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EXECUTIVE MBA

The Executive MBA Advantage

The broad, collective experience of the Executive MBA class creates a stimulating and collaborative learning environoment.  The curriculum is designed for participants to:

  • Gain a broader understanding of the functional areas of business and therefore a strategic perspective  required to develop leadership skills.
  • Understand the economic, technical and managerial concepts that influence a company's competitive position.
  • Collaborate and network with other experienced professionals
  • Contribute to their organization by implementing what they learn while continuing to work.
  • Remain competitive, improve effectiveness and salary potential.

The EMBA Experience is distinguished by offering:

AACSB INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION
Wichita State University offers the only accredited EMBA program in South-Central Kansas. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. It is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

THE BUSINESS SCHOOL’S TOP FACULTY
Senior faculty members of the Barton School of Business teach in the WSU Executive MBA program. These faculty members are widely recognized for their scholarly research, business and consulting experience, and excellence in classroom teaching.

AN EXPERIENCED CLASSROOM PEER GROUP
The EMBA class consists of experienced professionals. The broad, collective experience of the student body creates a challenging and stimulating learning environment. Students learn as much from their peers as the instructors.

ACCELERATED TIMETABLE
The program is completed in 20 months with 36 hours of coursework. Classes meet on Saturdays, usually three times a month. The course schedule is preplanned for the entire program and the weekend schedule minimizes work week interruptions. Students can implement things they are learning immediately.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Each Executive MBA class gets a chance to experience first hand the business practices of another culture. The students travel as a class to a different country to gain perspective on how business processes are influenced by the prevailing economic, cultural and regulatory environments. This weeklong experience is offered exclusively to the students in the Executive MBA program and is included in the EMBA tuition.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Administrative details are left to us, so that the student can focus on learning. Students do not have to register for classes, buy books, obtain parking passes, etc. Tuition for the EMBA is all-inclusive. The fee covers registration, textbooks, class materials, continental breakfast, lunch on class days, the week-long international trip, evening and class social events and other amenities.

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Students enter the program as a group (cohort) and proceed through the preplanned curriculum sequence together.  Student work experience is extremely important to the learning environment.  Students are placed in a small group for program support and some classroom group work.  The EMBA cohort also offers tremendous networking opportunities.