Our Mission

EMBA classroom

EMBA classroom

The Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) supports professional development by bringing together renowned business thinkers and aspiring business professionals as part of a collaborative learning community. As part of this learning community, members can share ideas, develop new knowledge, learn critical business skills and forge meaningful professional relationships.

Our Vision

The CPE aims to provide outstanding educational and professional development experiences for professionals aspiring to become inspiring leaders, and local leaders invested in continuous learning.

Executive Programs

Consider an Executive MBA (EMBA)

If you are an executive professional, or a rising leader with strong managerial experience, consider an Executive MBA. Our 21-month program features cohort classes and weekend class scheduling.

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Executive Education Training

Whether you are looking for employee professional development opportunities, or are looking to advance your own career, our flexible programs and diverse offerings will meet your educational needs.

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For over 25 years, the Center for Professional Excellence at the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business has been supporting professional development in the local business community.

February 2022

  • EMBA program is ranked No. 8 globally by CEO Magazine and No. 1 in the United States

April 2021

  • EMBA program is ranked No. 9 globally by CEO Magazine

April 2020

  • EMBA program is ranked No. 8 globally by CEO Magazine

April 2019

  • EMBA program is ranked No. 11 globally by CEO Magazine and No. 4 in North America

August 2018

  • Launch of new Health Professionals track in the Executive MBA program

February 2015

  • College Hosts First Big Data Symposium

March 2014

  • UTSA’s Cyber Security Program Ranked No. 1 in the Nation

May 2011

  • UTSA College of Business creates cyber security research center

May 2007

  • The College of Business ranks nationally for research in the areas of finance (55 nationally, 61 worldwide), management (80 nationally) and marketing (40 nationally, 43 worldwide)

August 1997

  • The Executive MBA program begins at UTSA with a class of 22 students

August 1994

  • Initiation of the Business Foundations program to provide participants with basic business knowledge and skill competencies required to develop a business mindset

September 1992

  • The Center for Professional Excellence opens