UConn’s Executive MBA Program is designed to enhance existing skills - and develop new ones - for experienced managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs. This is accomplished through a selective admissions process that brings together a broad group of highly qualified and motivated participants with significant management experience. An intensive, challenging curriculum, under the guidance of an experienced and dedicated faculty, stresses the analytical, organizational, communication, and behavioral skills necessary to be successful in diverse management situations.
The class format enables participants to retain their current professional positions while pursuing graduate studies. The 48-credit EMBA Program meets on scheduled weekends throughout the 20-month program, which also includes an orientation in August, an In-Residence weekend in September and an international study trip in June. Completion of the program leads to a Master of Business Administration.
Executive MBA classes are held at UConn's new downtown Hartford location (100 Constitution Plaza) and are held on scheduled weekends in addition to the program's In-Residence Weekend and the International Study Trip. Breakfast and lunch are served on class days.
Why UConn's Executive MBA Program? Accrediting agencies and comparative college reviews recognize the quality and value of UConn’s MBA programs worldwide. The program has been fully and continuously accredited since 1958 by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. UConn is consistently ranked the #1 public institution in New England by U.S. News & World Report, and the UConn School of Business ranks among the “Best B-Schools” in the nation according to Business Week.
UConn has designed the Executive MBA Program to reflect the latest trends in management education. It incorporates those areas that business leaders tell us are essential for future managerial success. These include:
• Teamwork -
The successful manager must be able to work effectively with others. Teamwork is an integral part of the EMBA curriculum. It is facilitated by small class size, study groups, group projects, and the development and improvement of interpersonal skills.
• Quality -
Quality is the concept that underlies all aspects of a successful organization's operation. What quality means and how it can be incorporated into the organization is addressed throughout the curriculum and enhanced by periodic presentations from guest speakers.
• The Global Economy -
Every aspect of the curriculum emphasizes that we are now part of a global economy. Special consideration is focused on this concept through the Global Business Issues course which includes an International Trip where participants meet with foreign business, government, and academic leaders. The trip focuses on a comprehensive understanding of international business issues.
• Communication Skills -
The successful manager must have strong oral and written communication skills. A special workshop that encompasses these skills is included in the curriculum and is given during the In-Residence Week. In addition, oral and written projects are featured throughout the Program.
• Technology -
Program participants learn to put technology to work through the use of laptop computers and state-of-the-art, integrated software that is used for data analysis, word processing and graphic presentations. Communication between participants and faculty is expanded by an electronic mail system through the laptop computers.
• Integration -
Because EMBA Program participants bring a wide variety of skills and experience into the Program, students learn to view problems broadly, rather than relating them to a single function or industry. The Executive Management Project requires the application of this broad knowledge and skills to a subject of the participant's choosing.
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