Executive MBA (E-MBA) Programs 2024

138

Online E-MBA Programs

262

Campus E-MBA Programs

270

Total E-MBA Programs

Online Leadership Programs

Discover information on start dates, credit transfer processes, initial salary expectations, financial aid opportunities, GMAT requirements, tuition fees, student-to-faculty ratios, and average post-graduation employment rates.

For prospective B-Students who are looking for executive MBA programs work full-time and still want to earn an MBA, many campus and online MBA programs offer the flexibility of Part-Time or Evening and Weekend programs. If you are looking for a program that meets that bill, find a listings of the best ranked programs in the tables and charts below.

What is an Executive MBA?

An Executive MBA (EMBA) is a specialized Master of Business Administration degree designed specifically for experienced business professionals. It is a two-year program that provides a comprehensive education in business management and leadership. The target audience for this degree are business executives who have five or more years of managerial experience with an average age of students being 38 years old.  

EMBA courses cover topics such as finance, accounting, marketing, operations, and strategy. EMBA students have a unique advantage because they are able to apply their experience to their coursework and gain a deeper understanding of the material. The program also helps students develop the skills needed to become successful business leaders. 

Executive MBA programs will usually about 50% less time than a traditional full-time program. You will learn from the same professors and generally take the same curriculum as your full-time MBA cohorts. The tables below ranks the campus MBA programs with the best campus and online part-time MBA programs.

