What is an Executive MBA (EMBA)?

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. If you are an executive professional, or a rising leader with strong managerial experience, the EMBA program is designed for you. Our five-semester program starts annually in August, and features cohort classes and weekend class scheduling. Your learning will focus on advancing the skills and knowledge you need to solve the evolving challenges in today’s fast-paced economy.

EMBA Program

General Management Track

The EMBA general management program weaves quantitative, analytical and managerial learning threads throughout the program and we include an integrative team-based project in the second, fourth and fifth semesters to engage you in application-driven projects that will reinforce your classroom learning. In addition to our learning threads and integrative projects, we incorporate executive coaching into your EMBA experience. This coaching opportunity will help you define your career vision and help you create a plan to make your vision a reality. During the break between your fourth and fifth semester, you will take an eight- to 10-day international trip. The trip provides a unique perspective on the global marketplace that both informs and complements your coursework.

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Health Professionals Track

In addition to our general management track, in 2018 we introduced a customized track for health professionals. Participants in our healthcare EMBA program take core business classes with the full EMBA cohort, and break out into a smaller group for four healthcare specific courses.

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Our EMBA program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places our college in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

EMBA ranked #11 in 2019 by CEO Magazine

The EMBA program ranked No. 11 out of 91 programs in CEO Magazine’s 2019 Global MBA Rankings.

A True Learning Community
  • Our program creates value by going beyond classroom instruction. Program participants are not only given the opportunity to expand what they know, but also what they can do. We challenge them to stretch their capacity for leadership by stepping out of their comfort zone and applying new knowledge to new experiences, both in and out of the classroom

    Jonathan Clark, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Management

  • Getting my EMBA gave me credentials and confidence that translate across all facets of my professional, volunteer and personal life.

    Kathy Hill
    EMBA '10

  • I joined the UTSA EMBA program to ‘know what I did not know’ in healthcare leadership, and I can truly say that the program’s faculty and experiences are exceptional. The unique amalgam of business and leadership skills I learn here will best equip me to address evolving challenges in healthcare.

    Rajeev Suri, M.D.
    EMBA for Health Professionals, Class of 2020

Are you interested in joining EMBA 2021?

If you are ready to join a diverse group of professionals as part of the next Executive MBA (EMBA) cohort, follow the steps on our application information page.

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Do I Qualify for the EMBA?

You do not need a c-suite title to participate in the EMBA program. Our successful applicants have an undergraduate degree or higher, a minimum of nine years of professional management experience, and have demonstrated increasing responsibility in their role. If you are an aspiring professional looking to become an inspiring leader, the EMBA program may be a great fit for you.

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What Does the Program Cost?

An EMBA program is an important investment for you and your future. The program cost is $65,000 for Texas residents and $79,500 for non-residents. As you may fund the program through a combination of sources including personal funds and corporate reimbursements, we encourage you to learn more about available financing options.

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Have You Considered Executive Education?

If you are interested in professional development but are not sure the EMBA is for you, please explore our Executive Education programs and services. Whether you are looking for yourself or your employees, we offer a variety of programs ranging in length from four hours to 12 months. Our Leadership Institute Programs also include opportunities for Executive Coaching.

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