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Curriculum

A comprehensive cohort-based curriculum designed to enhance your understanding of core business principles and develop thought leadership that is grounded in theory and relevant to practice.

WORLD CLASS EDUCATION

Year after year, Texas McCombs is the #1-ranked Working Professional MBA program in Texas and one of the top-10 in the country. Why? Because our curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to transform you from a working professional into a sought-after business expert. We are honored to bring the full Texas McCombs MBA experience to your doorstep in Dallas/Fort Worth – the same faculty and the same commitment to your lifelong success that you’d get in Austin. You’ll take 48 credit hours of coursework on alternating weekends. And on Monday mornings, you’ll return to your office with fresh ideas and big plans.

MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Curriculum

Curriculum by Term

Learn more about the coursework in each term of the MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program.

Austin Intensives

Your journey begins with the Austin Intensive Seminar - an opportunity to meet your new classmates, start learning from McCombs faculty, and launch your studies on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Year One - Fall

Your first fall semester in Dallas will focus on building your foundational business knowledge. Coursework includes:

  • Business Integrity
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis

 

Year One - Spring

Your second semester in Dallas builds upon the first, as you dive into the next phase of our core curriculum. Coursework includes:

  • Leading People & Organizations 
  • Business Analytics & Decision Modeling 
  • Valuation 
  • Managerial Microeconomics 
  • Marketing Management

 

Summer Semester

The summer builds on the momentum from your first year. Coursework includes:

  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Managerial Macroeconomics
  • Directed Studies in Global Management
  • Strategic Innovation Entrepreneurship

 

Year Two - Fall

You’re now more than halfway toward your Texas McCombs MBA degree. In your second fall semester, you’ll once again visit the UT Austin campus for an Austin Intensive seminar. Your course schedule begins to develop laser focus, including the following classes:

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance/Financial Markets
  • Analysis & Applications in Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting

 

Year Two - Spring

As you approach the finish line of your MBA program, you’ll take advanced coursework to prepare you for whatever comes next in your career. Courses include:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Art & Science of Negotiation 
  • Strategies for a Networked Economy
  • Leading for Impact

 

Learning Environment

  • Exterior shot of The Centrum in Dallas

    Texas McCombs at The Centrum

    Your class weekends will take place at our campus at The Centrum—a modern facility in Uptown Dallas with classrooms, study areas, dining, and parking nestled in the heart of DFW, connecting you directly to the wider business community. It’s an ideal environment for innovation and team collaboration.
  • Exterior of Rowling Hall

    The University of Texas at Austin

    You’ll spend time twice a year at Rowling Hall on the UT Austin campus for the Austin Intensive seminars. During these trips you’ll have time to get to know your classmates and faculty better and to meet students from the other Texas McCombs Working Professional MBA programs in Austin and Houston.

Class Schedule

The MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program meets for class alternating weekends on Friday evening and all-day Saturday. Classes are held at the Texas McCombs MBA campus at The Centrum in uptown Dallas.