College of Business Administration

Why Executive MBA?

 Why Executive MBA

Corporate EMBA      EMBA For Healthcare Professionals

The College of Business Administration's  Executive MBA programs are designed specifically for the busy working professional. The curriculum design fits well within the blend of Saturday and online classes for the Corporate EMBA and once monthly class meetings for the EMBA for Healthcare Professionals.

These specialized degrees advance academic education as well 
as provide the opportunity to share an environment with other passionate, like-minded professional classmates. Our highly-specialized and experiential learning degrees have garnered global attention with their selection by CEO Magazine as one of the premier “tier one” programs in North America.


Executive MBA for Corporate Professionals

The COBA Executive MBA degree grooms leaders for positions in regional, national and international business. The course load trains graduates in creative problem solving, collaboration, global perspective and most importantly, leadership.

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Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals

The COBA Executive MBA degree creates healthcare professionals with a focus in operations, strategic planning and management. The distinguished faculty is composed of healthcare professionals and content specialists that cultivate graduates into higher-thinking professionals.

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Information Sessions

Find out more about COBA Executive MBA programs at an Information Session. Learn about the application criteria, application process, curriculum overview, program format and post-degree success stories from faculty and accomplished alumni.

You can learn more about EMBA Information Sessions by filling out this form.

EMBA Alumni Testimonials

Watch Karen Kaminski describe her experience in the Kent State EMBA program below. 

EMBA Feature Board President

Jeet Basu

Manager of IT Business Services at Sterling Jewelers, Inc.

Basu is Manager of IT Business Services at Sterling Jewelers, Inc. In 2012, he graduated from the Executive MBA program at Kent State University.He has a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in mathematics and computer science. Prior to co-founding AdvanceCOM Technologies Inc. in 1998, later sold in 2012, Basu worked at Roadway Express, Key Bank and Progressive Insurance. In addition to his technical background, Jeet's educational portfolio also includes a bachelor’s degree in economics, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Currently, he is pursuing the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification.

Jeet A. Basu - PMP
AdvanceCOM Technologies Inc.
(330) 606-4158

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Contact Us

To learn more about EMBA programs offered at COBA, contact us at the EMBA. 

Joan Janosko

Joan Janosko

Program Coordinator
(330) 672-1179
College of Business Administration

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