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Why Executive MBA for Corporate Professionals?



Kent State University’s Executive MBA Program (EMBA) is an AACSB accredited accelerated program designed to prepare busy professionals for career advancement.

It focuses on effectively utilizing sound strategic thinking, decision-making supported by analytics, cross functional team support, ethical leadership and enhancing personal skills that effectively impact change in a globally competitive and technologically complex business environment.


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Program Details

The Executive MBA Program  (EMBA) is highly personalized, with an interactive classroom and online presence designed to prepare you  for business  leadership positions.


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Admission Requirements

The admission criteria is designed to gain input regarding a candidate’s skills and achievements that will contribute to success in the EMBA Program. 
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Program Fees

Kent State’s Executive MBA Program provides compelling value for your dollar - the best value in Northeast Ohio for a program fully accredited by the AACSB, the premier accrediting body for education in business.


Program Fees


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The questions incoming students ask are often already answered. If you are looking to know more about EMBA programs, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to find immediate answers. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Is there an application deadline for the Executive MBA program? What is required to apply?

The class fills on a first-come-first-serve basis. The deadline for all application materials is August 1st. 


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  • EMBA online application and a non-refundable application fee of $30 ($60 fee for international transcripts)
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Official GMAT score if required
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Current resume
  • One page statement of goals and objectives
  • Personal interview with Director of EMBA Program

What is the cost of the EMBA Program?

The total price of the EMBA program as of 2014 is $43,900 (39 credit hours at $1125.64/hour). This price includes tuition, all books and materials, international business experience trip, one off-site residency, parking pass and selected meals. A deposit of $1,000 is due at the beginning of the program. 



How can my company's tuition reimbursement be maximized to my benefit?

The EMBA program structures its fees and payment schedules to accommodate students who receive tuition reimbursement.  Students have more than one month after the end of the term to make their payment.






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