Executive MBA

An Executive MBA (EMBA) is an accelerated degree program designed especially for busy professionals and allows students to receive their MBA in two years or less while continuing to work full time.

Ranked #1 in Georgia and #3 in North America by CEO Magazine (2024), the KSU EMBA Program is the only true weekend program in metro Atlanta with classes held approximately one weekend per month.

Our 19-month program teaches leadership and business acumen, but also digs deep to uncover your strengths, goals, and personal brand. At the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, you’ll experience cutting–edge global teaming, program-long executive coaching and an integrated curriculum designed for professionals ready to advance their career. Instantly applicable in the workplace, our motto is “what you learn on the weekend you apply on Monday”.


KSU EMBA Ranked #1 in Georgia and #3 in North America

The Coles College of Business EMBA program was ranked 1st in Georgia and 3rd in North America in CEO Magazine's 2024 Global Executive MBA. For the tenth year in a row, the EMBA was recognized as a Global Tier One program.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: One weekend (Sat/Sun) a month, face-to-face or remote

Number of Credits Hours: 48 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall

Time to Complete: 19-Month Program

GMAT: Not required

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall,  September 1st
Curriculum Admission Requirements

Executive MBA Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexible, Executive Format - The Only EMBA program in the Metro Atlanta with a true weekend format. Classes meet one weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) per month. Starting Fall 2024, our new HyFlex format will give you the option to attend class weekends virtually or in-person.
  • Conveniently Located - EMBA classes are taught at the KSU Centerwhich is easily accessible from I-75 and just outside the Atlanta perimeter, I-285. Parking is free and readily available.

  • Program-Long Teaming – Our EMBA program is team based to promote collaboration, decision-making, resourcefulness, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship. Teams consist of five to six students, representing a diversity of experience and personality.  

What is the difference between an Executive MBA and an MBA?

The Executive MBA is designed for working professionals looking to increase their business acumen and advance their career. The weekend-only program teaches leadership and business acumen, but the coursework and assignments also dig deep to uncover your strengths, goals and personal brand. The program-long team assignments are also an important program component. The average age of our students is 39, with approximately 16 years of professional work experience.

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Coles College of Business

Kennesaw State University
Coles College of Business
Executive MBA Program
Burruss Building, Room 255
560 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Drop #0401

Phone: 470-578-6862

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