Executive MBA Program

The Culverhouse College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) Program at The University of Alabama realizes that today’s business professionals pursuing an MBA must juggle their education, social and family life, and an ever-growing work schedule. To aid in this work-school-life balance, the EMBA Program at UA now offers a convenient blended-instruction format for earning the MBA at our Huntsville or Tuscaloosa locations. At both branches, you experience an evenly split between in-class sessions and weekly interactive online classes. With in-class sessions scheduled one weekend a month, you have the opportunity to embrace the academic challenge without affecting your work and personal obligations.

Upcoming Events:

Join us for a In-Person Event: Tuscaloosa

Friday, March 31: 10:30-1:00 PM .Sign Up Today!   

Learn More about Preview Day here: Emba Preview Day

Set up a time to chat with EMBA Director, Donna Blackburn. Please email dblackburn@cba.ua.edu 

To set up a time to chat with an EMBA team member, please visit this site to set up a phone meeting: Introductory Chat
Our alumni call their experience in the EMBA Program valuable, challenging, and life-changing. Within each class, we bring together a group of highly successful managers, professionals, and executives across a broad spectrum of industries and job positions. 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.

The UA EMBA offers our blended-instruction format in two locations, with orientation in August at the Huntsville (HEMBA) location and in December at the Tuscaloosa (TEMBA) location.

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Program Tracks

HEMBA & TEMBA: Classes are held in a blended format with a combination of online instruction and face-to-face class meetings held one weekend per month in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa for 17 months (4 semesters). Orientation begins in August in Huntsville and in December in Tuscaloosa.

Meet the Team

We’re small but awesome. The executive team is comprised of education experts, bringing years of experience in building strong programs, recruiting talented professionals, and encouraging excellence in others.

Director Donna Blackburn

Manager of Student Services Diane Jones

Career Consultant  Samantha Vasey