Kent State University Networking Opportunities

Making connections at our own companies can help us both personally and professionally, but it is often the connections we make beyond our own comfort zones that prove to be the most valuable.

One benefit of the Kent State Executive MBA program is the opportunity to expand your connections in and out of the classroom. As you work to earn your EMBA degree, you will not only learn from your peers, but you will benefit from interactions with executives from various industries. As an EMBA student, you will have numerous opportunities to expand connections through the following events:

  • EMBA Experience Days – These events are held as part of classes on weekend afternoons. They feature executive speakers who share about timely business topics followed by a networking reception.
  • The Global Management Center Speaker Series – Presented by Citizens Bank, this series brings executives to campus each semester to share insights with current students, alumni and prospective applicants. Meet and greet sessions are held in advance of each event, allowing EMBA students a chance to network one on one with speakers. 

Executive speakers during the 2018-19 academic year included Arthur Anton, Chairman and CEO of Swagelok; R. Louis Schneeberger, Executive Chairman of Proformex; and EMBA alumna Tina Floyd, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Foods, The J.M. Smucker Company.

Take advantage of one of the best EMBA programs, ranked 15th in the world by CEO Magazine, by pursuing an Executive MBA at Kent State.

If you would like to learn more about pursuing an MBA degree for executives at Kent State, please contact Laurie Walker, EMBA Program Director ( or Amy Kittle, EMBA Program Coordinator (