The UNO Executive Master of Business Administration Degree-Jamaica
UNO's Executive MBA program is fully accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
The goal of the University of New Orleans Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is to provide experienced managers, successful entrepreneurs, and professionals with the highest quality masters-level business education.
Quality and Efficiency
The UNO EMBA is structured to provide the highest quality program while avoiding significant interruption of daily work responsibilities. We do everything possible to make the program convenient for, responsive to, and supportive of students while maintaining a focus on quality. By attending to the administrative details, we free more time for our students to concentrate on what's important - their education.
UNO in Jamaica
Why does the University of New Orleans have a program in Kingston, Jamaica? Kingston and New Orleans have many things in common. Here are a few. Both are major port cities in the Caribbean Basin. We share common cultures (Mardi Gras and Carnival are good examples). Our economies have taken similar paths over the last twenty years with natural resources, tourism, and transportation as major economic engines. Basically, it is a good strategic fit for both UNO and Kingston.
Is an MBA the Right Degree?
First, you must decide if an MBA is a right degree. Only a little more than one million people in the entire world have MBA's. Even though the need for an MBA is obvious, thousands of students would not be spending the time and money to obtain the degree unless it paid off. It most clearly does. Those with master's degrees earn more money, advance more quickly and spend less time finding new jobs. These factors combine to significantly increase lifetime earnings. The primary objectives of an MBA are for students to develop and integrate:
- analytical skills for decision making that incorporate global, ethical and culturally diverse dimensions
- skills in assessing organizational performance and developing approaches for improvement
- leadership skills, and
- interpersonal skills that contribute to teamwork.
MBA vs. EMBA
The EMBA is designed to provide maximum convenience and minimum aggravation for those managers and professionals who do not have the time to deal with difficult schedules and extended breaks. The EMBA staff takes care of administrative details so that the students have more time to prepare for classes. The classes are conveniently scheduled on alternating weeks, primarily all day Friday and Saturday.
Additionally, students are formed into small workgroups, which remain together for the entire program. The UNO EMBA program is designed around these small workgroups. The small-group format is important to students since the groups provide important social and academic support for their members. The groups are also important fail-safe devices for busy managers whose workloads fluctuate widely. Group members will constantly 'trade-off' their strengths and weaknesses. Because of the interdependence on team members, students are encouraged to be certain of their commitment to earning an MBA through this intensive seventeen-month program.