Financial Times Ranks UTD’s EMBA Program
Among the Top 25 in U.S., Top 46 in World

RICHARDSON , Texas (Oct. 24, 2005) – In a survey released today, the Financial Times ranks The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Executive MBA Program among the top 25 such degree programs in the United States and among the top 46 in the world.

UTD is the survey’s top ranked school in the North Texas region and its third ranked school statewide.

The survey also ranks the research productivity of the UTD School of Management’s faculty among the top 32 at business schools worldwide.

To arrive at the rankings, Financial Times analyzed the responses of 3,000 alumni from 85 business schools around the world. It then based the rankings of each school on career progress of alumni, the school’s diversity and the international experience it offers and research published in leading journals by its faculty members.

“This is yet another indication that The UTD School of Management is now established as one of the nation’s leading business schools,” said Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the UTD management school. “We continue to focus on making our programs, which are already recognized for their excellence, even better.”

Dr. David Springate, UTD’s associate dean for executive education, added that the UTD Executive MBA Program focuses on transforming businesses and executives to deal with what he calls “the two major issues of today -- the ever-increasing globalization of the economy and the impact of technology.

“Those two forces are redefining business in today’s world,” Springate said. “Our programs help business executives answer the question, ‘How do I transform my business and my own perspective so I can rise to the challenges and opportunities that both globalization and technology present?’”

The 2005 survey is the fifth in a series of annual business school surveys conducted by Financial Times, which is based in London.

About the UTD School of Management

Based on publications in the top 22 business journals spanning all areas of business, The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management faculty ranks 37 th in research productivity among business school faculties nationwide, and U.S. News and World Report ranks the school’s Cohort MBA program among the top 64 full-time MBA programs in the nation and among the top 35 at public colleges and universities. The School of Management is the largest of UTD’s seven schools, with an enrollment that has doubled over the last eight years to about 4,400 students. The school’s new 204,000-square-foot building features classrooms with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, wireless connectivity, video-conferencing facilities, a computer lab, faculty offices, meeting rooms and an executive education center.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.