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Ranked as Tier One globally by CEO Magazine, Kent State University’s Executive MBA program is designed exclusively for busy working professionals. 

It is an opportunity to engage with other seasoned professionals to gain advanced leadership skills, practical insights and vital hands-on training essential to compete in today’s challenging global marketplace. Register for one of our upcoming information sessions today.


Nationally Recognized. Globally Ranked.

AACSB accreditation and ranked Tier One globally by CEO Magazine 

Designed for Experienced Professionals with diverse backgrounds

Minimum 7 years work experience required.

Convenient, weekend format; summer session 100% online

EMBA cohorts meet one weekend per month in-person, supplemented with online content during intervening weeks. Summer session is 100% online. 

 Earn your EMBA in 19 months!

International Experience

Tuition includes a 10-day International Business Trip

Program Cost Includes:

Tuition, Beginning Residency, International Business Experience Trip, meals and refreshments on in-person class days, parking and access to all student services and amenities at the University

World-renowned Faculty

Faculty are noted academics and leaders in their fields, with published research in their respective area of expertise.


What Makes Our MBA for Executives the Best?

Kent State University’s Executive MBA Program (EMBA) is an AACSB-accredited program designed exclusively for busy professionals working full-time with a desire for career advancement. 

Our contemporary curriculum taught by outstanding faculty is designed to both teach and challenge our students, while placing a focus on effectively utilizing:

  • Sound strategic thinking
  • Decision-making supported by analytics
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Effective leadership dynamics
  • Heightened awareness of a globally competitive and technologically complex business environment

Faculty combine their practical business expertise developed from consulting and corporate experience with advanced academic knowledge obtained through intensive research. 

Why Should You Earn Your EMBA?

Earning your EMBA is a great way to develop yourself both personally and professionally by increasing your knowledge, skills and understanding of the different aspects of the business world. And in our Executive MBA program, you can take your career to the next level while maintaining your full-time job.

There are many reasons to earn your Executive MBA, including:

  • Gaining a new perspective
  • Increasing your understanding of business
  • Widening your professional network

Most notably, though, earning your EMBA can help you get the career you have always wanted. The knowledge and skills you learn in the Executive MBA program will give you vital hands-on training essential to compete in today’s challenging global marketplace while helping you become a more well-rounded and knowledgeable employee.

Why Earn Your EMBA at Kent State?

Students from Cleveland, Akron and all over the state enrolled in our EMBA program enjoy the convenience of attending Saturday and Sunday classes once a month on campus, along with selected classes online, and can graduate in just 19 months. 

Kent State University’s Executive MBA program stands out from the rest because it primarily consists of required courses vital to learning business disciplines. This allows you to expedite the process and earn your EMBA in just 19 months. 

Better yet, the international experience portion of our EMBA program gives students the opportunity to meet international business leaders, tour businesses in other countries and develop strategies for international companies. 

Students are also given the chance to form lifelong bonds and career connections with their classmates, who are business professionals like themselves.

Want to Learn More?

Interested in learning more about Kent State’s Executive MBA program? Be sure to attend one of our many upcoming information sessions around Cleveland, Akron and all over northern Ohio, where you can speak with faculty and alumni about program expectations, curriculum and so much more.