UT Dallas’ flexible Global Leadership MBA program is ideal for busy professionals.
UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management
Jul 8 | 4 minutes read
Whether you’re a mid-career professional who’s looking to reinvent yourself or have merely been toying with the idea of expanding your international business acumen to boost your earning potential, a Global Leadership MBA (GLEMBA) from The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management can help you achieve all this and more.
GLEMBA marketing management lecturer Dr. Maria Gomez Albrecht notes that an MBA can equip professionals with the fundamental skills to handle obstacles or opportunities that happen in business. “It can also help us to prepare our thinking for making business decisions,” she says. While MBA programs are known to be rigorous, the GLEMBA program also is designed to be flexible, allowing busy professionals to seamlessly integrate courses into their busy lives.
“In this day and age, with everything that’s going on, a program like GLEMBA gives professionals the flexibility that is needed to go about our daily lives. It has the rigor of an accredited program, but at the same time, it can also be customized to suit your needs,” she notes. You can complete the program in as little as 21 months, or have up to six years to complete it, depending on your availability.”
Echoing this, the Jindal School’s senior associate dean, Dr. Monica Powell, notes that earning an MBA can seem like an impossible task for someone with a busy career and family life. However, the GLEMBA program makes juggling your kids, your upward mobility and your job easier by offering the curriculum at a manageable pace.
“So you take courses one at a time,” says Powell, adding that courses last a couple of months. “You complete the degree when you hit the 53 credit mark, and you’ll have an MBA added to your portfolio of credentials for you to stand out in the marketplace.” On average, students take about two years to complete the program.
Ideal for busy professionals
The UT Dallas GLEMBA program emphasizes international management, and while it is offered 100% online, students have opportunities to interact with the faculty and their classmates. Classes are 10% to 20% synchronous with regularly scheduled web conferences for you to engage in high-quality discussions.
There are also academic certificates and concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, Leadership, Organizational Consulting, Project Management, and Strategic Human Resources available for you to personalize your GLEMBA degree or choose your own combination of electives to match your professional goals.
Bolstering the program’s appeal is its faculty. At UT Dallas, you’ll be taught by a world-class faculty who are seasoned business practitioners with strong academic credentials and global expertise, which means you’ll benefit from real-world skills that reflect industry needs. The quality and delivery of the curriculum reflect their caliber, cutting-edge knowledge, research, scholarship and global connections.
To boot, the Jindal School is AACSB accredited. Less than 5% of some 15,000 business programs worldwide have received AACSB accreditation, making the Jindal School part of a very elite group. Rankings also attesting to GLEMBA’s stature. The program was ranked 16th in the world and fifth among U.S. programs in the QS Online MBA Rankings 2021. Fortune ranked GLEMBA 36th overall and 20th among public schools in its Best Online MBA Programs 2021 in the U.S.
Diversity at its core
Whether you’re in your 20s, mid-40s or 50s, it’s never too early or too late to take the first step toward enrolling in a program that could advance your career. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to enroll in GLEMBA, which will give you the tools needed to reinvent yourself for a new job or move up the career ladder.
“One of the things that are different about GLEMBA is the fact that it focuses on diversity. Diversity is a very relevant topic today. Regardless of the number of years that you have been working, exposure to diversity — be it diversity of thinking, diversity of approaches, diversity of faculty — in addition to being able to network with others, can add a tremendous advantage to anybody’s career,” Dr. Albrecht says.
Many graduates have benefitted from the program. Darrick Fitzgerald, who works as a managing consultant at Verizon Wireless, says he was promoted after finishing his degree. The Class of 2018 alumnus says, “Even today, tenets from the program impact how I think, how I approach a problem in my career and how I craft my emails.”
Andy Miller, an IT operations manager at Splunk, says: “The GLEMBA program’s focus on global business challenges was vital in helping me to understand how my company can grow and succeed in a globally competitive landscape.” The Class of 2016 graduate adds, “The courses, interaction with peers and the exceptional faculty have empowered me to analyze and solve problems differently — essentially, the program has enabled me to become a better leader.”
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