The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, which launched its full-time MBA program just last year, will launch an 18-month Executive MBA program set to begin in May 2011.
Designed for senior-level professionals and managers who wish to continue in their jobs with minimal disruption of professional and personal lives, the program combines online distance learning with a series of 10 residencies to be held in Baltimore and abroad.
“The focus of the Executive MBA is on the big-picture concepts of leadership, particularly how a senior manager responds with resilience to the challenges of today’s dynamic business climate,” says Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School.
“Above all, there’s the Johns Hopkins advantage: The program is led by faculty not just from the business school but also from other divisions of Johns Hopkins University.”
Gupta tells The JHU Gazette that the time was right to offer such a program. “As the economy recovers, businesses are looking at how to develop human capital,” Gupta says. “Businesses will want to offer placement in this type of program as an incentive for new hires or as a way to train and retain current employees.”
The small cohort of students—approximately 30-50 candidates—could be scattered across the globe, but they progress as a team, working on both group-based and individual projects. This shared experience helps students and faculty members build relationships that result in a tight-knit, long-lasting network of peers.
At the program’s completion, graduates are prepared to compete for top positions in a variety of industries, including finance, manufacturing, health care, and technology.
“It breaks the mold on executive MBA programs,” says Gupta. “Johns Hopkins will blaze a trail and offer something to a segment of the business population hungry for innovation. I’m very optimistic about the success of this program.”
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