An MBA for the Common Good

Doing good business

At EMU you’ll learn the difference between a ‘common MBA’ and an ’MBA for the common good.’ Our program focuses on doing good business through Christian values of stewardship, sustainability, ethics, integrity, justice, social entrepreneurship and multi-cultural perspectives.

It’s about common good, not “getting ahead” at the expense of others. Students develop collaborative leadership and management skills through experiential learning, mentored by faculty with international and industry experience. You’ll graduate with leadership and management skills and proven stewardship strategies.

Upcoming Open House Dates for the MBA and MOL (Masters in Organizational Leadership) Programs

The MBA and MOL Programs will be holding three open houses during the 2014 Spring and Summer semesters: Monday, March 17, Tuesday, April 29, and Tuesday, July 8. The Open Houses will be held in Campus Center 206, and will be drop-in events from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Program Representatives from both the MBA and MOL programs will be available to talk about the programs. For more information or to register for any of the three dates, please call Patty Eckard at 540-432-4150, or email at

GMAT/GRE prep session will be held on Monday, July 7, 7 p.m. in Campus Center 105 (Strite). Pre-registration is required. Contact Patty Eckard for details or to register: 432-4150,

MBA students gain practicum experience in India

As part of a 3 credit elective practicum on sustainable enterprise development, two MBA students – Deb King and Rich Myers – researched, co-authored and published a peer-reviewed case study on Fourth Sector Development. Together with Dr. Tony Smith, co-director of the MBA Program, they presented their case in December 2011 at the International Conference on Management Cases in Delhi, India. Read more…

MBA tracks of study

The first three tracks of study are 36 semester hours in total, while the graduate certificate is 15 semester hours.

An MBA designed for working professionals

MBA students join cohorts who take their core classes together one night a week. Classes are delivered in a variety of formats including lecture, case study, and group discussion. The MBA is normally completed in two years.

Local businesses play a key role in making our program a success by recommending students with strong leadership potential, and often offering tuition reimbursement for the student, their employee.

Our program is respected for many reasons, one being that EMU students gain a perspective that advances the common good for all stakeholders in business and promotes high ethical standards, stewardship, and peacebuilding.

Experiential learning with faculty mentors

EMU professors prepare leaders to help shape our diverse, local community, as well as our world. The university’s mission and culture encompass the values of ethics, stewardship, and sustainability. Our faculty also bring unique experience – many in international settings – that helps develop manager-leader capabilities.

Graduate Housing

Program personnel will assist new students, who relocate for the purpose of entering the MBA program, with on-campus graduate student housing and with identifying employment options, subject to availability. Click here to see EMU’s housing options.

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