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Prospective EMBA Students

Thank you for your interest in The Executive MBA Program at The University of Toledo! Five steps are involved in applying to the EMBA Program:

Step 1: Complete and submit a resume, the application fee of $45, and the following forms:

  • Application for The Executive MBA Program (PDF)
  • Employer Nomination and Optional Employer Sponsorship Form (MS Word) or (PDF)

Step 2: Request two official transcripts from each educational institution, other than The University of Toledo, that awarded you a baccalaureate or graduate degree. We will obtain all University of Toledo transcripts for you. If you took courses at institutions other than the institution that awarded your degree, please request two official transcripts from them. All transcripts must be mailed by the institution to: EMBA Office, The University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft St., Mail Stop 103, Toledo, OH 43606.

Step 3: Request that two individuals familiar with your managerial experience complete the enclosed “Letter of Recommendation and Optional Waiver of Right of Access to Information.” These should be mailed to: EMBA Program, The University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft St., Mail Stop 103, Toledo, OH 43606 (MS Word) or (PDF).

Step 4: We will arrange for you to interview with the Assistant Director of COBI Graduate Programs and a representative of the Admissions Committee once all of your application materials are received.

Step 5: The Admissions Committee will seek to ascertain the candidate’s leadership potential. Consideration will be given to the following:

  • Completion of a bachelors degree.
  • Completion of the GMAT, or other suitable test which measures verbal, quantitative and writing skills, or sufficient employment experience with managerial responsibilities deemed acceptable by the Admissions Committee. We will consider waiving the GMAT for individuals with significant, relevant and progressive work experience.
  • An assessment of the individual's work experience.
  • Evidence of the motivation, commitment and support necessary to complete a demanding program.
  • Personal interview.

Applications are currently being considered on a space-available basis. Applicants are thus encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. Tuition for the entire EMBA program (tuition, fees, meals on class weekends, books and materials, etc.) is $42,500. Financial aid is available to individuals who qualify.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the application process or about the Executive MBA program!

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an employee, The University of Toledo EMBA program will help you achieve your career and personal goals.

The University of Toledo EMBA program will enable you to:

  • Develop leadership skills and competencies
  • Drive superior performance and results
  • Think innovatively and work strategically
  • Thrive in a multi-cultural and global environment
  • Anticipate and drive change in dynamic business environments
  • Apply practical understanding to business challenges 

The University of Toledo EMBA program provides a distinctive “high tech - high touch” approach and a comprehensive, transformational learning experience to accelerate your career growth -

  • A combination of classroom and online learning experiences provides a comprehensive and flexible approach.
  • High-tech utilizes leading edge technology to provide easy access to course materials and interaction with peers.
  • High-touch enables you to build meaningful and enduring relationships with faculty, coaches and peers.

Course Descriptions

EMBA 5500 - Analytical Foundations for Executives
[3 hours] This course provides managers with the analytical foundations in accounting, economics, computer skills and statistical methods. Internet exercises prior to class meetings provide the basis for continuous discussions of current economic events.

EMBA 6100 - Global Competitive Challenge
[3 hours] An overview of the competitive challenge faced by firms in today's global setting. Executives select nations or regions and industries to analyze in terms of the competitive challenge. Factors which helped the nations/regions to achieve competitive advantage will be studied to gain a better understanding of the competitive challenge.

EMBA 6120 - Cultural, Legal, and Operational Issues in Doing Business Abroad
[3 hours] This course develops the executive's appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of the different cultures and legal systems as they impact business operations in doing business in major foreign countries or regions, including emerging markets.  The underpinning of cross-cultural literacy for global competitive advantage is emphasized.

EMBA 6140 - Accounting & Financial Foundations for Executives
[3 hours] Introduces the balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings, and statement of cash flows. Surveys ratio analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, product costing, and basic budgeting. Covers fundamentals of time value of money, an overview of money and capital markets, characteristics and valuation of securities, and the basics of foreign exchange markets.

EMBA 6200 - Entrepreneurship & Personal Strategic Planning
[3 hours] This course is about Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in organizations. This course will expose you to the challenges and rewards of Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship and the attitudes required to succeed in starting and growing an entrepreneurial venture within and outside the corporate structure.  In this context, students are required to assess their personal values, clarify their personal goals, and develop an entrepreneurial strategy appropriate for today's global business environment that will help them progress in their careers. Moreover, the course will cover a substantial body of knowledge, concepts, and tools that entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs need to know prior to and while starting their new ventures. 

