KSU Executive MBA Advantages

Our EMBA is the only program in metro Atlanta with a true Weekend Format. Because you’re trying to balance work, life, and an EMBA, our classes meet approximately one weekend a month. We’re conveniently located right off I-75 and outside the perimeter. Parking is easily accessible at our Executive Center where you will find meeting rooms, video conference facilities, a dining area and friendly staff. 


Choose a Top-Ranked EMBA Program at Coles College of Business

  • AACSB accredited: the premier international accreditation for colleges of business.
  • EMBA Ranking: CEO Magazine ranked our program #1 in Georgia and 3rd in the U.S. in addition to our Tier One rating in the recent Global EMBA rankings. Rated #3 internationally in teamwork and #10 in eBusiness by Bloomberg Businessweek. 
  • Flexible Weekend Format: Easily fit your busy schedule and advancing career demands. 
  • Strategic Planning: Find your focus with in-depth planning to help you achieve your personal brand and goals. 
  • Executive Coaching: Coles pairs students with experts who provide strategic guidance for professional development throughout the entire 19-month program. This is not just a class on coaching - it is a dynamic, long-term, one-on-one relationship fostering professional growth. 
  • Applied Integrated Curriculum: Top-tier managers know that business problems are complex and require multidimensional solutions. This is why the Coles EMBA uses a comprehensive curriculum approach. We integrate the functional disciplines of business in every class session and in every class assignment. 
  • Dedicated Faculty: Our EMBA faculty team enhances the world-class business curriculum by sharing their professional experience. 
  • Proven Success After Graduation: 36% of the EMBA Class of 2023 received promotions within their company while still in the program - an increase of 11% from the EMBA Class of 2022!

EMBA International Residency

Enhance your insights by engaging with top-level projects in countries outside of the United States. Learn the best kept secrets concerning business practices including strategic planning, project management, team collaboration, consulting and more! Gain a global perspective on business development and decision-making happening around the world with the KSU Executive MBA International Residency program.


Take Your Career to the Next Level with EMBA Professional Development

Executive Education and Coaching

The KSU Executive MBA in the Coles College of Business is one of only two global programs offering program-long executive coaching. Our executive coaching team pairs you with an executive volunteer of your choice. For the entire program, this coach provides strategic guidance on your professional development and career management. This is not just a class on coaching – it is a dynamic, long-term, one-on-one relationship fostering personal and professional growth. 

Personal and Professional Development

The best leaders don't just understand business; they understand themselves and how they interact with others. Through a series of professional assessments and career management journaling, students discover their instinctive talents and how to use those abilities to become successful leaders and executives. We also ask each student to set at least one goal around a personal mission statement. This mission statement becomes the basis for your personal development plan. Throughout the 19 months of the program, you will be guided and pushed to accomplish that goal.