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Executive Master of Business Administration

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program enables high-caliber experienced manager executives and entrepreneurs to combine business education with their professional lives.

EMBA participants hold management positions in their organizations. They can immediately apply what they have learned in a professional context. The EMBA program is designed with comfortable off-campus periods to connect theory and practice.

Duration 1,5 year Language English Level MBA
Branch Business Management Occupation CFO, CEO
  • Program

  • Program structure

  • Admission requirements

  • Tuition fee


Graduate Business School is providing its EMBA program on the basis of the so-called “competency based education concept”. Students are developing knowledge, skills and competencies on a simultaneous (integrated) basis. This education concept is designed to fulfill the needs of the next generation executives and managers for whom a broad understanding of business, management and in-depth vision, are essential; ‘this concept distinguishes us from our competitors’.

By using a mixture of core and concentration modules, we ensure that our students are able to master the principles of business and management, while at the same time they are able to concentrate on an area of own interest. Upon fulfillment of the requirements they will be awarded an EMBA degree with a concentration in:

1. Management
2. Marketing
3. Strategy, leadership and Entrepreneurship
4. Finance

Program structure

The EMBA program is comprised of mostly three credit courses (48 credits in total) and is divided into two groups. With rare exceptions, EMBA participants are required to follow the course sequence as shown below.

1. The foundation course provides EMBA participants with a solid academic foundation
2. The concentration courses allows EMBA participants the opportunity to develop further a specific area of interest.

EMBA Foundation Course

1. Managerial Economics
2. Finance and Accounting
3. Production Management
4. Organizational Behavior
5. Management Theory
6. Marketing Management
7. Information Systems Technology

Concentration courses are designed to complete the undergraduate and Master’s requirements for each Executive MBA participant.

Concentration Course

1. Management
2. Marketing
3. Strategy, leadership and Entrepreneurship
4. Finance

The duration of the EMBA course is 18 months and participants must successfully complete all courses. The courses are assessed by means of both coursework and examination.

It is compulsory to write a thesis to finish the EMBA program. The thesis should have a strategic analysis, a report that looks at a certain issue and gives well founded solutions. The participant needs to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research. The thesis must give data and ascertain validity. The paper length is 25.000 words.

Participants may be exempted from the Foundation Courses upon undergraduate major and courses taken at other learning institutes. The Foundation Course provide essential tools for the Concentration Courses.


Prerequisite for admission into the EMBA program is a Bachelor degree representing 240 ECTS. Students have to prove they are able to study in the English language.

An intake assessment forms the final part of the selection process. Students have to prove that they have the motivation and are ready to make the effort to be successful during and after the course. Working experience is an important issue here.

Enrollment into the program is possible throughout the year, however new groups will start twice a year; in September and in February.

The following admission requirements apply for the following academic courses.

Tuition fee

In the table you find the tuition fee for the part-time MBA course.

EMBA part-time 18 months Depending on the country

For more information or the actual application form, please contact Dean Dr. David Dai: