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Haub School of Business – Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s 20-Month Executive MBA Program Structure

The Saint Joseph’s University’s 20-Month Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the Haub School of Business requires students to take a total of 48 credits. Beginning with orientation in September, students take five consecutive semesters. Classes meet three days a month (one Friday and two Saturdays) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Student breaks are scheduled during holidays and summer. After completing the first two semesters, students merge with the 1-Year Executive MBA class.


The Saint Joseph’s 20-month Executive MBA program is designed for those who did not study business or finance as undergraduates. Students take eight credits in the first semester and ten credits in the following four semesters. Business foundation courses in the first two semesters prepare students for the upper level curriculum beginning in the third semester.

Class Profile

The Saint Joseph’s 20-month Executive MBA program has about 25 to 30 students in each enrolled class, and students arrive with an average of 14 years of full-time work experience, although students need not be currently employed to participate in the program. The Haub EMBA does not require applicants to take the GMAT or GRE.


The Saint Joseph’s 20-month 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

The Saint Joseph’s 20-month Executive MBA program in 2017-18 costs $79,710. This breaks down to $13,120 for the first semester $16,400 for the second semester and $16,730 for each of the three following semesters. These costs include tuition, a laptop computer, textbooks, instructional materials, the international study tour costs, parking permits, a 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 covered by their employers can pay their tuition at the end of each semester for an additional fee of $35.

Admissions Procedures

The 20-month EMBA requires a minimum of five years of professional experience and Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Applicants must submit a completed application form, a current résumé, complete official transcripts of all collegiate and graduate work, a personal statement and a professional recommendation. A personal interview is also required, while GMAT scores are not. All applicants are invited to interview on campus with two of our faculty members. Since the school does not require applicants to submit GMAT scores, HSB has recently begun asking students to take a math assessment and provide a writing sample.

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.

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