Marquette's Executive MBA program will prepare you to be a highly effective leader
with the ability to analyze complex situations, make sound decisions and motivate
people to do their best. Our newly redesigned EMBA program emphasizes collaborative,
interactive learning. It will expose you to innovative ideas and give you the tools
to put those ideas into practice. You'll develop a heightened awareness of the global
factors that influence business today and strengthen your understanding of the importance
of ethics and social responsibility in business practices.
And, with our new flexible schedule, you will earn your MBA degree in 17 months attending
class every other Saturday only - advancing your career without interrupting it.
I use the knowledge I gained from my time at Marquette every day. The actual course
work that was challenging then is still applicable now. Marquette helped shape the
business professional I am today.
- Susan Crane, EMBA '97, Director of Meter-to-bill Process at WE Energies
Why a Marquette EMBA?
The world of work changes every day. It's not enough to be knowledgeable in business.
You have to be skilled in motivating people, diagnosing problems, appreciating cultural
perspectives and leading teams to effective solutions. Our nationally ranked EMBA
program will help you develop those skills and more. You'll learn from superior faculty
and classmates who are rising business professionals averaging 12 years of experience
working in the corporate, governmental and not-for-profit sectors. And our international
emphasis and overseas experience will enhance your understanding of cultural and operational
differences - a necessary skill for MBA's in today's global economy.
As part of the curriculum, participation in the international trip is required for
all EMBA students. The 10- to 12-day trip is scheduled in the spring or summer term.
The Graduate School of Management reviews destinations annually to fit the current
program. Travel costs, a single-occupancy hotel room and two meals a day are included
in the cost of tuition.
Our new EMBA schedule is designed to give working professionals maximum flexibility to advance their business
knowledge without interrupting their business lives. The EMBA program launches with
an immersion week (7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday) at Marquette and continues with
class meetings on the Milwaukee campus every other Saturday. The international trip
is the second period of in-residence and lasts 10-12 days. This takes place during
the spring or summer term. The final semester begins with the third period of residency.
We begin the final fall term with a mini-immersion week at the Milwaukee campus. EMBA
students are in class Thursday through Saturday. They return to the every-other-Saturday
schedule and graduate in December. The EMBA program lasts 17 months. More about scheduling ...
Collaborative interactive learning
From the first day, the Marquette Executive MBA program stresses the importance and
value of teamwork. Participants are placed in study teams of four to six members,
grouped to provide a wide range of talents on each team.
Because of this, you will not be learning on your own — but as part of a study team
that provides support and assists in your MBA education. Each member brings a unique
perspective to the team and gains an appreciation of the diversity of teams and the
value and complexity of teamwork. You will find these professional relationships and
friendships last well beyond the length of the program.
The best part of the EMBA program was learning from others in my team.
-Paul M. Hultgren, EMBA ’06, Senior Vice President at Harris Bank