Online Executive MBA overview

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program provides an opportunity for mid-career executives and experienced professionals to obtain a master’s degree in Business Administration on a schedule that minimizes disruption of work and personal obligations.

The program offers an integrated blend of theory and practice and provides a general management emphasis suited to the needs of mid-career executives and experienced professionals. It integrates professional experiences with graduate-level academic management curriculum. It familiarizes students with cutting-edge issues of disciplines in business that encompass management science for managerial decision making. It crystallizes the philosophy and capabilities of experienced professionals and, thus, fosters their professional growth. The courses of the program are sequenced to assure continuity in learning. The functionally integrated curriculum provides opportunity for gaining cross-functional skills and knowledge.

The program includes a cohort online class structure that offers a lockstep, planned curriculum for mid-career executives. The students of each cohort begin the program at the same point, move through the curriculum together, and complete the degree requirements for graduation at the same time. Executive MBA students are required to complete their degrees in two years. During that period, they gain a wide range of new skills and sharpen their analytical abilities by combining coursework with day-to-day professional experience. A unique aspect of the EMBA program is the collective professional experience of its participants, which greatly enriches the educational environment. EMBA students possess several years of significant, post-baccalaureate professional experience. Most students continue to work full-time while enrolled in the program.

Contact information

Kambiz Raffiee
Associate Dean and Program Director
College of Business
Ansari Business Building, Room 409
(775) 682-9142

Christie Chaump
EMBA Graduate Programs Coordinator
College of Business
Ansari Business Building, Room 409
(775) 682-9140