University at Buffalo School of Management to Launch New EMBA Format

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: February 6, 2012 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Organizational leaders and senior managers will now find it more convenient to earn an Executive MBA, thanks to a new format at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Beginning in fall 2012, classes will be held all day Friday and Saturday every third weekend (with some exceptions for holidays), and participants will be able to complete the program in 20 months.

"Executives are working longer hours and have more demands on their personal time," says Courtney J. Walsh, assistant dean for executive education at the UB School of Management. "But they want a program that offers a reasonable schedule without sacrificing world-class content."

The new schedule retains all the content, but packages it in a way that reduces the amount of time away from the office during the regular workweek by 25 percent.

Walsh says the new format will also accommodate those with rigorous travel schedules as well as the increasing numbers of executives from Toronto, the Southern Tier and Central New York.

In between class weeks, tutoring in quantitative courses will continue to be offered live at UB or over the Web.

The UB Executive MBA program develops leaders who can initiate change and drive business strategy within their organizations. Participants receive one-on-one training through a leadership assessment center and executive coaching program. Program cost includes tuition, fees, books and materials, tutoring for quantitative courses and the international residency.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit