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About the Executive MBA Degree Program

Executive MBA degree programs usually consist of weekend courses which are tailored to meet the needs of middle managers who have proven records in business and who are ready to move up the corporate ladder.

Unlike traditional full- time MBA programs which are designed for students who have recently acquired their undergraduate degrees and have little or no management experience, this EMBA degree program is structured to accommodate seasoned business professionals who can bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences to the classroom.

What are the Benefits of Kent State’s EMBA Degree Program?

EMBA admissions requirements generally focus less on previous academic accomplishments and more on business experience, professional growth, and personal maturity. In addition, an EMBA student is often sponsored by his or her company. This includes financial support as well as a commitment to the student to accommodate their varying needs during the course of the degree program.

Building on the notion that students can learn much from one another as well as from faculty members, the Executive MBA Program is typically "lockstep" in nature. Under this format, students who start the program together stay together throughout the program, taking each class as a cohesive group. As such, students can continue to build on the strengths of each student throughout their course of study to enrich their learning experience.

In addition, the EMBA curriculum consists mainly of required courses in the various business disciplines, without the electives or "concentrations" common to the traditional MBA program. This allows for an accelerated Executive MBA degree program which can usually be completed in 18 months as the student continues to work full-time.

Participants who successfully meet the university academic standings for graduate studies during the Executive MBA program, will be awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration. EMBA students are required to have a 3.0 GPA to meet the university graduation requirements.

EMBA Alumni Testimonials

Watch Karen Kaminski describe her experience in the Kent State EMBA program below.