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Business Administration - Executive M.B.A.

COLLEGE: College of Business Administration
DEPARTMENT: 306 Business Administration Building

Frederick W. Schroath, Associate Dean

Richard H. Kolbe, Associate Dean
DESCRIPTION: The Master of Business Administration–Executive MBA–Kent prepares students for management and staff positions in regional, national and international organizations. Curricular and co-curricular emphases are on ethical leadership, teamwork, creative problem solving, global perspectives and skillful applications of information technology. The Executive M.B.A. provides a unique and exciting approach to the study of business management for executives. The program is structured so that students take all their classes together, study in teams and interact with senior business faculty. The result is an educational experience unlike the more traditional M.B.A. programs. Upgrades in technology allow students access to the Internet, state-of-the-art computer facilities and the Vaughn Hoover Electronic Classroom as well as other executive classrooms equipped to facilitate multimedia presentations.
Official transcript(s); GMAT (GMAT or GRE for the dual-degree concentrations); goal statement; two-to-three letters of recommendation (three letters for the Executive M.B.A. and the Ph.D.); résumé; and TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable. The Executive M.B.A. concentration also requires five years experience in a responsible position and interview with EMBA director.
The EMBA program is offered on the weekends in a concentrated 19-month format. Classes are held all day on Saturdays. One class of each eight-week term is conducted online allowing the class members to participate from home, their office or wherever they are traveling throughout the world. The program begins each year in mid-August.

The curriculum emphasizes leadership and management in a global environment using state-of-the-art technology. A tenday International Business Experience is included midway through the program, providing participants with an applied learning experience abroad.

The Kent State University EMBA program is a highly personalized, adult-oriented and interactive educational experience. The program is academically enriching, comprehensive and challenging. Since its introduction in 1978, the EMBA program has proudly graduated more than 1000 students.
PROGRAM FEE: One competitively priced program fee includes all course materials, tuition, textbooks, international business trip, residencies, food service and parking for the entire duration of the program. To accommodate the schedules of busy professionals, all administrative functions such as disseminating textbooks and instructional material, scheduling
and registering for classes and securing parking permits are arranged for the students.
ACCREDITATION: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business