Executive MBA Program Rated Tops in Texas Again

Financial Times Ranks UT Dallas No. 1 in State for Second Year, 14th in Nation

Oct. 27, 2008

For the second straight year, the Financial Times has ranked The University of Texas at Dallas No. 1 among Texas universities in its annual survey of executive MBA programs.

The ranking lists the UT Dallas EMBA program as No. 14 in the nation.

In addition, the survey released Monday ranked the research productivity of the UT Dallas School of Management’s faculty among the top 20 business schools worldwide and the EMBA program among the world’s top 40.

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

“We’re very proud of the performance of the executive MBA program,” said UT Dallas President David E. Daniel. “It’s particularly gratifying to see programs win recognition based on their diversity and their impact on student success.”

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

“The Financial Times survey primarily measures career success of students. These rankings show, once again, that our hard work is paying off to create programs focused on our students’career success,” Pirkul said.

Dr. Jasper Arnold, the director of the EMBA program, said the program is unique for its focus on the personal growth and leadership development of each student.

“People are different, so a one-size-fits-all approach to educating leaders is not as effective as the customized approach we employ,” Arnold said.  “I think this is one reason why we are ranked best-in-the-state for a second year.”

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

For the second year, UT Dallas ranked highest in the state in the measure of alumni career progress. The UT Dallas program ranked second in the state for faculty research and alumni salary increase and career aim achievement.

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


Media Contacts: Patricia Schoch, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6298, pschoch@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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