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The Executive MBA (EMBA) Program

EMBA teamThe Executive MBA (EMBA) program combines learning threads, integrated projects and professional development to provide you with the business knowledge, tools and acumen required to lead a successful organization. Within our collaborative learning community, your perspectives and voice are critical to the communication of core business topics.

Taught as a cohort, you start and end the program with the same participant group. A new EMBA class begins each August. Each cohort is unique and we integrate team learning to help you network and foster lifelong friendships. The EMBA program will also help you strengthen your business acumen, and develop advanced skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your personal career objectives and growth.

Please note: Due to the format of our program, we are unable to accommodate transfer students and you must be prepared to start in August.

Blending In-Class and Online Learning

The EMBA blends self-paced online modules with in-class sessions. This approach allows you to control when, where and how you learn foundational materials through interactive online modules. It also means your in-class sessions will focus less on lecture, and more on discussion and application.

EMBA ranked #11 in 2019 by CEO Magazine

The EMBA program ranked No. 11 out of 91 programs in CEO Magazine’s 2019 Global MBA Rankings.

Our program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places our college in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.

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EMBA Program at a Glance
  • Program Length: 14 required courses (43 credit hours) over 21 months
  • Program Start: Annually in August (due to cohort model)
  • Cohort Size: 30–45
  • Composition of Cohort: Each class consists of a diverse group of individuals from the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, large and small companies, entrepreneurs and corporate professionals
  • Schedule: Each class session is 2.5 hours. Classes will typically meet every other week on Saturday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Each semester also includes three or four Friday afternoons from 12:30–5:45 p.m.
  • Class Preparation: Participants should plan on 1.5 hours of preparation to complete self-paced materials including online modules, media, readings and practice problems for each 2.5 hour class. In addition, faculty may assign additional readings, projects, online discussions, or exams – requiring approximately 10-20 additional hours per week.

2020-2022 Tentative Program Calendar

Included in your EMBA program cost:
  • Tuition
  • Course registration
  • Access to individual sessions with an executive coach
  • Text books
  • Online course materials (course packs and case studies)
  • Parking pass
  • Breakfast and lunch (on full-class days)
  • Refreshments and light snack available during class meetings
  • Technology package (i.e. tablet)
  • Off-site orientation including 2-day hotel booking
  • Eight to 10-day sponsored international trip including hotel, flight, food, and cultural experiences
  • This program is a nexus for diverse thought. I’ve met and networked with some great people, and I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learned in the classroom to better manage my team. My professional future is now limitless.

    Aaron Risinger
    EMBA ’17

Executives-in-Residence

Our Executives-in-Residence bring years of experience and a deep knowledge of successful organizations into the classroom to elevate your EMBA experience to the C-Suite. As an EMBA student, you will interact with our executives each semester through:

  • Hands-on classroom instruction, as executives serve as co-facilitators in designated courses
  • Scheduled group mentoring sessions led by our executives

These personal interactions will help connect your course knowledge with real world application, and enhance your program experience.

Are you interested in joining our EMBA Class of 2022?

If you are ready to join a diverse group of professionals as part of the next Executive MBA (EMBA) cohort, please contact us to learn more.

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