UT Arlington to launch Frisco-based MBA for working professionals in fall 2011

News Release — 8 February 2011


Media contact: Herb Booth, (817) 272-7075, hbooth@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington is now recruiting students for a two-year, fully accredited master’s of business administration degree program that will be offered in Frisco beginning in fall 2011.

All classes will be held at the North Texas Enterprise Center for Technology, 6170 Research Road, near the North Dallas Tollway and Eldorado Parkway. Information sessions about the new MBA program are scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 10, 17, 24 and 28 at the NTEC building. Classes begin Aug. 25, 2011.

“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 said. “As an alumnus, I know firsthand the exceptional quality of UT Arlington’s business faculty and its degree programs. The College of Business has been a pioneer in offering nontraditional advanced degree programs. UT Arlington’s investment will help meet an important educational need in our community.”

UT Arlington’s evening MBA Professional Cohort program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

The program is a 45-hour, two-year program designed for working professionals with or without prior business education. The program is a team-based approach to the traditional MBA degree.

UT Arlington 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 focus on one subject at a time.

Frisco, north of Dallas, is known for its quality of life and economic vitality, said Dan Himarios, dean of the UT Arlington College of Business. The area is an excellent market for advanced business education, he said.

“People who live and work here tend to be highly educated, but they face a marketplace that is more competitive than ever. The MBA Professional Cohort at Frisco can provide the means to an important competitive edge for future business leaders in the area,” Himarios said.

The program will cover all key elements of the traditional MBA but with a focus on business development and entrepreneurship. Additional courses focusing on global business, leadership and management, and the implementation of new technologies will prepare graduates for successful careers across the full spectrum of the marketplace.

For more information about the Frisco professional MBA program or to RSVP for an informational session, please visit www.uta.edu/frisco or contact the UT Arlington College of Business at 817-272-2881.

About The College of Business

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business is home to innovative educators who know business — a place where blazing new trails is the norm. One of the largest business schools in the nation, the college prepares more than 5,500 students each year for their roles as leaders, innovators and influencers in the global community.

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