Cohort students do not apply for the MS program until the second or third semester of their MBA program.
  • Additionally, we have an MD/MBA option for current medical students and residents who wish to join our Full-Time Program.

    These students typically join us for their MBA between their 2nd and 3rd year of medical school, or in residency. They complete the Full-Time MBA curriculum in three semesters.

For a sample degree plan, please email

No. At this time, we only admit one class per year, starting in the Fall semester.

Please visit the MBA Admission Requirements and Tuition page for more information.

You may submit one letter of recommendation through our online application. If your recommender provided you with a hard copy, you may mail it to The University of Texas at Dallas: Admission and Enrollment Services ROC11, 800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021.

You also may email your letters to

  • Please submit all unofficial documents for review directly into the online application. You must mail all official certified, signed, or stamped transcripts after admission to Admission and Enrollment Services.
  • We require transcripts from your degree-granting institution, as long as you completed your last 60 hours there. If not, please submit all prior transcripts.
  • If you are an international applicant, we accept unofficial copies of your transcripts and degree certificate. You need to send official, attested copies directly from your graduating institution. Though we do not require them until before enrollment, please be prepared to provide English translations of your transcripts and degree certificates (if applicable).
  • If you are requesting a GMAT/GRE waiver because you already have a doctoral degree, please also submit the relevant transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Send your documents to

The University of Texas at Dallas
Admission and Enrollment Services ROC11
800 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

  • We don’t have a minimum.
  • The average GMAT score for the Full-Time MBA program class of 2017 is a 670, with 80% of our accepted candidates in the 650-700 range.
  • GMAT scores average 550-700 for our Professional MBA program. The class of 2018 Professional Evening Cohort program’s average GMAT score is 618.

We don’t have a minimum. Average GRE scores range from 310-330 for all MBA programs.

No, we take your highest score.

No. Each year, 5-10% of our incoming class has less than two years of experience after college.

*Professional Evening Cohort applicants must be fully-employed to be considered for admission.

Attend an admission event. Please visit the MBA Calendar for a list of upcoming events.

The MBA placement is 92% within three months of graduation.

Visit our Career Outcomes page to learn more about where and how our MBA graduates are getting great job.

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International students are an important part of our UT Dallas MBA community. Get answers to questions about visa, proficiency testing and more.

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Current MBA Students

Answers to the most frequently asked questions, links, and resources for the currently enrolled MBA students at UT Dallas Jindal School of Management.

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