EMBA 6210 - Processes for Ethical Business Decisions
[3 hours] This course demonstrates how to assess the implications of decisions as leaders whose decisions affect the organization, other employees, other managers, the shareholders, the suppliers, the customers and the community within which we operate. Students will learn to think and to analyze the implications and effects on those affected by decisions we make besides ourselves. In addition, growth in decision making and problem solving skills will significantly improve the student's ability to resolve group conflict and foster ethical business relationships.

EMBA 6220 - Accounting  Systems for Operational Control & Strategic Management
[3 hours] Emphasizes the preparation and use of financial statements   Accounting for international transactions will be explored. Managerial accounting and control systems will also be examined. Focuses on the tax consequences of selected transactions of both U.S. and international operations.

EMBA 6230 - Market-Driven Strategy and Analysis
[3 hours] This course deals with ‘market-driven’ analysis and strategy.  The purpose of this course is to strengthen your basic understanding of marketing and the philosophy of being ‘market-driven’.  The term ‘market-driven’ means that the organization’s decision-making is driven by customer information, market knowledge, competitive intelligence, an understanding of how to create and deliver value, and a clear set of strategies that differentiate the organization to give it a competitive advantage.

EMBA 6240 - Entrepreneurial Financial Management
[3 hours] Focuses on managing financial activities of firms operating in a global environment, addressing potential global aspects of all decisions. The topics include financial planning and forecasting, capital budgeting and leasing, capital structure, working capital management, sources of funds, business valuation, and risk management.

EMBA 6250 - Leadership & Performance Management
[3 hours] Executives learn to be visionary leaders by understanding how change, culture and strategy link to the vision. This course also focuses on employee motivation, development and empowerment, culminating in insights on how to manage performance in order to achieve the company's mission. 

EMBA 6290 - Strategic Management Capstone
[3 hours] This course is a capstone course in strategic management. The course is designed to help you integrate what you have learned in your separate functional business courses to analyze complex strategic problems and make recommendations. A computer-based simulation of a manufacturing firm will supplement the course material     to deliver hands-on experience that will result in more profound learning than a textbook-based course. Teams compete with each other as members of the management team of simulated companies to improve the performance of their companies. This course adopts a top management perspective in which the organization and its relationships with its external environment are emphasized.

EMBA 6300 - Global Management of Technology
[3 hours] The course provides an understanding of the disruptive changes and innovations from Information Technology and their potentially transformational effects on industries and companies. It examines new business models leveraging these effects. It covers emerging developments in Information Technology, and their impact on organizations.

EMBA 6310 - Managing Global Supply Chains
[3 hours] The course aims to develop the ability to think strategically about supply chain issues. Specifically it aims to develop an understanding of: various factors that drive executive supply chain decisions, implications of sourcing decisions and supplier management, how operations resources can be effectively deployed to improve organizational performance, and critical operational decisions in balancing supply and demand.

EMBA 6320 - Product Development: An Integrative Innovative Approach
[3 hours] This course is designed to provide an understanding of how new products and services are developed and managed in organizations and the tools and best practices used by managers (and/or cross-functional teams) to respond to new product and innovation management challenges in a dynamic, multi-cultural and global environment. The course will take a strategic and managerial focus on examining how to best plan, lead, and execute the process of managing innovation and new product/service development.  The course covers innovation and new product development issues relevant to a diverse mix of products and services, traditional and online businesses, and B2C and B2B firms. 

EMBA 6470 - Global Field Trip
[3 hours] This experiential international field trip facilitates student learning of best business practices from senior executives in a variety of multinational firms and organizations across industries, and enables them to gain new insights from being immersed in foreign cultural environments.

EMBA 6980 - Special Topics
[6 hours] The EMBA students will provide input for six (6) credit hours of elective or special topics courses in which they wish to enroll. The electives may be offered in two three-hour courses or some other combination, not to exceed a total of six credit hours. 

  • Accelerated, Focused Timeframe — Just 12 months to complete your degree regardless of your undergraduate major, and all undergraduate majors from history to business and engineering are welcome in our program! You'll be busy during these 12 months, but you'll be proud of your accelerated career success upon graduation.
  • Position Yourself for Career Success — The UT EMBA program helps you develop the leadership skills and business acumen necessary to move ahead in your company or start your own business.
  • Community Business Involvement — Meet business leaders from the community through their active participation in our EMBA program.
  • Family Friendly — Our new blended model combines onsite courses and video-conferenced distance learning sessions, enabling you to reap the benefits of an Executive MBA while going to class on-campus only one weekend per month.
  • International Study Trip Included — The cost of traveling to and learning in an international environment is built into the program. You'll learn through a trip that combines company meetings, cultural immersion…and a dose of relaxation.
  • Relationship-Driven Program — Develop lifelong friendships with classmates, mentoring relationships with faculty, and build a business network ready to help you in your career.
  • Return on Investment — Emerge from the EMBA program with answers to address issues at your employer or your own business as you work on ROI projects selected by you or your organization.
  • Exceptional Contact with Outstanding Faculty – Learn from skilled experts who will properly guide you - and challenge you - throughout your journey to your advanced business degree.
  • Cost – The total cost of the UT COBI Executive MBA program is $42,500. This includes all books and materials, all meals provided on class days, and the cost of your international trip.

