Our schedule is designed to give working professionals maximum flexibility to advance their business knowledge without interrupting their business lives. Classes meet every other Saturday, and there are three periods of residency. The EMBA program is launched with an immersion week at Marquette and continues with on-campus meetings every other Saturday. The second residency is the international trip in spring or summer. The final residency kicks off the final semester and runs Thursday-Saturday.

You’ll spend valuable time in the classroom interacting with your fellow students - discussing, debating and problem solving.  You will continue the learning online, accessing learning resources from the comfort and convenience of your home, office or anywhere in the world to accommodate your busy schedule.  And you’ll work with your team  to collaborate on projects that address important business challenges.

Seventeen months, a lot of hard work — and done.

 Calendar for the Class of 2018
 Calendar for the Class of 2019

Classes every other weekend meant minimal work disruption. I could still travel for work, even internationally.
-Krish Amirthalingam, EMBA ’09, Global Product Manager at Metso Minerals

What is a day in class like?

Classes meet from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. every other Saturday. The day is usually split into two-hour class intervals. A continental breakfast is served in the morning, a full meal is served at lunch, and snacks are served at the morning and afternoon breaks. Meals are included in the cost of tuition.

A sample day:

  • 7 a.m. – Continental breakfast
  • 7:45 a.m. – Managerial Economics
  • 9:45 a.m. – Break
  • 10 a.m. – Managing People in Organizations
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. – Corporate Finance
  • 2:45 p.m. – Break
  • 3 p.m. – Information Technology
  • 5 p.m. – End of class


There are three periods of residency in the EMBA Program. The first is immersion week, the first week of the program. It is usually the second or third full week of August. Classes meet from 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Students will spend a reasonable amount of time during immersion week on the teams course but will also begin their other courses for the first term. We cap off immersion week with an integrative team experience. All students are required to participate in immersion week. Students have the option of staying in the hotel during immersion week. The cost of the hotel is included in tuition.

The second period of residency is the 10 to 12 day international trip. The international trip occurs sometime during the spring or summer term. The final destination will be determined one year in advance. All students are required to participate in the international trip.

The final residency takes place at the start of the final semester. Classes meet from 7:45 a.m. – 5 .pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in mid-August.

Review Sessions

The EMBA program has review material/session in the areas of Accounting, Economics, Math, and Statistics. Each will be conducted a little differently but all will be done on-line with access to faculty as needed. It is expected that you will complete all four review sessions prior to Immersion Week.

For some, you will go through a review session material very quickly while others may need more time. Please begin this process early so that you have enough time to complete the material prior to Immersion Week.

Students will receive instructions about the review material via email. The review sessions will be available in July.

The best part of the program was learning with others from different backgrounds and experiences.
-Clarissa Azcueta-Cox, EMBA ’98, Director of Case Management at Columbia-St. Mary's Healthcare