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Executive M.B.A. Program

Stephen Porth, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Executive Director Graduate Business Programs

John Lord, Ph.D., Academic Coordinator

Terese Waldron, Director

Eileen Fabry, Market Development Manager/Program Administrator

Christine Anderson, Senior Manager, Executive Relations & Industry Outreach

Jeannie Kinney, Administrative Assistant

Mission Statement

The programs strive to educate the students to become leaders who think critically, plan strategically, and act decisively in an increasingly competitive and global economy. The Executive MBA Programs promote the highest level of real-world experience by incorporating and analyzing the empirical knowledge of the students, thus fostering a Socratic educational environment.

The Programs

The Executive MBA Programs enable experienced professionals to obtain a Master’s degree in Business Administration on schedules that minimize disruption of career and personal pursuits. Professionals with demonstrated qualities, proven skills, and personal strengths participate in a highly charged learning environment reflecting Saint Joseph’s long-standing tradition of business ethics and leadership values. As a result, participants are better prepared for today’s business realities with fresh thinking, competitive insights, and new strategic competencies.

The One-Year Executive MBA Program (12-month model) is designed for people who have an undergraduate business degree, thus allowing them to waive the first two semesters of our 20-month program.

EMBA Program Objective

The objective of the Executive MBA Programs is to provide an intensive, integrated learning environment for a cohort group of experienced professionals from diverse industries located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Programs provide a highly interactive academic experience which incorporates team, individual, and experiential learning, with an emphasis on strategic planning and analysis.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Executive MBA Programs feature integrated learning as their cornerstone. Learning modules establish a theoretical base and then accelerate to practical applications. Teaching, learning and evaluation strategies are based on a balanced blend of individual and team study. Working closely over the course of the Program, class members gain diverse perspectives and enhance interpersonal skills that are essential in the workplace. Each Executive MBA class is limited in size to provide greater opportunity for exchange of information.

Academic Calendar

The 20-Month Executive MBA Program begins in late August with a two-day orientation. The One-Year Executive MBA Program begins in late April/May with a two-day orientation. Classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for 20 or 12 months, respectively. Student breaks are scheduled during holidays and summer. The international residency is held during spring break of the final semester. Graduating Executive MBA students participate in the University commencement ceremony in May.


The Executive MBA Program enables professionals with at least five years of work experience to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in a model that minimized disruption of career and personal pursuits. The Executive MBA Program within The Haub School of Business is unique in its understanding of the forces that drive modern business. The program has an innovative curriculum, which balances the practical analysis of business issues with the benefits of formal education.

The intensive 20-Month Program spans 48 credits and five semesters, and the intensive One-Year Program spans 30 credits and three semesters. This distinctive format provides a convenient alternative to traditional mid-week classes.