A number of professionals with excellent credentials express interest in our EMBA program but are unable to participate due to financial constraints. In an effort to assist you in enhancing your future by obtaining your Executive MBA, the University of Toledo wants to help you identify sources of funding.

Corporate Sponsorship

Company support in the form of “tuition reimbursement” or “tuition sharing” may be available to participants in the EMBA program. Even if there is no educational reimbursement, companies often review requests for educational support on a case-by-case basis, so it is important to articulate to your management how the degree will mutually benefit you and, more importantly, the company.

Federal and/or Private Loans

The University of Toledo’s Student Financial Aid Office awarded more than $278 million in financial aid to more than 18,000 students in 2010-2011. Our financial aid staff is dedicated to your success and will help you explore all possible financial aid. Participants in The University of Toledo’s EMBA program may be eligible for federal and/or private loans. Private loans are available for both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens with proper visa status. You may want to consider borrowing from Federal Direct Loans, which typically offers lower repayment costs, Federal Grad PLUS, or even private lenders. These financial sources can be discussed once you have been officially to the program.

For more details about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), visit:

http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/fafsa/

http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/

University of Toledo’s Financial Aid Office can assist you in obtaining student loans. The website http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/ contains specific, current information about different loan programs and application procedures.

For more information, contact:

Sherri Jiannuzzi
University of Toledo
Assistant Director, Loans
Phone: (419) 530-5819
sherri.jiannuzzi@utoledo.edu

Lisa Hasselshwert
University of Toledo
Director, Rocket Solutions Central
Phone: (419) 530-5818
lisa.hasselshwert@utoledo.edu

U.S. Military Veterans

Whether you are a new or returning student at The University of Toledo and have past or current military service, you may qualify for educational benefits through the Veteran’s Administration. Check the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov or discuss benefits with the VA Certifying Official, Cheryl Karnikowski, at The Military Service Center by calling (419) 530-1392.  Detailed information about benefit processing is also available at http://ww.utoledo.edu/uc/military.

Corporate Scholarship

Corporations interested in sending a small team to the EMBA from their organization would be eligible to take advantage of a substantial corporate discount rate on the EMBA fee.  The discounted fee would reflect an increased amount with each additional participant admitted to the program.  Teams of two and up from an organization will also be able to participate in an action-learning group project that reflects a specific initiative outlined from leadership at their sponsoring organization.  This designated project utilizes EMBA knowledge and information in their teams and the successful completion of the project has an immediate ROI back to the sponsoring organization.

For more information, contact:

Carrie Herr
University of Toledo
Director, Executive Center for Global Competitiveness
(419) 530-2037

Click here to view current EMBA tutions and fees information.
Click here to view the MBA/EMBA program comparison

We've talked with several Executive MBA graduates to see how the program has impacted their personal and professional lives. Each of them has found the program to be very beneficial for their personal growth, and they invite each of you to consider the program and how it can help you move to the next level.

College of Business and Innovation - MBA Commencement Ceremony



Cynthia Gravino:

Eric Benington:

Dr. Nancy Kessler - "I had never thought on a global scale before. We’re so focused in our little area here in Toledo, Ohio, and it (the program) really broadened my horizons."

Dr. David Dobrzykowski, Ph.D.
- "When you enroll in the EMBA program, I don’t believe you receive or earn a degree. I believe you earn a lifelong resource."

Brian Gobrogge
- "Working in engineering and new product development, I literally saw something and learned it in class on Friday or Saturday and was able to use it the next week at work."

Sherry Smith
- "I wasn’t there for a grade, I was there to learn, grow and develop. Looking at what I’ve done since the EMBA Program, it’s been awesome."

Click here to view the tentative program schedule for 2016-2017
  1. Do I need to have a business degree to be eligible for the program?
  2. Is work experience required?
  3. Is the GMAT required?
  4. Can I specialize in a certain area?
  5. Is there an international component to the program?
  6. Are there any other unique features of the program?
  7. Where do classes meet?
  8. How much does the program cost?
  9. Do I have to pay out-of-state tuition if I live in Michigan?
  10. What’s the difference between the Executive MBA and the full-time MBA?
  11. What does a typical EMBA calendar look like for the length of the program?
  12. How many students are usually admitted to the program?
  13. How much time should I be prepared to spend on studies (outside of class time)?
  14. Is financial aid available?
  15. What are the admission requirements?
  16. After I’m admitted, can I defer to a future term?

