How does admission to this certificate program differ from a traditional MBA?

This is not a degree program. You do not have to apply for admission to UT Dallas Jindal School of Management. There is no out-of-state tuition rate so all students pay the same $3,995 fee regardless of where they live. You will not attend classes. As a self-paced professional certificate program, you study whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.

What are the program admission requirements?

There are no specific academic prerequisites, but the ability to perform at a graduate academic level is needed as the content is challenging. Management experience is also preferred but the program can be highly valuable for those just moving into management roles. We suggest you complete and submit the online application so we can review your probable “fit” with the program.

When can I begin and how long does the program take to complete

This is an open-enrollment, you may begin as soon as your application is approved and your tuition is paid. Each of the 16 units requires an estimated 15 to 25 hours to complete, usually requiring two to three weeks for each unit. Students are expected to complete all components of the program within one year.

What is the online learning experience like?

Using your computer and an internet connection, you can access the custom eBook, video cases, assignments, self-test evaluations, additional reference materials, lectures and the quizzes. We have designed the program to be a highly interactive, multimodal learning environment. It offers the flexibility of self-directed online study, but supports your success with a multitude of learning tools. There are also mobile apps for both the iOS and Android platforms so that you can stay connected via your mobile devices.

Can everyone be successful in a self-paced program?

No. While there is a great deal of flexibility offered by such a program, it requires self discipline to be successful. We suggest students plan to spend five to 10 hours per week on coursework to move through the curriculum at a steady pace.

May I use this program for university course credit?

No, you are not applying to be a matriculating student at The University of Texas at Dallas. However, in some cases, students may use the Certificate in Management as evidence of their ability to complete graduate-level academic work and this may be influential in being accepted into degree programs they might not otherwise qualify for.

How do I get started?

Complete and submit the online application. Once approved, you will need to pay the program fee to be fully registered. We then provide your access codes and instructions for begining your studies. Many online tutorials and our help line is available to assist you as you begin. We want your experience to be both easy and successful.

What if I have more questions?

We would be delighted to provide any additional information. Please contact the program director, David Spivey, by calling 972-883-2589 or by email.