Executive, EMBA

Anderson School of Management

Program Description:

The Executive M.B.A. program (E.M.B.A.) is an intensive, two-year course of study designed specifically for experienced business professionals who wish to enhance their managerial acumen, accelerate their career progression or pursue new opportunities. Because classes meet every other weekend, executives, professionals, middle managers and entrepreneurs are able to earn their master’s degree without interrupting their careers. Classes are held every other weekend on Fridays from 1:00-6:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am-1:00pm. Classes meet on the University of New Mexico’s main campus.

Participants complete a lock-step curriculum consisting of 46 credit hours, with an emphasis on strategic management within the global economy. The curriculum is updated on a regular basis to reflect current business practices and is therefore subject to change. Faculty are drawn from the senior ranks of the Anderson School and are selected for their ability to challenge adult students and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and interaction in the classroom. A variety of teaching formats are used including the case method, group projects and peer learning through formal study teams. E.M.B.A. classes are limited to E.M.B.A. program participants.

The E.M.B.A. program sets its own all-inclusive cost each year to include tuition, books and fees. In addition, the program provides parking, refreshments and complete administrative support. Payments are prorated over the (7) seven semesters of the program; student loans are available. The only additional cost is for participation in the optional, 10-day residency abroad.

The E.M.B.A. program starts once each year in late June with a mandatory, two-day orientation. Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling admissions process. Candidates must have at least five years of significant work experience (managerial, supervisory, budgetary or project management) and hold an undergraduate degree in any field.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following: E.M.B.A. application form and fee, current resume, statement of purpose, official copies of all transcripts, official GMAT/GRE score (taken within the last five years) and three letters of recommendation, including one from the sponsoring organization. Once all of these items have been received, an interview with the program director is scheduled prior to final review by the Anderson School’s selection committee. The best consideration deadline for the E.M.B.A. program is April 1. The early admission deadline is January 15.


Admission Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of meaningful work experience, preferably in a managerial or supervisory role
  • A bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university
  • A commitment to attend weekend classes and spend time in out-of-class preparation
  • A willingness to work as part of a group

Deadlines and Submission:

The Executive MBA program has a limited number of seats and accepts a maximum of 65 students per cohort. We are currently accepting applications for the next cohort which begins June 2015.

There are still a few seats left for the upcoming cohort. If you are interested in applying, please contact Megan Hearting, Director, Talent Development, to discuss an appropriate timeline. Megan can be reached by phone at (505) 277-2525 or by email at mconner@unm.edu.

Please email application materials to: emba@unm.edu
Mail application material to:

Executive MBA ProgramMSCO5 30901 University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM 87131 

Contact Information:

Audrey Arnold:  Director
(505) 277-2525
aarnold5@unm.edu