Courses & Curriculum
The Xavier EMBA Program is designed to provide students with a strategic overview of the core business functions along with the confidence and good judgment to make effective executive decisions at a local and global level.
The EMBA Program consists of 16 business courses for a total of 50 credit hours, including Launch EMBA, the international business trip, and an integrative projects course. Depending on the credit hours, each course ranges from a total of 6 class meetings to 12 class meetings. Four credit hour courses meet for 12 sessions, while three credit hour courses meet for 9 sessions, and two credit hour courses meet for 6 sessions. Please check the class calendar for specific details.
EMBA International Business Trip
It's vital that EMBA students are engaged with real-world experience, especially in regards to international business. Reading about a particular culture is not the same as experiencing it. As executives in the global market, the experience of traveling to a foreign country, dealing with visas, and even the day-long flights can prove to be the difference between success and failure. That is why every EMBA student is required to complete a two-week international residency. The goal of the trip is to immerse each student into the culture and business environment for the respective country. The trip includes cultural visits to unique sites within the host country and visits with two or more businesses each day. It's also a unique opportunity to network with fellow executive classmates without the same distractions that occur while in class. Interested in applying? Be sure your passport is ready!
EMBA Course Descriptions
To read a brief description of each of the courses offered in the EMBA program, please click here.
We Value the Team Approach
The Xavier executive program format is designed around a cohort structure, meaning you'll be attending classes with the same group of individuals from day one until graduation. In addition to the instruction from nationally ranked faculty, from the start of the program students will be assigned to small teams based on a tested matching process. These small teams will often simulate entire corporations within the class, tackling class projects and group assignments throughout the majority of the courses in the program. More importantly, the close interaction among team members promotes the practical importance of team use and provides a strong network of mutual support. In fact, while teams typically meet once a week outside of the classroom either in person or electronically, the true strength of EMBA teams comes from the relationships that last a lifetime.