Level up in your career with a Global Leadership MBA at the Naveen Jindal School of Management
UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management
Feb 1 | 4 minutes read
If you feel your career has plateaued, it’s time to consider getting an Executive Education MBA.
Unlike traditional two-year MBA programmes, an Executive Education MBA is generally shorter in duration, geared for working professionals with years of experience, and designed to help them ascend the next rung on their career ladder. According to Forbes, Executive Education MBA graduates have reported high satisfaction over their programmes — many were rewarded with a salary increase and promotions while pursuing their studies.
Since the programme is executive-friendly by design, the flexibility to pursue your own module without putting your job on the back burner is another plus. Enter the 100% online Global Leadership MBA (GLEMBA) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. This world-class programme under the University of Texas at Dallas ranks among the best — CEO Magazine named it the Best Global Online Executive MBA Programme in Texas (2018 and 2020), and is number five in the US according to the QS Online MBA Rankings 2021.
Flexible, borderless learning at your own pace
With the Jindal School’s GLEMBA programme, adding extra credentials to your resume is entirely possible, even with a hectic schedule in tow. The GLEMBA programme is flexible and student-oriented — you may start either in August, January or May, learn and graduate at your own pace, and tailor the degree to suit your professional aspirations.
Just ask John Evans, GLEMBA ’21, one of the Jindal School’s proud alumni who went the extra mile for his degree while balancing a high-flying career. “What attracted me to the GLEMBA programme was flexibility,” says Evans, Executive VP, Sontiq. “I travelled on the road Monday to Thursday, flying in and out of every city in the US and globally. I needed that tailored flexibility to my schedule to even have that opportunity to learn and gather what I needed from the programme.”
With more higher education providers migrating to virtual classrooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online degrees are becoming all the rage. GLEMBA has led distance learning since 1995, ensuring greater accessibility to students from afar for over two decades. The programme now utilises UT Dallas’s eLearning to conduct lessons, featuring online group discussions, web conferences and recorded lectures for ease of access and peer interactivity.
Following a comprehensive foundation in International Management, GLEMBA students can choose from concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, Organisational Consulting, Project Management, Strategic HR, or Transformation Leadership, to match their professional goals.
Diverse, internationalised network for globally-minded professionals
“I found the whole experience to be transformational,” says Robert Pritchett, GLEMBA ’21, reflecting on his time as a student.
What sets GLEMBA apart from similar programmes is the emphasis placed on the “Global” component of its name. Students can leverage strategic networking skills to form meaningful connections with peers from diverse backgrounds.
“The most important topic throughout my GLEMBA journey was networking,” says Jeremy Klos-Mayhill from the class of 2021. “Sure, studying the curriculum for each class within the programme was helpful. However, working with folks with a very diverse and global background is what I was most excited about.”
Diversity is built into the programme from the very first year for an expansive worldview on business. Subjects such as Global Politics in Business, Cross-Cultural Management and International Business Management are some of the core courses that go into their International Management training.
The programme maintains an international outlook in Year Two, with modules like Global Leadership and Global Mergers and Acquisitions. Experiential, real-life international business is possible too — the optional International Study Tour allows online students to connect with business and government executives for immersion into the dynamic global business environment. Past trips have included travels to Buenos Aires, Prague and Brussels to better understand commerce in the wider world.
“One of the things that are different about the GLEMBA programme at UT Dallas is the fact that it focuses on diversity,” says Dr. Maria Albrecht, a Senior Lecturer at the Jindal School. “Diversity is definitely one of those key advantages regardless of the number of years that you have been working. Having that exposure to diversity of thinking, of approaches, of faculty, and being able to network with others — it can add a tremendous advantage to anybody’s career,” she explains.
“Without a doubt, this has been one of the best courses I have ever taken,” says student Chris Cranfill, Sr. Product Manager, Smart Water Solutions at RealPage, Inc and current GLEMBA student. “I have over 25 years of leadership experience, but I quickly learned that while that experience has been a tremendous help to my career, I wish I had incorporated some of these key concepts earlier in my career as a younger leader.”
By weaving international perspectives into its curriculum, GLEMBA empowers graduates to step into the role of astute, global-minded entrepreneurs who are poised for executive leadership.
The Global Leadership MBA programme at UT Dallas is accepting applications for the Summer and Fall 2022 term, with no GMAT or GRE required. Click here to learn more.