The Executive MBA Program is completed in 18 months through a combination of on-campus residencies, an international residency, as well as weekend (Friday-Saturday) class meetings.

The curriculum is delivered using 50% classroom instruction and 50% distance and online learning tools.

In addition to earning an MBA degree, Executive MBA students can pursue certificates in Workforce Diversity, Leading Change, and/or a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


The program begins with Welcome Weekend followed by a one-week residency (Monday-Thursday) in September of the first year.

Beginning with Module 2, students take two courses simultaneously with in-person class weekends held on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Atlanta.

Students participate in an international residency and conclude the program with a final week-long residency in March (Monday-Thursday) of the second year.


Teams are assigned during Welcome Weekend and are purposefully built to pair you with people who are different from you. You will work in teams in various ways. Before the start of Module 4, the program will reshuffle teams within the cohort. For all elective courses and the Capstone Residency, teams are formed based on the instructor’s preference. Reshuffling teams allows you to expand your network and challenges you to adapt to new team dynamics.

2023 Executive MBA Entering Class Calendar

Module Dates Courses
Sept 7-9, 2023
  • Welcome Weekend, held in Atlanta, kicks off with a Welcome Dinner on Thursday evening.
  • During Welcome Weekend, you meet your new classmates, participate in a team formation exercise, engage with program faculty, the career management team, and more.
1 Sept 18-21, 2023 Athens Residency: Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  Oct 7, 2023 Microsoft Excel Skill Building (Virtual)
2 Oct 13-14, 2023
Nov 3-4, 2023
Dec 1-2, 2023
3 Jan 5-6, 2024
Jan 26-27, 2024
Feb 23-24, 2024
4 Mar 15-16, 2024
Apr 5-6, 2024
May 3-4, 2024
5 May 13 – 22, 2024*** (dates may vary)
  • Residency: International
6 June 7-8, 2024
June 28-29, 2024
July 26-27, 2024
7 Aug 9-10, 2024
Sept 6-7, 2024
Sept 27-28, 2024
8 Oct 18-19, 2024
Nov 8-9, 2024
Dec 6-7, 2024
9 Jan 10-11, 2025
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2025
Feb 28-Mar 1, 2025
10 Mar 10-13, 2025
  • Athens Residency: Executive Capstone
  March-May, 2025
  • Optional: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate and/or Leading Change Certificate

*Schedule, courses, and certificate options are subject to change.

**The Workforce Diversity Certificate is offered every fall and spring.

***The International Residency will last between 7-9 days. Actual travel dates may vary.

The University of Georgia Executive MBA program observes the following holidays: