Program Costs

Not only is the Executive MBA a unique and quality-based program with a focus in banking and financial institutions, it is the best value for the money. The total program cost for a student over the two-year program will be $44,000* for domestic students and $60,000* for international students. First year payment of $22,000* (domestic student) or $30,000* (international student) is due by June 1 of entering year. Second payment of $22,000* (domestic student) or $30,000* (international student) is due by June 1 of second year.

* Program fee Subject to change

Program Fee Covers:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books
  • Double occupancy room during the one-week in residence, with breakfast and lunch
  • One-Day Conference during spring semester

The only additional fees are the application fee, evening meals, and a graduation fee upon completion of the Executive MBA program

Items NOT covered:

  • Computer and software
  • Internet access
  • Travel costs to and from the program

The nature of the EMBA program requires purchase of goods and services prior to commencement of the program, therefore $1,000 of the EMBA program fee will be non-refundable after June 15 regardless of whether the student has paid or has not paid the full program fee. The student will be liable, barred, and responsible for $1,000 after June 15. A Commitment Form must be signed and on file for all students accepted into the program.


The Scholarship Team in the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office coordinates and administers Sam Houston State University scholarship programs for all student classification levels. SHSU utilizes a streamlined application, Scholarships4Kats. This application dramatically simplifies the process for students by importing key information from their student data record and allowing them to be automatically considered for all relevant scholarships. A student has to be accepted to SHSU to apply for scholarships through the University portal. The priority deadline for Scholarships4Kats is November 1.

Additional Scholarships that require applications are as follows:

  • Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Scholarship – Deadline January 31 (First-Year Students working for a Texas Bank are eligible)

  • Texas Bankers Foundation – Deadline May 31 (First or Second-Year Students working for a TBA Member Bank are eligible)

If you plan to seek financial aid, you should apply well in advance of payment deadline.