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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH EXECUTIVE MBA Position yourself for success.

“I was asked to take on a greater level of management responsibility and recognized that the MBA curriculum would help me become more effective in my new position and prepare for future growth opportunities. Committing to the University of Utah’s Executive MBA program was the next step to elevating my career.” Marjan Champine | Class of 2018 Associate Clinical Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute B.S., Psychobiology; M.S., Genetic Counseling

NOW IS THE BEST TIME In today’s business world, change is the only constant. If you want to keep pace, both locally and globally, you need to be a part of that change. The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program offers a world-class MBA experience that provides the knowledge and tools needed to engineer your success in the face of the shifting tides of the business world. For 21 months, program participants learn from renowned professors at one of the best business schools in the western United States and

Accredited by the AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

gain an international perspective on the complex challenges facing companies today. The EMBA also provides the unique opportunity to interact and study with other seasoned business professionals - seniorlevel individuals in a variety of fields, such as finance, health care, information technology, and manufacturing. Executive MBA graduates earn exactly the same degree as our full-time MBA students. With our weekend class schedule, students can combine study and career in a way that substantially enhances the learning experience. From week one onwards, students discuss current business issues and challenges with colleagues and faculty and are able to apply the concepts learned in the classroom to their workplace.

#1 in Utah #4 in the West #24 in the U.S. #4 in International Course Experience


Participants have an average 14 years of professional work experience and have strong potential for senior-level leadership positions in their current organizations or in their future jobs.

Through our unique schedule, students continue moving forward in their careers uninterrupted. With Friday and Saturday classes every other week, students can be ready to apply the skills they learn in class immediately in the workplace. Two one-week intensive sessions and an international field study provide students with an in-depth learning experience and international perspective.

Because we want our students to focus on gaining their education, our staff focuses on streamlining all administrative concerns. Before the first day of class, the Executive MBA staff take care of course registration, textbooks and class materials and parking permits. EMBA laptops are loaded and ready to go. Students have easy access to printing and copying on class days and can count on catered breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Many participants are sponsored by their employers. Many are also self-sponsored. The motivated professionals and entrepreneurs that enroll in the Executive MBA program know that their investment will pay for itself many times over.

Admission to the program is competitive and is based on several factors. A GMAT/GRE substitution is available.

“The University of Utah Executive MBA is different than just any other MBA program. It brings together top leaders who challenge each other, driving the best results possible. The program trains masters in the technical and soft skills required to lead with willing and enthusiastic followers.� Shaun Hoggan | Class of 2014 Senior Manager of Technical Operations, Adobe B.S., Accounting

“As I was re-entering the workforce after spending a few years raising my two children, it was important for me to refresh and sharpen my skills. The Executive MBA program not only sharpened my current skills and added many new tools to my toolbox, it gave me an incredible network of personal advisors in business as well as life-long friends. The EMBA program gave me my confidence back.�

Siri Osthed | Class of 2013 Head of Pro Services and Product Operations, Thumbtack B.S., Communications, Business Management

THE PEOPLE Our students, faculty, alumni, and administrative staff are the forces behind our Executive MBA program’s reputation, quality, and real-world results. Throughout the program, participants build close relationships with faculty and fellow students. Each class is divided into study groups that meet face-to-face and electronically to work on assignments or prepare for upcoming classes. These groups are a vital source of support, assistance, different perspectives, and camaraderie. The week-long intensive sessions provide further opportunities to develop connections with seasoned leaders in a variety of fields. A Far-Reaching Student Network The EMBA program attracts the most diverse, experienced group of professionals in the West. As students move through the program as a unified cohort, they have ample opportunity to forge close relationships and learn from each other. Once a student begins their EMBA journey, they enter into a lifetime partnership with the school. They have the opportunity to connect with this network, continually develop new relationships and benefit from lifelong opportunities for learning, career building and personal development. Furthermore, EMBA students become part of a far-reaching network of over 20,000 David Eccles School of Business students and alumni. Highly-Ranked Faculty Faculty of the David Eccles School of Business hold Ph.D’s from the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world, including Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, Stanford Business School, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Duke University’s Fuqua School, the University of Michigan’s Ross School, UCLA’s Anderson School, and the London School of Economics. Most have had significant business management experience. They interface with the business community as consultants and board members and consistently publish in top research journals. Their research is cited in internationally recognized business publications such as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Barron’s.

THE CURRICULUM The Executive MBA features a high-level general management program designed for experienced managers. It is a cohorted program with all participants taking the same courses throughout the 21 months of class. The courses deliver in-depth knowledge of business fundamentals, analytical skills, creative solutions, and vision that extends beyond current employment, industry, and region. The faculty teach how to apply analytical methods and conceptual tools from finance, statistics, behavioral science, and other academic disciplines to solve complex business problems and improve leadership skills. Students balance problem-solving with broad perspectives and conceptual skills. In the end, they will be prepared to create solutions and implement them within the context of their organization. Our faculty continually update their courses to reflect the latest thinking in their fields and critical issues facing the marketplace. They are the men and women who write the theory and practical solutions that become industry standard.



Financial Accounting

Team Effectiveness

Cost Accounting

Leadership & Management in High Performance Organizations


Communication & Interpersonal Effectiveness


Operations Management


Negotiations & Conflict Management

Advanced Leadership: Problem Solving in Business Organizations

Ethics •

Ethics & Foundations of Business Thought

Competitive Advantage Through Human Resources

Finance •

Corporate Finance


Advanced Finance

Marketing Management

Advanced Marketing Strategies

Global Topics Strategy

International Field Study

International Finance

Business Strategy

Managing in the Global Economy

Corporate Strategy

Leading Innovation

*Subject to change

“The in-class communication in the Executive MBA program has been invaluable because it is directly applicable to my day to day responsibilities at work. Additionally, the professors are first class. They were interested in our success, cared about the content being delivered, and created a very healthy class environment.� Josh Young | Class of 2015 President, YESCO B.S., Business Management

THE INTERNATIONAL ADVANTAGE Geographic borders have evaporated in the modern business world, bringing new challenges and opportunities. The Executive MBA program embraces this reality by weaving a global focus throughout the entire program. Faculty members strive to incorporate global case studies and research projects in each class. Courses like International Finance and Intensive Week II: Managing in the Global Economy help students to think beyond their own industries and markets.

The 21-month program culminates with an International Field Study, where students get the chance to go behindthe-scenes at major multinational companies, gaining an insider’s view of global best practices, policies, and procedures. During the International Field Study, students tour renowned firms and have direct contact with high-level executives and government officials. Previous EMBA classes have visited Chile, China, Argentina, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Japan.

Executive MBA International Field Study Class of 2017 Beijing and Hong Kong

“I credit the Executive MBA program for obtaining my current position as Regional Director at a nationally recognized health care organization. I had multiple one-on-one meetings with my EMBA executive career coach and attended several program lunch seminars. My career coach was right by my side as I applied, interviewed, and negotiated salary and benefits for my new role.� Tammer Attallah | Class of 2013 Administrative Director of Behavioral Health, Intermountain Healthcare B.S., Psychology, Exercise and Sport Science; M.S., Social Work

CAREER ADVANCEMENT CENTER The David Eccles School of Business provides a dedicated Career Advancement Center to help you improve the ROI of your Executive MBA for you and your employer. We partner with you to develop a strategic professional development plan to leverage internal opportunities for growth, prepare for future strategic moves, and develop entrepreneurship and business ownership skills. This critical part of the EMBA program ensures that you maximize your total academic experience with your key goals in mind.

WHAT WE DO Professional Development 

Establish goals and create a professional development plan to achieve them

Are you meant to be an entrepreneur? Tap into campus resources to learn the commercialization process

Build or enhance executive, leadership, and management behaviors, actions, and outcomes

Receive support in dealing with challenging relationship, business, and professional situations

Learn how to better motivate, coach, and develop your leaders, managers, and staff 

Expand the scope of your role through new business strategies, enhanced leadership focus, and initiatives

Career Advancement 

Develop your brand and marketing tools and relationship building skills

Prepare for an internal change - higher seniority levels, new functional roles, or a broader scope 

Prepare for an external change - job search, new industry and/or employer, position, or role

Build your network through introductions


One-on-one executive coaching: On-campus and virtual meetings. Our coaches have diverse, strong private sector backgrounds. They work with you through short- and long-term goal setting, leadership and professional development planning, and plan implementation during your program and afterwards

Expert seminars: Speakers on class days (e.g., How to Work with Executive Recruiters)

Online curriculum: Expert content, videos, and templates to guide you through your work with your coach

THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT Whether you are weighing the advantages of sponsoring a valuable employee as he or she earns an Executive MBA or you are thinking of pursuing the degree yourself, consider the soundness of the investment: Benefits to Program Participants •

Develop personal leadership skills and learn to lead strategically on a global basis

Understand how to lead organizational change and transformation

Develop analytical problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

Attain unprecedented clarity and confidence in dealing with a myriad of business issues

Understand the impact of emerging technologies as they affect both organizations and individual careers

Develop entrepreneurship and commercialization skills and receive funding

Become part of a learning community and build lasting relationships with highpotential peers

Balance coursework, professional development, and personal life with minimal disruption to work and family life

Benefits to Sponsoring Employers •

Develop high-potential executives’ leadership skills with minimal conflict between work and school

Build the organization’s knowledge base

Retain top managers who will be able to balance the demands of an executive development program with personal commitments

Introduce executives to best practices from the best companies around the world

Enhance organization’s ability to develop and commercialize new products and solutions

Build your executives’ networking capacity

Build teamwork capabilities


Average Salary Increase by Graduation


Received a Promotion While in the Program


Average Salary Increase 3 Years After Graduation

75% Net Promoter Score (Comparable to industry leaders like Apple, Costco, Starbucks, and Bose)

“The Executive MBA program had an immediate impact on my career. Our clients frequently asked about my MBA and realized that what I learned would benefit them in our future projects together. Because I studied a broad range of topics, I became betterequipped to add value to my clients on multiple levels. My EMBA set me apart from my competitors, and I have been awarded many projects because of my work in the program.� Brooke Karrington | Class of 2015 Principal, Karrington Financial Forensics B.A., English


ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION AT APPLYUTAHMBA.COM We recommend submitting your application as early as possible, as candidates are reviewed and decisions are given on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted through mid-August. Applications received after the class is full will be added to a wait list and/or be considered for next year’s class. Application submission dates are as follows: • • •

October 1 • November 15 • January 1 •

February 15 April 1 May 15

• • •

June 15 July 15 August 1

Application Fee ($55 before April 1, $85 after April 1)

Letter of Recommendation and Nomination Form The applicant’s direct supervisor must complete both the nomination form and write the letter of recommendation. The letter should discuss how long and in what capacity the recommender has known the applicant, as well as the applicant’s strengths, weaknesses, personal character, and potential for success in the Executive MBA program. The nomination form and letter can be completed online by inputting the recommender’s contact details in the online application. Alternatively, recommenders can email their completed form and letter to the Executive MBA program at

College Transcripts Interview A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university or college is mandatory. Unofficial transcripts from each institution you attended need to be uploaded to the online application, and official transcripts must be submitted by email to or by mail to:

You will be contacted for an interview with our Program Director or Associate Dean. The interview helps assess your skills and motivation and allows for additional character insight as part of the admission process. GMAT/GRE Waiver

University of Utah Graduate Admissions 201 S 1460 E, Room 250 S Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Essay Please write a one page, single-spaced essay addressing the following topics: • • •

Explain your decision and motivation for applying to the Executive MBA program. Why do you feel you are a strong candidate? How will earning an MBA influence your career intentions?

Resume Please provide a current resume that includes chronological career history with dates, employers, job titles, nature of your duties/responsibilities, and other pertinent information.

The GMAT/GRE examination is waived in most cases depending on an individual’s undergraduate GPA, graduate GPA, and work experience. The Executive MBA Program Director cannot authorize the final waiver until we have received all required application materials and conducted an interview. If you would like to waive the GMAT, we encourage you to turn in your application materials as early as possible to expedite the process. International Admissions Questions regarding international applicants should be directed to the University of Utah International Student Admissions Office at 801-581-3091. All international student applications must be received by the International Graduate Admissions Office no later than April 1.

