Executive MBA (EMBA) Weekend Program

At The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business, we bring together a group of highly successful managers, professionals, and executives across a broad spectrum of industries and job positions for our Executive MBA Program.  Our alumni call their experience in the EMBA Program life-changing, challenging, valuable and transformative. The UA EMBA goal is to provide the tools and opportunities to drive more success for our students, alumni, and their companies. We emphasize leadership and improving business skills to further professional and personal aspirations.

The Executive MBA program provides working professionals with the tools, skills, and knowledge essential for expanding and/or pursuing new career options in business. Weekend classes allow students to pursue the MBA degree without sacrificing current employment. This program requires 48 semester hours of coursework in a lock-step cohort format. Classes meet on Fridays and Saturdays. The program is offered in two formats. The Tuscaloosa EMBA program meets roughly every other weekend in a face-to-face format over 17 months. The Huntsville EMBA program meets one weekend per month in a blended in-class/face-to-face format over 21 months. Both programs include an international trip/experience in the final term where students visit with the senior management of global companies of a particular country. Technology is used to enhance classroom learning and to facilitate student and faculty interaction when students are away from campus.

See additional information on the EMBA Program.

Admission Requirements

The University of Alabama’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program requires a minimum of five years of professional work experience, active support by your current employer, an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a solid grade point average (prefer 3.0 GPA or better) and letters of recommendation from your employer and/or clients. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered for acceptance by submitting a GMAT (500) or GRE (300) score.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.

Degree Requirements 

Our team-intensive EMBA curriculum provides a thorough education in business skills, theories, and practices with focused areas of study in financials, strategy, global initiatives and leadership. Our strategic boardroom approach to learning uses case studies, simulations and encourages open debate, discussion, and in-depth projects and presentations. This teaches our professional students to make decisions in the face of conflicting data, complex policies, and intense time and fiscal pressures. The curriculum is 16 courses at 3 credit hours for a total 48 credit hour program. 

Students work in study teams while in the program, and coursework is a mixture of individual and team assignments. Cases, projects, simulations, presentations, and written assignments are typical class assignments. Teams generally choose to meet each week face-to-face or via conference call or online. Blackboard, an online tool integrated into the curriculum, allows students to interact with classmates and instructors and serves as an online data repository for class materials.

In order to provide additional insights on business issues, the faculty may also invite guest speakers into the classroom or set up company visits.

Tuscaloosa Executive MBA
Hours
Term I Courses
AC 501Basic Acctg Managrl Finan Cont3
ST 509Stat For Business Appl3
MKT 518Mkting Mgmt & Decision Making3
MIS 511Management Information Systems3
Term II Courses
AC 502Acctng Management Decisions3
OM 506Business Spreadsheet Analytics3
OM 516Operations Management3
GBA 515Effective Negotiations3
Term III
FI 504Financial Management3
EC 500Managerial Economics3
MGT 517Leadership & Ethics3
MGT 597Special Topics (Entr., Inn, & Growth)3
Term IV Courses
MGT 542Management Communication3
GBA 525Business Policy3
IBA 550Global Business3
OM 517Supply Chain Modeling & Analys3
Total Hours48
Huntsville Executive MBA
Hours
Term I Courses
AC 501Basic Acctg Managrl Finan Cont3
ST 509Stat For Business Appl3
MKT 518Mkting Mgmt & Decision Making3
MIS 511Management Information Systems3
Term II Courses
EC 500Managerial Economics3
OM 516Operations Management3
OM 506Business Spreadsheet Analytics3
Term III Courses
MGT 517Leadership & Ethics3
FI 504Financial Management3
MIS 541Business Analytic Support Sys3
Term IV Courses
MGT 542Management Communication3
GBA 525Business Policy3
OM 517Supply Chain Modeling & Analys3
Term V Courses
MGT 582New Venture Development3
IBA 550Global Business3
GBA 515Effective Negotiations3
Total Hours48