You work in the real world of business. So should your MBA.

You've worked for several years to develop your professional resume. Now you’re ready for the next level. The VCU Executive MBA program — ranked the No. 9 global executive MBA program by CEO Magazine in 2017 — will provide you with the necessary skills to complement your work experience and accelerate your career. Designed for working professionals with at least five years of work experience, our alternating weekend schedule helps you balance professional and personal responsibilities.

Matt Guise, EMBA Class of 2016

As I researched various schools, the cohort demographic coupled with VCU’s schedule and cost were deciding factors.  Based purely on the quality of VCU’s EMBA program, it’s difficult to justify the incremental cost charged by other schools. The module format is excellent — I am able to apply what I learn at my job nearly every day. For example, the program has given me confidence in linking business strategy to P&L drivers, which has been helpful when I present quarterly earnings and when I consider new initiatives to pursue.  The results are definitely noticeable.

At a glance

  • The VCU Executive MBA offers the same degree as our full-time MBA program with the flexibility of an alternating weekend schedule.
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  • Program length: 20 months
    Schedule: Every other Friday and Saturday
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, 5+ years' work experience
    Average cohort size: 45
    Application due: Apply Now! Accepting applications for class of 2022
The Experience
  • Student snapshot

    VCU Executive MBA students are high-caliber managers, executives and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and industries.

    • Rising professionals averaging 14 years of work experience
    • Employees who want to manage instead of practice
    • Entrepreneurs who want to increase their success
    • Managers in fiercely competitive industries who can't afford to drop out of the workforce while pursuing higher education


    Class profile

    The Class of 2019's top four current positions:
    • 23% management
    • 13% project management
    • 10% supply chain
    • 10% information technology
  • The curriculum

    Our dynamic, integrated curriculum evolves to stay ahead of the changing needs of global business. We approach issues by module topic, which better reflects the business world’s multidisciplinary demands.

    The program emphasizes collaborative learning. Each semester, cross-functional student teams complete realistic consulting projects that culminate in the capstone strategic dilemma project. Near the end of your first year, you’ll embark on a 10-day international business trip to gain a first-hand understanding of international business practices. 

    Other opportunities

    Program and degree requirements Curriculum Outline

  • The faculty

    The VCU Executive MBA faculty includes top business scholars and industry executives who are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise. Our professors bring their unique business experience and insights to the classroom to ensure that students receive innovative, creative, relevant and dynamic course content.

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Program overview



Executive MBA Webinar

Executive MBA Webinar

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open to:Business community Prospective graduate students
EMBA Experience Day

EMBA Experience Day

Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open to:Business community Prospective graduate students
Executive MBA Webinar

Executive MBA Webinar

Date: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open to:Business community Prospective graduate students

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Admissions and cost
  • Apply now

    We make it easy to get started — just view our application checklist for everything you’ll need, including transcripts, tests scores and references.


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  • Tuition and aid

    We offer a competitive base tuition of $59,500, with the option to add hotel accommodations during class weekends. We also offer an optional health care management concentration. Review the EMBA Class of 2021 Billing Schedule.

    Financial aid

    Federal loans are available to most executive MBA students. Visit VCU Financial Aid for details.

    For questions about billing, tuition or financial aid, contact Butch Sarma at (804) 828-7036 or

    What’s included

    Our all-inclusive tuition covers:

    • E-textbooks, course materials and software
    • Parking
    • Catered meals
    • 10-day international business trip
    • Networking events

Class schedule

Fridays 12:30-6:15 p.m. | Saturdays 8 a.m-2:15 p.m.

Each semester begins with a three-day immersion weekend, followed by regular classes every other Friday and Saturday. Summer and winter breaks are included. A 10-day international business trip is slated near the end of your first year.

EMBA Class of 2021 calendar    Executive Health Care Concentration - Summer 2019

Contact us

Get your questions answered and start receiving emails about program details, updates, event invites and more.

Bill Miller
Executive Director of Business and Alumni Development, Executive Programs

Butch Sarma
Director, Executive MBA Program

Contact Us

Snead Hall, Suite B3106
(804) 828-3622