55 - 65

Average Cohort Size


Average Age


Average Work Experience

29% Female


Previously Earned Graduate Degrees

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Business: 37% STEM: 27% Social Sciences: 15% Humanities: 11% Other: 10%

INDUSTRIES Consumer Products/Services: 36% Finance: 17% Health Care: 14% Construction: 13% Manufacturing: 12% Consulting/Marketing: 5% Other: 3%

JOB POSITIONS President, Principal, CEO, COO: 11% V.P., Controller, CFO: 10% Sr. Manager, General Manager, Director: 30% Manager, Supervisor, Consultant: 49%


Here are just some of the companies our students and alumni represent: 3M Health Information Systems Adams Construction Adobe ADP Advanced MD Alliant Tech Systems All West Communications AlphaGraphics, Inc. American Express Andeavor Ansell ARUP Laboratories ATK Aerospace Structures AtTask Bank of America Bard Access Systems BD Medical BioFire Diagnostics Black Diamond Boart Longyear Boeing Boyer Company C.R. England, Inc Charles Schwab & Co. Chevron Cicero Group Citigroup Department of Defense Discover Financial Services Domo doTERRA Dyno Nobel eBay Edwards Lifesciences Extra Space Storage ExxonMobil Fairchild Semiconductor Fidelity Investments First Utah Bank FLSmidth GE Goldman Sachs HealthEquity Hewlett-Packard Company Hexcel Corporation Huntsman Cancer Institute IM Flash Technologies Intel Intermountain Healthcare JBT AeroTech JCPenney Johnson Matthey Kennecott Utah Copper Key Bank

Kimberly-Clark Corporation L-3 Communications LANDesk Software LDS Church MarketStar Marriott Maverik MedQuest Merit Medical Systems Modern Display Companies Morgan Stanley MountainStar Healthcare Myriad Genetics Laboratories NestlĂŠ Northrop Grumman Novell Nu Skin Enterprises Nutraceutical ON Semiconductor Oracle Parker Hannifin Corporation Portneuf Medical Center Progrexion Questar Raytheon Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah Rio Tinto Sequoia Financial Group Sinclair Oil Corporation Skullcandy SkyWest Airlines Sorenson Communications Sungard Swire Coca-Cola Symantec Corporation Target Thermo Fisher Union Pacific Railroad U.S. Air Force University of Utah USANA Health Sciences U.S. Synthetic Utah Army National Guard Utah Education Network Utah Transit Authority Varian Walker Edison Furniture Company WesTech Engineering Wheeler Machinery Co. Workers Compensation Fund Xactware YESCO Zions Bancorpration

“I somehow underestimated what the Executive MBA program would be. Whatever I thought the program was going to be, it exceeded it in every way. The EMBA program is truly a learning experience in a league of its own. The tight-knit cohort, learning from foremost experts, and interacting with other executive level professionals, was incredible.” Adam D’Sousa | Class of 2016 Assistant Vice President of Compliance, EnerBank USA B.B.A., Business Administration

TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP The value of your University of Utah Executive MBA extends far beyond your 21 months in the classroom. Lifelong friendships, the collaborative community, and a common connection with other EMBA alumni are among the most powerful benefits of your degree. The relationships you build during your experience give you the power to move ahead in your career, change your career trajectory, and even relocate around the globe. Annual golf tournaments, sporting events, reunion dinners, alumni “Return to Learn” experiences, and more allow alumni to stay deeply connected after graduating. Take your next step today. Call or email our program office to speak with an admissions advisor. Attend an upcoming information luncheon. Schedule a time to come on-campus for a class visit to see for yourself. Or begin your online application today. Don’t stop your momentum - take your next step towards greater success.


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University of Utah Executive MBA  

You've already achieved considerable success in your career - so why pursue more education now? The University of Utah's Executive MBA progr...

University of Utah Executive MBA  

You've already achieved considerable success in your career - so why pursue more education now? The University of Utah's Executive MBA progr...