100 Best Ranked E-MBA Programs

Rank University State, CityOffered AsGlobal Rank
1 Cornell University Ithaca, NY1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Partnership3
2 New York University New York, NYCampus, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time5
3 Northwestern University Evanston, ILCampus, Full-Time6
4 The University of Chicago Chicago, ILCampus, Full-Time7
5 The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership8
6 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time9
7 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TXCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time10
8 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership11
9 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MOCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership12
10 Columbia University New York, NYCampus, Full-Time13
11 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WICampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership14
12 Duke University Durham, NC1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time15
13 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership16
14 The University of Georgia Athens, GACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time17
15 Stanford University Stanford, CACampus, Full-Time18
16 Georgetown University Washington, DC1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership20
17 University of Florida Gainesville, FL1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership21
18 University of Connecticut Storrs, CTCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time22
19 Temple University Philadelphia, PACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership23
20 University of Virginia-Darden Charlottesville, VACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership25
21 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership26
22 Emory University Atlanta, GACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time27
23 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership28
24 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership29
25 University of Maryland College Park, MDCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time30
26 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick Newark, NJCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time31
27 Yale University New Haven, CTCampus, Full-Time32
28 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NCCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Partnership33
29 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time34
30 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, ALCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time35
31 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Partnership37
32 University of Washington Seattle, WA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time40
33 The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PACampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online41
34 Texas A&M University College Station, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time42
35 Vanderbilt University Nashville, IN1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Partnership43
36 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership45
37 Brigham Young University Provo, UTCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time46
38 University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MNCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership48
39 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UTCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership50
40 The Ohio State University Columbus, OHCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership53
41 Chapman University Orange, CA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership54
42 University of Tennessee at Knoxville Knoxville, TNCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time55
43 Rice University Houston, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time56
44 Pepperdine University Los Angeles, CACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership57
45 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time58
46 Villanova University Villanova, PACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time59
47 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time60
48 University of Rochester Rochester, NYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership62
49 University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership63
50 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time65
51 Baylor University Waco, TXCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership67
52 Boston University Boston, MA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership68
53 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time69
54 The University of Iowa Iowa City, IACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership70
55 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time72
56 Marquette University Milwaukee, WICampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time73
57 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership76
58 University of South Florida Tampa, FLCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time77
59 Pace University New York, NYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership78
60 Wake Forest University Charlotte, NC1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Partnership79
61 The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership80
62 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership81
63 University of Houston Houston, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership82
64 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time83
65 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time84
66 Fordham University New York, NY1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership85
67 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time87
68 Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership91
69 Auburn University Auburn, ALCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Part-Time93
70 Syracuse University Syracuse, NYCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online94
71 Hofstra University Hempstead, NYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time95
72 Miami University Oxford, OHCampus, Full-Time, Off Campus98
73 University of Louisville Louisville, KYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership100
74 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time101
75 Creighton University Omaha, NECampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time103
76 University of Denver Denver, COCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership104
77 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJCampus, Full-Time, Online105
78 University of Oklahoma Norman, OKCampus, Full-Time106
79 University of Massachusetts Boston Boston, MACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time107
80 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OHCampus, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership109
81 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time110
82 Rollins College Winter Park, FLCampus, Full-Time111
83 The University of Tampa Tampa, FLCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time112
84 Baruch College-The City University of New York New York, NYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time115
85 Binghamton University Binghamton, NYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time116
86 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time117
87 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, ILCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time119
88 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time121
89 University of St. Thomas-Minnesota Minneapolis, MNCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time122
90 Tulane University New Orleans, LA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership124
91 Meredith College Raleigh, NCCampus, Full-Time125
92 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership129
93 University of Richmond Richmond, VACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership131
94 Iowa State University Iowa City, IACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership134
95 Purdue University West Lafayette, IN1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Part-Time136
96 The University of North Dakota Grand Forks, NDCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time137
97 The University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NMCampus, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time138
98 University of Hartford West Hartford, CTCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time139
99 Fairfield University Fairfield, CTCampus, Full-Time140
100 Boise State University Boise, IDCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time141
101 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NYCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time142
102 Howard University Washington, DCCampus, Full-Time144
103 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time146
104 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership150
105 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NCCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership153
106 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Oshkosh, WICampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time155
107 Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce, TXCampus, Full-Time, Online156
108 Suffolk University Boston, MACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time159
109 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time160
110 North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NCCampus, Full-Time167
111 University of New Hampshire Durham, NH1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time168
112 University of Oregon Eugene, OR1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Partnership169
113 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership170
114 Babson College Babson Park, MA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time171
115 American University Washington, DCCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time172
116 Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, CACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time173
117 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, CA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership174
118 Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, MN1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time176
119 Western Illinois University Macomb, ILCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time180
120 California State University, East Bay Hayward, CA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time181
121 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CACampus, Full-Time183
122 Hult International Business School Cambridge, MACampus, Full-Time185
123 Clark University Worcester, MACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time187
124 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time188
125 Morgan State University Baltimore, MDCampus, Full-Time190
126 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, ILCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership191
127 Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CACampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Part-Time192
128 The University of Michigan-Flint Flint, MICampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership197
129 University of Idaho Moscow, IDCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time200
130 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time203
131 Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CACampus, Full-Time205
132 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CACampus, Full-Time206
133 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OHCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time208
134 Brandeis University Waltham, MACampus, Full-Time, Part-Time211
135 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MOCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time212
136 Northern Michigan University Marquette, MICampus, Full-Time, Part-Time214
137 The University of Rhode Island Kingston, RICampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time216
138 Ohio University Athens, OHCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time, Partnership222
