Executive MBA (EMBA) Admission Requirements

Applications for the EMBA program are processed as they are received and offers of acceptance are made on a rolling basis; therefore we strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible during the application period. This rolling admissions process allows qualified individuals to be admitted on a continual basis until capacity is reached.

The EMBA admission requirements are listed below to help you determine your eligibility for the Executive MBA program:

  • Submit a resume with approximately eight years of professional experience with increasing managerial responsibility. Less experienced applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate exceptional accomplishment.
    • Health professionals should include residency, fellowships or postdoctoral experience as part of their professional experience.
  • Meet UTSA’s University-Wide Admission Requirements. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted conditionally upon recommendation of the EMBA Admissions Committee and approval of the Dean of the Graduate School.

For consideration in either the General Management or Health Professionals track starting August 2024, please follow the steps below. For questions about the program or if you have questions about EMBA admission requirements, please contact Jaimee’ Bennett, Program Manager at emba@utsa.edu or phone 210-458-3622. If you do not meet the minimum EMBA admission requirements, you may be interested in learning more about the UTSA part-time evening MBA.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for our EMBA cohort starting in Fall 2024 is Thursday, Aug. 1.

Steps to complete the EMBA Application

1. Complete our online application.

The application link opens UTSA’s admission website. Please select “Executive MBA, Master of Business Administration” as your program. During the application process, we recommend you connect with Jaimee’ Bennett by email or call 210-458-3622 for guidance through the application process, and to answer any questions you may have.

Please note: Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis until all available class positions are filled.

2. Pay your application fee

  • $50 domestic applicants
  • $90 international applicants

3. Upload your resume and 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 professional resume should include work experience, responsibilities, accomplishments, community service and other leadership activities.
  • Your letter of self-nomination should use a business letter format and 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 career?
    • What unique experiences do you bring to the program?
    • How will you contribute to the learning experiences of your classmates?

4. Submit two letters of professional reference

Identify two individuals who can attest to your professional capacities to provide a professional recommendation. After you enter the email addresses for your selected individuals and save your online application form, a message with a link to the online recommendation form will be sent automatically. This form will connect directly to your application.

5. Submit official transcripts

Applications may be submitted with unofficial transcripts for review. However, to finalize admission, The Graduate School at UTSA requires official transcripts from every post-secondary institution an applicant has attended. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.

Electronic transcript submissions: Institutions may submit official transcripts electronically by email to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Mailing address for official transcripts:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Graduate Studies
One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249

Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.

If your documents are not in English, in addition to the credential evaluation, you must also present the original language documents of both your diploma/degree certificates and your transcripts, as well as provide certified translations of all documents as part of your application package.

Additional EMBA Admission Requirements

No required GMAT or GRE

The GMAT or GRE is not part of our EMBA admission requirements, a waiver is applied to recognize professional experience in lieu of an admission test.

Foreign credentials

If you are a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident (hold a Green Card), the TOEFL is not required, but your foreign transcripts must be evaluated by Foreign Credentials Service of America.

International applicants

All international applicants must use Foreign Credentials Service of America for credential evaluation as part of the admission requirements.

Admission to the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program

This is the general process for admission. The timing may vary based on when you complete your application.

  • Initial Notification: We will confirm if you meet the basic program requirements within two weeks of receiving your application. A complete application includes:
    • The online application
    • A resume or CV
    • A letter of self-nomination
    • Two completed recommendations
    • Unofficial or official post-secondary transcripts
  • Interview: If you meet the basic program requirements, you will receive an invitation to interview with the EMBA Admissions Committee. The interview is required to evaluate how you complement the incoming cohort, and the committee values the chance to meet every applicant.
  • Final Notification: Within a few weeks of the interview, you will receive notification from UTSA as to your admission status (admitted, wait listed or denied admission).

After Admission

Once you accept admission to the EMBA program, look for a save-the-date and invitation over the summer to our orientation session in early August. If you are a successful applicant, congratulations and we look forward to learning with you!

UTSA’s Evening MBA

If you are early in your career but would still like to pursue a Master of Business Administration, our part-time (36-credit hour) evening MBA provides flexible scheduling and the opportunity to select elective courses. Pre-designed learning tracks are also available in finance, marketing, project management and real estate finance and development.

Explore our MBA


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 short workshops, to a 12-month Leadership Institute Certificate with executive coaching.

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