When can I start the program?

The Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development accepts new students every Fall, Spring and Summer semester. The curriculum has been designed so that each course covers the topics without the need for prerequisites.

Do I have to come to campus?

No. All aspects of the program utilize the university’s state of the art resources for distance learning. Students gather in our interactive virtual classroom. All materials, assignments and tests are housed in the course management platform, eLearning, and it is available to you at any time.

Do I have to take a GRE or GMAT?

No. As an Executive Education program, your professional work experience substitutes for the GRE and GMAT. A resume with a minimum of five years of career experience is required for consideration.

How do I pay for my classes?

Tuition is billed by the Executive Education business office prior to the beginning of classes each semester. The Program Manager can assist or direct you to the person who handles your particular need regarding payment, employer tuition assistance, financial aid or veteran’s benefits.  Executive Education ensures that each student can bypass the large financial departments in the university.

How quickly can I graduate?

Courses are delivered on a schedule that allows you to graduate in two years. Extended schedules are available if preferred.

What are the advantages of an Executive Education program?

Executive Education has a mission to offer degree programs for working professionals.  The educational standards are high, as confirmed by AACSB and SACS accreditation. Faculty have both academic credentials and hands on professional experience, so that the curriculum not only expands your knowledge but your ability to apply what you have learned. As an Executive Education student, you will receive personalized support throughout your educational experience.

How well regarded is a UT Dallas degree from the Jindal School of Management?

UTD’s executive education has been a pioneer in the on-line learning space and makes many of the “top 10” lists. In addition, the Naveen Jindal School of Management was sixth in the nation last year in scholarly research productivity, ahead of many institutions (e.g., University of Chicago, Duke, Columbia, Stanford, Northwestern). Excellence is the standard for The University of Texas at Dallas and that has been recognized with the distinction as the youngest university in the state to have emerged as a national research university.





Addresses the challenge of leading organizations in dynamic and challenging environments. Overall goal is to not only question one’s assumptions about leadership, but also enhance skills and acquire new content knowledge. Topics include visionary and transformational leadership, post-heroic leadership, empowerment, leveraging and combining resources, designing organizations and ethics.