Executive MBA and Professional MBA
Education for life.
We now know that life-time learning is a thing. Gone are the days when what you learned in college, or even graduate school, could serve you well over the entire course of your career. And long gone are the days when you joined a company and stayed there until retirement.
To compete and succeed in today's frenetic and globally connected marketplace requires agility and relentless vigilance—with a steady eye trained on the future. Whether you're looking at an Executive MBA or Professional MBA degree as the next step in your professional education that keeps your career moving forward, or you're ready for a quick, skill-building shot in the arm, Forté's business school partners can deliver the goods.
Forté partners offer options to help you get the education and connections you need to stay out front. Executive MBA programs are designed to leverage your experience and propel executives and mid-career professionals to the next level. You can also earn a career-boosting MBA in an evening, part-time, weekend format. And if you already have an EMBA/MBA, you can polish or expand your knowledge, skills and network in a non-degree executive education program lasting a few days or weeks.
- Alliance Manchester Global MBA
- Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business
- Auburn University Harbert College of Business Graduate Executive Programs
- Chicago Booth Executive Education and EMBA
- Columbia Business School EMBA
- Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Executive MBA
- Duke University (Fuqua School of Business)
- Georgetown McDonough School of Business
- IE Business School Executive MBA
- INSEAD Global Executive MBA
- Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Executive Education
- Kellogg Executive MBA
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
- McCombs Professional MBA and EMBA
- NYU Stern School of Business
- Ohio State University Fisher Executive Education
- Rice University Executive MBA
- SMU Cox Executive MBA
- University of California - Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management)
- University of Michigan (Ross School of Business)
- University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management
- University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
- University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business)
- University of Rochester (Simon Business School)
- University of Virginia (Darden School of Business)
- University of Washington Foster School of Business
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (Wisconsin School of Business)
- Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
- Wharton MBA for Executives
- Yale SOM EMBA
With triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, we provide world-class, industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives across the globe.
Our centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paolo, Shanghai and Singapore open up a world of opportunities for our students, researchers and clients. All over the world, we engage with businesses of all sizes to share expertise and form rewarding partnerships.
Manchester Global MBA
An MBA with pedigree. The Global MBA was our first part-time MBA and the foundation for all our professional MBA programmes. We have more than 30 years’ experience of delivering professional MBAs to working global professionals through our blended learning approach.
The Global MBA can be as global or as local as you want it to be. You can attend all workshops at your home centre, or you can opt to travel overseas for elective course workshops. We provide six nights of accommodation across two global locations for elective courses.
Choose this MBA for:
- Our largest MBA cohort
- Highest number of face-to face workshops
- Highly flexible programme
- Intakes across five global locations
- A diverse, multicultural
Manchester Global Executive MBA
Our Global Executive MBA is a dynamic and highly experiential programme. Whatever sector, job function or global region you come from, this part-time executive MBA degree will enable you to:
- Understand the economic, societal and cultural challenges and differences that emerge when working in a globalised business environment
- Work collaboratively on live business issues and engage with business practitioners
- Gain the practical and analytical abilities, critical awareness and transferable skills you need to function effectively in the current and future worlds of business
- Develop your self-awareness, self- management capabilities, personal networks and networking abilities
- Learn how to engage in life long personal and professional development through reflective practice
This MBA degree will equip you to lead effectively through uncertainty, seize opportunities to innovate in an ever-changing business landscape, and solve the complex business challenges you face every day in a senior role.
Kelley Manchester Global MBA
The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA is delivered jointly by Alliance Manchester Business School and US-based Kelley School of Business, a world-leader in online MBA teaching.
This is our most flexible part-time MBA degree. It includes more online learning than our Global Part-time MBA and a minimum of three global workshop immersions, where you can study and network with peers from around the globe.
Choose this MBA for:
- More online learning
- Less time out of the office
- More opportunities to tailor the course to your interests
- Teaching with a transatlantic business perspective
- Two elite business schools on your CVe
Solutions for the planet mean developing problem-solvers from around the globe. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking.
Through a comprehensive business curriculum taught by world-renowned faculty, the W. P. Carey Executive MBA will expand your leadership skills and help you immediately impact your organization. Over the course of the two-year program, you'll develop a strategic perspective and learn how policy shapes business decisions, and how companies half a world away can impact your organization.
Professional Flex MBA
Designed for busy working professionals, the W. P. Carey Professional Flex MBA is the highest-ranked part-time MBA in Arizona, allowing you to personalize your MBA through a combination of evening and selected online classes while earning your degree in two to four years.
The Professional Flex MBA stands apart from many part-time MBA programs that offer a core business curriculum with very little specialization. With more than 40 electives, technical certificates, and concurrent degrees that you can add to your degree, your MBA can align with your strengths, unlock areas of opportunity, and help you pursue your passion.