139 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NECampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership223
140 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PACampus, Full-Time, Online224
141 Bryant University Smithfield, RICampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time227
142 Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, MICampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time228
143 Widener University Chester, PA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership229
144 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership230
145 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OHCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership233
146 North Dakota State University Fargo, NDCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time235
147 University of Toledo Toledo, OHCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time240
148 Texas State University San Marcos, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time244
149 Washington State University Pullman, WACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time246
150 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CACampus, Full-Time248
151 Bradley University Peoria, ILCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time249
152 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NCCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time251
153 University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, COCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time252
154 University of Maine Orono, MECampus, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time254
155 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, ARCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time255
156 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time257
157 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TXCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time261
158 Kent State University Kent, OHCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership262
159 University of California, Riverside Riverside, CA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time269
160 Radford University Radford, VACampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time272
161 University of Montana Missoula, MT1-Year, Campus, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership274
162 University of Mary Washington , VACampus, Full-Time278
163 Seattle University Seattle, WA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time279
164 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TXCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time281
165 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time283
166 St. John's University Queens, NYCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time284
167 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, ILCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time285
168 Providence College Providence, RI1-Year, Campus, Full-Time, Part-Time287
169 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GACampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time292
170 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HICampus, Full-Time297
171 Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time306
172 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time307
173 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MICampus, Full-Time, Part-Time308
174 California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, CACampus, Full-Time309
175 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, ILCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time310
176 West Virginia University Morgantown, WVCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time311
177 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MOCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time312
178 Oakland University Rochester, MI1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time314
179 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership319
180 Western Washington University Bellingham, WACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time325
181 Shippensburg University Shippensburg, PACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time327
182 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time329
183 University of Central Florida Orlando, FLCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time330
184 Adelphi University Garden City, NYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time332
185 Stetson University DeLand, FLCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership333
186 University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, NC1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership340
187 Indiana University Kokomo Kokomo, INCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time341
188 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, ARCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time345
189 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, ILCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time347
190 The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg Middletown, PA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership350
191 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time352
192 Berry College Mount Berry, GACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time353
193 University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MOCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time355
194 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, INCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Online, Part-Time358
195 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time367
196 Youngstown State University Youngstown, OHCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time371
197 Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, TXCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time372
198 Ball State University Muncie, INCampus, Full-Time, Online373
199 Savannah State University Savannah, GACampus, Full-Time, Part-Time377
200 University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NVCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time380
201 The University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn, MICampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership384
202 University of the Pacific Sacramento, CACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time, Partnership385
203 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SDCampus, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time386
204 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, ALCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time392
205 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, NVCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time393
206 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MICampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time394
207 South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online395
208 Drury University Springfield, MOCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time396
209 The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TXCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time398
210 Texas A&M University-Kingsville , TXFull-Time, Online402
211 Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, LA1-Year, Campus, Full-Time, Part-Time406
212 University of Vermont Burlington, VTCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time409
213 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GACampus, Full-Time, Part-Time413
214 Stockton University Galloway, NJCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online414
215 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LACampus, Full-Time, Online415
216 California State University, Stanislaus Turlock, CACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time417
217 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, ALCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time418
218 University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time420
219 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time422
220 Delaware State University Dover, DECampus, Full-Time435
221 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time442
222 Indiana University Northwest Gary, INCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time443
223 University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time453
224 University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls, WICampus, Full-Time, Part-Time454
225 New York Institute of Technology New York, NYCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time456
226 Union University Jackson, TNCampus, Full-Time, Online459
227 Bellarmine University Louisville, KYCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time464
228 Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LACampus, Full-Time, Part-Time465
229 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TXCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time474
230 Ohio Northern University Ada, OHCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online478
231 Rowan University Glassboro, NJCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time480
232 Winthrop University Rock Hill, SCCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time481
233 University of Evansville Evansville, INCampus, Full-Time482
234 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point, WICampus, Full-Time, Online483
235 Texas Southern University Houston, TXCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time489
236 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KSCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time491
237 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, ARCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership493
238 State University of New York College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NYCampus, Full-Time499
239 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TXCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Online, Part-Time501
240 Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City, NCCampus, Full-Time503
241 Columbus State University Columbus, GACampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time505
242 Yeshiva University New York, NYCampus, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time506
243 Western New England University Springfield, MA1-Year, Campus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time507
244 University of Tennessee at Martin Martin, TNCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time509
245 Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, OKCampus, Distance Education, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time, Partnership522
246 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MDCampus, Full-Time535
247 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PACampus, Full-Time539
248 State University of New York College at Oneonta Oneonta, NYCampus, Full-Time550
249 Wright State University Dayton, OHCampus, Distance Education, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time555
250 Niagara University Niagara University, NYCampus, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time556
251 The University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, NCCampus, Full-Time558
252 Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL1-Year, Campus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time559
253 Stonehill College Easton, MACampus, Full-Time570
254 University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Fort Smith, ARCampus, Full-Time580
255 Dalton State College Dalton, GACampus, Full-Time638
256 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MICampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Off Campus, Part-Time, Partnership678
257 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, CACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time706
258 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NYCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time708
259 Menlo College Atherton, CACampus, Full-Time715
260 Barry University Miami Shores, FLCampus, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time719
261 Siena College Loudonville, NYCampus, Full-Time, Part-Time724
262 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WACampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Part-Time726
263 Saint Xavier University Chicago, ILCampus, Evenings and Weekends, Full-Time, Online, Part-Time729

