Executive MBA
Academic Curriculum


Academics are the foundation of the Executive MBA experience.

Our curriculum covers all major areas of business through a succession of courses that are issue-oriented and immediately applicable. Courses are structured around a few central themes that transcend industries and expertise areas, ensuring that students emerge as dynamic leaders capable of pivoting seamlessly across diverse sectors and disciplines.

  • Establish A Legacy: Our approach creates authentic leaders through lectures and storytelling, but also through a leadership experience — one that is transformative, research-based, intellectually rigorous and facilitated by our faculty with proven success.

  • Magnify a global perspective: A global perspective forms an integrative thread throughout the program. It recognizes that successful decision-making may often depend on understanding the current global business environment. 

  • Drive decisions with Data: Analytics is more than a toolset; it is a mindset. You will learn how to see, think and work with data to sharpen your decision-making and reveal growth opportunities. 

  • Create and Sustain Change: The power of data and analytics is diminished if it collides with “established ideas and mindsets.” The principles of change management can be applied to open eyes and minds to the new learning that analytics can provide.

  • Foster An Entrepreneurial Spirit: Through class sessions and experiential immersions, you are exposed first-hand to industry leaders to explore how to disrupt an industry and incorporate best practices within various sectors.

Your experience begins in November with a fast-paced orientation residency to immediately prepare you for the academic rigor of the program. The orientation introduces you to your classmates through a business simulation that challenges your knowledge of business functions and decision-making skills.

After orientation, you will meet on campus for 14 required residencies, typically Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. During each on-campus session, you'll have the chance to engage in lively discussions and form lasting connections. Whether you're learning about finance, marketing, strategy or leadership, you'll benefit from the wealth of knowledge and perspectives that your peers bring to the table.


Table that outlines the schedule for the three-day Executive MBA session, Thursday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Saturday class begins at 7:30 a.m., and include a half-hour lunch. Students are done by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Our Faculty

Our faculty have a deep understanding of business management principles, experience with current business issues and ability to apply that knowledge in the classroom to create a stimulating and challenging educational experience. In addition to being benefactors of expert research and knowledge, Fisher faculty are accessible to students and often engage in discussion and collaboration with them outside of the classroom. In recent years, U.S. News & World Report and other surveys have placed Fisher accounting, finance, operations/production and real estate programs among the top ten in the nation.

Meet some of the EMBA faculty:

Contact Us

From the moment students embark on their educational journey, through beyond graduation, our team is committed to providing support at every step. Please reach out to us so we can assist you.

Meet the Executive MBA Support Team