Haub School of Business – Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s One-Year Executive MBA Program Structure

The intensive Saint Jospeh’s One-Year Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Haub School of Business requires students to take 19 courses that comprise 30 credits over three semesters. Classes meet for one full day each week on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. The program culminates in April.


Saint Jospeh’s One-Year Executive MBA students take seven courses in the summer semester, five courses in the fall semester, and seven courses in the spring semester, with each semester totaling 10 credits. All courses are required, and students typically take their courses with the same cohort of peers throughout the program.

Class Profile

The Saint Jospeh’s One-Year Executive MBA program has about 25 to 30 students in each enrolled class, and students have an average of 14 years of full-time work experience, although they do not have to be currently employed in order to be enrolled in the program. The EMBA program does not require applicants to take the GMAT or GRE.


The Saint Jospeh’s One-Year Executive MBA program does not offer career services because most students are being supported by their current employer. However, students are welcome to use the resources of the St. Joseph’s Career Development Center to meet their professional needs. Students also receive one-on-one executive and team coaching and leadership development throughout the program.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Individual credits for the One-Year EMBA program cost $2,266, totaling $67,980 for the entirety of the course. Broken down, this equals $22,660 per semester. These fees cover tuition, a laptop computer, textbooks, instructional materials, the international study tour costs, parking permits, the student ID, library and computer lab fees, breakfast and lunch on class days, and Executive Coaching. Through the Employer Deferral Program, students whose tuition is being paid by their employer can pay their tuition at the end of each semester for a fee of $35.

Admissions Procedures

The Saint Jospeh’s One-Year Executive MBA requires a minimum of five years of professional experience, a minimum GPA of 2.5 and an undergraduate business degree.

Applicants must submit a completed application form, a current résumé, complete official transcripts of all collegiate and graduate work, a personal statement, and a written recommendation. A personal interview is also required, while GMAT scores are not. All applicants are invited to interview on campus with two members of the adcom or with an experienced faculty member. Since the school does not require applicants to submit GMAT scores, HSB has recently begun giving students a math readiness exam and a writing assessment.

International students must submit an official WES (World Education Service) course-by-course evaluation. As well, students that earned an undergraduate degree where English is not the primary language must submit TOEFL scores. Those who choose not to must enroll in a two month ESL (English Second Language) program. Students are evaluated at the end of the program.

Application Deadlines

Though the EMBA program has a rolling deadline, applicants are encouraged to apply early.