Executive MBA Degree
The Executive MBA degree from the College of Business is earned by successfully completing an accelerated, ten-course program offered over one calendar year. The program is accelerated because study for the GMAT and all eleven basic pre-requisite courses required for the MBA is eliminated. The ten courses required in the program are carefully selected based on the needs of employers. The calendar year includes five terms with two courses in each term. In each term, classes meet every other Saturday for eight weeks, and are supplemented with distance learning assignments, readings, cases, and topic discussions. Eligible candidates must have a minimum of five years of professional work experience, make a one-year commitment to a rigorous program of study, and pay a total cost of $20,000.
Five Years Experience
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and at least five years of professional work experience. In almost all cases, years of professional work experience are counted from the date of earning an undergraduate degree. Since the EMBA screening committee uses your resume to identify eligible candidates, resumes submitted need to contain dates degrees were awarded in addition to dates of employment. Eligible candidates must also submit transcripts that verify degrees earned and show grades in coursework. Grades in coursework may also be considered in the decision process for acceptance into the EMBA program. An advantage of entering the EMBA program compared to the MBA program is that acceptance into the EMBA program gives a waiver of both the GMAT test score and all eleven basic program mini-courses.
The 2015-16 EMBA cohort started with the maximum enrollment of 20 students. Students in that cohort had approximately 12 years of professional experience after earning their college degrees. Professional experience represented in the cohort includes time spent with: ION Telecom and Technology; Retirement Systems of Alabama; Alabama Power Company; a solo law practice; State of Alabama; United States Army; University of Alabama at Birmingham; Bush Hog, Inc.; TKJ Enterprises; Auburn University at Montgomery; Healthcare Services Group, Inc.; Auto Owners Insurance; Jackson Hospital; United States Marine Corps; Huntsville Utilities; Trenholm State Technical College; and Progressive Perfusion.
One Year Commitment
A one-year commitment starts in the summer, continues in the fall, and ends in the spring.
The summer has a single eight-week session. Fall and spring have two eight-week sessions.
Each eight week session requires four class meetings. Class meetings are on Saturdays in Clement Hall Room 215 at the following times:
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Morning class
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch and possible guest speaker
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Afternoon class
The class meetings are supplemented with online readings, cases, and topic discussions.
Summer 2016: Classes meet June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23
Morning: Information Resource Management, INFO 6250, Dr. Zack Jourdan
Afternoon: Managerial Applications of Accounting Information, ACCT 6220, Dr. Teresa Lang
Fall 2016 First Session: Classes meet August 27, September 10, September 24, October 8
Morning: Financial Valuation: Models and Applications, FINA 6630, with Dr. Tewhan Hahn
Afternoon: Business and Administrative Communication, BUSN 6100, Dr. Joe Newman
Fall 2016 Second Session: Classes meet October 22, November 5, November 19, December 3
Morning: Change or Else, MNGT 6130, Dr. Roger Ritvo
Afternoon: Managing Human Resources for a Competitive Advantage, MNGT 6120, Dr. Ed Arnold
Spring 2017 First Session: Classes meet January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4
Morning: Data Analysis for Managers, BUSN 6740, Dr. Don Amoroso
Afternoon: Marketing Management, MKTG 6150, Dr. Venessa Funches
Spring 2017 Second Session: Classes meet March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29
Morning: Managing People, MNGT 6150, Dr. Mary Kiker
Afternoon: Synergistic Organizational Strategy, MNGT 6800, Dr. Kevin Banning
The one-year commitment also involves real project analyses. The EMBA partner for the 2016-17 cohort is Alfa Insurance, headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. Alfa provides a variety of insurance products and promotes the economic, social, and educational interests of Alabamians. Speakers from Alfa have been invited to class meetings to help direct projects important to Alfa leadership. These speakers and projects are opportunities for members of the EMBA cohort to obtain experience worth putting on a resume, network with executives for suggestions on how to pursue various career paths, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the EMBA program.
Total Cost $20,000
The total cost, including tuition and fees, for the EMBA is $20,000.
Summer Semester tuition is $5,000
Fall Semester tuition is $7,500
Spring Semester tuition is $7,500
Admission requirements and application deadlines
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and five or more years of professional work experience. The screening committee considers your academic record and resume in determining your acceptance. The GMAT is not required for admission into the EMBA program. Each year the application deadline for the next cohort is May 1. Apply now by submitting your resume via email to Jennifer Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call Jennifer Taylor at 334-244-3587.