Posted on April 24, 2024 by Wendy Frost

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at UTSA was ranked No. 7 globally and second in the United States by CEO Magazine in their 2024 Global MBA Rankings. The UTSA MBA was ranked as a Tier One Global MBA program. This is the sixth consecutive year that both programs were recognized.

CEO Magazine EMBA ranking badge“I take great pride in the achievements of our MBA program and the faculty who contribute to its excellence,” said Dan Sass, associate dean of graduate studies. “It is my aspiration that we persistently enhance our program to deliver an exceptional educational journey for our students, equipping them with the necessary tools for success in their professional endeavors.”

Using a fact-based ranking system, CEO Magazine evaluated MBA programs based on the following areas: quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty-to-student ratio, price, international exposure, work experience, professional development, gender parity and delivery methods. The goal behind the rankings is to provide potential students with a performance benchmark when comparing programs.

“This honor only reinforces what I have always known about this program and is just a glimpse of where we can go in the future,” said Albert Huang, faculty director of the EMBA program. “Our faculty and staff take pride in creating a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to become better leaders. This is truly a testament to all of their hard work and commitment.”

The 21-month EMBA program is designed for executives, professionals and rising leaders who have significant professional experience. The UTSA EMBA offers general management and health professionals tracks and features cohort classes, weekend class scheduling and an emphasis on acquiring advanced skills and knowledge needed to solve the pressing concerns of today’s fast-paced economy.  Taught in a collaborative learning environment, students engage with accomplished faculty and a diverse peer group who share relevant experiences and perspectives from a variety of industries.

Global MBA Tier One ranking badgeComprised of working professionals, the 36-hour MBA program provides an intensive business education. With flexible scheduling in the evenings, students study in smaller class settings allowing them to network with colleagues who possess a variety of life experiences. Students can customize their experience by choosing a learning track or earning a topic-focused graduate certificate.

CEO Magazine launched its annual Global MBA Rankings in 2012. This year’s ranking included more than 139 schools from 24 countries.

View the complete CEO Magazine 2024 Global MBA Rankings.

Applications are currently being accepted for both MBA programs. For more information about the college’s EMBA program contact For questions about our MBA and other graduate business programs  contact

— Wendy Frost