Why Choose the Helzberg School of Management?
The Helzberg School of Management is dedicated to developing leaders of competence and conscience. The Executive Fellows MBA is Kansas City's oldest and most prestigious executive MBA, designed to enhance leadership and executive capability in promising middle- and upper-level managers.
Developing leaders of competence and conscience
- Faculty use a wide variety of teaching approaches with emphasis on case studies, projects, simulations and team-based activities.
- Courses blend theory and application to ensure both a broad-based understanding of contemporary business, and the capacity to appreciate how technology, globalization and social change are shaping the future business environment.
Rockhurst as a leader in Kansas City
- The first co-educational business degree for working adults (1933).
- One of the first part-time MBAs (1976).
- The first executive MBA in Kansas City (1978).
- The school's Center for Leadership and Ethics will engage Kansas City businesses, organizations and individuals through speaker series, workshops and consultation.
- A mentorship program, through the Helzberg Center for Professional Development, linking MBA students with local business leaders. Interested in becoming a mentor? Contact Dan Jensen at (816) 501-4093.
Meeting the needs of working professionals
Rockhurst MBA students come from a variety of professional backgrounds with diverse personal goals. Some are improving professional skills to enhance chances for advancement; others are preparing for a complete career change. To accommodate the dual role of employee-student, MBA classes are offered in the early evenings, and students can enroll at five different points during the year. Executive Fellows MBA students meet every other Saturday and two Fridays per semester.
Alumni Network: A Rockhurst MBA Opens the Door
More than 1,800 Rockhurst MBA alumni live and work in the greater Kansas City area. Many are employed as CEOs, presidents, vice presidents and managers of local firms. More than 2,600 Rockhurst University alumni are employed around the world. Rockhurst alumni are part of a nation-wide network of more than 1.5 million living graduates of 28 outstanding Jesuit colleges and universities.