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Online Executive MBA (EMBA)

About the EMBA Program

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Designed to accommodate the schedules of working mid-career executives and experienced professionals, the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is offered online, allowing professionals to continue working while earning their EMBA.

All courses are taught by the University’s premier business faculty who will share their real-world expertise as they teach executive leadership by integration of knowledge, skills and experience, encouraging application of theoretical solutions to real world business problems. The program focuses on managerial skills in problem identification and analysis, and application of those managerial skills to discovery of alternative solutions.

Graduates of the EMBA program will gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Lead organizations
  • Tackle new and unfamiliar circumstances using a conceptual understanding of relevant disciplines
  • Adapt and innovate to cope with unforeseen events
  • Manage in unpredictable business environments

With a blend of theory and practice that integrates professional experiences with a graduate-level academic management curriculum, the EMBA program provides a general management emphasis suited to the needs of mid-career executives and experienced professionals. The program familiarizes students with cutting-edge issues of business disciplines for managerial decision-making, and crystallizes the philosophy and capabilities of experienced professionals, fostering professional growth.

Class Format

The online, 12-course curriculum is offered as a two-year cohort program beginning in the fall. This allows students in each cohort to begin the program at the same point, move through the curriculum together, and build supportive working relationships in a stimulating online environment. Courses in the EMBA program are sequenced to assure continuity in learning.

All coursework is completed online and each class runs for 12 weeks. For each class, students will have at least one proctored exam which will be taken through ProctorU, an online proctoring service, or in the 365 Learning Office. EMBA students are required to complete their degrees in two years.


The 12-course online Executive MBA is competitively priced at $24,000, payable in installments of $4,000 each semester.

Nevada System of Higher Education employees may use Grant-In-Aid benefits for the Executive MBA (EMBA). Please note tuition for the EMBA is priced higher ($2,000 per class) than the standard graduate rate, so the Grant-In-Aid will only cover a portion of the EMBA fees and students will be responsible for paying the difference.

If you would like to use your educational benefits, please speak with your human resources advisor for more details.

Veteran Education Benefits

The Online Executive MBA program is approved for veteran and veteran-related education benefits. The Veteran Services Office at the University of Nevada, Reno is your liaison to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for certification of your veteran and veteran-related education benefits.

Veterans Services provides support for applying for and receiving veteran education benefits. including the following services:

  • Submitting forms and information to the Veteran Affairs Education Benefits Office for the student.
  • Certifying classes being taken by the student
  • Education benefit advising

Due to the structure of the program, the Nevada National Guard Waiver cannot be used toward EMBA classes.

Contact Us

If you have questions about or need assistance with your application please contact Caitlin Rock of Extended Studies 365 Learning at or call her at (775) 784-4652 or 1-(800) 233-8928.

If you have questions about the Online Executive MBA program content, please contact Kambiz Raffiee, Associate Dean and Director of the Program, at or call (775) 682-9142.

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