The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.
The M.A. degree is obtained by completing satisfactorily a 36-hour program beyond prerequisite courses for School of Management graduate programs. The program provides students the opportunity to learn in-depth the fundamentals of (1) functional areas of management, (2) international management, and (3) cultural, sociopolitical and geographical constraints affecting international business decisions. It also provides educational opportunities for the student with non-business undergraduate training to prepare for a career in the management of international trade and industry.
The School of Management encourages all students studying for the M.A. degree to master one foreign language. However, equally important is direct experience of business practices in a foreign country. In the past, U.T. Dallas has organized study abroad opportunities in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. Foreign study courses, usually offered between semesters, vary in length from two to three weeks and are generally taken as part of an Area Studies course.
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the M.A. degree.
An additional ten semester hours of elective courses in the School of Management are required. Four hours from Area Studies (IMS 7250-55) are recommended. International courses from other Schools may be taken with permission of the appropriate Program Director.
Students seeking the M.A. degree are encouraged to complete the Business Core courses by the end of the fall semester before beginning the International Management Core courses. Students are strongly advised to start with the first course in the sequence, Global Economy, and to continue through to the last course, International Business Management, which serves as a capstone for the International Management curriculum. Many classes for this degree must be taken via distance learning.