An EMBA degree and education can take you from working professional to top executive, without ever pressing pause on your life or career. The Executive MBA program at The University of Alabama offers a unique format for an experience like no other. Check it out!
EMBA at a Glance
An Executive MBA from The University of Alabama (UA EMBA) offers a unique + transformative education that can take any career to the next level. They understand that today’s business professionals pursuing an MBA must juggle family and an ever-growing work schedule.
They bring together a group of highly successful managers, professionals and executives across a broad spectrum of industries and job positions for the EMBA program. With a unique blended-instruction format, your education happens on your time.
“Our 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.”UA EMBA
The Executive MBA program enrolls twice each year, once for their Huntsville program (HEMBA) and once for their Tuscaloosa program (TEMBA).
EMBA Hits Refresh
UA EMBA recently announced a new format for their Huntsville and Tuscaloosa programs. They added several new features in order to better accommodate the schedules of busy working professionals.
“When considering adjustments to how we deliver the EMBA Program, we had a strong desire to preserve the valuable in-person classroom experience our programs offer.
We recognized a need to make the required in-class session schedule more manageable for our students who have busy careers, plus active family and social commitments.”
Each course provides online instruction and content to support monthly in-person class meetings. This blended-instruction model aims to allow students more control over their busy lives while growing their business acumen through a meaningful and academically rigorous degree experience.
Huntsville Program Updates
Huntsville location students start the program in August and graduate in December 2021.
The Huntsville EMBA location adopted the one weekend per month, blended-instruction format in 2015. As a result, enrollment for that program has steadily grown, and students appreciate the flexibility the blended format offers.
Additionally, students in the EMBA Huntsville location can now earn their MBA in four semesters rather than five. The program previously spanned 21 months but will now cover 17 months, or four semesters, like the Tuscaloosa location.
Tuscaloosa Program Updates
Tuscaloosa location students begin in December and graduate in May 2022.
Now professionals who choose the Tuscaloosa location will attend class sessions on the following schedule:
- Friday from 12-8PM
- Saturday from 8AM-5PM one weekend each month
In both programs, students work through 16 three-hour courses to earn their MBA.
Furthermore, the immersive international study trip is now optional to allow students to save on their EMBA experience. Previous study trips have taken EMBA students to South Africa, Peru, Ecuador and other locations to meet with and learn from local entrepreneurs and executives and to gain an understanding of business as it applies to international settings.
Is an Alabama EMBA for you?
Successful applicants generally have a minimum of five years of professional work experience and must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
They typically do not require a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment entrance exam score for applicants meeting or exceeding the work experience minimum.
UA EMBA prefers a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average but does offer conditional admission for some candidates with a strong professional profile.
In addition to providing the best education possible, safety is also a top priority for UA EMBA. Here are some of the safety measures they’re instilling this year:
- EMBA students have the option to participate in fall 2020 courses virtually if they prefer not to physically attend class sessions.
- Students in both Huntsville and Tuscaloosa programs will meet in classrooms that allow for safe distances between students, and between students and faculty.
- For those who do opt to attend class sessions in person one weekend a month, masks covering the nose and mouth are required.
A Look Inside
Want to learn more about the EMBA experience from people who have been through it themselves? Check out these stories:
- Derrica Poole, a George Washington Carver High School graduate, took her career to the next level with a UA EMBA
- Russ Chambliss explains how an EMBA took him from science to CFO of a Birmingham company
- Shardra Scott, Alabama Power’s Systems Operation Manager told us why she was pursuing her EMBA
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