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The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business Launches New Executive MBA Format

Executive MBA students on trip to Berlin.

Feb. 24, 2014 – The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business announced a major change in their top-ranked Executive MBA program. A new format change to the program, ranked #26 in the nation, will now give organizational leaders and senior managers the opportunity to earn an Executive MBA from the prestigious University more conveniently.

Beginning fall semester 2014, classes will be held every other week on Friday and Saturday, allowing students to complete the program in 21 months.  Previously, the program required students to attend classes Friday or Saturday every week.

“Today’s business executives are working longer hours and traveling more than ever before, putting greater demand on their personal lives and free time,” said Brad Vierig, associate dean of part-time MBA programs at the David Eccles School of Business. “The new EMBA format allows working professionals more flexibility to attend the program and will better help them achieve their goal of obtaining an MBA.”

The program’s other features will remain the same, including the global focus of the curriculum. The program will continue incorporating global case studies and research projects with courses in International Finance and the mid-program intensive week “Managing in the Global Economy,” held in Vancouver, B.C.  The 21-month program culminates with an international field study to two countries, where students get the chance to go behind-the-scenes at major multinational companies, gaining an insider’s view of global best practices, policies and procedures.

“We’re confident the changes we’ve made will enhance the student experience and produce more top-quality executives for our growing economy,” continued Vierig.

For more information on the Executive MBA program click here.