As an Executive MBA student, you'll embark on a rigorous course of study that will help you build critical skills and give you a deep understanding of best practices and cutting-edge theories. Our curriculum has been designed for the experienced professional, taking into consideration the things you need as a leader in your organization.
Your first year is a comprehensive study of business functions and tools critical to today’s managers and leaders with one structured, topical elective of your choice shared with second year students.
In the second year, you’ll utilize those tools and functions courses and build on them with skills that every leader needs. You’ll look at complex management challenges with a truly global focus – including a nine-day study abroad experience and the Global Virtual Team Project, where you’ll bring everything together with students from our Global Executive MBA programs in Vienna and Guangzhou, China.
Schedule and Timeline
Each class moves through the program together as a cohort, following set schedules. From orientation to graduation, it takes about 20 months to complete the program. Classes are held Fridays and Saturdays, predominately on alternate weekends, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and do not meet during the summer. On a typical class day, you'll have class from 7:30 am - 11:30 am, an hour lunch break, followed by a second class period from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
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New Student Orientation
At orientation, you'll get to pick up your laptop, course materials for the semester, take your official student photo, and get all of the important information you need to start the year off. You'll also, finally, meet all of your classmates in person! The day culminates in a networking happy hour with your new cohort and the second year cohort of students, with a few alumni in the mix, as well.
Held at the start of both years of the program, Immersion Week is an intense 4-5 day, live-in experience that kicks off the academic year with classes, workshops, and social events. During the first year immersion week, you'll focus on team processes and leadership as you adjust to being back in school. During the second year immersion week, you'll reconnect with classmates, get to know new first-year students, and dive back into academics.