Do I need to have a business degree to be eligible for the program?

Your bachelor’s degree does not need to be related to business. Students’ undergraduate and graduate backgrounds range from business administration, arts, engineering, social sciences, medicine and law.

Is work experience required?

A minimum of three to five years of experience in business with significant management responsibilities.

Is the GMAT required?

The GMAT may be waived for eligible applicants who have sufficient employment experience with managerial responsibilities deemed acceptable by the Admissions Committee. We will accept the LSAT, MCAT or GRE in lieu of the GMAT under specific circumstance and it is determined on a case by case basis.

Can I specialize in a certain area?

The EMBA curriculum is designed to enhance the ability of professionals and executives to effectively lead change and growth in today’s ultra-competitive environment. Participants in the program take 16 dynamic courses built around three major integrative themes:

  • Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship and the Integration of Business Functions
  • Global Technology Management
  • Leadership Development

Is there an international component to the program?

An international perspective on business is emphasized throughout the program. Participants take part in an international trip in the final class term as part of the Global Study Field Trip. During the seven to ten day trip, participants meet with business, finance and government leaders to achieve a greater understanding of global business. Previous groups have visited Germany, Scotland, Poland, England, and China (Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing).

Are there any other unique features of the program?

  • Unique Focus on Innovation & Growth – The program develops the executive’s entrepreneurial skills in generating ideas with impact. Functional skills to plan and implement new ventures are also strengthened.
  • International Perspective – An international perspective on business is emphasized throughout the program. Participants take part in an international trip near the end of the end of the program as part of the Global Study Field Trip.
  • Personalized, Hands-on Learning – All courses were specifically developed for this program and classes are taught by experienced senior faculty.
  • Strong Peer & Faculty Relationships – By taking all courses together in the same sequence and sharing the same educational experiences, participants enjoy in-depth learning, teamwork techniques, and lasting friendships.
  • Limited Class Size & Strong Customer Service – Class size is limited to 25 students. The EMBA Program provides the highest level of customer service in a warm and caring environment.
  • Executive Coaching - every EMBA student will receive executive coaching to help them take their skills and development to the next level.

Where do classes meet?

EMBA students meet at Stranahan Hall-South on the UT Main Campus.

How much does the program cost?

The $42,500 comprehensive fee for the Executive MBA format includes prerequisite review sessions, orientation, tuition, general fees and other miscellaneous fees, books and course materials, meals and refreshments on class days, parking, and transportation and accommodations for the international study trip.

Do I have to pay out-of-state tuition if I live in Michigan?

There are no out-of-state fees associated with the Executive MBA format. The program costs are the same for every student regardless of state residency.

What’s the difference between the Executive MBA and the Professional MBA?

Please see the link below for MBA program format comparisons.

University of Toledo MBA Program Format Comparisons

What does a typical EMBA calendar look like for the length of the program?

View the Class of 2015 calendar for an example.

How many students are usually admitted to the program?

Typically 15-20 students.

How much time should I be prepared to spend on studies (outside of class time)?

This varies, but we hear from our students that they dedicate anywhere from 20-25 hours per week outside of class time on studies/preparation.

Is financial aid available?

Yes. The University of Toledo’s Student Financial Aid Office awards more than $250 million in financial aid to more than 20,000 students per year. Our financial aid staff is dedicated to your success and will help you explore all possible financial aid. Participants in The University of Toledo’s EMBA program may be eligible for federal and/or private loans. Private loans are available for both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens with proper visa status. You may want to consider borrowing from Federal Direct Loans, which typically offers lower repayment costs, Federal Grad PLUS, or even private lenders. These financial sources can be discussed once you have been officially to the program.

For more details about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), visit:

http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/fafsa/

http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/

University of Toledo’s Financial Aid Office can assist you in obtaining student loans. The website http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/ contains specific, current information about different loan programs and application procedures.

What are the admission requirements?

A complete application includes the following:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • $45 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all higher education institutions attended
  • 1 employer nomination form
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official GMAT score*

*GMAT score may be waived based upon academic and professional achievements.

Please see the link below for additional details.

http://www.utoledo.edu/business/graduate/emba/EMBAApplProc.html

What are the admission deadlines and application fees?

Applicants should complete and submit application materials and $45 application fee before August 2, 2012. Once accepted into the program, a $1,100 deposit towards your tuition is required and non-refundable after December 1, 2012.

What happens after I have submitted my application?

Once we receive a complete application and all supporting documentation, your application will be reviewed by members of the EMBA Admissions Committee.

After I’m admitted, can I defer to a future term?

Yes. Admitted students may defer to a future term.

Last Updated: 2/7/17