MBA Program Continues to Expand its Influence
UT Arlington’s nationally recognized MBA program is heading north. Classes begin Aug. 25 in Frisco, north of Dallas, for a fully accredited two-year Master of Business Administration degree. The evening MBA Professional Cohort is designed for working professionals and will welcome students with and without prior business education. It will cover key elements of the traditional MBA, with a focus on business development and entrepreneurship. Additional courses will address global business, leadership and management, and the implementation of new technologies. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the highest standard for business schools worldwide. All classes will be at the North Texas Enterprise Center for Technology. “The community of Frisco is thrilled to host a world-class MBA program that caters to professionals who live or work in Frisco and its surrounding communities,” Frisco Mayor Maher Maso says. The University has offered the cohort program at its Fort Worth Center since 2000. Traditional semesters are divided into five– or eight-week sessions with Monday and Thursday evening courses delivered in a sequenced format, allowing the class to emphasize one subject at a time. “As an alumnus, I know firsthand the exceptional quality of UT Arlington’s business faculty and its degree programs,” Maso says. “The University’s investment will help meet an important educational need in our community.” College of Business Dean Dan Himarios says Frisco is an excellent market for advanced business education. “The MBA Professional Cohort at Frisco can provide the means to an important competitive edge for future business leaders in the area,” he says. The College of Business also offers an MBA program in China.