UTA College of Business

Executive MBA in China

Program Information

The International EMBA is designed for mid-career professionals and upper-level managers who cannot afford the time required away from their jobs to earn a degree on a campus. Established in 2002, the program prepares professionals in China for global leadership positions. Many of the program's alumni hold senior or top leadership posts in State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) as well as joint ventures and private enterprises. UT Arlington's EMBA program has a uniquely broad alumni network in China with more than 2,500 graduates.

The EMBA program lasts approximately 18-24 months and is offered in a lock-step fashion, where each student takes the same course at the same time.

The program consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours) that cover all functional areas of business. A single course is offered every 6-8 weeks. Each course requires a total of 45 hours of student effort/work. This is accomplished through a combination of web-based assignments, face-to-face lectures by faculty from the partner university (under the direction of the UT Arlington faculty responsible for the course), guest lectures by local and international business leaders, and an intensive 4-day (32-36 hours) face-to-face immersion in the subject matter by UT Arlington faculty.

Each cohort begins with an opening ceremony and an orientation/information session followed by team-building activities. The team approach is used extensively throughout the program and students learn from each other as much as they learn from their coursework and faculty.

After successful completion of the program, graduates will earn the same AACSB-accredited EMBA degree as the one earned by UT Arlington students based in the United States, as well as a certificate from the local partner university. The UT Arlington EMBA degree earned in China is approved and recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


Accounting Analysis II (ACCT 5302)

  • Introduction to concepts, purposes, problems, methodology, and terminology of managerial accounting.

Managerial Economics (ECON 5313)

  • Application of economic analysis in formulating business decisions based on the theoretical foundations of demand, cost, production, profits, and competition. Macroeconomic topics of particular relevance to managers are included.

Strategic Management (MANA 5336)

  • Strategic management uses a general management perspective in addressing issues related to the formulation and implementation of corporate and business level strategy. The course involves developing the ability to identify issues, evaluate strategic options and understand the organizational process by which strategies get formed and executed. It builds on the knowledge gained in functional area courses and uses case studies and projects to improve students' analytical and decision-making skills.

Financial Applications (FINA 5340)

  • Analysis of financial problems of business concerns, presented in case materials. Considers determination of capital needs, choosing among alternative capital investments, planning methods of financing new capital expenditures, and planning recapitalizations, mergers, and reorganizations.

Management of Information Technologies (INSY 5375)

  • This course covers topics on the management of information technologies (IT) from the view point of senior managers. Subjects discussed include the strategic role of IT to gain competitive advantage, Internet-based business models, building a lean and agile organization through IT, managing IT security and reliability, evolving models of IT service delivery, such as cloud computing and open source, management of outsourcing, IT governance, and ethical issues in the digital era.

International Marketing (MARK 5331)

  • Management of marketing in international business. Includes marketing research, pricing, promotion, and distribution in the international environment. Examines marketing problems arising from various degrees of foreign involvement (exports, licensing, foreign subsidiaries).

Management of Multinational Enterprises (MANA 5331)

  • Focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex global economy. The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the cultural, political, competitive, technological, legal, and demographic environments in which multinational firms operate. It then examines the nature of global competition by exploring the characteristics of global industries and strategies that have been successful in an international context. Also covered are issues related to organizational design and strategic control in the management of multinational enterprises.

Strategic Human Resource Management (MANA 5340)

  • Emphasizes strategic perspective of modern human resource management theory and practice. Topics include human resource planning, staffing, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal, and labor and employee relations.

Organizational Behavior* (MANA 5320)

  • Systematic study of behavioral problems in the complex organization. Analyzes the interaction of environmental and internal factors and their effects upon organizational behavior.

Entrepreneurship* (MANA 5339)

  • New venture opportunity assessment, formation, and development in startup and corporate environments. Students will understand the role of entrepreneurship in the economy and the attributes of entrepreneurial behavior. Students will learn how to assess the market and financial feasibility of a new venture as well as understand how to use equity and debt financing, how to select between starting up, franchising, or buying a business, how to lead the growing company, and how to address family business dilemmas. The cornerstone of the course will be a feasibility assessment project that leads to a business plan for a new venture of the student's choice. For the project, students can explore either an original new venture idea, an already existing venture concept (for example, a franchise), or a new business opportunity in need of assessment for an existing firm or their current employer.

Global Supply Chain Management* (OPMA 5368)

  • Course covers concepts and issues important in managing supply chains. A strategic view is taken of the way companies coordinate their operations with suppliers and customers in a global marketplace. The strategic use of information systems to better manage supply chains is also covered.

Operations Management* (OPMA 5361)

  • Introduction to concepts and problem-solving techniques important in production management and operations management. Topics include demand forecasting, capacity management, resource allocation, inventory management, supply chain management, quality control, and project management.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are electives.

Criteria for Admission

The UT Arlington EMBA admission process takes a holistic view of the candidate to determine the likelihood of success in the program and the extent to which each candidate will contribute to the overall success of the class. Factors taken into account in evaluating a candidate include:

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree or internationally recognized equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience, with 2 years of managerial experience
  • High potential for advancement and proven academic capability
  • Ability to contribute to the Executive MBA experience
  • Ability to read, write and speak English. If candidates do not have standardized tests results (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS), they will be required to take an in-house English test and pass an oral English interview. This requirement is waived for custom-designed cohorts for companies or government entities, which are taught in Mandarin.
  • Strong interest in a U.S. educational experience

Official Documents Required by UT Arlington for Admission

  1. Official degree certificate/diploma *
  2. Official transcripts *
  3. Application

* (For Chinese universities, a copy of the original document with a university official red stamp will be acceptable. Both Chinese and official English versions are required.)

Program Expenses

The program fee for 2015 is RMB 200,000. Future fees may be higher. This fee includes all teaching materials and access to UT Arlington online resources, as well as the physical and online resources of the partner university. Participants are responsible for any accommodation and travel expenses. An application fee of RMB 1,000 is also required.

What are some of the optional fees?

  • Students who attend the graduation ceremony in the U.S. will be responsible for all costs incurred, including travel and local transportation.
  • Cost of graduation regalia for attending the graduation ceremony at UT Arlington and photos taken by professional photographers during the graduation ceremony.
  • Induction fee to Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.
  • Verification of Certificate at CSCSE (Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange), Ministry of Education, PRC.
  • Additional copies of degree and transcripts.

Contact Information


Alice Wang
UTA EMBA Liaison Office
Room 304, Jing Guan Building,
University of Science and Technology Beijing,
30 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083, China
Tel: 010-82375119, 13522063298
Email: alice@embauta.com


Grace Ma
UTA EMBA Liaison Office
Suite 2008 Multi-Function Building, Tongji University,
No. 1239 Siping Rd, Shanghai 200092 China
Line: (86)21-65984968 13818257231
Fax: (86)21-65981476
Email: gracema@embaedu.com


Xiushui Yu
School of Management,
Xi’An Jiaotong University
28 Xianning West Road, Xi An, 710049 China
Tel: (86)029-82666184
Email: shari@mail.xjtu.edu.cn