Program Fee and Financial Aid

The Executive MBA is a demanding program, requiring you to balance academic, professional and personal responsibilities. In short, it requires an investment of time, energy and money.

Your investment in the EMBA program will transform your life both, personally and professionally. You will:

  • Apply what you learn in the classroom to the workplace, helping you perform better at your job from day one.
  • Learn skills that will help accelerate your career exponentially.
  • Gain valuable knowledge, insights and confidence that will allow you to do business anywhere in the world.
  • Develop an entrepreneurial spirit that will help you grow in your current job, or even launch your own startup.
  • Expand your professional network, providing valuable new resources, including potential clients, investors and suppliers.

Program Fee

The EMBA program fee is set each spring for the class that will enter in September. The cost for the class entering in fall 2019 is $52,000, plus the flight to and from the international residency location. The program cost is billed in four equal installments payable before the start of each term. The cost of the EMBA program includes tuition, fees*, books and materials, tutoring for quantitative courses during your first year, breakfast, lunch and snacks during class days, most costs associated with the international residency, and a full-time staff dedicated to ensuring you a successful EMBA journey.

*Does not include costs for UB Health Insurance. Domestics students who are registered for nine (9) credits or more and all international students will automatically be enrolled in UB-sponsored health insurance unless you request a waiver. To learn more, please visit the UB Health Insurance website for international or domestic students. 

If traveling from outside the Western New York area for the program, transportation to and lodging in Buffalo are not included in the cost of the program. The EMBA staff has secured special lodging rates with local hotels just minutes from North Campus.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to EMBA students. You can pursue a federal loan at or you may apply for one through a financial lending institution. 

Upon admittance to the program, a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 is required. This deposit is credited to the first semester tuition.

Scholarship Opportunities

EMBA Non-profit Scholarship

The University at Buffalo Executive MBA program is committed to having a diverse group of leaders in its program. The program is also committed to strengthening the leaders of our community. As a result, a scholarship is available for top quality applicants from the non-profit or governmental organizations in WNY. The scholarship is based on merit. The amount of the scholarship typically ranges from $2,000 per semester to a maximum of $7,500 per semester. 


Interested candidates, who currently work in non-profit or governmental organizations in WNY, must complete and submit their applications by June 1st. These candidates will be contacted and required to submit a 500 word essay regarding why they should receive consideration for this scholarship. Awards will be announced no later than August 1st.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

If you have additional questions, contact the EMBA office at 716-645-3200 or