Executive MBA- Tailored to professionals with eight or more years of progressive experience, the 21-month Executive MBA blends intensive residencies with distance courses. The delivery model offers the best of both worlds: direct interaction with faculty and peers and flexibility to balance career, family and graduate education. With a cohort of about 50 students, you become part of a tight-knit family that becomes a professional network offering benefits long after graduation.
Physicians Executive MBA- Physicians turn to our executive MBA program to gain a comprehensive understanding of critical business disciplines and practices. The 21-month program blends intensive residencies with distance courses to provide flexibility for a physician’s busy schedule. Experience the business of medicine through a health policy residency in Washington D.C. and a comparative healthcare system experience abroad. With a physician-only cohort of about 25 students, you see the value of learning the business of medicine in the context of the practice of medicine, learning not only from our top-notch faculty, but also from each other.
Executive Master of Real Estate Development- A collaboration between the Harbert College of Business and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, the 21-month program has a broad curriculum of sustainable development and natural resource efficiency while mastering industry-specific skills, including finance, construction, planning and market analysis. Delivered primarily online for working professionals, the program also shares learning experiences through residencies, field studies, and an international experience. With a cohort of about 25 students and an active alumni base, you develop a strong professional network of industry leaders.
From an Auburn EMBA Student:
“Auburn’s Executive MBA program has already exceeded my expectations. Auburn has perfected the ‘secret sauce’ with its strong emphasis on the cohort combined with outstanding professors. The materials and discussions are highly relevant and can be applied to my role immediately. I am also very impressed with the diversity of backgrounds in the cohort and the bond we all feel in such a short time.” Catherine Budzynski, EMBA ’22, Counsel, AFLAC Global Ventures
From an Auburn EMBA Alumna:
“The two years I spent as an Executive MBA student at Auburn was an incredibly rewarding experience. Earning this degree is not just about a career advancement and increased income. The program enriched me far beyond my expectations by helping me become a better person, a more confident speaker, and a stronger leader.” Liza Welch Amaro, EMBA ’19, Director of Digital & Acquisition Marketing, Truist
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We offer two different opportunities for seasoned professionals to experience our unique approach to business education. Both are taught by the same world-renowned Booth faculty and one leads to a Booth MBA degree:
Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program
In 1943, Chicago Booth created the world’s first Executive MBA Program to fill the need for experienced managers during World War II. 75 years later, we remain leaders in the field by continuing to prepare senior executives to lead and create lasting impact in what has become a rapidly changing world. With permanent campuses in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong, our Executive MBA Program allows you to connect with experienced professionals from across the globe, all while having access to the same courses, the same distinguished Chicago Booth faculty, and the same prestigious Chicago Booth MBA degree—all within 21 months.
Chicago Booth Executive Education
Steeped in a framework that shows you how to learn, analyze, and interact in new and exciting ways, our unparalleled Executive Education programs are offered in Chicago, London and our newest campus in Hong Kong. We offer over 50 open enrollment programs annually - across marketing, finance, leadership, strategy, and comprehensive management. Our custom programs are individually tailored to meet the unique challenges faced by organizations to create a winning vision, and we offer group enrollment to help maximize your team’s experience. Our programs seek to empower executives with the skills to lead teams, motivate individuals, and strategize effectively.
You have a full slate of responsibilities, yet you’re determined to earn the best MBA possible. That’s why we designed flexible options that meet the needs of working executives. The EMBA program at Columbia Business School is identical to our Full-Time MBA in every way but the schedule. Choose from EMBA-NY (Fri/Sat or Saturday), EMBA-Americas, or EMBA-Global.
Columbia Business School Executive Education
Columbia Business School’s executive education programs teach actionable skills that allow you to make an immediate impact on your organization. Designed for high-impact business leaders, offerings include over 60 non-degree, open-enrollment programs in leadership, strategy, finance, and marketing — available in person or online — as well as multiple certificate paths and custom program opportunities.
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Johnson’s executive MBA programs are for seasoned professionals looking to build their knowledge in general management, learn how to effectively manage a team, and move into high-level leadership roles in their careers.
Executive MBA Americas
The Executive MBA Americas program allows students to earn their MBA close to home with classes every other Saturday and Sunday. As students attend in-person classes with their local city’s cohort, they build their international network while connected to other classmates throughout North and South America with live, interactive videoconferencing. The Americas is a truly global program that will advance graduates’ careers and boost their leadership potential in 17 months.
Executive MBA Metro NY
The Executive MBA Metro NY program offers students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and move into high-level management positions. Based at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, this program allows established, working professionals to earn an MBA on alternate weekends over the course of 22 months. The program’s residential component, including a Saturday evening stay in a New York City hotel on class weekends, lets students remain fully immersed in coursework and team projects with minimal distractions. Program curriculum is focused on general management principles and is applicable to students from any industry or functional area.
