Executive MBA Program

The Executive MBA in Banking and Financial Institutions is a unique two-year program designed to develop and enhance a candidate’s skills necessary for a position of leadership in a financial institution or regulatory agency. This program emphasizes the integration and synthesis of various disciplines to develop a student’s ability to function and make sound administrative decisions in a dynamic financial institution environment. The Executive MBA in Banking Financial Institutions is perfect for working professionals in the banking and financial services industry. While the program offers a challenging and robust academic curriculum, the EMBA is structured with your busy schedule in mind offering convenient online courses and limited in-class sessions.

The curriculum is a 36-credit hour program over a two year period with a new cohort beginning each fall semester.  Each cohort is limited to 25 students per year. An annual two-week residency at the main campus is required prior to the start of each fall semester. Outside of these two residencies, students will complete their coursework (18 credit hours each year) entirely online. See SHSU Online Technical Requirements regarding supported browsers and operating systems. 

The University in cooperation with the Graduate School of Banking at SMU in Dallas, Texas will allow graduates of their program to obtain credit for up to nine hours of course work toward the Executive MBA.


Now accepting applications for Fall 2019
The next class will be in-residence for two weeks beginning Sunday, August 4, 2019
and concluding Saturday August 17, 2019.



“The executive MBA program at SHSU is an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance your educational/ professional experience. The challenging curriculum is good preparation for the ever-increasing demands of a successful, professional career in the financial industry.“

Senior Level Regulator

“Sam's EMBA program is the cutting edge of banking. The residence program is an intense educational experience, but I can truly say that it has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.“

Utah Bank Lender

“What should you expect from the Sam Houston EMBA program? Expect a rigorous educational experience that will enlighten you, expect instructors who will challenge your capabilities, and expect course work geared toward molding you into a successful player in the financial services industry.“

Texas Bank Lender


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