Ahead of its peer institutions in the top 25 business schools, Goizueta will launch an online Executive MBA program to complement its on-campus and hybrid EMBA formats.
The online EMBA will consist of the same courses taught by the same faculty as the other program formats but will deliver synchronous and asynchronous content. In the fall semester of 2022, the program will use The Roberto C. Goizueta Global Classrooms to connect students across the globe to world-class Goizueta faculty in real time.
The new program aims to expand opportunities for high-performing, senior-level professionals working both domestically and in international markets who are looking to expand their business acumen and leadership potential.
While the new online format can be completed without stepping foot on Emory’s campus, Goizueta will create optional opportunities for on-campus engagement. Online EMBA students will complete an in-person Global Experiential Module with their cohort as other Goizueta EMBA students do.
The Goizueta EMBA program is currently offered to executive-level students in both an on-campus format, which meets every other weekend, and a hybrid format, for which students complete coursework online and meet on campus three times a semester. Neither of these options is currently available to international students.
“This online format provides broader outreach and more diverse perspectives of thought for the whole class,” says Jackie Conner, associate dean, Executive MBA. “Enrolling students from all over the world is extremely valuable to our faculty, to our alumni base, and to the overall Goizueta community. We strongly value their perceptions, opinions, and perspectives, especially at a global level.”
Conversations about the program started prior to the pandemic; however, the major shifts resulting from COVID-19 catapulted the discussion to a new level and underscored the advantages, such as reach and flexibility, of conducting advanced learning online.
The Roberto C. Goizueta Global Classrooms combine the best of digital learning and teaching technology, enabling faculty to be highly responsive and flexible with students—through real-time polls that gauge the “temperature of the room,” breakout room options for small group discuss, whiteboard technology, and engagement analytics.
“It’s history in the making,” Conner says. “What sets us apart from our competitors is our global classroom technology and our world-renowned faculty.”