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Executive MBA, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 months
University rank #701 (QS) , AL,
The Culverhouse College of Business Executive MBA Program at The University of Alabama realizes that today’s business professionals pursuing an M.B.A. must juggle family and an ever-growing work schedule. 


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.

UA EMBA offers two convenient formats for working professionals: An every other weekend face-to-face format on the main campus in Tuscaloosa and a once-a-month blended in-class/online format in Huntsville, Alabama.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Accounting for Managerial and Financial Control
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 months
    • Duration description

      The Huntsville EMBA Blended Program: 21 months The Tuscaloosa EMBA Program gives you more face-to-face time with your classmates:17 months

  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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).

General Requirements

  • Application fee: $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents or $80 for international students
  • Online Application
  • Official GMAT or GRE Scores
  • One transcript for each U.S. or international institution of higher education
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose Essay
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Letters
  • International applicants must submit one certified copy in the native language along with certified precise word-for-word English translations of all transcripts, diplomas, and certificates of degree.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

The University of Alabama's Executive MBA (EMBA) program requires a minimum of five years of professional work experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1069 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1069 USD per credit and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    454 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 454 USD per credit and a duration of 21 months.
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Living costs for Tuscaloosa

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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