Nov 15, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Executive MBA Program

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The Executive MBA Program develops a student’s executive presence so that upon graduation the student will be:

  • A strategic decision maker
  • Board member ready
  • A team player
  • Globally Focused & Ready
  • An Influential Communicator
  • A Developed Leader
  • Entrepreneurial & Innovative

The Xavier EMBA program will be ready to lead in a variety of business models & with an enterprise wide lens.  As a result of their experience, students will identify the difference between creating & adding value,  all the while successfully navigating a professional network.

This holistic development is created by immersion, foundation, advanced business focus, and a capstone

Immersion will require a week long residency in which case study methodology, strategic planning, team building, and personal assessment & leadership are achieved.

Foundation will master executive competencies and focus on value creation and/or value capturing and on leadership within functional area, all the while honing executive competencies that span & engage culturally, ethically, entrepreneurally, innovatively, and organizationally in addition to in-depth exploration of accounting, economics, financial management, talent management, information systems, CSR, and marketing.  These foundations can be applied in any sector and are not inclusive just to business.  These include:  manufacturing, business to business, business to consumer, service, public sector, non-profit, start-up, mid-size, and large corporations.

Advanced business focus will be multi-dimensional, cross-functional, and experiential.  It will develop advanced leadership understanding as skills & knowledge are tested via case study and experiential learning.  Consulting projects will vary in scope and size.

The Capstone experience is to design and execute a strategic business plan that creates and captures value.  In it, all previous studies will be channeled into Local/National/International consultancy projects, Board membership projects, or other integrative projects.

The Executive MBA experience will be fast-paced and have a condensed-learning format, mandatory team projects and collaborative learning.  Class size will be limited for maximum exposure & information absorption.  There will be special events to promote deeper learning experiences . There will be networking opportunities.  A global immersion, 12-14 days, experience is required for the program.

The EMBA is run separately from Xavier’s traditional MBA Program and once a year in September and runs for 16 months.  Classes are concentrated into a two day a week format (Friday and Saturday) twice a month.  Class time is between 8:00 am till 5:00 pm mandatory international trip occurs in the program. Admission is based on significant managerial and corporate leadership and business experience in addition to undergraduate academic records, GMAT scores, essays, letters of recommendation, a personal interview and evidence of strong organizational support.

Information regarding the Executive MBA Program may be obtained from the MBA Admissions Coordinator, at 513-745-4800 or


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