To meet the varying needs of ambitious professionals, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School introduced a new online format of its Executive MBA Program.
Goizueta now offers its EMBA in on-campus, hybrid, and online formats. The first cohort for the new online program started in fall 2022.
Online EMBA students take classes exclusively through Goizueta’s Global Classrooms, which provide real-time experiences, as well as greater flexibility and collaboration through breakout-room options, whiteboard technology, and sharing of common assets to store files and presentations.
Spanning 18 months, the online EMBA Program requires 27 core credits, six immersion credits, and 24 elective credits to graduate. Online EMBA students may choose to complete global immersion and executive-skills immersion experiences in person or remotely.
This innovative, adaptable format is a welcome trend among ambitious, mid-career professionals who are fueling unprecedented global demand for graduate management education, particularly as the pandemic accelerates the need for leaders to prepare for the rapidly evolving future of work.
The fully online option follows a rigorous research process led by Jaclyn Conner, associate dean, Executive MBA.
“We started our EMBA hybrid format in 2020 with tremendous success, thanks to our extraordinary faculty, dedicated program staff, and world-class remote learning tools like our Global Classrooms,” says Conner.
“We dive in today confident in our capabilities to deliver a high-touch, unmatched online Executive MBA experience for our professional students,” she says. “Goizueta is poised to take digital learning to the next level by providing business professionals with a truly immersive, dynamic experience from anywhere in the world.”
Regardless of delivery format, Goizueta’s EMBA students take the same courses taught by the same faculty and receive the same intensive leadership development and Career Management Center support.
“Time is the greatest challenge for our Executive MBA students,” says Ed Leonard, senior associate dean of graduate education. “We are focused on making our programs accessible and convenient for busy working professionals — without sacrificing the quality, community, and reputation of the Goizueta MBA. We are incredibly enthusiastic about providing a 100 percent online EMBA experience that can reach working professionals worldwide.”