Executive MBA

Explore our program's unique 18-month format

William & Mary's Executive MBA is designed for focused, driven leaders who are positioned to move into senior executive and C-suite roles. Our Executive MBA Program is built on extensive research with working professionals pursuing advancement in highly competitive environments. The Executive MBA program provides the rigor that is expected from a William & Mary education and offers the concierge-level service that our executive students need to thrive. With two global immersions, you'll graduate with the depth of strategic knowledge that companies all over the world told us they require in today's marketplace.

Check the Numbers

  • # 15

    For Learning

    Bloomberg Businessweek, 2021
  • # 5

    Best Professors

    Princeton Review, 2022
  • # 10

    Best Colleges: Top Public Schools

    U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • # 7

    Most Family Friendly

    Princeton Review, 2022

Executive MBA highlights

  • 18-Month Program

    Our newly redesigned curriculum streamlines your academic journey to 18 months. With a focus on developing C-level executive skills the current market demands, you'll undergo a transformative professional experience readying you for your next leadership role.

  • Enhanced Leadership Focus

    We offer professional development with an enhanced leadership focus that's threaded throughout the program. From academic courses to experiential learning opportunities, you'll engage and develop requisite skills alongside your classmates with the help of our career experts and Executive Partners.

  • Executive Partner Program

    Learn from and network with a variety of senior business executives from over 30 different industries across every functional area through our exclusive Executive Partner Program. EPs provide invaluable insight and experience to help guide your development as an executive. You choose the level of engagement, and they will provide unparalleled access to the knowledge and markers of success necessary to navigate at senior levels of your organization.

  • Two Global Immersions

    Earn real-world, international business experience through our two required global immersions. Study at Fudan University in China and meet with business, governmental, and policy leaders in Latin America or Europe. Each experience plays an integral role in the Capstone project you'll complete at the culmination of the program.

  • Two Domestic Residencies

    Immerse yourself in the true William & Mary experience during your kick-off residency in Williamsburg. Your second domestic residency will be in Washington D.C., where you'll have the opportunity to explore the city, network with classmates, faculty, and alumni while taking a deep dive into specialized topics and coursework.

  • Work-Life-School Balance

    We know your time is valuable, so we've specifically designed our program to accommodate the demands of a busy executive. Our inventive schedule promotes true work/life/school balance with flexible summers. Additionally, we encourage the inclusion of family throughout your experience, offering opportunities for them to join you during residency weekends and hosting special events like Spouse & Partner Day.

  • Technology-Enhanced Curriculum

    Our program leverages the smart use of technology to maximize your time both inside and outside the classroom.

  • World Class Faculty

    Consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation, our faculty are researchers and professionals in their field of expertise. They also care deeply about our students and will work closely with you throughout the program to ensure your success.

KT Prosise

KT Prosise '14

"The Executive MBA program provided me with excellent networking opportunities both during and after the program. As a Business Development Executive within the Engineering Industry, William & Mary's EMBA program has given me the chance to fine tune the necessary skills and traits of a successful executive."

Where Students Live and Work

 

Represented Companies in Recent Cohorts
list of represented companies
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Bon Secours Branscome C&F Bank Canon Virginia
Capital One City of Newport News Cox Media Deloitte Dominion Virginia Power
DuPont Ernst & Young Ferguson Enterprises Flatiron Construction General Electric Aviation
Genworth Hampton Roads Sanitation District IBM ManTech International Newport News Shipbuilding
Norfolk Southern Riverside Health System Sentara Healthcare Smithfield Foods Social Security Administration
STIHL Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group U.S. Air Force  U.S. Army U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Navy Virginia Port Authority Wiley Wilson