Executive MBA Programs in Pittsburgh, São Paulo and Prague
The newly revised and updated EMBA Worldwide curriculum is as close to the business world as higher education gets. Graduates are prepared to make an impact one step ahead of tomorrow's trends, because EMBA Worldwide faculty members author the research that reveals what those trends will be.
When combined with the program's renowned faculty research and close corporate partnerships, EMBA Worldwide's curriculum provides the most up-to-date, forwardthinking education available. The more streamlined curriculum, which includes a mix of required courses, Global Executive Forums, and electives (totaling 48 credit hours), aids students in visioning for the future as well as navigating negotiations and executing strategic leadership for change.
The EMBA Worldwide classroom is a dynamic one that emphasizes discussion, case analyses, team and small group projects, computer simulations, and workshops. The course work focuses on vision, strategic planning, and execution-skills that current market leaders say are key to effective management.
One of the few executive MBA programs to offer elective courses, EMBA Worldwide provides students with a broad range of electives in a unique format- two electives during the final Global Executive Forum as an immersion experience for the entire class and two in their original sites. Students in all programs select electives in finance, marketing, operations, leadership, and strategy.
The Executive MBA (EMBA) Worldwide program at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is designed for the business leader, balancing global perspective with local expertise and preparing graduates to compete at a level on par with the world's top executives. EMBA Worldwide graduates acquire a worldwide outlook on markets and consumers, as well as the ability to build cultural competence in every market where their organizations are doing business now or will be doing business in the future.
The EMBA Worldwide program is designed with the new rules of the international business community in mind. It provides executives with a "real-world," research-based education and an exciting and rewarding life experience on three different continents-with sites in North America (Pittsburgh, Pa.), South America (São Paulo, Brazil), and Europe (Prague, Czech Republic). Students take most of their courses at the site most convenient to them; however, they also participate in three weeklong immersion sessions, called Global Executive Forums, with their EMBA Worldwide classmates at other sites.
While imparting this global perspective, the EMBA Worldwide program also values local savvy. Katz partners with top-tier corporations in North America, South America, and Europe. In addition, the relationships EMBA Worldwide scholars forge with their colleagues in the Katz community-an alumni network of more than 30,000 business leaders across all industries-are an invaluable resource.
EMBA Worldwide's cohort-based program means students begin their studies with the same classmates who are with them at graduation. From the moment students enroll, they acquire this network with the expectation that these connections will expand and benefit them throughout their careers, thereby increasing exponentially the value of an EMBA Worldwide degree.
Schedule for the Executive MBA Program
You can earn a EMBA Worldwide degree in 19 months taking part in sessions in Pittsburgh and in 16 months in either Prague or São Paulo. Classes begin in January for Pittsburgh and in April for Prague and São Paulo. All programs conclude in July of the following year.
The most unique features of an EMBA Worldwide degree are the three international immersion sessions with other students, conducted in North America, Europe, and South America, held at the beginning, mid-point, and end of your program of study. Each of these Global Executive Forums lasts between five and seven days.
The Global Executive Forums allow EMBA Worldwide students to understand cross-cultural management, gain first-hand insights into international business practices, and network with fellow managers from around the world.
Before and after your sessions, you are in electronic, telephone, and video conferencing communication with your faculty and classmates, receiving materials and assignments, and getting their help and feedback on the course work you are doing. You're also in frequent contact with your study group to complete group projects and assignments.