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Benefits of an Executive MBA

Choosing an Executive MBA program is a major decision that comes with a significant time and financial commitment. While the costs of an Executive MBA program can be high, the potential return on investment is often even higher. In addition to the opportunity to gain a valuable business degree, there are many other benefits to earning an Executive MBA.

For starters, an Executive MBA program can open up new job opportunities and promotions. Because many executive leadership positions require advanced degrees, earning an Executive MBA gives you a competitive edge. You’ll also be able to learn from experienced instructors and gain access to valuable networks, resources, and experiences that can help further your career.

An Executive MBA program can also help you become a more effective leader. Through coursework and activities, you’ll learn how to apply the latest business theories and strategies to real-world problems. As a result, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions and develop the skills necessary to become a successful executive leader.

Finally, an Executive MBA program can also provide you with the opportunity to hone your business acumen. With a comprehensive curriculum, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the business world and how to make informed decisions that can benefit your organization. Plus, you’ll gain the confidence you need to lead with authority and make an impact on your organization.

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Types of Executive MBA Programs

An E MBA program is a two-year graduate-level degree program designed for business executives who want to further their education without leaving their job. There are several types of EMBA programs available, including full-time, part-time, accelerated, and executive formats. Full-time programs are typically offered by universities, while part-time, accelerated, and executive programs are usually offered by business schools. Each type of program has its own unique curriculum, structure, and cost.

Full-time programs are typically two years in length and require students to attend classes on campus. The curriculum for this type of program is usually intensive and focuses on general management topics, such as economics, marketing, finance, accounting, and business strategy. Part-time programs are typically two to three years in length and allow students to attend classes after working hours or on weekends. The curriculum for this type of program is often more flexible and includes electives and specialized topics.

Accelerated programs are typically one year in length and offer a more intensive curriculum than full-time or part-time programs. These programs are often more expensive than other types of EMBA programs and require students to complete their coursework in a shorter period of time. Executive programs are typically offered by business schools and are designed for experienced executives who want to enhance their knowledge and skills. These programs usually focus on advanced topics and require students to complete an internship or project in addition to their coursework.

How to Choose an Executive MBA Program

Choosing the right Executive MBA program can be a difficult decision. There are many factors to consider, including cost, location, and curriculum. Luckily, there are some great resources available that can help you compare different programs and decide which one is right for you.

Fortune Magazine releases an annual ranking of the top EMBA programs, and websites like Poets&Quants provide comprehensive rankings of various EMBA programs.

Many schools provide information about their programs on their websites and may even offer virtual tours to get a better understanding of their program. Additionally, you can look into the alumni network of a given program to get a better feel of the school and its culture. Ultimately, you want to make sure that the program you choose is the best fit for you and your career goals.

Executive MBA vs Traditional MBA

An Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and a traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) both offer a comprehensive understanding of business and management practices. However, they cater to different career stages and have unique structures and expectations.

Executive MBA (EMBA)

Designed for mid-to-senior-level professionals, an EMBA program offers a way for individuals to earn an MBA degree without interrupting their careers.

  • Work Experience: EMBA candidates typically have more work experience—often 10 years or more, with significant time in managerial or leadership roles.
  • Program Structure: EMBA programs are usually part-time and designed around the schedules of busy executives. Classes often take place on weekends or in the evenings.
  • Networking: The EMBA offers a unique opportunity to network with other experienced professionals, which can lead to new business opportunities.
  • Cost and Sponsorship: EMBA programs can be expensive, but many candidates receive partial or full sponsorship from their employers who see value in this advanced training.

Traditional MBA

Traditional MBA programs are geared toward individuals at an earlier stage in their careers who wish to gain a broad understanding of business.

  • Work Experience: Traditional MBA candidates often have less work experience, sometimes only a few years, and not necessarily in managerial roles.
  • Program Structure: Traditional MBA programs are commonly full-time and require a two-year commitment, though part-time and one-year accelerated options exist.
  • Internships: Traditional MBA programs often incorporate internships, allowing students to gain practical experience and potentially secure post-graduation employment.
  • Cost and Financial Aid: Traditional MBA programs can also be costly, but financial aid, including scholarships and loans, is typically more widely available.

Both EMBA and traditional MBA programs have their merits and are valuable in advancing your career. The choice between the two depends largely on your career stage, professional goals, and personal circumstances.

