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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

107 Business Administration Building



The Master of Business Administration–Executive MBA–Kent prepares students for leadership 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 professionals. The program is structured such 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. Professional development workshops and one hour of free coaching are included in the program.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); GMAT or GRE; goal statement; three forms 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 the EMBA director.

GMAT or GRE waiver granted for those applicants with a Master's, Ph.D. or M.D. degree. A waiver may possibly be granted for those applicants with 10 or more years of work experience.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

The EMBA program meets once monthly on weekends after the three day beginning residency. The program begins each year in late-August.

The curriculum emphasizes leadership and management within 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 1,200 students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the EMBA program will be able to:

  1. Use critical thinking skills to apply analytical models and concepts to make business decisions.
  2. Present business knowledge and decisions individually and as a team.
  3. Understand the ethical and legal implications of business decisions.
  4. Understand the impact of globalization on business decisions.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business