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Executive Master of Business Administration

The Executive MBA is a 32-hour advanced degree designed to develop individuals who have the knowledge and capability to take on leadership roles in multiple settings across a breadth of industries and organizations. This program is created to provide an environment where professionals can advance their leadership skills while sharing ideas and experiences with business and academic professionals. Executive mentors coach students through a variety of meetings and interactions to develop and enhance the students’ learning experience. Mentor executives and faculty of record for each cohort will work cooperatively with students in small groups both face-to-face and in a hybrid format. A key success factor is demonstrated ability to work with teams. To build a foundation for the learning community in each cohort, all new students are required to participate in a three-day community building workshop, individual leadership assessment, and orientation meeting at the beginning of this program. The program will be delivered on Fridays and Saturdays all day, once per month, for each of four consecutive semesters. All participants are expected to engage in an international travel study experience at the end of Year One.


  • Bachelor’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited institution is required (must provide transcripts from every institution attended post-high school).

  • Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU mission.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work (last 60 hours of academic performance may be evaluated to determine likelihood of success.

  • Five or more years of significant, substantive managerial/leadership experience that may be evidenced through review of resume’, applicant interview, employer recommendation.

  • Each applicant is to be interviewed by the Chair of DBU’s Graduate School of Business.

  • One or more letters of reference from the applicant’s employer in support of the student’s time and efforts into the program and of the student’s capability to perform well in a graduate business program.

  • GMAT score within the past seven years, which may be waived with outstanding letter of reference from the student’s employer.



Credit hours

EMBA 6201 - Financial Accounting
EMBA 6202 - Organizational Dynamics and Leading Creative Change
EMBA 6203 - Data Analysis for Decision Making
EMBA 6204 - Executive Communication
EMBA 6205 - Accounting Information and Control Systems
EMBA 6206 - Advanced Negotiation
EMBA 6207 - Managerial Finance
EMBA 6208 - Global Leadership International Trip
EMBA 6209 - Economics for Business Executives
EMBA 6210 - Operations Management and Global Competition
EMBA 6211 - Marketing Management
EMBA 6212 - Organizational Leadership
EMBA 6213 - Human Capital Management
EMBA 6214 - Strategic Management
EMBA 6215 - Innovation and Strategy
EMBA 6216 - Executive Legal Issues


Total Credit Hours Required


(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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