If you’re looking to grow in your current position, changing industry or function, or aim for a higher level, we offer our top-ranked Duke MBA in two working professional formats:
Global Executive MBA Program - a 21-month international flexible format program for working professionals with 5-25 years of experience, combining short residencies around the world with distance learning in between.
Weekend Executive MBA Program - a 22-month flexible format program for working professionals with 5-25 years of experience, combining one campus residency a month with hybrid and distance learning.
We know that finding the right business school is a journey - as you understand the programs and career focus, you’ll discover the intangibles - the school’s values, the campus feel, the student culture.
If a full degree program isn’t what you need at the moment, explore our short courses. From Business Negotiation Skills to the Duke Management Program, Duke’s Executive Education options can enhance your professional skillset in just 3 to 5 days.
Executive Education - continue your development by learning strategies and tools that help you solve current challenges and provide frameworks for the future. Taught by the same world-renowned faculty who teach in our MBA programs, you’ll go beyond your comfort zone in innovative exercises that encourage you to absorb new perspectives.
No matter the program you choose, at Fuqua, you’ll discover strengths and talents you didn’t realize you had, and we’ll be here to help you leverage them into the career you want.
The Georgetown Executive MBA (EMBA) is ranked #1 in the United States for percentage of female students and #6 overall in the United States by the Financial Times (2019). You can expect to be challenged by our EMBA curriculum, supported by our community, and transformed by an experience that will prepare you to lead your organization through the complex issues facing business now and into the future.
Georgetown McDonough’s EMBA includes two global residences designed to broaden your perspective through real-world experience, mentorship opportunities, a vibrant campus community, and the access only Washington, D.C., can offer.
Executive Master’s in Leadership
The Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) is a part-time program that offers working professionals an in-depth study of the art and science of effective leadership behaviors. Over the course of 12 months, EML students learn alongside a close-knit, diverse cohort of working professionals, complete a global consulting project, and have the opportunity to recalibrate their careers through sustained one-to-one leadership coaching sessions and career management support.
Master of Arts in International Business and Policy
Offered by Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business, this one-year interdisciplinary program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school that has proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society.
The curriculum provides an understanding of the frameworks and mechanisms that drive business and international relations and explores those concepts in contemporary global issues. The program is delivered in six one-week modules and two four-week online courses over a 12-month period.
EXPERIENCE TRUE DIVERSITY IN THE HEART OF MADRID. We are a hub of innovation and diversity in which you will gain the future-forward insights needed to take the next step in your professional journey.
THE IE WOMEN INITIATIVE. Women at IE believe in the value of uniqueness and celebrating our differences. No matter who you are, or where you are, you are a change-maker, and together we transform the world.
Every woman has her story as a unique individual, and at IE we strive to highlight and encourage each and every one. Explore the stories of our IE Women and learn more about our diverse community.
EXECUTIVE MBAS: NEXT-LEVEL LEADERSHIP. Now more than ever the world needs impactful leaders. Reinvent and revitalize your career to become a disruptive change agent, without compromising your personal and professional life.
When you enroll in an Executive MBA, you are joining a top-ranked institution. We don’t just keep up with rapidly changing business trends—we are the trendsetters. But don’t take our word for it. As a game-changing and innovative school, IE Business School brings together the best of the best from all over the globe—the school’s diversity has led many to consider its international student body as one of the best in the world.
- EXECUTIVE MBA: 15 Months, Part-time, Language: English, Spanish Or Bilingual, Start: September & March, Location: Online & Madrid
- GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA: 15 Months, Part-time, Language: English, Start: October, Location: Online, London, Madrid, Singapore & Los Angeles
- IE BROWN EXECUTIVE MBA: 15 Months, Part-time, Language: English, Start: March,
Location: Online, Madrid, Cape Town & Providence
A unique alliance between IE Business School and Brown University, the joint Executive MBA is designed for executives that seek to go beyond the boundaries of traditional business.
Blended Learning at IE Business School. Complete with group challenges, case discussions, simulations and more, our Executive MBAs give you a dynamic and Blended learning experience. Our Blended Methodology combines virtual and face-to-face classes so that you can seamlessly apply the tools you’ve gained to immediately enhance your professional trajectory.
With over 20 years of experience in the field, IE Business School has mastered the art of liquid learning, seamlessly blending together virtual and face-to-face education for tomorrow’s most impactful executives.
What’s more, our emphasis on globalization means you will be surrounded by an international group of highly motivated peers. Thanks to the unparalleled diversity in terms of nationalities, backgrounds and perspectives that you will find in your program, you will be better equipped than ever to tackle the challenges of today’s globalized world.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE. DON’T PUT YOUR EDUCATION ON HOLD. No matter what’s going on around you, you don’t have to put your education on hold. Start your application today!
Our goal is to provide talented and driven women with the financial resources required to accomplish their academic and professional objectives. Through a special fund, with a total investment of near 6 million euros, the Financial Aid department offers a number of scholarships to women who have a track record of exceptional professional and personal achievement and who want to study at IE and gain the leadership skills they need to advance in the world of business.