Common Executive Mba Coursework
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Common Executive MBA Coursework

Most Executive MBA programs offer coursework in the same subjects as traditional MBA programs, but with a more developed focus on executive leadership. Typical courses include marketing, finance, operations, accounting, economics, and organizational behavior. Additionally, many programs allow students to customize their degree based on their career goals, by choosing from topics such as corporate strategy, global business, and entrepreneurship. Many programs also offer a capstone project or research experience in order to round out the degree. Students should research the coursework and requirements of each program to ensure they are getting the best education possible.

Ten Typical Executive MBA Classes and What You’ll Learn

1. Strategic Management: In this class, EMBA students scrutinize the complexities of business strategy formulation and execution at an executive level. They tackle real-world case studies, learning to craft, implement, and continuously adapt strategies to maintain a competitive edge. This course empowers executives to influence not just the direction of their departments but the entire business, fostering a broader, more holistic understanding of corporate strategy.

2. Marketing Management: This advanced course dissects marketing strategies, consumer behavior, and market segmentation with a focus on executive leadership. EMBA students learn to leverage marketing analytics, lead high-impact marketing initiatives, and shape the direction of a brand. These skills enable executives to drive marketing strategy and customer engagement in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

3. Financial Accounting: Delving deeper than basic accounting principles, this class covers advanced financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and corporate financial reporting. Executives learn to interpret and leverage financial data to evaluate an organization’s financial health, manage risks, and make strategic decisions affecting profitability and financial stability. This knowledge is crucial for executives who must navigate an increasingly complex financial landscape.

4. Business Analytics: This course presents sophisticated data analysis techniques, focusing on leveraging data for strategic decision-making. EMBA students learn to translate complex data sets into actionable insights. They develop skills to use predictive models, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in business applications. For today’s executives, mastering business analytics is essential to driving innovation, enhancing operational efficiency, and creating a competitive advantage.

5. Organizational Behavior: This advanced course studies the dynamics of individual and group behavior in organizations and how to manage them effectively. Students learn to understand, predict, and influence behavior in an organizational context, with topics including leadership, motivation, team dynamics, and conflict resolution. For executives, these insights are key to driving organizational change, fostering a positive corporate culture, and enhancing employee productivity and satisfaction.

6. Operations Management: Operations Management courses in an EMBA program often dive into the complexities of global supply chain management, lean operations, and quality control. Executives learn to optimize operational processes, manage supply chains effectively, and drive efficiency, equipping them with skills necessary to oversee large, intricate operational systems.

7. Corporate Finance: This class ventures into the world of capital investment decisions, corporate financing, and risk management. For executives, understanding these areas is crucial for making decisions about investments, financing strategies, and managing financial risks to drive business growth.

8. Managerial Economics: EMBA students in this course explore economic theories as applied to managerial decision-making. They grapple with market dynamics, pricing strategies, and the economic implications of business decisions. This knowledge aids executives in making informed decisions that optimize business performance in diverse economic environments.

9. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: This course encourages EMBA students to foster a culture of innovation and navigate the intricacies of business creation and growth. From developing disruptive business models to managing a startup, executives learn to lead innovative projects and drive entrepreneurial initiatives within their organizations.

10. Leadership and Ethics: Leadership courses in an EMBA program often delve into ethical decision-making, change management, and personal leadership styles. Executives develop their unique leadership approach, learn to lead with integrity, and manage change effectively. This course is particularly relevant for senior executives responsible for setting the moral compass of their organizations and leading teams through transformative change.

Costs of an Executive MBA Program

Attending an Executive MBA program can be a costly endeavor, as the tuition for a top-tier program can range from $30,000 to $90,000. However, the potential return on investment is undeniable. Many EMBA programs offer scholarships and fellowships, and some employers may cover or subsidize the cost of an Executive MBA degree. Students should research the available options and take advantage of any that may be available to them.

It is also important to note that the cost of an EMBA program includes more than just tuition. Students should consider costs for books, travel, lodging, and any other costs associated with their program. Additionally, students should factor in the opportunity cost of taking time away from work to attend classes and complete coursework. By factoring in all associated costs, students can get a better understanding of the true cost of an Executive MBA program.

Admission Requirements for Executive MBA Programs

For those seeking an Executive MBA, admission requirements vary by school. Generally, applicants are expected to have at least five years of professional experience, a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and a GMAT or GRE score. Some programs may require additional documents such as a current resume and letters of recommendation.

