Earn the Executive MBA in 18 months.

Program design makes the Executive MBA different from any other executive MBA program. We divide the 18-month program into 10 learning modules delivered through weekend instruction, online learning technology, on-site residencies and an international trip.

Program Format Breakdown

Module 1: Opening Residency, Athens, GA

This 4-day residency typically runs from Monday through Thursday at the UGA Terry College of Business Athens campus. Lodging in Athens is provided for students by the program and is included in the program tuition.

Modules 2–4 and 6–9: Weekend (Friday–Saturday) Class Sessions, Atlanta, GA

Modules focus on core business knowledge and its practical application. Courses will focus on two main areas:

  • Functional areas of the organization and appreciation of how marketing, finance, accounting, operations and other issues interact to determine organizational effectiveness.
  • Strategic thinking and recognizing the role of innovation, technology, systems, and people in creating and sustaining competitive advantage.

Each module includes:

  • Three weekend (Fri-Sat) classroom sessions
  • Online learning for all other activities

Module 5: International Residency, destination TBA

The international residency exposes you to a global business environment through a variety of learning experiences over 7-9 days. You will gain perspective on how business processes are influenced by international economic, cultural, and regulatory environments. The international residency features:

  • Lectures
  • Distinguished guest speakers
  • Site visits
  • Other cultural excursions
  • An international strategy challenge that mimics an international consulting project

Alumni reflect upon this experience as one of the most memorable, challenging, and fun parts of their Executive MBA experience.

Module 10: Closing Residency, Athens, GA

At the Executive Capstone Simulation course, this residency takes place at the end of the program and brings together all of what you’ve learned over the past 18 months.

Optional Certificates

Executive MBA students can pursue optional certificates in the following areas:

  • Workforce Diversity (offered every spring and fall)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Leading Change (offered after the closing residency)