Executive MBA program's third cohort starts in Turlock on August 23

Former College of Business Administration Dean Amin Elmallah lectures to Stockton cohort studentsAs prospective participants make the commitment to travel from far and wide, California State University, Stanislaus is preparing to launch its third cohort of the Executive Master of Business Administration degree program in Turlock on Saturday, August 23. 

Featuring a focus on producing well-trained management professionals who are highly sought after by regional industries and organizations, the program’s phenomenal growth since its startup a year ago is an indication of its popularity. The first cohort made its debut in Tracy in August 2007 and will complete the 15-month, 36-unit program on November 1. A second group of students started classes in April in Stockton and plans call for a fourth cohort to start in Modesto in April 2009.  

CSU Stanislaus is preparing to welcome 25 new students at the third session which will hold Saturday classes at Turlock City Hall. Students also participate in online instruction as part of the degree requirement in an aggregate of courses in the University’s Accounting & Finance and Management, Operations & Marketing Departments under the direction of seven full-time faculty. Plans call for students to also work with Turlock city officials on economic development projects.

"We have a renewed high level of excitement about the Turlock cohort, with students coming from as far as Watsonville, Alameda, and Lodi, who bring diverse experience with them," said Dr. Ashour Badal, EMBA Senior Associate Director and a member of the CSU Stanislaus College of Business Administration faculty. "Our program is drawing high praise because of the genuine experience students gain in applying information to problem solutions in both the private and public sector."

For more information on the EMBA program, call (209) 667-3288 or visit the Web site.