Saint Joseph's MBA model is the first and only in Philadelphia to allow you to fully customize your experience. Our stackable, three-certificate model lets you choose two specializations in addition to a core MBA set of courses. Take them in any order, at your own pace, with the added flexibility of choosing online or on-campus options.
Executive Master's in Business Administration (EMBA)
Saint Joseph’s University now offers the most accelerated, customizable Executive MBA program in Philadelphia. This transformational journey is completed in just 12 to 16 months and may be tailored with a variety of specializations. Earn your EMBA, plus a professional certificate in an area of your choosing.
A Customizable, Innovative EMBA
The Executive MBA classroom is energetic and collaborative, designed to stimulate critical thinking and spark engaging discussion. Experience the EMBA cohort model through 12 core courses, plus three online electives of your choosing to earn an EMBA + 1 Certificate. Through the combination of EMBA’s cohort model and the online electives, you will develop a professional skill set grounded in ethics, teamwork and leadership.
Learn from the Best
The Executive Mentor and Engagement Series provides you with the opportunity to enjoy guest lectures and take part in working sessions with top CEOs, CFOs, and COOs from across the region. One-on-one sessions with an experienced executive coach will help develop and enhance your leadership style.
The program incorporates an international residency, which gives students a deeper understanding of the managerial, political and cultural concepts that influence and drive international business.
Top-Ranked Executive MBA
Saint Joseph’s Executive MBA program is regularly recognized by top rankings organizations and business publications. Recently, the program was listed among the tier-one institutions for Executive MBA programs worldwide by CEO Magazine in their 2021 Global MBA Rankings report. It has also been recognized once again in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for graduate programs as one of the top 20 best Executive MBA programs.
Stackable EMBA Certificates
In addition to the core curriculum, EMBA students stack on a specialized certificate tailored to their career goals. Choose from the certificate options below and add value to your EMBA experience:
How Long is the EMBA Program?
A rigorous, accelerated program designed for students with at least five years of professional experience and an undergraduate degree in business.
Designed for professionals with at least five years of work/managerial experience who studied an undergraduate major outside of finance and accounting.
As an entrepreneur, the EMBA program enabled me to design a successful start-up company. An accelerated curriculum focused on domestic and global business was challenging, and the team approach made the journey fulfilling and fun.
At a Glance
12-month program: 30 credits and three semesters
16-month program: 36 credits and four semesters
MBA Foundations ensure you have the body of knowledge required to participate in the EMBA program. These 100% online competency modules should be done at the beginning of your studies and can be completed at your own pace.
Classes meet one weekend per month (Friday/Saturday) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are traveling from outside of the Philadelphia region, a hotel room will be provided.
Supplemental weekly online sessions will be required. These will be held on a consistent weekday evening during the semester.
Breaks are scheduled between each semester.
|Profile of an EMBA cohort|
A minimum of five years professional experience is required, and candidates should demonstrate leadership as well as a proven record of high performance.
$1,673 per credit – 36 credits: 16-month program (2021-2022)
$2,310 per credit – 30 credits: 1-year program (2021-2022)
(Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.)
Tuition and fees include: textbooks; instructional materials; lodging (for those traveling from outside of the Philadelphia region); the global residency costs; parking permits; student ID; library and computer lab fees; breakfast and lunch on class days, networking opportunities and executive coaching.
Saint Joseph’s is a Yellow Ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Services can help you access and understand your benefits.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
The Career Development Center at Saint Joseph's University offers a host of resources including resume review, interview prep, on-campus career fairs and interviews, workshops and networking events.
Guest lectures and working engagements with area CEOs, CFOs and COOs are embedded throughout the curriculum as a part of the Executive Mentoring & Engagement Series.