A Curriculum Centered on Leadership Development and Innovation
The EMBA program provides one of the most academically comprehensive curricula in the country. Courses and residencies focus on leadership development. Timely updates–such as the Business of Policy: DC Immersion, offered in partnership with public-policy think tank the Brookings Institution; courses on analytics and data-driven decisions; a team-based consulting project; and a capstone–keep it relevant.
These offerings further differentiate your learning experience. More important, they differentiate you.
Emphasizes the intersection of business disciplines, interrelationships that are essential for enterprise-wide management. In the core curriculum, you learn how to integrate financial, operational, and strategic objectives to lead people and organizations.
10 hours of professional leadership coaching with a certified coach throughout the program and beyond.
Leadership Development and Strategic Integration
Focuses on top-level business themes critical to growth, globalization, and innovation and entrepreneurship. A team innovation project requires you to draw on knowledge from all areas of the curriculum and to write a business plan for a new venture (intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial). Electives enable you to pursue special areas of interest, expanding your management expertise.
Company executives, potential investors, and Olin faculty members judge your new-venture idea during the capstone pitch and presentation competition.
Four-level grading system
Here’s how you’re graded in the program: To keep the focus on learning rather than GPAs, Olin faculty members use a four-level system: high pass, pass, low pass, and no pass. Most class grades are based on a combination of your individual and team performance on case analyses, tests, presentations, and projects and on your peer evaluations. The exact breakdown is up to each professor.
If you’re in the top 20 percent of your cohort, you may be invited to join the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma at the end of the program.