Program Details

Time Frame: 16-months

One of the shortest in the education industry, our 16-month program is designed without a summer recess to help you keep a momentum of learning as you quickly build knowledge and skills. Classes are typically held from 8 am to 5 pm every other Friday and Saturday. The program begins with a week-long residency, called the Leadership Challenge. The program also typically includes an 11-day international trip. The trip (excluding airfare and some meals) is included in the program cost, as well as all textbooks, meals, lodging, parking, and special social events.

Typical Participant

EMBA students are working professionals with an undergraduate degree and support from their employer. On average, participants have 10 years of management experience and currently work as business managers or owners, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, CFO’s, presidents, vice presidents, directors, or in other equivalent leadership positions. Average age of participants is 40 years.

Learning Environment

A class size ranging from 18 to 25 students assures diversity and engenders close coaching and mentoring by faculty members. Participants bring their knowledge from diverse business backgrounds such as health care, engineering, agriculture, education, law, insurance, government, social service, and others. Each EMBA class matriculates through the program as a group, or cohort. Within that cohort, smaller study groups of 5 to 6 participants are formed for group project work and team building skills. Connections developed between study groups create informal networking opportunities and, in many cases, lasting friendships.

Inclusive Services

As a Theresa S. Falcon EMBA participant, you receive the personal attention of our dedicated staff as well as the following:

  • All textbooks, business cases, and materials to be distributed in class or online
  • Hot breakfast and lunch each day, plus snacks during break times
  • Tutoring, as needed
  • On-campus parking and permit
  • Use of the Markin Family Student Recreation Center
  • Assistance from Computing Services
  • Access to the Student Health Center


The curriculum prepares you for mastery of 4 Key Competencies: Leadership, Global Citizenry, Critical Thinking, and Strategic Positioning. Courses are structured around business issues rather than traditional business school disciplines. The program integrates finance, marketing, operations, and management skill sets to encourage a broader, more strategic perspective of current business issues. A strong focus on business ethics permeates all coursework within the program.

Program Cost and Financing

The Theresa S. Falcon EMBA Program is a major investment of time and resources and a wise investment for your future success. In many cases, financial sponsorship from your employer may be available. We encourage you to carefully consider this investment and to discuss financing options and loan opportunities. We offer convenient payment plans, limited scholarships, and competitive loans. 

Find the most up to date details on program costs and scholarships in the EMBA Catalog.