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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

A310 Business Administration Building


The Master of Business Administration–Executive MBA–Kent prepares students for management and staff positions in regional, national and international organizations. Curricular and co-curricular emphases are on ethical leadership, teamwork, creative problem solving, global perspectives and skillful applications of information technology. The Executive M.B.A. provides a unique and exciting approach to the study of business management for executives. The program is structured so that students take all their classes together, study in teams and interact with senior business faculty. The result is an educational experience unlike the more traditional M.B.A. programs. Upgrades in technology allow students access to the Internet, state-of-the-art computer facilities and the Vaughn Hoover Electronic Classroom as well as other executive classrooms equipped to facilitate multimedia presentations.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); GMAT; goal statement; three letters of recommendation; resume; and TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable. The Executive M.B.A. concentration also requires five years experience in a responsible position and interview with EMBA director.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

The EMBA program is offered on Saturday in a concentrated 19-month format. Classes are held all day on Saturdays. One class of each eight-week term is conducted online allowing the class members to participate from home, their office or wherever they are traveling throughout the world. The program begins each year in early-August.

The curriculum emphasizes leadership and management in a global environment using state-of-the-art technology. A ten day International Business Experience is included midway through the program, providing participants with an applied learning experience abroad.

The Kent State University EMBA program is a highly personalized and interactive educational experience. The program is academically enriching, comprehensive and challenging. Since its introduction in 1978, the EMBA program has proudly graduated more than 1200 students.

Program Learning Outcomes

EMBA Program Learning Objectives:

  1. Our students will be able to present (articulate) business knowledge and decisions individually and as a team.
  2. Our students will possess sound analytical ability to use analytical models and concepts to apply knowledge and make business decisions.
  3. Our EMBA students will demonstrate cross-functional business knowledge for making business decisions.
  4. Our students will use ethics to underpin business decisions.
  5. Our students can demonstrate their understanding of the impact of globalization on business decisions.
Program Fee

One competitively priced program fee includes all course materials, tuition, textbooks, international business trip, residencies, food service and parking for the entire duration of the program.


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