Employer Sponsorship

EMBA Employer Sponsorship

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.

Selecting Candidates
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.

Acknowledgement of Responsibility

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:

  • Source of Support
    An indication of the source of financial support, if any, expected from the employer.
  • Organizational Sponsorship
    An acknowledgement of the employee's intent to apply and an assurance from the company to support full participation in all aspects of the program.
  • Applicant's Statement of Responsibility
    An acknowledgement of the attendance and GPA requirements necessary to remain in good standing in the Wichita State University Graduate School.

Contact Liz McLain, Director of Graduate Studies in Business, for more information about employer sponsorship.

EMBA Employer Sponsors

AGCO Corporation
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
Coleman Company
Corporate Lodging Consultants, Inc.
Evans Building Company, Inc.
Excel Corporation
Galichia Medical Group
Givens Cleaning Contractors, Inc.
Heartland IT Services, Inc.
HOC Industries, Inc.
Honeywell Aerospace
Hospice, Inc.
IBM Corporation
IMC Salt Company
Key Construction, Inc.
Koch Industries
Latshaw Enterprises, Inc.
Love Box Company
Lucent Technologies
Mennonite Housing
Mid-Continent Eye Bank/Wichita Eye Foundation
Mikesell Enterprises
Onsrud Cutter, Inc.
Penny & Giles Aerospace
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America
Ralph C. Johnson & Co.
Raytheon Aircraft Company
Spirit Aerosystems
Standard Beverage Corporation
Star Lumber
Stillwater Designs
TEC Systems, Inc.
Vulcan Chemicals
The Wichita Eagle
Wichita State University
York International
Wesley Medical Center
Wheat State Manor, Inc.
Wolters Kluwer