Executive MBA Program celebrates 35 years of developing leaders!

Launched in the fall of 1983, the Foster School’s Executive MBA Program is a rigorous, lockstep MBA curriculum, taught by the best business school faculty, to a select, accomplished cohort, representing: the not-for-profit industry; entrepreneurs, active duty, reserve and retired military; healthcare; engineering; manufacturing; the public and private sectors; as well as family owned businesses through iconic Fortune 50 companies.  All day classes are taught once each week on Friday or Saturday, or monthly for 3 – 4 consecutive days.  Classes officially begin in September in an immersive one week offsite “Residence” where away from the demands of colleagues, family and friends students get to know each other and begin to understand what their journey will be.  A second year International Immersion takes students out of the country for 7 – 10 days to experience first-hand how history, politics and culture impact business globally.  A capstone Entrepreneurship class, culminates in a final full-day Business Plan Competition.

By design and given the nature of the participants, so much of the Executive MBA experience is about the deeply personal relationships and trust forged during the all too quickly fleeting 21 months of the program.  The shared experience creates lifelong bonds which are easily rekindled despite time and distance. Welcoming this fall two milestone cohorts – Regional 35 and North America 20 to the EMBA family provided a wonderful opportunity for a celebration!

View photos from the milestone celebration blow (click thumbnail images to enlarge).

View slides from General Barry McCaffrey’s presentation.