The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas. UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 130 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.
The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management is the largest of UT Dallas’ seven schools, with a fall 2011 enrollment of more than 6,000, more than half of whom were graduate students. The school provides outstanding tuition value, a wide variety of classes on campus and online, flexible scheduling and a convenient location easily accessed from U.S. Highway 75 (Central Expressway), the President George Bush Turnpike and Dallas North Tollway.
The Jindal School of Management keeps abreast of corporate and industry needs as an essential component in providing students with rigorous training and relevant skills for professional success. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, MBA, master’s, PhD and executive levels. Programs focus on five areas of business specialization:
U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s Full-Time MBA at No. 40 in the nation and tied for No. 17 among public university programs in the United States. In the same ranking, the publication places the Professional (Part-Time) MBA at No. 36 in the nation and tied for No. 20 among public university programs in the U.S. Financial Times has ranked the Executive MBA program No. 22 among U.S.-based programs.
Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree will have the skills to do rigorous analysis of financial information. These skills are in high demand across the corporate world and prized in government and not-for-profit sectors. The Personal Financial Planning track is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which means that students completing that track meet the educational requirements to sit for the CFP® certification exam.
The Master of Science in Finance degree, which has four areas of concentration, is offered for graduate students who have an interest in such areas as corporate finance, investment banking, venture capital, investment management, private equity, commercial banking or insurance. One of the concentrations is designed to meet the educational requirements to sit for level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination, and another concentration is designed to meet the requirements of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examination. An undergraduate degree in finance or a related area is not required.
The finance area’s doctoral program offers students the opportunity to develop strong research skills that are especially relevant for students interested in an academic career. Research seminars are held weekly, and each year the finance area sponsors a speaker series to bring researchers from other universities to UT Dallas.
The Finance and Managerial Economics faculty bring state-of-the-art knowledge to the classroom and are actively engaged in research. Currently, they are studying:
Faculty research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Portfolio Management and Journal of Derivatives.