Student Life

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Our MBAs work hard and play harder.

Aside from our rigorous courses, our MBA students participate in student organizations, form lifetime friendships, and participate in events that change the way they view (and wish to interact with) the world.

Explore this page to connect with current students, hear from alumni, and learn about opportunities to engage with the program to envision your life as a UT Dallas MBA.

Get to know the Full-Time and Professional MBA programs!

UT Dallas MBA students attending a Finance class

Visit a Class

Call (972) 883-5055 or email to shadow a current student and observe a class. Classes are available to observe Monday through Thursday, September through November and again February through April. Morning and evening class options available.

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UT Dallas MBA information session

Attend an Information Session

Attending an Information session is a great way to gather information on our various Full-Time and Professional MBA formats, meet our admission team, and also meet with current student ambassadors. In-person Information sessions are scheduled in the evenings on Tuesday or Thursday nights. Virtual information sessions are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Find an upcoming info session
MBA Director Joanna Fowler leading the MBA Open House at UT Dallas

Attend an Open House

Want to do all your research in one day? Attend an MBA Open House where you can meet with current students, hear from alumni, participate in a sample case study, and hear from program leaders on why you should consider UT Dallas for your MBA.

Find an upcoming open house
UT Dallas MBA students ready to talk with new and prospective students

Meet the Admissions Team for Coffee

Have questions regarding the admission process? Swing by to share a cup of coffee with us and get your questions answered by a member of our admission team. Bring any documents you would like to discuss.

Find an upcoming coffee chat

MBA Ambassadors

Full-Time Ambassadors

Jessica Thompson, Full-Time MBA Ambassador

Jessica Thompson, Class of 2020

Jessica graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University in 2018 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies while serving in the United States Air Force. During her time in the Air Force, Jessica held several roles including airborne language analyst, unit security manager, intelligence analysis supervisor, and mission management supervisor.

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PMBA Ambassadors

Michael Cheney, Class of 2021

Michael currently works on the Finance and Business Management Team for JP Morgan’s Commercial Bank. Before beginning his career at JP Morgan, Michael was an Army Captain, serving in the 7th US Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas.

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PMBA Flex Ambassadors

Lilly Nguyen

Born and raised in Vietnam, Lilly Nguyen was an extroverted, curious young girl who loved to understand the world around her. Lilly Nguyen is fueled by a passion for commercial real estate, entrepreneurship, and technology.

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MBA students collaborating in the classroom

Student Organizations

With more than 70 student organizations in the Jindal School, there is something for every interest. (And if not, just start a group with your classmates!)

Student organizations nurture relationships, shape career paths, and form the personality of the Jindal School. Every discipline has a representing group and there are also school-wide groups. Students have the opportunity for leadership roles, the ability to help the community (and build their resume), and the chance to guide the direction of the student experience for the school as a whole.

See all JSOM student organizations

Snapshots: Living the UT Dallas MBA

80 students from JSOM attended the National Black MBA Conference in Houston.
200 at our end of lead camp party – we have to find some bigger spots!
Alumni kickball – those MBAs are competitive!!!
Full-Time MBA’s learning from their mentors.
Goodbye to our students and hello to our new alums!
JSOM MBA’s win first place in the SMEAL case competition!
MBA students come together for a friendly football game before finals week.
New Full-Time MBA students doing a scavenger hunt and seeing the city.
PMBAs take a night off for bowling and drinks.
Relieving a little summer stress with a competitive game of kickball.
So much fun at the 12th Annual MBA Pumpkin Carving – and of course this team made Pumpkin Pi!
Thank you Texas Instruments for hosting our students!
What a great trip with our current students to visit our New York Alumni.

Three Alumni Speak About the Value of Their MBA Experiences

Meet some of our Full-Time MBA Alumni as they share their experiences from what classes made the greatest impact on their future career to the benefits of the cultural immersion program to feeling a sense of family with their cohort.

Full-Time Student or Working Professional?

Full Time

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Jump right in to a full-time experience that will allow you time to really research what you want to do and engage in that world with companies, alumni, and faculty.

The Full-Time MBA


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We make an MBA possible for everyone, regardless of your work schedule, family commitments, or previous degree. Learn more about how you can customize a program to meet your needs.

PMBA Evening Cohort PMBA Flex PMBA Online PMBA Healthcare