The School of Management's traditional Executive MBA program is now combining classroom time and online courses. Classes in the fall and spring semesters will be held every other weekend and supplemented with an online component to accommodate the working professionals that constitute the program's student body. Summer courses will be held completely online. The program also has been modified to 48 credit hours, making it possible to earn the degree in a 20 month period.
"The new hybrid model for our 'on-campus' Global EMBA and National Defense EMBA programs combines the robust quality and content that has been developed throughout the twenty year history of the Mason EMBA while aligning with students' demanding schedules," says Roy Hinton, associate dean of executive programs."Through this model we are able to provide the benefits of the classroom experience with the flexibility of online courses. Students attend class 42 days over a 20 month period while gaining in-depth leadership and management experience."
The program provides flexibility but does not sacrifice intensive learning experiences. Students learn in small cohorts in which their classmates hold positions in management and senior leadership positions and have an average of fifteen years of professional experience. The program also includes a two week global residency where students immerse themselves in the economic and political aspects of conducting business in the selected host country.
The Mason Executive MBA program provides an opportunity for executives and working professionals to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree on a schedule that works for them. Apart from the newly modified on-campus program, the School of Management also offers the Global EMBA and National Defense EMBA in a flexible and fully online format.
The application deadline for the on-campus EMBA is July 15, 2012 and July 18, 2012 for the online EMBA. There will be an information session on Tuesday, June 5, at the Mason Inn at 6 p.m. to discuss both program formats.