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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 rigorous and comprehensive five-semester program starts annually in August and features alternating Saturday classes. Your learning will focus on advancing the skills and knowledge you need to solve the evolving challenges in today’s fast-paced economy.

The UTSA EMBA program is taught as a cohort, meaning you start and finish the program with the same participant group.

Do I Qualify for the EMBA?

You do not need a c-suite title to participate in the EMBA program. Our successful applicants demonstrate a strong work ethic, have eight or more years of professional experience, and have demonstrated increasing responsibility in their roles. If you are an aspiring professional looking to become an inspiring leader, or a current leader looking to build your business knowledge, the EMBA program may be a great fit for you.

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. Federal student loans are available and the program also qualifies for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Hazlewood Exemption.

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Please note: Due to the format of our program, we are unable to accommodate transfer students and you must be prepared to start in August.

Texas MBA

The EMBA program ranked No. 8 out of 85 programs in CEO Magazine’s 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

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 Program Tracks

General Management Track

The EMBA general management track weaves quantitative, analytical and managerial learning threads throughout the program. In your the second, fourth and fifth semesters, we include an integrative team-based project 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.

Learn more about the General Management Track

Health Professionals Track

Taught by award-winning UTSA College of Business faculty, this program is for seasoned health professionals interested in further developing their business and leadership skills. The UTSA EMBA for Health Professionals is a track in the existing EMBA program. Participants take courses with the full EMBA cohort and break out into a smaller group for healthcare specific courses, with the goal of complementing specialized healthcare expertise with general business knowledge and leadership skills.

Participants in the Health Professionals track also participate in 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.

Learn more about the Health Professionals Track

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.
    Department Chair and Associate 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 2023?

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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Faculty and Guest Lecturers

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.

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UTSA Evening MBA Program

If you are earlier in your career or require flexible scheduling, we encourage you to look into our part-time evening MBA program. The MBA provides pre-designed learning tracks, which are designed as a deep dive into specific topics, building upon what you learn in the MBA core courses.

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