With the Broad College’s top-ranked Executive MBA program, students turn weekend investments into lifelong returns. To meet changing needs and demand, the Broad College is introducing the Executive MBA Flex, a new pilot option offered this fall for the incoming Class of 2022.
The EMBA Flex embraces a hybrid model, with in-person, team-oriented sessions combined with online learning. Under this program, students will meet in East Lansing one weekend per month and complete the balance of their courses online on their own schedule and time.
“Given the impact of COVID-19 and to continue delivering on our mission of providing a high-quality, high-value graduate education, we think the EMBA Flex will offer a great alternative experience to our existing program,” Cheri DeClercq, assistant dean for MBA programs, said.
The EMBA Flex will also broaden access to more high-potential candidates by considering strong applicants with three or more years of significant work experience and providing an opportunity for those who live further away.
“Today’s leaders need the knowledge, skills and network gained from an MBA now more than ever, but they also need flexibility. This EMBA Flex option gives both: our same great program, with fewer weekends,” DeClercq explained. “All students will still benefit from the same faculty, classes, tuition, meals (when on campus), team experience, on-campus residency and global residency options.”
Traditionally, the Broad College’s EMBA program has been offered in person, every other weekend, in East Lansing, Troy and Detroit. The EMBA Flex program will be offered in lieu of the Detroit cohort for this fall.
“The Broad Executive MBA Flex option is an experience that retains the value, impact, heritage and ROI of the existing Broad EMBA while giving more students more flexibility to achieve their goals,” DeClercq said.