Executive MBA Academics

Expand Your Professional Competencies

In just five semesters, or 18 months, you'll receive the benefits of an executive education through William & Mary's Executive MBA program. Our curriculum allows you to go-to-market with your degree and land the C-suite level position with the requisite skills and knowledge needed for successful leadership in a business setting.

The Executive MBA program delicately balances a blend of on-campus and remote residencies, two global immersion experiences, and rigorous coursework taught by our highly-ranked faculty. You'll focus on the critical challenges facing business today in the areas of Business Basics, Decision-Making, Functional Expertise, and Strategy & Change.

Additionally, you'll take part in a comprehensive leadership development program during which you'll develop personalized action plans and set professional goals all while acquiring the tools, strategies, and behaviors designed to elevate your career. You'll work one-on-one with an executive coach through our Executive Partner program, an exclusive opportunity to William & Mary students in which active, semi-retired, and retired C-suite professionals offer invaluable mentorship and advice.

Executive MBA curriculum highlights

  • 18 Month Program

    Our streamlined, 18-month curriculum allows for a quicker route to graduation without sacrificing a world class, transformative executive experience.

  • Alternating Weekends on Campus

    Regular classes are about every other weekend--all day Friday and all day Saturday.

  • Customized Leadership Development

    Enhanced leadership focus that combines leadership-enhanced curriculum and full-scale executive coaching.

  • Two Global Immersions

    Distinct global business immersions that are seamlessly woven into the program to give you real-world international experience.

  • Two Domestic Residencies

    Domestic residencies in Williamsburg and the Washington, D.C. area deliver immersion into coursework and special topics.

  • Student-Centered Inventive Schedule

    Technology enhanced curriculum provides more work/life/school balance than ever before.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

January Kick-Off Residency - Williamsburg, VA

curriculum snapshot
1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester 5th Semester
Business Foundations Decision Making Functional Expertise & Global Immersion I Strategy & Change Customized Electives & Global Immersion II
Accounting - Reporting & Analysis Accounting for Decision Making & Control Global Environment of Business Leading Change in Organizations Ethical Accountability
Analytical Tools for Business Decisions Data Analysis Marketing Strategy Corporate Financial Policy Leadership Development Program 2
Marketing Management Managerial Economics & Public Policy Financial Management Strategic Management Required Global Immersion
Leadership in an Uncertain Era Communication for Executives Operations & Supply Chain Management Managing Information Systems
Leadership Development Program 1 Leadership Development Workshops Leadership Development Workshops
Required Global Immersion - China

Course Descriptions

Andrey Dean

Andrey Dean '17

"The EMBA program is designed to make you get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I was challenged in ways that required me to evolve and expand my thinking to allow me to grow in unexpected ways."