Graduate - Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

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

Ranked #1 in Georgia and 3rd in the U.S. by CEO Magazine, the KSU Executive MBA 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”.


To thrive in business, you must understand how to lead high performing teams, so the EMBA degree is team-based. You’ll focus on collaboration, decision-making, resourcefulness, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Teams of five to six students, representing a diversity of experience and personality, collaborate on assignments throughout the entire program.

Global Focus

Business doesn’t stop for a time zone or a border. The KSU EMBA program features an international consulting project. After conducting in-depth research, including a market assessment, competitive analysis and other critical functions, our students and faculty embark on a 12-day trip to a country in South America. While meeting with a company onsite, you will experience the cultural and structural challenges of growing an international business firsthand. This project takes you far beyond your classrooms on the Kennesaw campus and prepares you to become a global business leader.

Salary and Career Information for EMBA Graduates

More than 94 percent of our students report that their EMBA degree increased their value to their organization and 88 percent reported an increase in their ability to be promoted.

Executive Master of Business Administration Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexible, Executive Format - One of a very few EMBA programs with a true weekend format. EMBA classes meet one weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) per month. 

  • 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 – Many EMBA programs include team projects, but KSU’s teams stay together throughout the program. Each team is supported by an experienced EMBA alumni coach.