The University of Dallas
The University of Dallas is a co-educational, Catholic university founded in 1956. Our students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs through the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the School of Ministry and the Center for Professional Development. The University of Dallas has its main campus in Irving, Texas, an international campus near Rome, Italy, and a learning center in Frisco, Texas.
The main campus, in Irving, is only minutes from downtown Dallas in a city of 200,000 residents. The campus is an oasis of nature in the center of Metroplex, on 225 rolling acres that overlook both the Las Colinas Urban Center and the skyscrapers of Dallas. The University of Dallas is about 10 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Since the University opened in 1956, offerings in business and economics have been an important component of the curriculum. When the Braniff Graduate School was established in 1966, undergraduate business courses were phased out and graduate offerings in Business Management began under the direction of Robert Lynch.
The rapid growth of the Master of Business Administration led to the organization, in 1969, of the Graduate School of Management with Lynch as its Founding Dean. Soon thereafter, a joint five-year bachelor-master program leading to the MBA was added.
In 1988 an undergraduate concentration in Business was added, which allowed undergraduates to arrange electives in business and an internship into a coherent experience that could be added to the liberal arts program. Further recognizing the important role of business education, the University established the College Of Business in 2002 with Lynch once again as Founding Dean. The College of Business opened in the fall of 2003. Currently, the College of Business is host to nearly 1,500 graduate and undergraduate students.
In recent years, the program has expanded to include graduate preparatory programs, a Master of Science degree, professional development courses, and three Centers for deeper exploration of key business-related topics.