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.
New Student Orientation
At orientation, you'll get to pick up your 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 evening 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.
We know that going back to school after a hiatus is challenging - whether it has been 6 years or 25 years. In an effort to bring everyone up to speed before classes begin, we hold pre-program workshops in accounting, statistics, executive communications, and case analysis before you begin your classes.
Held at the start of both years of the program, Immersion Week is an intense 4-day, live-in experience that provides valuable tools to help you work in diverse study teams. During the first year immersion week, you'll focus on team processes as you adjust to being back in school and complete a statistics boot camp. During the second immersion week, you'll reconnect with classmates, get to know new first-year students, and dive back into academics.