Executive MBA (EMBA)


The #1 Choice in Florida!


Take the next step and become a global business leader with Florida Atlantic University’s 23-month AACSB-Accredited Executive MBA designed for busy working professionals.

The EMBA program was recently ranked among the best in the world by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Also ranked #1 in Florida and #5 in the U.S. in terms of a student’s return on investment (ROI) (SoFi), FAU’s EMBA is one of the nation’s highest average salary-to-debt ratios after getting an MBA.

The Executive MBA degree program begins each fall and spring semester.

COVID -19 Message

FAU Executive Education remains committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience while prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As the circumstances of the global pandemic continue to evolve, we will adjust accordingly and in adherence to federal, state and university-wide directives. For the Spring 2021 semester, we are preparing to deliver the Executive MBA program in the following convenient format and in compliance with university regulations and guidelines:

Hybrid format – both in-class and/or virtual
Attend class in person while following social distancing protocols and/or chose to attend virtually from location of choice.

Virtual format – entirely virtual
Attend class virtually from location of choice.

Classes are designed to facilitate live interactive collaboration between faculty, in-person students and virtual students

The Spring 2021 Executive MBA degree program begins Saturday, January 16, 2021. 

The Executive Graduate Programs office in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University is home to the 23-month Executive MBA program. FAU's EMBA is specially designed for those whose work week is filled with personal and professional commitments as well as for those who prefer the convenience of weekend classes just once every three weeks.

  • College of Business AACSB Accreditation
  • Program starts August and January of each year
  • Complete the EMBA in 23 months without work interruption
  • Meets once every three weeks Saturday and Sunday - 8:00am - 6:15pm
  • No business prerequisites required prior to entry

EMBA Program Features

  • Individual Leadership Profile and Assessment
  • Private, Executive Coaching Sessions
  • Optional International Business Trip
  • Network with over 200 EMBA students on class days every third weekend
  • World Class Faculty
  • VIP Concierge Service
  • Dedicated State-of-the-Art Executive Education Facility
  • Average Class Size: 35
  • Average Work Experience: 12 years

EMBA Facts

  • The program allows participants to continue their professional responsibilities while earning a regionally-accredited MBA degree as full-time graduate students. Each class begins and progresses through the program as a group, sharing the same sequence of classes and educational experiences.
  • The goal of the Executive MBA is to prepare participating professionals to assume leadership roles so that they and their organizations can maximize their investments in Executive Education.
  • Upon graduation, you will have achieved and conferred upon you the degree, Master of Business Administration.

Please contact our office for individual information/advising appointments.


Executive MBA participants may pick from a myriad elective* classes (12 credits) in accordance to their career objectives, or chose an MBA specialization in the following areas:

  • International Business
  • Finance
  • Health Administration
  • Operations Management
  • Big Data Analytics

*Some elective classes offered at different days/times or online.

Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

Online Veterans

Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

#19 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA).

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

Best Schools - Hospitality

Best Hospitality Program

FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."