Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

Curriculum and Schedule

Program Schedule

Our students look forward to being in the classroom together, engaging with other professionals and learning from each other. Classes meet up to 66 days over the course of the two-year program, including two to three Saturdays per month.  For those times when it’s not convenient for you to attend class in person, we’ve enhanced our classrooms with RooFlex technology for a high-quality hybrid experience.

Outside of class, you’ll want to plan time to study, work on projects and meet with your team. Most students plan on spending about 20 hours outside of class per week, including about two hours meeting with their team.

  • The program begins in August and ends 21 months later with graduation in early May.
  • Classes meet two to three Saturdays per month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Your classes won’t meet in July, and you’ll have time off for holidays.

2026 program calendar (PDF)

Curriculum Overview

Year One — Fundamentals of Management

  • Fall (semester 1)
    • Fundamentals of Leadership
    • Leadership and Organizations
    • Financial Reporting Systems
    • Marketing Management
  • Spring (semester 2)
    • Talent Management
    • Current Issues in Management with Technology
    • Organizational Finance
    • Public Policy

Year Two — Strategic Integration and Implementation

  • Summer (semester 3)
    • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Fall (semester 4)
    • Strategic Management
    • Business Analytics for Decision Making
    • Advanced Topics in Finance or an elective
  • Spring (semester 5)
    • Strategy and New Venture Creation
    • Operations Management or elective
    • Global Initiatives in Management and residency

Course descriptions (PDF)


To delve deeper into the subjects that matter most to you, EMBA students are invited to select two electives from a variety of graduate course options in entrepreneurship, finance, public administration, marketing, data analytics and more. Elective options vary by semester. Offerings and schedule for electives are available at least two months prior to the start of the semester.

Early decision

If you apply by Nov. 1 and are accepted into the program, you can opt to take one or both of your electives in the Spring semester before the start of the program.

How to Apply

Follow our graduate application process.

Graduate admissions

Letters of recommendation

Applicants to the EMBA program must also submit the names and email addresses of two contacts who can provide a letter of recommendation covering these topics:

  • Length of time the respondent has known you and under what circumstance
  • Detailed description of the effectiveness of your job performance
  • Skills you have demonstrated on the job in projects and assignments
  • Your potential as a manager
  • Your leadership capabilities
  • Qualities that you will bring to the program and the class
  • Any additional comments about your potential for success in a rigorous graduate program of study

One contact must be a current business associate, such as your manager, supervisor, CEO or a member of your company’s board of directors. Your second contact can be a previous supervisor, a peer or subordinate or an executive outside your company who knows your work well. We will not accept recommendations from personal friends or former professors.


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