Impact

At UA EMBA Our Students Are Family

Meet our Students

Prospective students must have a minimum of five years of work experience and an undergraduate degree. UA EMBA students represent diverse professional and academic backgrounds. On average, our candidates have:

16 years professional and academic backgrounds and 9 years management experience.
68% Male
32% Female
Average age is 39

Current Undergraduate Educational Backgrounds:
61%    Business    
15%    Engineering
17%    Liberal Arts    
7%    Science

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  • Stephen Burton

    Stephen Burton — Account Manager for Buckman Laboratories (M.B.A., BS-Chemical Engineering)

     

    Stephen enrolled in the EMBA Program to develop business acumen and leadership skills. “The Communication and Negotiation classes were most readily applicable to my day-to-day and had the fastest impact for my company. This program made me more well-rounded, since my background in technical did not expose me to several key areas of general business.”

  • Neil Morton — Sales Analyst for Moultrie Products/Pradco (M.B.A., BS-MIS)

     

    Neil focused on building his company brand and winning market positioning. "I was able to immediately institute] forecasting using the Holt-Winters method. My company was impressed with my ambition to accomplish this."

  • Pritha Powell

    Pritha Powell—VP, Corporate Marketing Strategist for Regions Bank (M.B.A., BS - Economics)

     

    Pritha Powell wanted to continue to grow and expand her knowledge base in the financial services industry. Pritha put her people skills to work and became class vice president creating networking and social events for her class. "My leadership skills have greatly improved, especially during difficult situations. My employers have been pleased with my progress."

  • Kimberly Rose

    Kimberly Rose — Governance & Administration Manager and AVP at Regions Bank (M.B.A., BS-Accounting)

     

    Kimberly focused on growing her career while in the program. "I was able to switch organizations to a management level position the week after graduation." Kimberly went from a Project Manager to her new position as AVP.

The UA EMBA boasts a relevant curriculum, a distinguished faculty and an incomparable return on investment (ROI). EMBA graduates and students are able to more effectively recognize and leverage opportunities, increase strategic thinking, and improve negotiating, data analysis, financial and accounting skills and grow networks. The UA EMBA provides a competitive edge that empowers students and enhances companies’ bottom lines.

Example of a project or knowledge gained from the EMBA Program that resulted in a substantial ROI.
    
Completed a major lean Six Sigma project at Corpus Christi Army Depot resulting in a $100B savings.
    -Chad Hellums (TEMBA 2010), Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Army, RDECOM AMRDEC

I started a sign manufacturing division of our company as part of a class project.  In the two years since launch, it has resulted in incremental net operating income of over $25,000.
    -Matt Bogue (TEMBA 2014), Vice President, The Dutch Group

As an engineer, I lacked experience in reading financial statements.  Management accounting was very beneficial to deal with both the company books and to prepare for what the bankers wanted to see.
    -David Brogdon (TEMBA 1994), President & CEO, The Brogdon Group

I came into a leadership role on a team that was not perceived to be functioning well in the view of our corporate organization.  This was affecting current capital investment decisions for the manufacturing site where we were located.  I used what I had learned in Business Strategy to create and communicate a vision for the organization. Then I used leadership and HR to turn the group into one of the most widely recognized and praised organizations in their functional area across the whole company.  Our manufacturing organization had the highest capital investment of all 3M U.S. based locations over the next ten years.
    -Joel Belew (TEMBA 1996), Product Manager, 3M

Led acquisition and integration of Nokia-Siemens unit. Without the UA EMBA, I would not have had this opportunity and advancement.
    -Kent Darzi (HEMBA 2010), Director - Engineering, ADTRAN, Inc.

We used the knowledge gained from the EMBA Program to expand our presence in the western United States and Latin America.
    -Mark Waters (HEMBA 2011), Vice President – Finance & Operations, Valley Rubber LLC

Corporate

The future wealth of a company is driven by its human capital. From the largest multinational organizations to the smallest companies, businesses find that investing in their most valuable employees by sponsoring their Executive MBA educations can benefit everyone involved. For students and company sponsors, participation often results in immediate application to real-time business challenges, developing leadership and the vision needed to expand business horizons.

Our students quickly begin to strategize new ways to manage assets, implement cost reduction programs, and identify, analyze and solve problems. They also increase their collaborative abilities through teamwork with diverse peer groups.  In addition, participants benefit through the tremendous expansion of their professional networks and access to valuable resources including the latest research and trends.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP FOR CURRENT UA EMBA STUDENTS

 

22%

39%
Full Sponsorship Some Sponsorship

Approximately 61% of our EMBA students receive some level of financial sponsorship from their organization. Some companies provide financial sponsorship while others may offer time off for their employees or grant special permission for participation. Past company support may or may not indicate current levels of sponsorship availability. Students should check with employers regarding educational support and policies. Our approach is to assist companies with talent development and succession planning. We encourage the use of our EMBA program as part of corporate development offerings and we are happy to meet with your employer to discuss the EMBA program. Contact us now to learn more on how we can partner with your company.

An Executive Career Plan begins during your initial personal interview and continues through graduation. Career planning sessions, in both workshops and private sessions, are available throughout the program. Students also build professional networks among their classmates and EMBA alumni expanding valuable new resources including potential clients, investors, suppliers and career opportunities.

Direct Application to Business Challenges
Participants often bring work challenges to the classroom to gain insight from faculty and peers. Students use their own companies and industries for team assignments. During the final semester teams complete an international business strategy project on a company or industry they will visit. They must also complete an international corporate consulting project. In 2016 EMBA students presented recommendations for best strategies to enter the U.S. market to ABURY founder and CEO Andrea Kolb.  

2015 EMBA Alumni Survey (surveys are conducted every other year)
82%    Promotion within current or new company
5    Average number of promotions
50%    Average salary growth (30% for those graduating in the last five years)
32%    Salary double
21%    Serve on corporate board of directors
48%    Serve on a non-profit board

2016 EMBA graduating class
93% reported the program had an impact on their career
100% report the program had an impact on their personal aspirations.
93% reported an impact on employer/organization
82% took on new responsibilities
36% receive a promotion
Average salary increase 15% from beginning to end of program

Employer Payback Period: 12 months
Student Payback Period: 32 months

EMBA Alumni Network
The Executive MBA Alumni Network is an active association that offers professional and social networking and continued educational offerings, as well as promotes the UA EMBA Program.  As students you are invited to attend alumni events and training and development sessions.