The EMBA Experience

  • Classes meet all day Friday and Saturday (two weekends a month)
  • A cohort begins each January and finishes the following July - Academic Calendar
  • Same MBA degree as William & Mary full-time MBA program
  • Professors are senior faculty with real-world experience
  • Curriculum covers and integrates a general management focus
  • Five semesters of approximately four months each (19 months)
  • Two Domestic Residency periods
    • Five days in the first January
    • Four days in the second January
  • Two Global Immersion experiences
  • Same cohort throughout the program
  • Emphasis on collaborative learning through study teams
  • Commuter Parking included

Each day you will hear fresh perspectives on a business issue or learn a new skill that you can apply to your organization. You will find that the days seem to fall into a pattern that allows you to plan your time efficiently.

7:30 a.m. Enjoy a catered continental breakfast upon your arrival to campus.
8:30 a.m. Strategic Market Planning class starts off with a discussion of customer segmentation using the Barco Projection Systems case.
10:00 a.m. Grab another cup of coffee. Check emails. Share an informal follow-up discussion with Professor Ring about the Barco case.
10:30 a.m. Global Environment of Business class discussion of business cycle models using a recent Wall Street Journal article on current economic growth prospects.
Noon Enjoy a catered lunch. Check in at home. Take a brisk walk with a few other student colleagues. Review notes for afternoon classes.
1:30 p.m. Financial Management class begins with discussion of dividend policy. Take quiz.
3:00 p.m. Afternoon break. Take a solo walk and mentally review for the final class.
3:30 p.m. Financial Accounting mid-term exam is returned. Class continues with a discussion of the first half of the John Deere case.
5:00 p.m. Classes end for the day. All students are provided an overnight accommodation at a local hotel in Williamsburg on Friday nights. Classes begin again on Saturday morning at 8:30 AM and conclude by 5:00 PM.