Curriculum details for the Executive MBA, including timeline, course descriptions, and Leadership Development Program
Michigan Ross offers a world-class MBA in a flexible format that allows you to integrate studies with your existing personal and professional commitments. The curriculum is delivered using a hybrid model of on-site and distance learning to suit your busy schedule.
Once a month for 21 months, you convene with faculty and classmates for on-campus residencies, typically held Friday through Saturday. Friday evenings are often used for group meetings, review sessions, speakers, and skill-building workshops.
In addition, you engage in extended, immersive residencies at the beginning of each program year. These residencies will integrate students in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles, offering expanded networking for members of each respective cohort.
Programming is divided into five terms. Ann Arbor and Los Angeles students follow the same basic schedule. The EMBA program begins in August, and commencement takes place 21 months later in April/May.
Exams are taken remotely, during a three-day Friday-Sunday window to provide flexibility.
The EMBA curriculum is designed to make the most of face-to-face learning during residencies and distance learning between residencies. You'll be engaged – wherever you are – via online collaborations, Mediasite lectures, streaming video, interactive case studies, team-based simulations, and online exams. The distance learning environment is teamwork-driven, mirroring today's global business environment. Ann Arbor and Los Angeles students will collaborate in integrated online learning communities.
The average weekly commitment is 20-25 hours per week, although this varies by individual and course.