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Executive MBA Academics

The Broad Executive MBA is unlike any other part-time MBA program. What separates us from the pack? Simple—it all comes down to our unique team-based approach, robust curriculum, convenient schedule, and world-class faculty. You get a nationally recognized, AACSB-accredited education in an integrated, compact program. It will challenge your assumptions, expand your insight, and develop you into a better leader.

Program Format

With classes held every other Friday evening and Saturday, the Broad College Executive MBA offers a flexible schedule that fits your life. The program is specifically designed for busy professionals striving to balance work, home, and other obligations. This robust and flexible part-time MBA is compressed into just 20 months. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is provided the hour before courses begin, providing students with dedicated time to connect with their classmates. Technology is used to enhance the learning experience and to ensure that in-class time is interactive. Extended breaks in December and July/August allow students an opportunity to reflect on the learning and re-energize themselves.


  • 20 months (including breaks)
  • Executive-style classes meet every other Friday evenings (6 p.m.-10 p.m.) and all-day Saturday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Kick off your experience in late summer at a 2-day orientation
  • Program begins with a 7-day intensive academic residency in East Lansing in September
  • Students choose either East Lansing or one of our international destinations for their global residency week

Class of 2021 Academic Calendar

Program Curriculum

The Broad Executive MBA’s rigorous curriculum is designed to sharpen your business expertise and give you a competitive edge in your career. Throughout these dynamic executive MBA courses, you’ll obtain the essential business knowledge, real-world skills, and insights you need to excel in the workplace and contribute to your company’s bottom line.

The 45-credit-hour Master of Business Administration (MBA) includes approximately 30 executive MBA courses. Most EMBA courses are 1.5 credit hours and consist of four compressed four-hour sessions that leverage technology to get the most out of in-class time.

Key content areas include:

  • Enhancing managerial skills
  • Analyzing the organization
  • Analyzing the organization’s environment
  • Managing change and innovation
  • Developing strategy in a global environment
  • Current issues in business

Our diverse curriculum focuses on the following subject matters:

  • Strategy
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Global Initiatives

Learn from the Experts

The Broad Executive MBA’s world-class faculty is nothing short of exceptional. Consisting primarily of full-time Broad College faculty, our first-rate Executive MBA professors are leading experts in their fields. They consistently demonstrate a passion for connecting relevant research to practical application, and value the opportunity to share their expertise with our high-caliber students. Most are top researchers and many have received prestigious teaching awards.

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