Executive MBA program cohort gets under way in Stockton

EMBA Director Ashour Badal addresses students at the April 20 session in StocktonFollowing a successful debut in Tracy, California State University, Stanislaus has launched its second cohort of the Executive Master of Business Administration degree program in Stockton.

Focusing on producing well-trained management professionals who are highly sought after by regional industries and organizations, the program welcomed 29 students during its inaugural April 20 session at Old Republic Title Company in Stockton which is partnering with CSU Stanislaus, Grupe Commercial Co., and Partners Real Estate to co-sponsor the program.

"What's really exciting about this cohort is that they come from diverse professional fields such as engineering and health care providers, and from different regions, including the Bay Area, Merced, and Stanislaus County," said Dr. Ashour Badal, EMBA Senior Associate Director and a member of the CSU Stanislaus College of Business Administration faculty. "A number of our students from the Tracy cohort which started last August were at Saturday's opening session in Stockton, and they had some really positive comments about the program. We are off to a great start."

A third cohort of EMBA sessions is scheduled to start up in Turlock on August 23.

The 15-month, 36-unit program offers an aggregate of courses in the University's Accounting & Finance and Management, Operations & Marketing departments. Classes in Stockton run all day Saturdays on seven of the nine-week instruction periods. Students participate in online instruction the other two weeks, which gives them the opportunity to tend to other business on those weekends. An important component of the class draws on the experiences of participating students and how to apply that information to problem solutions.

For more information on the EMBA program, call (209) 667-3288 or visit the website at www.csustanEMBA.com.