Management Program Builds Strong Leaders

Posted: December 4, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery

The Executive Master in Business Administration program celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Mason Hall Atrium. The 21-month program leads to an M.B.A. degree and provides managers and executives a state-of-the-art education in contemporary management that emphasizes leadership and strategic management of business resources, technology, and operations.

The program’s schedule, content, cohort structure, team focus, logistical support, location, electronic classrooms, and extended collegial activities appeal to busy professionals looking to advance into greater leadership roles. “We have many working professionals in the program who represent a broad cross-section of the area economy,” says Sarah Nutter, director of the program and associate professor of accounting in the School of Management.

“Our students are an eclectic group who are focused on transitioning to increasing levels of leadership and strategic management positions either within their organizations or through career moves to leverage their expertise,” says Sarah Nutter of the Executive M.B.A program.

Many of the Executive M.B.A. students have been sponsored by organizations such as Oracle, ExxonMobil, the Defense Intelligence Agency, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the World Bank, AT&T, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and IBM.

Executive M.B.A. students have on average 14 years of work experience, which makes the collaborative learning environment and networking opportunities truly beneficial. Students attend classes as a peer group, fostering closer relationships. The curriculum builds strong core knowledge in financial reporting, analysis, and markets; global economic environments; creation and distribution of goods and services; and human behavior in organizations. International and domestic residencies are also a part of the Executive M.B.A. curriculum.

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