Academics

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Graduate Areas of Study

Whether you want to enhance your expertise in a particular field or unlock the skills and abilities to break into an industry for the first time, our several areas of study are designed to give you the knowledge you need to succeed. 

Accounting

Accounting is an essential element of all companies, across industries. Whether you’re interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of accounting principles, preparing to sit for the CPA exam, or advancing within an accounting profession, the University of Dallas can help you achieve your goals.

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Business Administration

Lead with integrity as you develop the essential management skills necessary to excel in business and society with an MBA degree. Complement your MBA with a concentration in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, healthcare analytics, IT management, marketing, strategic leadership, or supply chain management.

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Analytics (STEM designated)

Within the rapidly developing frontier of analysis, UD offers several programs help students influence strategy, processes and decision-making by exploring relationships through data analysis. Choose from programs like Business Analytics, Financial Analytics and Cyber Intelligence

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Cybersecurity (STEM designated)

Due to increasing and persistent cyber attacks, there is a demand for cybersecurity professionals with a deep understanding of the complexities in protecting and defending infrastructures and networks. UD's cybersecurity programs covers the critical topics facing organizations today, including data protection, legal and compliance, operational and strategic cybersecurity management, penetration testing, digital forensics, and cyber intelligence. 

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Finance

The students gain the knowledge that can help them identify and measure financial risk, develop strategies to mitigate it, and assess a company’s financial strategy and decisions. The program equips professionals with an intensive education in investments, corporate finance, accounting, business analytics, ethics, and sustainability. 

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Information and Technology Management (STEM designated)

As information technology continues to evolve and expand, IT professionals with both technical and management expertise will be highly sought after. Students will increase their technology and business aptitude as they prepare to become leaders in information technology. 

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Graduate Degrees

Looking for a specific degree? All of our graduate degree offerings can be found below.

Doctor of Business Administration

Designed to accommodate working professionals seeking to enhance their careers, the DBA program is a selective, three-year 60-credit-hour program taught by scholar-practitioners using a blended format which combines both online and face-to-face learning. Based on an applied research curriculum, it is designed for professionals with significant management experience, a history of proactive leadership and problem solving and an interest in understanding the evolution of the global economy’s impact on organizations.

Master of Business Administration with Concentration

Our 30-credit-hour MBA program can be completed part-time in as few as 4-5 semesters. Offered year-round in flexible 12-week, 6-week and intermester formats, courses can be taken both on-campus and online at our main campus located just minutes outside of downtown Dallas in Irving, Texas. With four additional courses, students can earn an MBA with the following concentrations: accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, information & technology management, and supply chain management.

Lead with integrity as you develop the essential management skills necessary to excel in business and society.

Complement an MBA degree with a concentration in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, IT management, marketing, strategic leadership, or supply chain management.

Master of Science

Our Master of Science programs are designed for students who desire a graduate business education more specifically focused than the MBA. The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business offers a variety of MS programs. While program requirements vary depending on the subject matter, most MS programs can be completed in as few as 30 credit hours or combined with an MBA in a 42 credit-hour program of study.

Master of Science degrees are offered in:

    • Accounting - Prepare for an accounting career through mastering topics that include financial statement analysis, auditing, ethics and taxation; qualify to sit for the CPA exam.
    • Business Analytics - Influence strategy, processes and decision-making by exploring relationships through data analysis. 
    • Cybersecurity - Pursue careers in areas such as threat analysis, cyber defense, network security, penetration testing and digital forensics. 
    • Cyber Intelligence - Combine principles of strategy, cryptography, penetration testing, and forensics with the most relevant statistical and programming techniques.
    • Finance - Gain the knowledge to help identify and measure financial risk, develop strategies to mitigate it, and assess a company's financial strategy and decisions. 
    • Financial Analytics - Apply business analytics skills, such as data visualization, predictive modeling and programming to make financially strategic decisions.
    • Information & Technology Management - Receive an intensive education in the technical and management skills needed to pursue leadership positions as an IT professional.

Please review the details for the program you’re interested in for exact degree requirements as they vary depending on MS program.

Graduate Certificates

All graduate certificates are offered as 18 credit-hour programs and are ideal for those who have already earned a master’s degree or are seeking more specialized knowledge in their fields. Certificates are offered in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, global business and information & technology management. 

  • Graduate Certificates - Learn immediately actionable knowledge and stay current on industry trends and best practices. 

Undergraduate Business

Grounded in a foundation in liberal arts, the undergraduate business programs at the University of Dallas prepare students to become both better leaders and lifelong learners, with an emphasis on critical thinking that prepares students to excel in any career. Students seeking to major in business should apply through the University of Dallas Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Sharon H. , MBA Student“ There's an ethical component discussed in every class, which is important because your decisions as a leader not only affect your organization, but can also extend to the community as a whole. ”- Sharon Hernandez, Performance Strategist, Dex Media

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