Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits
Sponsorship is used strategically in organizations as a development tool, to reward a high-potential employee, as a form of compensation, for succession planning, etc. A variety of reimbursement options -- either partial or full tuition reimbursement -- are used to facilitate sponsorship.
Sponsorship in the form of financial support (tuition reimbursement) is valued at any level. "Time" sponsorship by employers is required due to the time commitment involved.
Good candidates for the Executive MBA program are individuals who are self-motivated and have the temperament to handle the demands of work, school and home and the willingness to make a 20-month commitment.
Applicants need a minimum of five years of relevant work experience and a four-year undergraduate degree. Previous academic training in business is not required for admission. Learn more about EMBA admission requirements.
We encourage potential candidates to talk with alumni and current students. We also strongly encourage students to visit a class, to get a "feel" for the environment and structure.
Employed applicants to the Wichita State University Executive MBA program must submit an Acknowledgement of Responsibility Form C (PDF) as part of the application process. This form ensures that the employer understands the financial and time commitment required for the program and outlines the following:
Contact Liz McLain, Director of Graduate Studies in Business, for more information about employer sponsorship.
Airbus North America
American Red Cross
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Bombardier Aerospace-Learjet, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Cargill Meat Solutions
Cessna Aircraft Company
City of Wichita
Corporate Lodging Consultants, Inc.
Evans Building Company, Inc.
Galichia Medical Group
Givens Cleaning Contractors, Inc.
Heartland IT Services, Inc.
HOC Industries, Inc.
IMC Salt Company
Key Construction, Inc.
Latshaw Enterprises, Inc.
Love Box Company
Mid-Continent Eye Bank/Wichita Eye Foundation
Onsrud Cutter, Inc.
Penny & Giles Aerospace
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America
Ralph C. Johnson & Co.
Raytheon Aircraft Company
Standard Beverage Corporation
TEC Systems, Inc.
The Wichita Eagle
Wichita State University
Wesley Medical Center
Wheat State Manor, Inc.