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Program Highlights

The Michigan Ross Executive MBA Program is customized to account for students’ significant experience and expertise. Our general management curriculum focuses on strategy and leadership development. It takes an integrated, results-oriented approach to real-world problem-solving and decision-making. You'll emerge with the practical know-how and enterprise-wide perspective you need to ascend to senior management and drive results in critical and ambiguous environments.

Our faculty and staff understand the commitment it takes to integrate rigorous MBA studies into a busy personal and professional life. We strive to provide a streamlined experience integrating curriculum with lodging, dining, distance learning, tech support, career management, and other elements unique to an executive’s needs.

General Management Curriculum

EMBA coursework spans the language and landscape of key business disciplines at a very senior level. You’ll gain the knowledge and insight to manage across units, synthesize diverse viewpoints, and make tough, executive-level decisions.

Focus on Strategy

In today’s complex and changing economy, knowing how to devise and deploy the right strategy is key to establishing your leadership and delivering value to any organization. The EMBA curriculum emphasizes strategic application with each major discipline and gives you the tools to turn classroom theory into real-world practice.

Action-Based Learning

Michigan Ross is a world leader in action-based learning, an approach that gives you the confidence and skills to test sophisticated concepts immediately in your work. Through competitive simulations, group projects, and our flagship course, ExecMAP, you’ll experience the ways new knowledge applies across organizational units and gain valuable insight into your professional effectiveness.

Customized Leadership Development

Leadership Excellence consistently ranks Michigan Ross the best business school for leadership development. Our Leadership Development Program delivers courses, workshops, and coaching that complement the curriculum and help you hone and refine the ways you lead people and organizations for greater results.

Global Perspective, Global Preparedness

Michigan Ross faculty apply a global lens to every discipline, and the EMBA curriculum culminates with a global-intensive unit. Topics cover strategies for growth, competition, management, and cross-cultural relations.


  • "The once-a-month format is a huge differentiator."

    Earning an MBA while staying on top of work and family commitments seemed like a tall order to Ryan Majkrzak, MBA '13, but Ross’ once-a-month format made it possible.


  • "I was able to apply Ross tools to my work right away."

    Matt Denninger, MBA '13, is a senior marketing manager for Advanced Energy Industries Inc.'s solar energy business. He says the tools he's gained at Ross already have enabled him to apply strategic change within his company.


  • "I'm gaining the business skills I need to manage change in healthcare."

    Betty Chu, MBA '13, is a physician and medical staff president. She says she knew that to be a successful leader and change agent, she had to expand her education beyond medicine.


  • "Faculty are very focused on practical, real-world application."

    Preston Young, MBA '13, says the Ross EMBA program is teaching him to see management and leadership strategy from entirely new angles.


  • "I'm tackling our toughest issues with confidence now."

    Tessa Myers, MBA '13, says she's at a point in her career where she's striving to contribute more value to the organization and take on more strategic responsibility over larger areas.


  • "My new position came as a direct result of the program."

    Prasanna Kumar, MBA '11, says he pursued an EMBA program to give him the skills and credibility to take his career further. In just a short time, the Ross experience delivered.

  • "Every part of the curriculum touched on an important aspect of my work."

    Luke Nachtrab, MBA ’11, describes how he looked at 25 of the top EMBA programs and chose Ross because of its strong emphasis on strategy and general management.


  • "I got a comprehensive set of tools I've been able to apply immediately in my work."

    The general management curriculum gave Larry Pemble, MBA ’11, knowledge he says he’s putting to use across his organization.


  • "I'm a stronger consultant to my clients and better business owner."

    Keisha Strong, MBA ’11, says the Ross EMBA is helping her make real world impact. As a consultant, she’s helping clients leverage her new knowledge for global expansion.

  • "The FBI is run like a business."

    FBI agent Jeff Brown, MBA '11, knows how to tackle bad guys. But the Ross EMBA Program has taught him to tackle finance, accounting, and other business fundamentals.

  • "Ross gave me great problem-solving tools."

    Mike Carscaddon, MBA '08, has nailed a solid foundation in international operations at Habitat for Humanity International. The Ross EMBA Program gave him the data-driven outlook needed for his nonprofit.

  • "The monthly format was ideal."

    John Chang, MBA '09, became a doctor in order to help people. But a contentious meeting with hospital administrators made him realize his profession is evolving — physicians now need a head for business.

  • "Ross made me a more effective leader."

    As a doctor and professor, Edith Mensah-Osman, MBA '11, is leveraging her MBA to lead the business side of research.
    She calls the Ross EMBA Program the best gift she's ever given herself.