Graduate Program (MBA)

Executive MBA

Sometimes, you need to go small in order to grow big, to look within yourself in order to expand your world. The Executive MBA program at Xavier allows you to do just that. Come together with a small group of business professionals for a program of study that exposes you to a whole new way of thinking.


We value all of our MBA students, but only the best of the best can be accepted into the EMBA program. Therefore we have designed an application process which allows us to build the strongest cohort each year. Our goal is to admit between 15 to 20 students each year. We encourage you to apply, and if accepted, you'll be joining an extremely select group of individuals.

To be considered for admission into the EMBA program the following materials are required:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, sent directly from the institution; Electronic transcripts are also accepted.*
  • A current resume documenting work experience; the resume is uploaded to the MBA application system.
  • Organizational chart including a brief summary of your organization's business activities and your specific duties, uploaded in application system.
  • 1 letter of recommendation.
  • Personal interview with Williams College of Business Associate Dean.

Please have transcripts sent directly to:

Xavier University
ATTN: Admission Processing Center
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati OH 45207-3221

You will be considered for admission into the program when all application materials have been received. The EMBA program begins once a year in September. While we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, it is recommended that applicants have their application completed by August 1.

* - Individuals with significant professional experience who have not obtained an undergraduate degree can be considered for admission into the EMBA.

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The Xavier Executive MBA is designed to provide students with a strategic enterprise-wide lens, along with the confidence and good judgment to make effective executive decisions at a local and global level. 

Starting each year in September, the EMBA Program consists of 22 business courses for a total of 50 credit hours.

View the EMBA Course Schedule (pdf)

Read course descriptions.

International Residency

It's vital that EMBA students are engaged with real-world experience, especially in regards to international business. That is why a 10-day international experience is one of the highlights of the program. Students experience the host country through a combination of cultural experiences and business meetings.

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. The close interaction among classmates and faculty promotes the practical importance of team use and provides a strong network of mutual support. The true strength of the EMBA cohort comes from the relationships that last a lifetime.

Sample Courses

ACCT 750: - Financial Accounting

ACCT 751: - Managerial Accounting

BLAW 750: - Viewing Business Through a Legal Lens

ECON 750: - Managerial Economics

FINC 750: - Finance - Value Creation

INFO 750: - Strategic Information Technology

MGMT 750: - Leading Organizations – Micro

STAT 750: - Business Statistics

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, per credit hour Cost
Executive MBA Program $1,225
Student Fee, per semester
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking full-time $8
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking part-time $4

The amounts listed are for the 2018-19 school year, and include classes from Summer 2018 though Spring 2019. These amounts are updated to the most recent amounts available. For the full listing, please visit

$168,140 median annual wage for chief executives, BLS 2012.


median annual wage for chief executives, BLS 2012.

MBA Program Options

We offer several ways for you to earn your Xavier MBA

Main Campus

Main Campus


Choose the schedule that works best for you with our most flexible option. Students can take classes in the evenings.


Full-Time Day MBA

A one-year, full-time day program designed for exceptional students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees and want to get a head start on their careers.



Offsite in West Chester

Classes in this location meet as a cohort in an accelerated format that allows students to complete their degree in less than two years.


Executive MBA

Executive MBA Program

The 16-month EMBA for seasoned corporate executives immerses students in leadership, team-building and strategy. Admission is highly selective.




The Online MBA at Xavier is designed to keep working professionals on track for advancement. By attending classes online, you can earn an MBA in two to three years, at the pace that's right for you.



Non-Degree Programs

Take a class at Xavier as a visiting student or continue your education by pursuing a post-MBA certificate.


Current Students

Current Students

As a student in the MBA program, you may find important resources for your time in the program. These include access to concentrations & electives, forms such as the concentration declaration e-form, MBA Global business program details, financial resources and much more.


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Williams College of Business

Williams College of Business
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