IE Business School is a proud partner school of Forté since 2013! We offer you a unique opportunity: apply to the IE-Forté MBA Fellowship.
At INSEAD, we believe that a successful world economy demands diversity in management thinking. We are committed to increasing the representation of women in leadership positions across the business community. We effectively position women for successful careers by facilitating valuable networks across sectors, industries, and continents and providing over 250,000 USD in targeted financial assistance to support women at INSEAD alongside our general programme assistance initiatives.
As one of the most innovative and influential of the world’s best business schools, we grow and develop successful, responsible, and thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and communities. We invite you to learn more about how INSEAD can help you achieve your desired success by connecting with us directly here, booking a consultation or at one of our many worldwide events.
Locations and Academics
2 U.S. locations Evanston, Illinois (meets twice a month) and Miami, Florida (meets monthly)
5 global partner schools in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Toronto, and Vallendar, Germany, offering unparalleled immersive educational experiences
All students regardless of location benefit from the same world-renowned Kellogg faculty and curriculum
52 electives in 14 countries across 5 continents: Kellogg is the industry leader with the most elective options offered exclusively to EMBA students
Quarterly women’s leadership seminars
Peer Network and Career Benefits
14 years of work experience (average) across a wide array of industries and functions. View our latest Class Profile
Membership in the 60,000+ prestigious Kellogg alumni network
Lifetime 1:1 career coaching tailored to your career needs and goals
Complimentary course auditing
Experience and Apply
Learn about upcoming Kellogg EMBA events near you
Candidates can apply to one of four program intakes, for January or September start
Smashing the Glass Ceiling
MIT Sloan brings together dynamic women to invent the future:
• Women have made up at least 40 percent of our MBA class every year since 2013.
• In 2018, 10 MIT alumnae were named to Inc.’s Female Founders 100.
• 3 MIT Sloan alumnae were recognized on Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30.
From measuring a heartbeat to rethinking rocket science, these women are changing the world with innovative, successful businesses.
MIT Sloan Women in Management: Open to all MIT Sloan students, SWIM actively supports, empowers, and mobilizes women to thrive academically, socially, and professionally for success. The club fosters this environment across the school through events, education, and networking.
Our MBA programs
Through intellectual rigor and experiential learning, this two-year program will help you leave your mark in the world.
Is an MBA in your five-year plan but you need some experience in the workforce, first? Explore the MIT Sloan MBA Early Admission option to secure your spot in a future MBA class.
In two years, develop management expertise and technical engineering skills, and graduate with your MBA and SM in engineering.
The MIT Sloan Fellows MBA is a full-time one-year transformative educational experience designed for mid-career, high-potential leaders and entrepreneurs.
In a 20 months, executive format schedule, you’ll transform your organization in real time, while challenging convention and yourself.
Culture of Contribution
Students at MIT Sloan immediately tap into the synergy they find on campus. We often hear students marvel at how everyone pitches in to help you attain your goals. Ask anyone what makes MIT Sloan such a special place, and you will inevitably hear about the people here that make up our community—smart, open, inventive and grounded people, who eagerly collaborate toward common goals.
Through high-quality instruction, experiential learning, and the pursuit of relevant, groundbreaking research, we are shaping those who will shape tomorrow and solve our most challenging problems. We are Human Centered and Future Focused. Our people are at the heart of everything we do, and collectively we are striving to prepare for what comes next.
Texas McCombs offers a portfolio of top-ranked MBA programs for working professionals and executives in three of the largest cities in the U.S.
- Evening MBA Program for Working Professionals in Austin
- Executive MBA Program in Austin
- MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Weekend Program for Working Professionals
- MBA at Houston Weekend Program for Working Professionals
- Texas Executive Education (non-degree and certificate programs)
A Texas McCombs education will help you reach your goal, whether that’s advancing in your current career or launching a new one. We will help you get there within a dynamic learning environment and collaborative community. As an alumna, you will join a network of more than 100,000 McCombs graduates, a lifelong resource for professional and personal growth.
Women at Texas McCombs
As a founding partner of the Forté Foundation, Texas McCombs is committed to empowering women in business. Through student organizations like Graduate Women in Business, annual events like the Women in Business Leadership Conference, and a parental accommodation policy to support new parents in the MBA program, Texas McCombs strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
Executive MBA Program
Our Executive MBA programs in New York City and Washington, DC are designed for experienced working professionals looking to cultivate their exceptional business acumen and professional networks. Choose between attending class in New York City or Washington, DC based on whichever accommodates your schedule.
Global Degree Programs
We offer master’s degree programs for experienced managers in Business Analytics and Risk Management. Our MS in Business Analytics focuses on using the predictive potential of data analysis to improve financial performance, strategic management, and operational efficiency. Our MS in Risk Management is designed to help business professionals stay ahead of the dynamic key issues in global risk.
