Executive MBA

Wagner College

Program Description

Executive MBA

Wagner College

A progressive approach to executive education with a convenient Saturday and online schedule; and a curriculum which emphasizes leadership enhancement and upper-management skills capitalizing on a superlative student-faculty ratio. Program includes Lean/Six Sigma protocols with the option of acquiring a Green Belt along with your MBA. The Wagner program is the most cost-efficient program in existence in which books, food, tuition, iPad, financial calculator and overseas trip are all included in the $60,000 tuition. Be taught by faculty members that not only have advanced degrees but also have business experience!

The Wagner EMBA Means Business, and our only business is our students. Advance your career NOW with our progressive approach.

  • Convenient Saturday & Online Schedule
  • Leadership Enhancement
  • Upper Management Skill Set
  • Superlative Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Business Experienced & Degreed Faculty
  • Director Mentoring Throughout
  • Most Cost-Efficient Program
  • Books, Food, iPad, Financial Calculator
  • Overseas Excursion to Europe or Beyond
  • Capstone Simulation
  • Green Belt Certification Lean/Six Sigma


Wagner's Executive MBA Program is designed to provide middle-level managers and professionals the behavioral-management skills necessary to advance within and effect change in their organizations. Academic rigor and managerial relevance are combined to ensure that participants are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to cope with the dynamic business environment that managers face in the twenty-first century.

Unlike traditional Executive MBA programs, where the emphasis is on number-crunching, Wagner's program is designed to manage an organization's most critical resource — its people. Team building, communication, motivation, and decision-making skills are stressed throughout the curriculum.

The program is structured to accommodate the active schedules of managers and administrators. Students are able to complete their degree in less than two years (19 months) by attending classes on Saturdays, without interruption to their careers.

Corporations that have sponsored their employees in the Executive MBA Program include:

  • Alexander & Alexander
  • AT&T
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Bell Atlantic
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Chemical Banking Corp.
  • Citi Bank
  • Credit Lyonnais
  • MCI
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nippon Credit Bank
  • NY Life Insurance
  • NY Presbyterian
  • Pfizer
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Time Warner
  • UBS Financial Services
  • UPS
  • VA Medical Center
  • Verizon

Program Characteristics

The curriculum of the Executive MBA Program consists of 45 credits (15 three-credit courses and a non-credit workshop). Courses are grouped into three segments:

  • 21 credit functional tier
  • 12 credit integrative tier
  • 12 credit behavioral tier

The program provides a strong functional core that gives students specific technical expertise in economics, accounting, management, marketing, finance, statistics and computer usage. The integrative tier insures that students understand how the entire organization functions and the interrelationship of the organization with its environment. The behavioral tier helps students learn about the consequences of their personal management style and to develop more effective methods of motivating the people they manage. Collectively, the courses of study provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for dealing with the new and complex problems and challenges that today's managers face in our rapidly changing society and world.

As members of this program, students attend classes with other professionals, from a wide range of industries, and share their experiences and perceptions. Throughout the program students remain together as a cohort group and take their courses in a prescribed sequence. The curriculum employs both traditional and leading-edge technologies in delivering management education. Methods of instruction include:

  • Traditional lectures and class discussions
  • Case studies
  • Advanced computer simulations
  • Experiential exercises

A unique feature of the program is the use of a large-scale behavioral simulation. Participants in the simulation assume specific managerial roles in a fictitious organization and are given feedback on their use of strategic leadership skills and their ability to influence change in their organizations.

Please be noted that the Texas Instrument BA II Plus and a PC with Microsoft Office are required for all.

International Trip

As part of their program, students will participate in a Global Competitive Business Study related to their studies in international business and the business-government relationship. This project is a one-week program in the major business centers of one or two foreign countries. Since 1999, the project has taken place in England, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Greece, and the Netherlands.

Class Schedule

Classes are normally scheduled on Saturdays (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), for three semesters during the year. No classes will be offered on holidays or during August. Such a schedule gives students the opportunity to attend classes only on weekends and imposes minimum interruptions in their work and personal activities. Courses are taken in a prescribed sequence.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 23, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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60,000 USD
USA - New York, New York
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