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UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) Long School of Medicine is accepting applications for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Executive MBA (EMBA) for Health Professionals program.

Program Eligibility

This program is available to all Long School of Medicine faculty with eight or more years of professional experience currently serving in leadership positions. Health professionals should include residency, fellowships or postdoctoral experience as part of their years of professional experience. A maximum of five Long School of Medicine candidates will be accepted.

UT Health San Antonio faculty applications outside of the Long School of Medicine will be accepted. Still, approval for funding from the applicant's respective school must be obtained before applying.

Commitment and Location

The UTSA EMBA Program is a 21-month (five-semester) master's degree program.

Program at a Glance

Program cost: UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine will cover 100% of the cost of tuition, textbooks, course materials, individual sessions with an executive coach and parking at UTSA for the five successful candidates. UTHSA faculty outside of the Long School must obtain funding approval from their school before applying.
Program start: August 2024
Number of classes: 15 required courses (43 credit hours) over 21 months
Cohort size: 30-45
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. A maximum of 20 seats are available for EMBA for Health Professionals, this includes five seats reserved for UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine participants.
Schedule: Each class session is 2.5 hours. Classes will typically meet in-person on designated Saturdays from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (2024-2026 Tentative Program Calendar)
Class preparation: Participants should plan on 1.5 hours of preparation to complete self-paced materials including online modules, media, readings and practice problems for each 2.5-hour class. In addition, faculty may assign additional readings, projects, online discussions, or exams – requiring approximately 10-20 additional hours per week.
Learning Threads: Our program weaves three learning threads through the curriculum and integrates strategic team projects and professional development into the experience.

Classes are held at the Center for Professional Excellence, Carlos Alvarez College of Business, Business Building (BB) 1.01.20, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249.

Curriculum

Semester 1
1. Business Analytics (Analytical Track)
2. Financial Accounting (Quantitative Track)
3. Organizational Behavior (Managerial Track)
4. Professional Development (Integrated Course)

Semester 2
1. Data Analytics and Cyber Security (Analytical Track)
2. Accounting for Health Organizations (Quantitative Track)
3. Marketing Management (Analytical Track)
4. Strategic Analysis (Integrated Project)

Semester 3
1. Special Topics (Managerial Track)
2. Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Healthcare Management (Managerial Track)
3. Professional Development (Integrated Course)

Semester 4
1. Financial Management (Quantitative Track)
2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Managerial Track)
3. Effective Negotiating (Managerial Track)
4. Healthcare Economics and Policy (Analytical Track)
5. Strategic Planning (Integrated Project)

Semester 5
1. Organizational and Managerial Issues in Healthcare (Quantitative Track)
2. International Seminar (Managerial Track)
3. Leadership (Managerial Track)
4. Strategy Implementation (Integrative Project)
5. Professional Development (Integrated Course)

* Schedule and courses are subject to change
2024-2026 Tentative Program Calendar

UTHSA EMBA Application Information

The deadline to complete your application is midnight on Monday, March 18, 2024. A maximum of five spaces are available for UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine applicants. Applications from UT Health San Antonio faculty outside of the Long School of Medicine will be accepted, but approval for funding from the applicant’s respective school must be obtained prior to submitting the application.

Application Information

The deadline to complete your application is midnight on Monday, March 18, 2024. A maximum of five spaces are available for UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine applicants. Applications from UT Health San Antonio faculty outside of the Long School of Medicine will be accepted. However, approval for funding from the applicant’s respective school must be obtained before applying.

You must satisfy UTSA’s university-wide graduate requirements and complete the online application.

  • Start by creating an application profile.
    • Select program level “Masters” and applicant type “Graduate Degree Seeking.”
  • After completing your profile, select the “Add Program” tab and choose “Executive MBA, Master of Business Administration – FALL 2024.” Then complete the personal information, academic history and supporting information. You will be asked to provide the following:
    • A current CV.
    • A 1,000 word (or less) personal statement describing personal and professional goals, reasons for pursuing the EMBA, and how the EMBA might facilitate or advance UT Health San Antonio strategic initiatives related to your leadership position(s).
    • Names and email addresses for two letters of recommendation, including one from a supervisor. Letter of recommendation from the supervisor must also include departmental or divisional support indicating guaranteed release time during scheduled sessions.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    • Application fee code—request from Stephanie Gutierrez (Gutierrezsr@uthscsa.edu) and upload it to your application to waive the application fee.

If your transcripts are from a school outside of the United States, you must have them evaluated through Educational Credential Evaluations. 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.

You must click the “submit” button to finalize your application. The EMBA Admissions Committee will review all applications and select candidates for an interview before acceptance into the program.

*Decisions announced April 2024.

Program Benefits

Taught by award-winning UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business faculty, this program is for senior health professionals interested in further developing their business and leadership skills. The UTSA EMBA for Health Professionals extends the standard EMBA curriculum into the healthcare industry, with the goal of complementing specialized healthcare expertise with general business knowledge and leadership skills.

“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.”