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Executive Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Executive MBA in Banking and Financial Institutions program is designed to develop and enhance a candidate’s skills that are necessary for a position of leadership in a financial institution or regulatory agency.


This program emphasizes the integration and synthesis of various disciplines to develop a student’s ability to function and make sound administrative decisions in a dynamic financial institution environment. The EMBA program is suited for qualified students from any academic discipline who have experience in the financial institutions field.

The EMBA is a two-year cohort program with a new cohort beginning each fall semester. It is an online program with an annual two-week residency requirement prior to the start of each fall semester. During the residency period, students receive foundational instruction for the six courses to be completed during the upcoming academic year. Up to six hours of coursework may be transferred into the EMBA program from the Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Banking or the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.


The College of Business Administration’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Accounting for Management
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis
  • Seminar in Managerial Economics
  • Seminar in Commercial Banking
  • Problems in Administrative Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Selected Topics in Money, Capital, and Security Markets
  • Seminar in Commercial Lending
  • Managerial Communications
  • Services Management and Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 500

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • A business administration degree from an AACSB accredited baccalaureate degree granting institution
  • An interview with the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Business Administration or the Chair of Banking either in person or via telephone
  • Consistent with university policy, international students (defined as non U.S. Citizens, except those that hold permanent residency cards) must take and successfully complete the TOEFL test with a score of at least 79 or IELTS score of at least 6.5
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a score of at least 500.
  • Ability to attend the annual two-week residency session and work on the web-based sessions

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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            12012 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
          • National

            12012 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
          • In-State

            10698 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 5349 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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