Executive MBA

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The Executive MBA program is designed for working professionals who are looking to take their career to the next level.

The UTA Executive MBA program combines rigorous academic study with professional development programming and a unique global business experience and will be a foundation upon which you will build the rest of your career.

While Executive MBA programs most commonly meet on Friday and Saturday, The UTA Executive MBA has transitioned to a true weekend program that is optimized for the working professional student.


  • Earn your degree in 17-months
  • True Weekend Format: Classes meet Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Global Business Immersion Trip in China
  • A UTA Exclusive: The “Leadership Laboratory”
  • Build your career and executive presence with top Executive Coaches

Accepting Applications for January 2022

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Immediate Return on Investment

Executive MBA participants pursue their degree while simultaneously maintaining their full-time careers. As a result, they can immediately apply what they learn over the weekend on the following Monday morning. This immediate return on investment makes the Executive MBA extraordinarily valuable for program participants.

Learn it on Saturday and apply it on Monday!

Whether you want to advance in your current industry, shift roles, or build a new business, UTA’s Executive MBA Program can help you achieve your goals.  Your transformation begins on day one.



UTA Executive MBA students reported an avg. 24.6% salary increase post degree, compared with 16.8% nationwide. Our EMBA alumni realized their return on investment in only 2.46 years compared to 2.97 years nationwide.


Graduates stated that they are significantly more effective at work as a result of their participation in the EMBA program.


Graduates stated their ability to move to the next level was increased after earning their Executive MBA.


Graduates stated that the UTA Executive MBA program met or exceeded expectations.

The Executive MBA program enables students to take their leadership skills to new heights.  The curriculum focuses on strategy, decision-making, and the relationships between key functional business areas.  UTA Executive MBA participants learn cutting-edge, high-level business models, concepts, and procedures they can begin applying immediately. This knowledge is enhanced through team-based deliverables and collaborative projects with fellow classmates.  

The Cohort Experience

The UTA Executive MBA program is designed around an intimate cohort model.  As a participant in the program you will work, study, and learn as a member of a collaborative cohort of successful experienced professionals who are driving growth and change within their organizations and industries.

This is the cornerstone of the program with each member of the cohort contributing their own unique skills and experience to the discussion.  In doing so they learn through exposure to perspectives and insights from a broad variety of industries and functional specialties and contribute their experience to the learning or others. Learning in a cohort magnifies the knowledge and skills of the individual into a powerful community of learners.

The value of the Executive MBA is that it further develops leadership skills by focusing on strategy, decision-making, and relationships between business functional areas. The curriculum is designed to allow UTA Executive MBA participants to learn cutting-edge, high-level business models, concepts, and procedures that they can apply immediately. This knowledge is enhanced through team-based deliverables and collaborative projects with fellow classmates. 


  • Foundations of Qualitative Analysis
  • Leadership Laboratory Module 1 (see section Leadership Laboratory)


  • Making Strategic Decisions with Financial Data
  • Strategic Pricing – Strategies and Tactics
  • The Digital Transformation of the Enterprise
  • Leadership Laboratory Module 2


  • Financial Management for Executives
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Leadership Laboratory Module 3
  • Negotiations and Professional Communications


  • Designing Global Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage
  • Marketing and Customer Value Creation


  • Strategic Sales Management and Professional Selling
  • Leadership Laboratory Module 4
  • Experiencing the Global Environment (Global business immersion trip)
  • Competitive Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Intrepreneurship

*Course sequence and content subject to change by EMBA administration.


A new and novel course that we have designed at the UTA Executive MBA program that will position you for success. 

This unique course is integrated throughout the entire program and synthesizes individual managerial, leadership, and organizational development models into one Leadership Framework course that will position our graduates for maximum effectiveness and success as High-Performance Leaders in high-performance organizations.

This course introduces students to a Leadership and Organizational Framework model that they will use to build their executive presence and careers. In addition, course participants also engage with a broad variety of key leadership topics.

Topics include:

Leading Effective Teams – both as a team leader and individual team member.

Development of personal and organizational mission, values, and core competencies. This will include a 360 analysis of each students’ current strengths and weaknesses.

Understanding key attributes and characteristics of successful organizations.

How to integrate the technical business skills being learned in other classes into a comprehensive strategic direction for the organization and one’s career.
How to build effective relationships for success in such key areas as recruiting and developing talent, building quality customer relationships, corporate governance, and stakeholder management.

