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Executive MBA

Admissions Process
Applications will be accepted until the class composition is complete for the incoming fall class. The Admissions Committee is looking for representatives from diverse industries with varying backgrounds, from private sector as well as public sector and nonprofit organizations. This diversity enriches the learning experience for everyone in the class. Contact Kandis Larkey, director of the Executive MBA (458-4874 or, to find out if there is space available in the fall class.

Information Session
The first step in the admissions process is to attend an information session. Click on the information sessions tab on the left to register for an upcoming session.

Application Timeline
Completed applications should be submitted during the fall and spring preceding the August start date. The EMBA Admissions Committee will review applications as they are received and will accept applications on a rolling admissions basis. Applications will be accepted until the class is filled.

The application fee is non-refundable and must be paid through the online application system. Payment may be in the form of credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) or electronic check.

Application Type Online
UTSA Graduate or Degree Candidate $30
Non-UTSA Graduate $45
International Applicants $80

EMBA Application
The online application and associated application fee must be paid to be considered for the Executive MBA program.

Application Requirements

The following items are required and may be uploaded while completing the online application.

  • Letter of Self-Nomination
    The EMBA Admissions Committee is looking for intelligent and accomplished individuals who will benefit from participation in the program and who can contribute to the learning experience of the class. Your letter of self-nomination might answer the following questions:

    What do you expect to accomplish through the EMBA program?

    What learning experiences do you anticipate?

    How do you plan to apply this to your own career?

    What unique experiences do you bring to the program and how do you expect to contribute to the learning experiences of your classmates?

  • Résumé
    Upload your professional résumé that lists your work experience, responsibilities, accomplishments, community service and other leadership activities.

  • Recommendation Forms
    Three professional recommendations using the recommendation forms in the online application are required.

  • Sponsorship Form
    Although not required, it is recommended that your organization supports your time/financial commitment during the EMBA program by completing the sponsorship form included in the online application. We have observed that those candidates whose organizations support a decision to attend the EMBA program have a higher success rate than those whose organizations do not.

  • Transcripts
    Request official transcripts of all previous college level work to be sent directly to:

    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    The Graduate School
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX 78249

  • Graduate Management Admission Test Scores (GMAT)
    Applicants are required to submit a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score or an equivalent measure of intellectual capacity. The EMBA Admissions Committee may recommend a waiver of the GMAT for applicants who have a terminal degree from an accredited university (such as a Ph.D., J.D., or M.D.), applicants who have earned a master's degree from an accredited university, applicants who have 15 years of post-undergraduate experience and applicants who have 5 years of people or project management experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility. The GMAT is administered as an individual, computer-based test by appointment only. To schedule your GMAT test in San Antonio, contact the Pearson Professional Center at (210) 340-3628 or go to

    Those who have taken the GMAT in the last five years need not retake it. Scores should be sent to:
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    The Graduate School
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX 78249



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