Expand Your Professional Competencies

Two global residencies make our program unique

Core Curriculum

January Kick-Off Residency - Williamsburg, VA

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Business Foundations
  • Accounting - Reporting & Analysis
  • Business Analytics: Data Visualization
  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership in an Uncertain Era
  • Leadership Development Program
Decision Making
  • Accounting for Decision Making & Control
  • Business Analytics: Data Analysis
  • Managerial Economics & Public Policy
  • Communication for Executives
Functional Expertise & Global Immersion I
  • Global Environment of Business
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Leadership Development Workshop

Required Global Immersion I – China Residency

Strategy & Change
  • Leading Change in Organizations
  • Corporate financial Policy
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Leadership Development Workshop
Customized Electives & Global Immersion II*
  • Legal Environment of Business/ Ethical Accountability
  • Leadership Development Capstone
  • Communications Capstone

Required Global Immersion II – Latin America or Europe

Unique Academic Experiences

Domestic Residencies

Each January you will be required to attend a domestic residency period. These periods are critical to the accelerated 18-month format and will immerse you in coursework and special topics.

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The Executive MBA Experience begins with Kick-Off Residency in Williamsburg and is a week filled with new people, new experiences, and the beginning of a new way of thinking, learning, and leading. Members of the new class begin working in their Learning Teams, start their first semester coursework with faculty, network with Business School leaders and Executive Partners, and participate in a number of team-building exercises that bring the entire group together as a true cohort.
The second residency week is held in the Washington DC area and kicks off the fourth semester. With a deep dive into critical considerations of innovation and technology, this residency prepares executive students for what they must know to lead in today's highly-connected world.

Global Immersions

We believe that to truly be an effective executive, entrepreneur, or leader, you must have a global perspective. In order to provide our Executive MBA students with a grounding in international business, we offer two distinct international experiences. Both of our global residencies were created specifically to immerse you - along with your classmates and faculty - in current issues permeating international business today.

Global Immersions are a hallmark of our experience, providing you double the global content through cultural, economic, governmental, and geographic lenses compared to other executive MBA programs. A requirement for all of our Executive MBA students, you'll emerge from these international trips with a deeper understanding of the world around you and how challenges facing the global business market impact you and your organization.

Program tuition & fees cover double occupancy hotel accommodations (single occupancy is available for an additional fee), all educational programming and excursions, cultural outings, and group meals. Tuition & fees do not include the cost of long-haul international flights to and from each international location. Any travel between countries during the residency (air, train, bus) is covered by tuition & fees.

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The first global immersion kicks-off in Hong Kong where time is spent meeting with business executives and governmental officials. You also enjoy cultural experiences such as Victoria’s Peak and the night market on Kowloon. Next up is Shenzhen, located in Guangdong Province just North of Hong Kong—a special economic zone that has transformed the former provincial province into a modern city with a vibrant economy made possible by significant foreign investment. And the final destination is Shanghai, where students study on the campus of Fudan University, gaining a Chinese-centric perspective from faculty at this internationally renowned institution.
For the second global immersion, the faculty choose a location in Latin America or Europe that affords the biggest opportunity for learning at the time. This global immersion is part of the Global Business course in the final semester that focuses on international finance, trade, economic, and human resources, and political issues with specific assignments related to the location of the second global residency. Students visit executives from a variety of local and multi-national businesses, as well as government and not-for-profit organizations. All global residencies include a service component where students and faculty participate in a project directly connected to an underserved portion of the local community. These service projects provide some of the most meaningful and memorable moments of everyone involved. Program tuition/fees covers double-occupancy hotel accommodations (single occupancy available for additional fee), excursions, and group meals for each residency. Tuition/fees does not include airfare for international residencies.