Executive MBA


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Program Description

Why An Executive MBA from Michigan?

The Ross School of Business is recognized worldwide as a leader in MBA and Executive Education. The EMBA brings together these traditions of excellence to provide a development experience that is unique in its blend of leadership and analytics.

The program’s highly applied curriculum is built around a unique blend of analytical foundations, solution-based courses, and action learning opportunities:

* Its intense focus on leadership is customized to the needs of established executives.

* Its results-oriented curriculum gives participants immediately applicable tools as well as fundamentals for the long run.

* Its once-a-month format also allows busy executives to balance the pursuit of an MBA with commitments at work and at home.

Featuring a combination of on-campus and online learning, the EMBA’s ‘virtual team technology’ provides a state-of-the-art development opportunity for senior and high-potential executives.

EMBA graduates are distinctive in their lifelong ability to create value and produce results, no matter what the future may bring. Graduates can expect to remain part of the EMBA throughout their professional careers via lifelong access to the Business School, their personal ties with classmates, and membership in one of the largest university alumni networks in the world.

Program Format

The Executive MBA Program lasts 20 months. Each academic year begins with a ten-day residency in Ann Arbor followed by 2-day weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) approximately every four weeks. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and conclude Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The residency format is scheduled to maximize interaction with faculty and peers while at the same time provide convenience in schedules. Classes rotate on an 8-week schedule throughout the program.

Between residencies, teams engage in interactive Internet-based learning and team collaboration. Candidates will make use of the latest in distance learning technologies which highlight their intense face-to-face classroom experiences. The program also makes extensive use of CDs produced in-house which enable faculty to video-stream lectures, discussions, as well as interactive cases.

This combination of online and on-campus learning allows greater flexibility for candidates to maintain their own schedule and work-family balance. Typical workload will require participants to commit 15-20 hours per week to their studies, although this may vary among individuals and of course.

Last updated Dec 2017

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The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a premier educational institution within one of the finest research universities worldwide. Our mission is to develop leaders in ... Read More

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a premier educational institution within one of the finest research universities worldwide. Our mission is to develop leaders in thought and action, who are ready to tackle the challenging, multidisciplinary problems facing society. Leaders who can provide moral and civic leadership, and who leverage their influence for the benefit of society. At Michigan, our over-arching strength is our unique ability to bridge scholarly theory with business practice. We believe true leadership begins with a holistic understanding of business. At our core is the pursuit of “intellectual capital with impact.” These are the ideas our faculty bring to the classroom and the tools our graduates use to shape the world. We’re interested in students who want to partner with faculty to co-create a very customized, robust educational experience. Our strategy to develop students’ leadership capability – in addition to impact requisite business knowledge and skills – is to provide action-based learning opportunities rooted in real-world issues. With an MBA from Michigan's Ross School of Business, you’ll enter the marketplace as a leader with the confidence and wisdom to define and achieve your vision of success. Read less
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