Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

General

Program Description

Designed With Busy Professionals Like You In Mind

The EMBA Program is designed specifically for executives and professionals interested in enhancing their career paths. It was developed with extensive input from executives representing small, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies as well as leading academics and industry experts. The result is an innovative, fast-paced, practical, results-oriented learning experience designed to equip leaders to compete in the marketplace of the 21st century.

EMBA Unique Features

  • 15-Month Program & Convenient Schedule
  • Unique Focus On Innovation & Growth
  • Personalized, Hands-On Learning
  • Limited Class Size & Strong Customer Service
  • Strong Peer & Faculty Relationships
  • International Study Trip

Program Introduction

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program at The University of Toledo is designed with experienced executives and professionals in mind and is tailored to fit their busy schedules. Through the use of a structured, lock-step approach, participants are able to pursue an MBA with their peers at a level appropriate to their business experience. Each class of executives begins the program together, taking the same courses in the same sequence and sharing the same educational experiences. This structure encourages in-depth learning, teamwork techniques, and lasting friendships. The case method of study, problem-solving discussions, team presentations, individual study and assigned readings are all used to teach theory and develop practical skills.


The program is completed in just 15 months. Classes for the EMBA Program are held on Friday evenings and all day Saturday for two weekends, followed by one weekend off.

An international perspective on business is emphasized throughout the program. Participants take part in an international trip in the final class term as part of the Global Study Field Trip. During the seven to a ten-day trip, participants meet with business, finance and government leaders to achieve a greater understanding of global business. Previous groups have visited Germany, Scotland, Poland, England, and China (Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing).

Lifelong Relationships

Every fifteen months, a group of about 20 managers begins the program. They proceed through the program as a group, taking all of the same classes in the same order. During this time, participants learn from each other as well as from faculty, building relationships that will last beyond the duration of the program.

The Work Group Experience

Participants undertake team learning by taking part in work groups throughout the EMBA program. As in business, you need to communicate, negotiate and complete tasks as part of a team. Groups are comprised of participants from different companies and functional areas. Group members will learn to utilize each other's knowledge and experience to complete integrative team projects. Members share ideas, concepts, experience, and knowledge.

Target audience


The EMBA Program is designed specifically for executives and professionals interested in enhancing their career paths

Last updated December 2017

About the School

Developing Life-long leaders For the World of Business For more than 75 years, The University of Toledo College of Business Administration has offered more than a business education - COBA offers a bu ... Read More

Developing Life-long leaders For the World of Business For more than 75 years, The University of Toledo College of Business Administration has offered more than a business education - COBA offers a business experience. COBA courses lay the foundation for commerce basics, offering hands-on learning and career opportunities that set COBA programs apart. COBA students don't just learn about the stock market-they participate in trading simulations and have the opportunity to invest more than $1 million. COBA students don't just read about business leaders and innovators - they meet and speak with them, including college alumni. COBA students don't just prepare for the job market - they are in it, as more than 90 percent of our students participate in at least one internship. In addition to internships, Business Career Programs begins preparing students for careers early in their academic career with courses, mock interviews with employers, and job fairs with record-setting employer participation. COBA graduates become life-long business leaders. Description Established in 1930, the College of Business Administration of The University of Toledo is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Among the diverse economic activities in metropolitan Toledo are retailing, financial services, and both large and small manufacturing firms. The Port of Toledo and many other enterprises make Toledo an ideal place for the study of business. Students can obtain practical experience through University and department-sponsored internships. Such programs enable students to apply skills and business theories to actual situations. In this and other ways, the business community becomes a laboratory for students and helps make the transition from the classroom to the world of work easier and more natural. Points of Pride The College of Business Administration offers a variety of quality academic programs including a College Honors Program and one of only five professional sales degrees in the country Is one of only 15 percent of colleges worldwide to achieve AACSB accreditation Maintains a low faculty-to-student ratio and an average class size of 30 to 35 Provides excellent internship opportunities with 90 percent of undergraduate student completing at least one internship Awards more than $250,000 in scholarships each year to new and continuing business students Boasts an 80 percent placement rate college-wide and a 100 percent placement rate in the Schmidt School of Professional Sales John B. and Lillian Neff stock Trading Room is one of only 30 facilities in the United States offering students live and delayed feeds from all of the world’s stock exchanges Students have an opportunity to manage a $1 million investment fund for the UT Foundation Student services advisers have been recognized for their student-centeredness, with each receiving the “UT Outstanding Adviser” award. Mission Statement (Adopted 12/5/03) We, the College of Business Administration, are committed to preparing a diverse body of students for life-long careers as leaders and contributing professionals, and enhancing the world of business practice. In so doing, we support the mission of The University of Toledo, a student-centered public metropolitan research institution, primarily through a balanced emphasis on the development and superior delivery of business degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, contribution of influential research and publications, and engagement with our community in general and the business community in particular as well as serving as a resource for regional economic development. The College promotes and is dedicated to an environment conducive to innovation and continuous improvement through a shared set of core values and commitments that include mutual respect, professional development, ethical conduct, individual accountability, diversity, equal opportunity, and freedom of inquiry and expression. Vision Statement "Developing Life-Long Leaders for the World of Business.." The College of Business Administration at The University of Toledo aspires to be a recognized leader among public metropolitan universities by: Moving to the next level of excellence in teaching, research and outreach. Building our reputation in selected areas as a learning partner of choice for students and business community. Becoming noted for the integration of knowledge and practice. Strengthening our adaptability and entrepreneurial spirit. Enhancing our graduates' ability to compete in and contributing to the global business marketplace. Read less