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.

Year One Curriculum

GO! Week Residency:

Courses: Values-Based Data Driven Leadership Development, Team Development & Assessment, Strategic Management

The Business of Policy: DC Immersion:

Leverages Olin’s unique partnership with the Brookings Institution.
Core (continued)

Integrative Project: Leadership - The Power of Higher Purpose

Individualized higher purpose statement and team-based consulting project with a partner organization.
Year Two Curriculum

International Management Residency:

Enables you to experience business, culture, customs and values aboard.

Capstone: Your Leadership Journey

Personalized leadership development plan, individualized feedback ("What drives you as a leader?") & future leadership vision.

10 hours of professional leadership coaching with a certified coach throughout the program and beyond.

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.