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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.

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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.

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

2020-2022 Tentative Program Calendar

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.

  • The UTSA EMBA is a phenomenal experience that is taught by a world-class faculty. It is full of critical information for anyone in a position of leadership.

    Daniel A. Johnson, M.D.
    EMBA for Health Professionals, Class of 2020

Curriculum

Our EMBA program weaves three learning threads through the curriculum, and integrates strategic team projects and professional development into the experience. EMBA for Health Professionals Curriculum

Included in your EMBA program cost:
  • Tuition
  • Course registration
  • Access to individual sessions with an executive coach
  • Text books
  • Online course materials (course packs and case studies)
  • Parking pass
  • Breakfast and lunch (on full-class days)
  • Refreshments and light snack available during class meetings
  • Technology package (i.e. tablet)
  • Off-site orientation including 2-day hotel booking
  • Eight to 10-day sponsored international trip including hotel, flight, food, and cultural experiences
Executives-in-Residence

Our Executives-in-Residence bring years of experience and a deep knowledge of successful organizations into the classroom to elevate your EMBA experience to the C-Suite. As an EMBA student, you will interact with our executives each semester through:

  • Hands-on classroom instruction, as executives serve as co-facilitators in designated courses
  • Scheduled group mentoring sessions led by our executives

These personal interactions will help connect your course knowledge with real world application, and enhance your program experience.

  • 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 our EMBA Class of 2022?

If you are ready to join a diverse group of health professionals as part of the next Executive MBA (EMBA) cohort, please contact us to learn more.

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