Financial Times Ranks UT Dallas Executive MBA Program Number 1 in Texas

Oct. 22, 2007

The Financial Times has ranked The University of Texas at Dallas first in the state and tied for 10th place nationally with Georgetown University in its annual survey of executive MBA programs.

The UT Dallas program also tied with Georgetown University for No. 35 worldwide.

In addition, the survey released Monday ranked the research productivity of the UT Dallas School of Management’s faculty among the top 21 business schools worldwide.

To arrive at the rankings, Financial Times analyzed responses from alumni of 150 business schools around the world. It based the rankings on career progress of alumni, school diversity, international courses and faculty research published in leading journals.

“It is gratifying to see the School of Management receive such positive acknowledgement of what we know to be very high quality programs,” said UT Dallas President David E. Daniel. “Dean Pirkul and all those associated with executive education can take pride in the continued climb of the school’s reputation.”

Dean Hasan Pirkul, Ph.D., said the rankings confirm The UT Dallas School of Management as one of the nation’s leading business schools.

“Our hard work is paying off, resulting in programs focused on the career success of our students, which is what the Financial Times survey primarily measures,” Pirkul said.

Other ranked EMBA programs in Texas include the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Baylor University and the University of Houston.

UT Dallas ranked highest in the state in a measure of alumni career progress and second in the state for faculty research.

“I am particularly pleased that our relatively young university, which is just 38 years old, has passed so many universities with much longer institutional histories than ours,” Dr. Daniel said. “Our combination of youth, energy, and focus on quality are really paying off in establishing our own legacy of excellence, which is now being recognized locally and globally.”

Financial Times is a financial and business publication based in London and widely distributed worldwide.

About the School of Management

The School of Management is the largest of UT Dallas’ seven schools, with an enrollment of more than 4,700, of which 2,500 are graduate students. The school’s academic degree programs and faculty research consistently rank among the top business schools, nationwide.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s Web site at www.utdallas.edu.


Media Contacts: Patricia Schoch, UT Dallas, 972-883-6298, pschoch@utdallas.edu
Meredith Dickenson, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2293, meredith.dickenson@utdallas.edu

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