Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Program Philosophy

Focused on delivery high-impact courses within a dynamic environment, the Walsh University DeVille School of Business Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is specially designed to learn and apply leadership, analytical, and application-focused skills that are essential to leading 21st century organizations. The program’s primary theme is to nurture and develop current and potential leaders.

To this end, leadership concepts and skills concerning organizational design and personnel behavior are presented.  Each student joins a cohort of other talented and motivated EMBA students.  Coursework is delivered both in-person and online within a hybrid cohort format.

The intent of the Walsh EMBA Program is to develop leaders within a vast array of industries and fields – expanding on their current positions so that they can make an impact at their employers.  At the same time, the EMBA Program seeks to integrate a distinguished array of keynote to speakers to inspire and motivate.  A dynamic global learning experience – included in the all-inclusive package price – opens up global best-practices.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Think critically and solve problems within organizations, supporting decisions with appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques.
  • Demonstrate sustainable ethical organizational leadership capabilities.
  • Demonstrate integrative professional and personal knowledge within a dynamic global business environment.
  • Demonstrate advanced communication competencies within a business context.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the core areas of business.
  • Graduates demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specialized area of business.

Unique Features of the EMBA Program

The EMBA Program is designed for working managers and leaders.  As such, it focuses on delivering courses within a dynamic atmosphere.  In addition, the program offers the following as a part of the all-inclusive program cost:

  • All tuition and fees
  • Books and other materials
  • Global learning experience
  • Leadership coach
  • Distinguished speaker series
  • Beverages, meals, and other snacks available during class time

Areas of Specialty

  1. Management

The EMBA Management Specialty links current theory to practice and provides the knowledge a leader needs for productive interaction with others within the organization. The coursework develops and refines the qualitative leadership, quantitative, and analytical  skills  needed for a leader to plan effectively, organize, lead and control the activities of an organization.

  1. Healthcare Management

The EMBA Healthcare Management Specialty is designed to create a balance between business knowledge and the unique aspects and demands of the healthcare management field. The specialty provides future leaders with a wide range of competencies and skills needed to advance or develop their careers in the rewarding field of healthcare management.

EMBA Academic Guidelines

Admission Policy

An applicant must have an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution, earning a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.  Those with a GPA of less than 2.75 are still encouraged to apply.

Additionally, EMBA students are generally expected to have five (5) years or more of management experience.  Those involved in their organization’s leadership development program and/or with leadership potential are also encouraged to apply

Application Process

The following are required to apply to the EMBA Program:

  • Completed application form.
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) for any/all institutions attended and all other graduate transcripts (if applicable), sent directly from the applicant’s college(s) or university(ies) to the Walsh University Department of Graduate Admissions
  • Current resume
  • Letter of support or reference from your current employer
Program Duration

The EMBA Program lasts fifteen (15) months, where students take courses in four consecutive semesters.

Program Delivery

The MBA Program is offered in a hybrid format – in the new Global Learning Center on the University’s main campus, as well as online.

Registration Procedures

The EMBA Program will register all EMBA students for their courses.

Categories of Graduate Students
  • Matriculated - A matriculated student is a degree-seeking student who has met all admission requirements for the degree program.
  • Candidate - All MBA core and specialty coursework must be successfully completed ("B- or higher" with a cumulative GPA greater than 3.00) prior to taking the specialty-specific capstone course.
Advancement to Candidacy

A student that has completed all of the MBA core curriculum  requirements will be advanced to candidacy in the MBA Program. Advancement to candidacy is required before an MBA student can enroll in MBA specialty courses.

MBA Program Courses

A student must earn a grade of "B-" or higher in each course required for graduation from the MBA Program. If an earned grade is lower than "B-," the student may repeat the course one time. Given the cohort nature of the EMBA Program, this will require joining another EMBA cohort.

Transfer of Courses

An EMBA may not transfer in any previous graduate-level courses to satisfy or reduce the current required courses.

Global Experience

While enrolled in the EMBA program, students will participate in a global experience.  More information will be shared after the start of the EMBA Program.

EMBA Core Requirements

The MBA degree requires the successful completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of coursework for a student who demonstrates all required competencies upon entry.

EMBA - Management Specialty Degree requirements

EMBA Core (Common Body of Knowledge)
EMBA 621Sustainable Ethical Leadership3
EMBA 622Org Behavior & Communication3
EMBA 623Financial Acct & Mgmt3
EMBA 624Marketing3
EMBA 625Information Systems3
EMBA 626Appl Org Research & Analysis3
Specialty Courses
EMBA 701System Org Design3
EMBA 702Quality & Performance Mgmt3
EMBA 745Analytics for Bus Intelligence3
EMBA 761Entreprenuership/Innov3
EMBA 781International Study Tour: Mgmt1
EMBA 783Current Topics in Mgmt2
Capstone Course
EMBA 719Strategic Management3
Total Hours36

EMBA - Healthcare management specialty degree requirements

EMBA Core (Common Body of Knowledge)
EMBA 621Sustainable Ethical Leadership3
EMBA 622Org Behavior & Communication3
EMBA 623Financial Acct & Mgmt3
EMBA 624Marketing3
EMBA 625Information Systems3
EMBA 626Appl Org Research & Analysis3
Specialty Courses
EMBA 702Quality & Performance Mgmt3
EMBA 721Lgl Policy Aspect Healthcare3
EMBA 723Healthcare Finance/Econ3
EMBA 745Analytics for Bus Intelligence3
EMBA 782Intrnatl Study Tour: Hltcr Mgm1
EMBA 784Current Topics Hltcr Mgmt2
Capstone Course
EMBA 719Strategic Management3
Total Hours36