Transformational Leadership: Executive MBA

Ready to make an impact? Take your career to the next level? Washington University’s Executive MBA will help you do just that.

In our EMBA program, you’ll broaden your ability to balance data and theory with principles and outcomes. You’ll expand your global fluency and apply what you learn in real time. And you’ll lead, knowing not only which problems require attention, but also which solutions will do the most good.

The WashU Executive MBA—Lead with higher purpose

Focused on Leadership

Leadership development is embedded in every component of this program—every course, every project, every residency. It’s why we emphasize assessments and leadership coaching with certified coaches, including after the program ends.

Our Curriculum, Your Schedule

This program is designed for individuals like you—people who balance long work hours, frequent travel, active lifestyles and family commitments. You’ll attend classes just once a month on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Values Based, Data Driven decision-making means examining facts and figures weighed against principles, values and impact. You’ll understand the role data should play in your organization, enabling you to make thoughtful, sound decisions at every turn and every scale.

Time Commitment

In addition to your class days, most EMBA students spend 10 to 15 hours each week completing course assignments. Much of your out-of-class time is spent reading cases and preparing for class. Many student teams also meet once a week.

Open Doors, Foster Relationships

While in the program, you'll build a robust network of accomplished classmates, top-notch faculty, engaged WashU alumni and diverse business leaders. You'll also gain an appreciation for the value of relationships and individual differences.

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EMBA at a Glance

Thrive in one of the best Executive MBA programs.

  • 40 years
    Founded in 1983
  • 20 months
    for Students to Graduate
    Program Format
  • $144,150
    program tuition
    Tuition & Financial Aid
  • #18 program globally
    The Economist, 2020
  • #3 Quality of faculty
    The Economist, 2020

Return on Investment

Your WashU EMBA experience will provide an immediate and ongoing ROI. Many benefits are quantifiable: more responsibility, a higher salary, increased sales and profitability.

Other takeaways are immeasurable: a values-based, data-driven approach to decision-making, an appreciation for the global nature of business and an entrepreneurial spirit. You’ll engage in two forms of coaching—professional and career—and create both a leadership development plan and a leader higher purpose statement.

Three Leadership Residencies

Leadership is the focus of three residency experiences—GO! Week, the Business of Policy: DC Immersion at the Brookings Institution and the International Residency. In each residency, you'll expand your leadership understanding and skills, and you'll strengthen connections with your talented classmates.

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