Executive Master of Business Administration in Leadership (EMBA)

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Program Overview

The EMBA program is especially designed for experienced professionals wishing to obtain a master's degree in business administration.  EMBA students have a number of years of significant, post-baccalaureate career experience and continue to work full-time while enrolled in the program. For complete information, visit the EMBA Program website.


The EMBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For complete information, visit the EMBA Program website.

Program Requirements

The EMBA consists of 19 courses comprising 35 academic credit hours.  The program lasts approximately 15 months and meets every other weekend on Friday and Saturday for the program's duration.  Two extended periods of study, lasting 7 - 10 days each, will be required. For complete information, visit the EMBA Program website.

Faculty Research Interests

Details about faculty and their research interests can be found on the Foster College of Business website.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the Graduate School, individuals seeking admission to the EMBA program must submit three letters of recommendation, one of which should come from a direct supervisor.  Applicants should also submit an employer letter of sponsorship and a personal essay.  Applicants will be scheduled for an on-campus interview once their application is received.  For complete information, visit the EMBA Program website.

Department Contact Information

Program Director
Rob Johannsen, (309) 677-2256, rjohannsen@fsmail.bradley.edu

Assistant to the Program Director
Lisa Arvizu, (309) 677-3714, larvizu@fsmail.bradley.edu