College of Business Administration




What Makes Our MBA for Executives the Best?

Students enrolled in the EMBA program enjoy the convenience of attending Saturday classes on campus, along with selected classes online. The curriculum is contemporary and the faculty is outstanding.

They combine their practical business expertise developed from consulting and corporate experience with advanced academic knowledge obtained through intensive research.

Why Get an 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.

Earning your Executive MBA (EMBA) is a great way to develop yourself both personally and professionally by increasing your knowledge, skills and understanding of the different aspects of business. With Kent State’s convenient Saturday and online classes, you can take your career to the next level while maintaining your full-time job.

Why Should You Earn Your EMBA?

There are many reasons to earn your Executive MBA: gaining a new perspective, increasing your understanding and even widening your professional network. Most notably, earning your EMBA can help you take your career to the next level. The knowledge and skills you learn in the Executive MBA program can help you become a more well-rounded and knowledgeable employee, making you more valuable to your employer.

Why Earn Your EMBA at Kent State?

Kent State University’s Executive MBA Program is a 20-month, AACSB accredited program dedicated to helping individuals develop into executive-level business professionals. Our expert faculty members teach a curriculum that focuses on: • Effectively utilizing sound, strategic thinking • Decision-making supported by analytics • Cross-functional team support • Ethical leadership • Enhancing personal skills that effectively impact change in a globally competitive and technologically complex business environment One component of our program curriculum is the international business trip each EMBA class has the opportunity to take, allowing students to receive a unique global business insight.

Want to Learn More?

Interested in learning more about Kent State’s Executive MBA Program? Attend one of our many information sessions where you can speak with faculty and alumni about program expectations, curriculum and so much more. Register today!

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Attend an Information Session

Attending one of Kent State’s Executive MBA information sessions is a great way to learn more about our program from those who know it best. Enjoy coffee while speaking with the director, faculty members and alumni of the Executive MBA program, all of whom can provide first-hand experiences and knowledge of the projects, classes and program as a whole.


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“My life has changed because of my MBA, and the investment I made in my education paid for itself in less than a year. I now work as a senior consultant and would have never had this opportunity if I hadn’t decided to pursue an advanced degree.”

Brad Kenney
Ernst and Young
Senior Consultant

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  • The characteristics and benefits of an EMBA program
  • How it differs from a traditional MBA
  • What you should look for in an EMBA program
Most importantly, our guide will help you determine if an Executive MBA program is right for you. You will also learn why Kent State offers the ideal program for students across all industries and disciplines.

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