Executive MBA (EMBA) Application Process

To be considered for admission to the EMBA program, applicants must:

  • 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 2020, please follow the steps below. For questions about the program or more information, please contact Melissa Lackey, Director of Marketing and Business Development at emba@utsa.edu or phone 210.458.3622.

Steps to complete the EMBA Application

1. Complete our online application by Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The application link opens UTSA’s The Graduate School website. Please select “Executive Master of Business Admin (EMBA)” as your program. During the application process, we recommend you connect with Melissa Lackey by email or phone (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 to be considered official.

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

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

If your transcripts are from outside of the United States, you must have them evaluated through an approved foreign credentialing agency. 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.

No GMAT or GRE Requirment

The GMAT or GRE is not required for admission into the EMBA program.

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 a Foreign Credentials Service. We recommend Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), but you can submit a credential evaluation from an approved evaluator.

International applicants

All international applicants must utilize an approved foreign credentialing agency for evaluations as part of the admission requirements.

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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