Eastern Michigan University launches new Executive MBA for emerging business leaders

Highlights include flexible remote/in-person program, 18-month completion, lowest tuition cost in the region

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YPSILANTI – Emerging business leaders eager to expand their career options will have an opportunity to apply to Eastern Michigan University’s new Executive MBA program. Eastern’s Board of Regents approved the new academic program during its Feb. 17 meeting. The program will provide a flexible learning environment for experienced managers ready to advance their careers and broaden their executive-level knowledge. 

“The Executive MBA is an excellent addition to our portfolio of prestigious, globally-ranked graduate programs in business," said Kenneth Lord, dean of Eastern’s College of Business. “This new offering positions EMU to help fill the growing demand for established and emerging leaders in Southeast Michigan." 

Eastern’s new Executive MBA is an innovative program that will prepare high-impact business executives for the next level of success by meeting today and future business environments. Eastern Michigan faculty designed the program for experienced managers with at least five years of experience. 

Students learn adaptability to emerging business environments and situations from business case studies, simulations, and projects. Also, students learn and enhance their knowledge of data-driven and integrated business decisions. The program provides a flexible learning environment for experienced managers ready to advance their careers, expand strategic decision-making skills, and broaden their executive-level knowledge.

This small cohort-based program offers students an individualized level of attention, where they learn from a faculty with doctoral degrees in their fields of instruction. The proposed tuition price is the lowest in the region, and the 18 months for degree completion is highly desirable. In addition, the format of online intensive classes with a one-weekend-per-month on-campus experience makes this program unique. The program is designed to appeal to those wishing to finish quickly with minimal interruption to their work obligations.

The program is designed for managerial-level professionals already on a career trajectory to prepare them for their next-level career movement. 

The EMU College of Business seeks to support Southeast Michigan’s economic development by preparing its graduates to perform effectively in the global business community. Its mission is to develop outstanding business professionals through a rigorous, applied educational experience.

EMU was recently one of two universities in Michigan ranked by Fortune magazine for having one of the best part-time MBA programs. Additionally, several MBA specializations have received notable high rankings from national organizations like Entrepreneur magazine, The Princeton Review, and U.S. News & World Report. 

Please visit the website to learn more about EMU’s College of Business.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

February 17, 2022

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