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Overview

University of Texas (Consortium)

Campus: Austin, Texas

Type: Public

Accreditation: SACSCOC

Base Program Cost: $67,500

Per Semester: $4,000-$6300

Minimum Credit Hours:

GMAT Required: Yes

On Campus Requirements: Yes

School Site: Overview | Tuition/Financial Aid

Introduction

The University of Texas system, which was established by the Texas Constitution in 1876, features nine campuses and six health institutions. The flagship campus and oldest university in the system is UT-Austin, with other locations serving the San Antonio, Dallas, Arlington and El Paso areas. Not all institutions in the UT system offer online programs, but some, such as UT-Dallas, offer an online MBA.

Accreditation

The University of Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. UT-Austin has held this accreditation since 1901, and the UT system’s other campuses earned accreditation over the years.

Academics

The School of Management at the University of Texas-Dallas has been named among the top online providers in the world and is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited. UT-Dallas offers the following online MBA degrees:

  • Global MBA (GMBA)
  • Project Management Executive MBA (EMBA)
  • Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA)

These programs provide a comprehensive business administration education at the graduate level through core courses and elective classes focusing on the following areas: international management; information systems and operations management; marketing, strategy and organizational behavior; and finance. The GLEMBA program is geared toward experienced managers and focuses on global sustainability, emerging markets strategies and global supply chains.

Student Life

With an online education from the University of Texas, students have the freedom to earn their degree on their own part-time schedule, allowing them to better manage school, their career and other responsibilities. Since there is no residency requirement for the Global MBA, students take all of their courses online, eliminating the headache of a commute. The GLEMBA does require residencies and an international study tour.

Admission

Students applying to the GMBA program will need to apply online and submit their GMAT or GRE scores, official transcripts, a resume, three letters of recommendation and a one-page essay. Students applying to the GLEMBA should have a minimum of five years managerial or senior professional experience, and will also need to provide a statement showing that your employer supports your time away from work for residencies and the international study tour.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The GLEMBA program costs $67,500, according to the school’s website. The cost of the GMBA varies depending on how many courses a student takes, but for five credit hours, it should run about $4,000 per semester for Texas residents and $6,300 for those who live out of state. Financial aid is available to students who qualify after filling out a FAFSA. Approximately 20 percent of GLEMBA students receive loans to fund their education or supplement corporate tuition reimbursement plans.

Why University of Texas?

All of the MBA programs at UT-Dallas are accredited by the AACSB International. More than 70 percent of the most recent graduating class reported receiving a boost in salary or promotion after participating in GLEMBA, and more than 90 percent of all alumni said they were able to immediately apply what they had learned in the MBA program, according to the school’s website. Students also have the opportunity to learn from diverse, world-class faculty members. More than 90 percent of the faculty hold a Ph.D. or are experts in their field due to their experience.