How integrate data and information into an effective business strategy and for improvement of operational processes that lead to greater business success.

Participants will engage with important leadership topics such as Sustainability, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, Cross-Cultural management, etc.

Participants will learn/focus on practical professional competencies in areas of leadership and workforce development including such topics as Recruiting and Hiring, Training, Compensation, and Motivation.

We live in a global economy and your future success will be influenced by your ability to navigate the international business environment.   

UTA’s Executive MBA students will experience and study global business directly.  The China immersion experience, the global component of UT Arlington’s Executive MBA program, is an unmatched, one-of-a-kind opportunity to intimately understand and explore the nuances of international business. 

This experience is a highlight for the program participants and is made unique by the fact that that UTA established an Executive MBA program in China in 2002.  UTA’s 3,600 alumni of this program hold senior positions across the Chinese economy and give our students unparalleled access to this global giant. 

This uniquely broad alumni network in China provides their US-based counterparts with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make high-level connections and experience China from an insider’s perspective. 


The Executive MBA program offers great value and is very affordable compared to other AACSB-accredited programs.

Tuition for 2021 is $75,900.


Application Fee$75Due with Application
Tuition Deposit$1500*Due upon acceptance
First Payment$18,600Due Feb 1, 2022
Second Payment$18,600Due July 1, 2022
Third Payment$18,600Due Oct 1, 2022
Fourth Payment$18,600Due Feb 1, 2023
* non-refundable


Executive MBA students are skilled financial managers and most often seek to finance the program by taking advantage of the favorable financial aid and loan programs available today.  We suggest applicants discuss these opportunities with the Program Director and our specialized financial aid advisors today.

To take advantage of these programs the first step is to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Texas at Arlington school code is 003656.


Veterans bring valuable leadership experience to the Executive MBA cohort and we encourage them to apply.  In fact, the program has many alumni who had distinguished military careers. One of the reasons they choose this program is that UTA is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 20 in the nation as “Best for Vets” by Military Times magazine, a premier publication to the U.S. veteran community.

The UT Arlington Executive MBA program accepts the educational benefits provided to veterans through the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  This process starts with the Executive MBA application fee being waived for all veterans. For more information, the UT Arlington Office of Veterans’ Affairs can be reached at 817-272-3017 for more information.


Increasingly, non-profit managers and community leaders have increasingly started to seek the education that an Executive MBA provides.  The UTA Executive MBA program seeks to encourage these managers and professions to seek the education that an Executive MBA program provides.

Apply Now

We’re excited that you’re ready to take your leadership and career to the next level with an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington! 

We use the Texas common application system. When you’re ready to begin the online application, click the “GET STARTED!” button below. Our team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have along the way. Questions? Contact Nancy Fletcher at nancy.fletcher@uta.edu

Application Steps

Step One

Complete your online application at applytexas.org.

Ensure that you choose EXECUTIVE MBA – DOMESTIC as your program selection.

Step Two

Order transcripts from all previously attended colleges to be sent directly to UTA’s Graduate Admission Office at admission@uta.edu.

If you are UTA alumni, no need to order your UTA transcripts. If postal service is the only option from your previous school(s) use the appropriate address below.

Step Three

Email at least two professional letters of recommendation, one of which should be from your immediate supervisor, and your resume.

These docs can be emailed directly to emba@uta.edu.

Admissions Criteria

The EMBA admission process takes a holistic view of the candidate to determine the likelihood of success in the program and the extent to which each candidate will contribute to the overall success of the class. Factors taken into account in evaluating a candidate include: 

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree or internationally recognized equivalent 
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience, with 2 years of managerial experience 
  • High potential for advancement and proven academic capability 
  • Ability to contribute to the Executive MBA experience 
  • Ability to read, write and speak English. If candidates do not have standardized tests results (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS), they will be required to take an in-house English test and pass an oral English interview.


“You can get information from a book at any university, but having key top-level speakers come into the classroom from all different organizations was invaluable.”

John C. Terrell, EMBA

VP of Commercial Development – DFW International Airport

“With an Executive MBA, you can enhance your leadership style to maximize your potential by implementing real-time transformations, resulting in an immediate impact on your career and your organization.”

Jacobia Salomon, EMBA

Chief Executive Officer – Siemens Logistics Canada

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Joseph Babcock

Program Director | joseph.babcock@uta.edu

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Nancy Fletcher

Program Coordinator | nancy.fletcher@uta.edu

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