NYU Stern’s Executive Education short courses are designed to broaden your skillset, deepen your knowledge, and give you access to a rich network of executives. These intensive, two- to five-day open enrollment courses are designed to support your professional development and position you for lasting success.
Master of Business Operational Excellence
Fisher’s Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) is a one of a kind executive-level program that creates highly capable, lean leaders who effectively design, implement and sustain process changes in their organizations. The 12-month program blends cutting-edge research and impactful practices delivered by world class faculty. Students are individually guided by an experienced project coach and sponsor, becoming experts in systems thinking, change management and decision making, while having a direct impact on their organization.
- Current cohort is over 50 percent female
- Includes Lean Six Sigma Certification
- 12-month program schedule
- Travel to selected organizations for onsite, real-world experience
- Participate in social impact project utilizing classroom learning
Fisher's nationally ranked Executive MBA program is for professionals seeking to grow as well-rounded principled leaders equipped with a versatile skill set to make high-level strategic decisions. The 17-month program provides minimal disruption to your busy life. Classes meet on campus once a month, for three consecutive days. Utilizing the Socratic method of teaching, on-campus sessions are rich and engaging through real-world, case-based discussions. The program also features domestic and international immersions. We take you beyond the fundamentals giving you the tools to strategically lead people, processes and systems.
- 17-month program
- Program includes executive coaching and two experiential immersions
- Previously ranked ninth-best in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek
- Dynamic and accessible faculty that provide real-world insights from experience in the field and current research
Custom Corporate programs
Our custom corporate programs are just that, custom. We work closely with your organizations to create a think-tank environment that increases individual and organizational success.
- A focus on five key domains that drive profitable, sustainable growth
- Programs design specifically with the development needs and goals of the company in mind
- A broad portfolio of current and past clients
The Cox Executive MBA program is structured to build on your management experience by capitalizing on the power of collaboration that comes from a diverse business network. Join a group of business leaders over the course of 21 months, attending classes on alternating weekends, and hone your management expertise in our modern academic environment.
Ranked No. 3 in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek, and #1 in Texas by US News and World Report, the Cox EMBA program will give you the fuel to push ahead.
At UCLA Anderson, we train the next generation of leaders to be principled, transformative, imaginative and nimble, through innovative programming, active learning experiences globally and real-world projects with industry leaders.
Three pillars encompass the intrinsic values of UCLA Anderson: Share Success, Think Fearlessly and Drive Change.
Share Success. When you collaborate to win, you share success.
This ethic is at the very core of our character.
Think Fearlessly. Students are encouraged to approach innovation with a curious, nonconformist philosophy. We are fearless when it comes to finding real solutions to real problems.
Drive Change. Using a values-based approach to leadership, we equip and encourage the Anderson community to make a positive impact. Real, lasting change is foundational to our legacy.
A Manageable Schedule and Academics
Our Executive MBA program meets on-campus biweekly or monthly on a Friday afternoon and all-day Saturday. Offering the same top-ranked UCLA Anderson MBA curriculum over a 22-month program of study. All MBA students at UCLA have access to the shared campus resources, faculty, electives and support — regardless of which scheduling option they select.
The core and elective curriculum in the EMBA program is designed to give you the immediate skills and tools necessary to propel you to the next level in leadership. Students learn how to tackle business challenges head-on through the core curriculum and can also customize their MBA experience with electives from any of our school strengths including Global Management, Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, Entertainment & Sports, Finance, Social Impact, Real Estate and Marketing & Data Analytics.
We support your career objectives, no matter how ambitious. Whether you want to switch careers to that dream job, enhance your current job or strike out on your own as an entrepreneur, we'll help bring your professional goals into focus.
Hear from an EMBA at UCLA student
“As a Forte MBALaunch participant, I did a ton of research on business schools. Once I experienced the classroom setting at UCLA-Anderson, I knew it was the place for me. It was important to me that the program have a strong representation of women. Check. I wanted a top-10 program. Check. I wanted to be challenged in the classroom and meet incredible people I wouldn’t have otherwise had the chance to meet. Check and check. This has been the best investment in myself I could ever make.”
- Alyssa Tecklenburg (’21), Manager of Strategic and Administrative Initiatives, University of California, San Francisco
A founding member of Forté, we are committed to providing the dedicated resources to ensure women achieve their goals. The collegial and collaborative culture at Ross promotes an environment in which women play a vital role in their MBA program and beyond. Almost two-thirds of MBA student clubs at Ross are led by women. The Michigan Business Women club at Michigan Ross also hosts several events focused on developing women leaders, our Women’s Weekend for candidates interested in our Full-Time MBA Program.
Women at Ross benefit from unparalleled opportunities that open the door to any career or industry. Whether studying full time or part time, the school’s action-based and career-centric MBA curriculum hones such leadership skills as decision making, business analytics, project management, change management, and strategic thinking.
A signature element of the Ross MBA curriculum is the Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course, in which student teams work with local, national, and international firms to deliver and often implement critical solutions to real business challenges. Sponsor organizations range from nonprofits to multinationals, and span industries from healthcare to finance. In addition, some 21 dual degrees from the U-M schools of Education, Public Health, Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability are offered to students pursuing our Full-Time MBA.
As an Executive MBA student, you will embark on a rigorous course of study that will help you build critical skills in the building blocks of business, with strategy and leadership at the foundation of our curriculum. Additionally, you will work with students in our partner schools in Guangzhou, China and Vienna, Austria on a capstone project where you will develop advanced skills in teamwork, cross-cultural collaboration, and business plan development in order to address the demands of real-world international business challenges. This project culminates in an event-filled week, ending with presentations to faculty and alumni panels and the opportunity to work together in person after months of virtual collaboration.
- Lock-step, general management curriculum designed with a focus on leadership and strategy
- Alternate weekend format (Friday/Saturday), four semesters, summers off in Minneapolis, MN; HyFlex option for students who live outside of the Twin Cities area
- Cohort of approximately 40 peers from a diverse set of industries and roles
- Career services tailored for you: assessments, coaching, interview prep, search, workshops
- Leadership and D,E,&I programming across the program
- Leadership speakers and programming
Three unique formats are designed for ambitious business professionals who want to earn their MBA without sacrificing their career progression. Perennially top-ranked programs, world-class faculty and a global network of more than 37,000 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni ensure that students start seeing ROI immediately. Our Executive MBA programs allow students to experience the benefits of the Kenan-Flagler MBA through a close-knit, cohort model while balancing the demands of their personal and professional lives. MBA@UNC students gain the same academic and networking benefits, with added flexibility in scheduling and the ability to take their MBA coursework anywhere.
Evening Executive MBA Program – a 24-month cohort program for working professionals with an average of 11 years of experience. Through weekly class meetings, Evening students quickly develop close-knit relationships with classmates and faculty alike. This program offers flexibility to meet both professional and life responsibilities with the ability to tailor your academic experience through concentrations and robust elective coursework. With a typical cohort size of 70, students are able to expand their network to take advantage of the thriving Triangle region.
Weekend Executive MBA Program – a 20-month cohort program for working professionals with an average of 12 years of experience. Designed for busy professionals who want a hyper-focus on individual leadership development. With classes held every third weekend, in Chapel Hill, the program offers minimal disruptions to work and family life allowing students to fully immerse in the learning experience. With a typical cohort size of 50, students build deep relationships with their classmates, benefit from meaningful discussions and share perspective with faculty and peers during class weekends.
Online MBA (MBA@UNC) – students earn the same degree as our on-campus programs, joining a diverse academic community of bright, ambitious, and humble leaders at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Weekly live classes with a student to faculty ratio of 15:1 are delivered online via Zoom, offering you the ability to learn from world-class faculty—and peers—from anywhere life takes you. On average, students complete their degree in two years, but may take up to three years to complete coursework. MBA@UNC requires all applicants to have at least two years of professional work experience, with an entering average of 10 years of experience.
Mendoza degree programs include top-ranked undergraduate studies, offering six majors: accountancy, finance, business technology, business analytics, management consulting and marketing. The College also offers 12 graduate business degree programs and several dual degree programs at two locations: the main campus in South Bend, Indiana, and the Notre Dame classroom space in downtown Chicago.
Executive MBA Programs
The Notre Dame Executive MBA students can choose either the program offered on the main campus in South Bend, Indiana, or at Notre Dame's Chicago campus on Michigan Avenue. The Notre Dame Executive MBA is a rigorous program that prepares you for advanced leadership through a challenging yet balanced curriculum. It develops you as a leader true to your core values with the courage to act with integrity. It pushes you to see business as not only a career, but a vocation to serve the common good.
Women at Notre Dame Mendoza
As a sponsor school for the Forté Foundation, the University of Notre Dame is committed to launching women into successful business careers. At the Mendoza College of Business, our Forté Fellows are recognized for their academic aptitude, leadership and future potential. The College is proud to support its students through action-oriented efforts that elevate diversity, equity and inclusion among Mendoza’s community of faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Simon's Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center is dedicated to connecting you to professional opportunities that turn your potential into reality. From résumé development to mock interviews and individualized career counseling, we prepare you to be the leading candidate in a competitive marketplace.
With an MBA from the No. 13 top MBA for women in the US (Financial Times), Simon women are equipped with a top-notch business education and arrive on the job prepared to make an immediate impact. We are deeply committed to creating opportunities for female leaders to learn and excel within their chosen professions, and our affiliation with Forté, and the Simon Women in Business (SWiB) organization on campus, promotes events focused on increasing the number of women in business, professional development/mentoring, and networking opportunities.
In addition, Simon was the first business school in the US to offer a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-designated option for each of its full-time MBA specializations. A STEM-designated MBA can help you stand out in the job market. We're proud to offer degree programs with an unabashedly analytical bias. We'll show you how a deep understanding of economics, combined with an intensive quantitative focus, gives you a cohesive, evidence-based approach to decision making. Get an MBA that's more than a credential at Simon.
Darden’s Executive MBA Program offers two executive formats Executive MBA (EMBA) and Global Executive MBA (GEMBA). EMBA and GEMBA format students learn side-by-side, progressing together through the 21-months of the program.
The hybrid delivery of the program is ideal for working professionals - with two thirds of the content delivered in-person and one-third online. The preferred work experience minimum for the Executive MBA program is five (5) years, and the full work experience range for the class is typically around 5 to 25+ years.
Executive MBA (EMBA) Format
Students participate in two week-long leadership residencies that bookend the program and take place on the main Grounds of the Darden School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Immersive weekend residencies typically occur one weekend a month in the Washington, D.C., area. Live, synchronous online class sessions take place most Tuesday and Thursday evenings. EMBA format students engage in one required week-long global residency, choosing from a diverse slate of locations spanning all major continents, with the option of adding additional global residencies for an additional fee per residency.
Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format
Students participate in two week-long leadership residencies that bookend the program and take place on the main Grounds of the Darden School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Immersive weekend residencies typically occur one weekend a month, in the Washington, D.C., area. Live, synchronous online class sessions take place most Tuesday and Thursday evenings. GEMBA format students engage in four required week-long global residencies, choosing from a diverse slate of locations spanning all major continents.
Part-Time MBA format
Darden’s Part-Time MBA format, based in the Washington, D.C., area, offers busy working professionals the opportunity to earn the world-class Darden MBA in a convenient evening-based schedule. Hybrid in design and consisting of in-person and virtual components, the Part-Time MBA features a cohort-based core curriculum followed by an elective period. During the elective period, students have the flexibility to speed up or slow down their course of study as their life and career demands, completing the program in anywhere from 28 to 48 months. The standard pacing for the program is 33 months. Students also participate in two week-long residencies, one at the beginning of the program and another after the completion of the core curriculum.
Executive MBA Program
Launched in 1983, the Executive MBA program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business enables mid and senior level managers/leaders to understand the language of business and strategically apply frameworks, informed by a talented, experienced cohort, world class faculty and engaged business and community leaders.
With programs from UW Executive Education, you will gain new marketable skills, become a more strategic thinker, and be inspired to tackle challenges in innovative ways. Choose from open enrollment non-degree programs varying in length from one afternoon to nine months or collaborate on a custom program tailored to the needs of your team.
Our professional MBA prepares you to stand out in today’s agile, tech-driven, and always-changing business world. The program’s 50% on campus, 50% online format couples your everyday learning with focused, in-person learning one weekend a month that gives you the chance to practice your new skills and connect with peers. Learn from world-class faculty and top business leaders on campus and in online classes to gain skills you can apply immediately to your work.
Our executive MBA program delivers a proven return on investment. Build the skills you need to reach new heights as a leader and gain the executive network you need to reach your leadership potential and expand your career opportunities. Benefit from a team-based learning environment with rich idea exchange. Tap into a community of 45,000+ Business Badgers for career opportunities and network-building. You’ll get help from faculty and staff to balance work, life, and school over four semesters. Implement new insights at work starting after the very first class. A two-week global experience provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in international business and learn from leaders in other parts of the world.
Equipping women to lead
The Wisconsin School of Business supports and advances women in business and is committed to closing the gender gap in the corporate world. The percentage of women on our faculty and in our MBA programs has steadily climbed. Learn alongside other women and thrive in an environment that prepares you to carry values of collaboration over competition into the workplace. In the Wisconsin MBA programs, you are empowered and equipped to lead in your career and community. We take specific steps to ensure that our educational and cocurricular programming reflects the presence of women in business. We bring inspiring female leaders to campus to speak as part of the M. Keith Weikel Executive Leadership Speaker Series.
Affordability through financial aid
At Wisconsin, we recruit talented women who contribute to a vibrant, inclusive MBA community. All women admitted to the program are considered for the Women in Business Award of Excellence, which is given to women who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to helping other women advance in business and the community. In addition, all completed applications are considered for merit scholarships and many employers offer tuition reimbursement.
Authentic commitment to diversity inclusion
Wisconsin’s unique culture is a coveted part of our MBA experience. It’s collaboration over competition. Everybody cheers your success. Today’s spotlight on racial and social injustice is our call to action. We aim to be a safe harbor with respect, authenticity, and growth—in and out of the classroom, helping students from all backgrounds become a force for good. Our diversity program includes scheduled guest speakers and inhouse panelists who address meaningful diversity topics at events for students, faculty, and staff. Faculty and staff also participate in interactive cultural competency workshops.
Whether you’re aspiring to a senior leadership position or already have attained one, Vanderbilt enables you to earn a world-class MBA—the same degree awarded to our weekday students—while offering you a number of advantages you’re not likely to find elsewhere. The Vanderbilt Advantage:
- ROI. You’ll enjoy an immediate return on your educational investment—one that is likely to pay for itself many times over as your career progresses.
- More Flexibility. We efficiently pack a full MBA curriculum into a schedule that limits your classes to Saturdays, minimizing your time away from work and family, and enabling you to manage your time according to your need.
- A Respected Name. Having a Vanderbilt degree opens doors of opportunity around the world.
- Immersion Learning. We take a distinctive approach that broadens your perspective and equips you to make a difference in ways that classroom instruction alone can’t do.
- A Supportive Network. As our students attest, Vanderbilt alumni will go out of their way to help you throughout your career as part of a diverse global network.
- The C-Team Experience. Throughout the program, you’ll work as part of a cross-functional team of peers with complementary expertise to become a more informed, well-rounded leader.
- Career Management throughout Your Career. Once you join our community, you can call on our alumni career management team for the duration of your professional life.
- Outstanding, Accessible Faculty. All great business schools have great faculty. Ours will know you by name. And their doors are always open for mentoring and advice.
- Leadership Development. Other MBA programs help you learn business. Vanderbilt goes beyond and helps you learn how to lead.
Executive Edge Track:
Our Executive Edge track is an MBA path designed for working professionals who want to focus on developing the leadership and strategic skills as well as the financial acumen that will drive their career advancement and the performance of their organizations.
Meeting on alternating Saturdays, the program enables you to obtain a world-class degree while maintaining your career momentum.
During the first year of the program, all Executive MBA students share a core curriculum that equips you with a strong foundation on which to build higher level skills that give you an executive edge.
In the second year, you’ll go beyond business theory to immerse yourself in the kinds of high-level work that business leaders take on. Working with the same cross-functional C-Team that was part of your experience in the first year, you’ll gain the skills required to launch a new business, and develop integrated growth strategies for existing ones.
Global Immersion Track:
During the second year of the Global Immersion Track of the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program, you’ll become part of an international cohort of approximately 60 working professionals—up to 15 students from each of the four prestigious business schools in the Americas Alliance who in conjunction offer the Americas MBA for Executives.
In year 2, you’ll be part of a traveling classroom with residencies in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. You will become part of a new cross-cultural team with representatives from each of our partner schools.
The curriculum is unique to each country. You’ll learn from the exceptional faculty of our partner schools who know these countries best. A member of the Vanderbilt faculty will oversee your international capstone strategy project, in which you will work with a multinational company to help solve specific business challenges in the Americas.
Throughout the immersion experiences, you’ll learn firsthand the culture, business practices, consumer perceptions, and behaviors of these four nations and economies. Studying among peers from these countries will afford you the insight and experience that will be invaluable throughout your career.
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Wharton delivers an undiluted MBA curriculum to working professionals through our MBA Program for Executives in Philadelphia and San Francisco. We emphasize a core in general management and an unmatched selection of electives in a residential every-other-weekend format. The residency requirement complements the academic experience with an immersive living, learning, and social experience.
Women come to Wharton to gain the skills, language, and credibility to make an impact and be heard. At Wharton, you’ll find:
- one of the highest percentages of women among top-ranked EMBA programs
- a strong network of women students and alumni
- targeted events to connect women students and alumni
- a social media channel for women students to discuss their unique experiences
- guest speakers who share professional and personal strategies
Our executive MBA format allows you to earn your MBA degree without taking time away from your career. In fact, your career trajectory will be immediately impacted upon joining the program. And throughout the two-year MBA journey, Wharton women find ample opportunity to build social and professional ties that last a lifetime. After graduation, they join a network of over 100,000 Wharton alumni.
Wharton's EMBA Program gives women the knowledge and confidence to lead anywhere in the world. Holding fast to the significance of women in business, Wharton awards Forte Fellowships each year to outstanding female candidates who demonstrate exemplary leadership academically, professionally or creatively, as well as a proven commitment to the empowerment of women in the workplace. Interested applicants must submit an additional essay highlighting your achievements in the advancement of women in the workplace (350 word limit). Find more information here.
MBA For Executives
The MBA for Executives is a 22-month program designed to provide seasoned professionals with analytical skills and decision-making tools to lead effectively across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. On alternating weekends, the MBA for Executives provides a full MBA education, while deepening your knowledge in one of our three areas of focus—healthcare, sustainability, and asset management—at the nexus of business and society.
In partnership with faculty, Yale Executive Education designs and delivers immersive, impactful executive development programs on business and leadership topics that transform senior leaders, their teams, and their organizations. Executive Education offers customized corporate training programs built to client specifications and open enrollment programs for individuals or small teams in areas where Yale has special expertise. Our open enrollment portfolio includes a growing number of online courses.