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2007-2008 Graduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Executive Master of Business Administration Concentration

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Nael Aly, Ph.D., Director

Office: Demergasso Bava Hall (DBH) 202
Phone: (209) 667-3288

The Executive Master of Business Administration Program (EMBA) is a specialized degree program that provides study in leadership and management skills for persons in middle to upper-level management positions. It is intended for managers and professionals who work in private corporations, non-profit organizations, the public sector, and small businesses who wish to expand their leadership skills and enhance their careers. This program emphasizes the leadership skills necessary to: (1) analyze complex business problems and situations in a rapidly changing business environment; (2) develop solutions to such problems by working with people within one’s organization; and (3) implement solutions through the involvement and commitment to followers within and without the organization.

The EMBA is a lock step, cohort program that is delivered in eight-week sessions. The program is completed within two years or less.

Admission to the Program

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least five years of middle- and upper-level professional management work experience.

Admission to the program will be based on the evaluation of academic and professional portfolios. This approach takes into consideration the following areas:

  1. Extend and nature of professional experience.
  2. Academic qualifications, including GPA and GMAT, GRE, or other graduate test scores.
  3. Potential for leadership and other personal qualities that demonstrate academic and professional promise.
  4. A personal interview.

Each applicant to the program must submit the following to the EMBA Office:

  1. Fully completed California State University Graduate Application for Admission Form.
  2. Official transcripts from each college attended, as well as documentation of professional development education. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is expected.
  3. Current resume which includes documentation of all professional/managerial work experience and accomplishments.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professional supervisors and/or peers.
  5. Applicant’s performance on GMAT, GRE, or other graduate test scores is required. A GMAT score of 500 is expected.

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