Executive Business Administration (Executive MBA)
Is there an undergraduate version of this program? No
This program, designed for experienced professionals, offers students a way to earn their M.B.A. in 19 months while still working. The program consists of courses in accounting, finance, management, marketing, international business and business strategy.
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The Stetson University Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive M.B.A.) program offers experienced professionals from any academic background a way to earn an M.B.A. degree in only 19 months while still working. An award-winning faculty consisting of academic and business leaders teaches the program. Its curriculum is tailored to today's interconnected world. Classes are offered on alternating Fridays and Saturdays to fit with the busy schedules of participants.
What makes the program distinctive?
Stetson University's Executive M.B.A. program is highly selective; cohorts are limited to 25 seats. The small class atmosphere that results from these small cohorts creates an atmosphere of collaborative learning, where debate and discussion can flourish and where personal and professional experience are used as a starting point for learning. The program is designed for experienced professionals who have benefited from years of work experience. Students will have the benefit of gaining from the experience of their peers and professors.
The program includes a global focus, in that courses are taught with the idea in mind that the world of business is shrinking and that knowledge of global markets and business practices will become ever more essential in the future. International travel is a requirement of the program.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Stetson University among the top three best Southern masters-granting institutions. The Stetson University School of Business Administration, through which the Executive M.B.A. is offered, is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (A.A.C.S.B.) International. Stetson University is itself accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S.).
Academics and Research
The Executive M.B.A. program is offered at Stetson University's satellite center in Celebration, Fla. The center is a state-of-the-art facility boasting 36,000 square feet of space and offering graduate-level programs in business administration, marriage, family therapy, school counseling and educational leadership.
Awards and Recognition
Highly regarded among students, faculty members of the School of Business Administration are noted for their careful attention to detail, steadfast dedication to their fields and deep bonds with their students. Among other awards, members have been selected as Teacher of the Year, Service Provider of the Year and Researcher of the Year. All have terminal degrees.
- Betty Thorne, Ph.D., Indiana University
- Carolyn Mueller, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
- Fred Augustine, Jr., Ph.D., Florida State University
- Jennifer Foo, Ph.D., Northeastern University
- Judson Stryker, D.B.A., CPA, Mississippi State University
- Michelle DeMoss, Ph.D., University of Florida
- Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., University of Kansas
- Theodore Surynt, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Students in the Executive M.B.A. program are experienced professionals seeking to further their careers and marketability after graduation. Many are experienced managers as well. Students have gone on to work in the financial, retail and tourism industries as executives and managers.