Master's Degree

M.B.A. - Executive M.B.A.

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) is structured specifically for executives, professionals, and rising leaders who have significant professional experience. This five-semester plan of study features cohort classes, lock-step weekend class scheduling, and an emphasis on acquiring advanced skills and knowledge needed to solve the pressing concerns of today’s fast paced economy. The E.M.B.A. is accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and conforms to its recommended guidelines.

Why Pursue an Executive M.B.A?

The EMBA program provides a collaborative learning environment where students engage with accomplished faculty and a diverse peer group with relevant experience and perspectives from a variety of industries.  This collaborative environment provides an opportunity for students to strengthen business fundamentals and acquire advanced skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable and build an exceptional platform for career and personal growth.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines:

Admission requirements and pre-requisites: Please reference the EMBA website at for details on the admissions process

Graduate Studies Application: Yes

Department Application: No

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Test Scores: GMAT may be required

Resume: Required. Applicants are expected to have approximately 10 years of professional experience with increasing managerial responsibility. Less experienced applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate exceptional accomplishment.

Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.

Other requirements: Applicants are required to participate in a personal interview with the E.M.B.A. Admissions Subcommittee of the Executive Programs Committee. 

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.


Application Deadline Dates

Fall Entry Only

  • Domestic Applicants: August 1
  • International Applicants: Please contact the department for information at (210) 458-4874.

Contact Information

Degree Website:

Degree Catalog Link:

College of Business Master's Programs Brochure

Graduate Advisor of the College of Business: Mark Phillips, PhD
Telephone: (210) 458-7305

Associate Director of Executive Education: Mark Phillips, PhD
Telephone: (210) 458-7305

Executive MBA Program Manager: Jessica Tidwell
Telephone: (210) 458-7305

Funding Opportunities

As a UTSA graduate student, you would be eligible to apply for financial aid in the form of a federal loan called a Direct Stafford Loan. For details on Stafford Loans, please refer to the following web site:

Course Scheduling and Offerings:

This five-semester plan of study features cohort classes, lock-step weekend class scheduling. Click HERE for curriculum information.