Many schools also require applicants to complete an in-person or virtual interview with the admissions committee. In addition, prospective students may need to demonstrate their knowledge of business fundamentals, such as finance or accounting, through written essays or work samples. Ultimately, each school sets its own standards for admission and it is important for applicants to research each program thoroughly to understand the requirements for admission.

Six Common Admission Requirements for EMBA Programs

  1. Work Experience – EMBA programs set their sights on professionals who can show at least 5-10 years in the workforce. Yet, it’s not simply about duration. They focus more on those who have held leadership or managerial roles. From helming a team to steering a project or making significant strategic decisions, programs value hands-on experience in leadership.
  2. Academic Qualifications – A degree from an accredited university typically stands as a standard entry point for these programs. They don’t narrow their focus to a particular field of study. However, there’s a caveat. Some programs might take into consideration candidates who haven’t completed a formal education but boast a comprehensive professional background. This opens up avenues for professionals who bring a wealth of experience to the table.
  3. References – References have a job to do. They need to shed light on the candidate’s professional achievements, leadership acumen, and inherent qualities. It’s usually professional references that programs ask for. Whether it’s a current or former boss, a colleague, or someone else who can vouch for the candidate’s potential, these reference letters offer a multi-faceted view of the candidate to the admissions committee.
  4. Essays and Personal Statements – Essays and personal statements offer a stage for candidates. They get to outline their career aspirations, leadership journey, and the rationale behind choosing an EMBA. It’s the candidate’s chance to recount their story, create a personal brand, and stitch together how an EMBA can shape their career path. These essays don’t just reflect the candidate’s writing prowess but also offer a glimpse into their strategic thought process and self-awareness.
  5. Interviews – EMBA admissions often include interviews as a crucial component. Be it face-to-face or virtual, they allow the admissions committee to gauge a candidate’s communication skills, leadership promise, and fit for the program. The conversation might revolve around career milestones, leadership experiences, teamwork, and motivations for pursuing an EMBA. But remember, the interview isn’t a one-way street. It also offers the candidate an opportunity to evaluate the program and the institution.
  6. GMAT/GRE Scores – A number of EMBA programs might ask for GMAT or GRE scores as a part of the application. These standardized tests aim to evaluate analytical writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills. But many programs might let go of this requirement for candidates with extensive work experience, advanced degrees, or an impressive academic track record, acknowledging that these tests might not always paint the best picture of executive potential.

Below is a simplified table summarizing these requirements:

Admission RequirementsDescription
Work Experience5-10 years of professional experience, often in leadership roles
Academic QualificationsAn undergraduate degree
ReferencesProfessional references attesting to work and leadership capabilities
Essays/Personal StatementsWritten documents outlining career goals and reasons for pursuing an EMBA
InterviewsPersonal interviews with the admissions committee
GMAT/GRE ScoresMay be required or waived depending on the program and the applicant’s professional experience

Remember, each program has unique admission criteria. Always check the specific requirements of the programs you’re interested in. And remember, even if you don’t meet every single requirement, it may still be worth applying. Many programs consider the whole applicant, not just individual qualifications.

Frequently Asked Questions About Executive MBAs

Yes, there are rankings of executive MBA programs. For example, the following magazines offer EMBA rankings: Fortune Magazine, Poets&Quants, USNews

Executive master of business administration (EMBA) is a degree program specifically designed for working corporate executives and senior managers. An EMBA enables executives to earn the degree while continuing to hold their existing jobs, typically with considerable work experience before entering the program.

An EMBA program typically includes classroom teaching on evenings and weekends, online classes and tutorials, and occasional full-day workshops. The program is equivalent to a full-time MBA program in scope and requirements, and can last up to 24 months.

Earning an EMBA can provide enhanced skills to advance your career prospects at your organization, as well as the credential of a master’s degree and a new alumni network. It also gives you the opportunity to apply the management techniques and best practices learned in the classroom to real-life situations.

Whether an EMBA degree program would be worthwhile depends on your set of requirements, career goals, basic needs, lifestyle, and other factors. You should conduct a basic return on investment analysis to gauge if it is financially worth it. Additionally, if you are working full-time while earning your EMBA

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