What is an Executive MBA (EMBA)?
The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. Our five-semester program starts 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 environment.
Health Professionals Track
Taught by award-winning faculty at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the UTSA Executive MBA (EMBA) for Health Professionals program extends the standard EMBA curriculum into the healthcare industry, with the goal of complementing specialized healthcare expertise with general business knowledge and leadership skills. Participants will take general business courses with the full EMBA cohort and break out into smaller groups for healthcare specific courses.
Designed for health professionals, the EMBA weaves quantitative, analytical and managerial learning threads throughout the program. Participants will engage in an integrative team-based project to reinforce classroom learning and will also take part in an international field experience to gain exposure to the growing role of globalization in healthcare.
Also included in the EMBA experience is executive coaching, with the goal of helping participants define their career vision and develop a personal plan to make their vision a reality.
Our program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places our college in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.
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.
EMBA Program at a Glance
- Cohort Size: 35–45 professionals
- Composition of Cohort: Each class consists of a diverse group of individuals from the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, large and small companies, entrepreneurs and corporate professionals
- Schedule: Classes will typically meet every other week on Saturday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Each semester will also include three or four Friday afternoons from 12:30–5:45 p.m.
- Class Preparation: Participants should anticipate approximately three to four hours of work for every hour of in-class instruction. Every two weeks you will have 7.5-12.5 hours of instruction and preparation time could range from 22.5-50 hours.
- Program Start: Annually in August (due to cohort model)
- Program Length: 14 required courses (43 credit hours) over 21 months
The EMBA program ranked No. 11 out of 91 programs in CEO Magazine’s 2019 Global MBA Rankings.