EMBA

Program Features

Complete your MBA degree in just twenty-one months

A new cohort begins each August and you graduate in May of your second year.

Classes meet 8:30 - 5:30 on alternating weekends, one Saturday and one Friday/Saturday each month at the Tampa campus.

Program staff arrange for your course registration, books, meals on class days, parking, and residency lodging so that you can focus on family, professional commitments and course work.

Three-day program orientation include skills workshops and partner (spouse) program.

Two 3-day fall residency sessions on campus provide concentrated instruction and an opportunity to interact with classmates, faculty and staff. Spouses and partners are invited to join the group at the Friday dinner.

Friday lunchtime Distinguished Speaker Series where business leaders share their experiences and lessons learned.

The Executive MBA international trip is a required component of the curriculum and is one of the memorable highlights of the program. It takes you inside individual companies and industries abroad and gives you an overview of the economic, political and cultural factors that influence business opportunities and practices globally. The international trip takes place during the summer between the first and second year.

Program Benefits

The program is application-oriented. You will begin applying on the job what you learn in the program from day one.

Students often work in teams during the program broadening their perspectives and business and problem solving skills. They benefit from the extensive collective professional experience of their team members. Your classmates all have managerial experience leading to class discussions that are rich and diverse.

Case analysis, project teamwork, presentation skills, negotiation exercises and effective report writing are all strongly emphasized. You'll sharpen your analytical skills and learn to think strategically.

Training in the latest technology ensures that your company can define and influence industry changes rather than simply react to them.

International Component

One of the memorable highlights of USF's Executive MBA program is the international study program which takes place during the summer between the first and second year of the program (May, June or July). Our students travel to two cities in our destination country where they visit various companies and organizations to experience and learn more about doing business in that country.

The land portion of the international program (hotel, many meals, travel within the country) is included in the program fees. Round-trip airfare to the country is the student's responsibility.