Executive Management Program

The Stanislaus State Executive MBA Program offers a unique and flexible program for mid-level managers and professionals who are interested in advancing their education and professional careers. This program focuses on cutting edge areas that impact today's organizations and provides the skills necessary for successful organizational strategies and leadership practices. The instructors in this program will place emphasis on the application of the concepts learned and the relevance of the concepts to organizational issues.

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Program Structure

The EMBA is an accelerated program consisting of 36 units to be completed within 15 months. Classes meet on Saturdays, with some online sessions replacing the need for in-class meetings. Recognizing that students in this program have busy work schedules, this flexible structure allows them to complete the program without compromising their professional responsibilities. Each Cohort has the opportunity to attend a manufacturing facility tour. We often visit local organizations that offer a presentation of their operations, tour of the facility, and benchmarking opportunities that can apply to any type of organization.

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AACSB Business Accreditation

All three MBA programs and the undergraduate program of the College of Business Administration are fully accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. It is the hallmark of excellence in management and business administration education.

Earning the rigorous AACSB accreditation places Stanislaus State in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

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Cutting Edge Curriculum

Managers are expected to lead their organizations through the turbulence of changing economies, global and international issues, and systems which are forged with constant change and realignment. Our EMBA Program not only focuses on core management competencies, but builds on those competencies with the leadership and strategic skills necessary in today's highly dynamic and global business environment. The focus of this EMBA curriculum is to build leadership and strategic skills to address the global, people, technology, supply chain, and ethical challenges that today's business market faces.


Highly Qualified Faculty

The EMBA curriculum is taught by highly qualified scholar/practitioners whose expertise include practical experience, theoretical knowledge, and scholarly activities. Candidates approach their classroom learning environment from a professional and scholarly perspective. Additionally, considering that many students in the program are from highly skilled and experienced backgrounds, the curriculum focuses on cutting edge areas of leadership and management with a specific focus on the applications of the subjects. Students gain creative solutions to their organizational challenges, and have the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue and network with their colleagues.


Creative Course Delivery

A hallmark of this program is its creative, accelerated, and professional based delivery strategy. Students obtain their graduate degrees without compromising their professional and personal priorities. The small class size allows the delivery of a personalized education and is an ideal environment for students to collectively discover new solutions to their organizational challenges. Additionally, cutting edge distance learning technologies not only provide flexibility, but also further enhance knowledge and skills in the use of technology in organizational systems.


Flexibility of Schedule

The EMBA class schedule fits the demanding schedules of working professionals through utilizing various cutting edge distance learning technologies and by offering work-shop type classes that meet on Saturdays, and are specifically tailored to each cohort group.


Small Class Size

A special benefit of the EMBA program is the small cohort based class size. Students in the program develop close collegial relationships with their colleagues and faculty. Students in the program come from diverse backgrounds such as corporate, governmental, and non-profit organizations. This diversity, coupled with small class size and in-depth dialogues, provides a rich and professionally based learning environment.


Updated: July 27, 2023