Office: Timonium Campus, Suite 08
Associate Academic Dean: Marianne Ward-Peradoza
Program Manager: Deborah Driscoll
The Executive MBA (EMBA) program, one of the first in the country, is a 26-month cohort program designed for experienced professionals with management and leadership experience who aspire to be effective executive leaders. The curriculum emphasizes leadership development, strategic thinking, and strategic integration of concepts. It is delivered over 2.5 academic years (summers off). Courses are offered from 8 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., Saturday's only.
Throughout the program, students benefit from the following distinctive features of the Sellinger School's EMBA program:
Integrated, Theme-Based Program
The 10-week modules are progressive and have a theme of strategic management borne out of one of the following three main goals of the curriculum content: the process of value creation, implementation and stakeholder analysis, and personal effectiveness.
The faculty who teach in the EMBA program have academic ownership of the program, work together to ensure an integrated cross-functional approach, and seek to continuously improve the program.
To facilitate learning and develop individual team skills, entering students are placed on teams set up based on professional/functional diversity and cognitive style.
Residency in Executive Leadership
The residency portion of the program orients the professional to the EMBA program and centers on the role of executive leadership, team building, familiarization with the program, and an introduction to the basics of accounting.
International Field Study
Following study of the global environment, students participate in an international field study focusing on emerging markets, including on-site visits and executive briefings at multiple organizations.
Domestic Field Study
Students participate in a domestic field study with corporate site visits that allow them to integrate and apply business concepts.
The integrated consulting practicum is a team-based, semester activity in which students apply the concepts learned throughout the program to a real organization under the guidance of professional management faculty.
In order to build strong leadership skills relevant to each student, an executive coaching component serves to strengthen personal effectiveness.
Seminars and Special Sessions
In addition to regular class meetings, students are encouraged to participate in select special sessions (on and off campus) that help to develop additional skills and experiential learning.
Detailed admission information (application procedures, required documents, deadlines, etc.) can be found under Admission.
Tuition includes all textbooks, educational materials, international and domestic residencies, travel, library services, computer use, registration, and graduation fees. It is the policy of the University to maintain the same tuition throughout the 2.5 years of the EMBA program. Upon acceptance into the program, students may choose from a variety of payment plans.
Student loans and limited merit-based fellowships are available. All loan applicants should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to be considered for aid. Inquiries concerning loans should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, 410‑617‑5149. Inquiries regarding merit fellowships should be directed to the EMBA Program Office, 410‑617‑5067.
Skills in written and oral communication, quantitative analysis, computer usage, and software applications are essential for success in the EMBA program. Written and oral communication skills are necessary for writing and presentation requirements. In the quantitative analysis area, students should have the capability to understand, manipulate, and graph algebraic functions. Throughout the program, computer software is used as a medium for presentation and as a framework for analysis. As a minimum, each student should be able to use spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software applications in a Windows environment and have access to a personal computer. Several options exist to provide such competencies to an entering student. These options can be explored with prospective students in the admissions process.