In a latest effort to stay current with the dynamic market for MBA programs for seasoned professionals and with emerging best practices in business education, Goizueta is now offering its Executive MBA Program in a new hybrid format that delivers some course content online as well as on campus.
This new offering comes after a rigorous research process into the range of formats for delivering an MBA education and their effectiveness and accessibility, led by Jackie Conner, associate dean for executive MBA programs.
The enhanced on-campus format of the Executive MBA Program features classes every other Friday evening and Saturday, while the hybrid format includes three weekend on-campus residencies each semester and six hours of online content each week. Regardless of format, all students will take the same courses, be taught by the same faculty and receive the same Career Management Center support. Both formats will also include intensive leadership development with executive coaching and networking events that bring together all Executive MBA students. When students in the hybrid program are on campus, they will be in class with their counterparts in the on-campus program, giving all students more opportunities to expand their professional networks.
Goizueta’s EMBA can be completed in 18 months and includes global immersion and executive skills immersion experiences.
“We were really focused on making our programs more accessible and convenient for busy working professionals who already have extraordinary demands on their time,” said Ed Leonard, senior associate dean of graduate education. “By offering an on-campus and a hybrid format, we’re giving students the flexibility to earn their MBAs in a way that best fits their needs. We’ll also be bringing students in both formats together three times each semester. That will help build an atmosphere of community and also enrich the classroom experience because we’ll have more students and greater diversity of thought. That’s something our current and prospective students have expressed interest in.”