Maximize your Potential with our Executive MBA

If you're ready to become a more effective manager and leader, you're ready for an Executive Fellows MBA from the Helzberg School of Management. We won't just teach you the skills you need to make a difference for your organization, we'll help you develop them.


Lead the Way to Change

You manage projects, units, departments or firms. And to do it effectively, you must be able to initiate change. The Helzberg School's Executive Fellows MBA program delivers a specialized curriculum to help you become a change agent who can strategically plan and successfully implement solutions.

To do this, the program focuses on three areas: business knowledge, critical thinking, and leadership and management skills. The Executive MBA curriculum fully integrates professional development to let you practice key leadership skills as a part of your course work. In other words, we don't just teach leadership, we help you learn how to lead the change required to improve your results. See the Executive Fellows MBA at a glance.


A Schedule that Fits your Busy Life

Earn your EMBA in just 21 months with a convenient schedule that meets every other Saturday with approximately three additional Friday sessions included each semester. Rockhurst's EMBA program begins with a four-day orientation session in early September, then continues through the fall, spring and summer in year one, and fall and spring in year two. Each fall and spring semester ends with a two-day wrap-up session. See a sample schedule.


Class of 2016 First-year Meetings

2014 fall schedule

August 22 (evening), 23
September 2-5
September 19, 20
October 4,17 (evening), 18
November 1, 15
December 6, 12, 13

2015 spring schedule

January 9, 10, 24
February 6 (evening), 7, 21
March 6 (evening), 7, 21
April 11, 18
May 1, 2


Meet Your New Business Network

Not only will you leave the Helzberg School of Management with a prestigious Executive MBA, you'll also develop a network of classmates from many of Kansas City's biggest and fastest growing businesses. It's one more tool you'll have in your pocket to bring back to your business.


Learning Focus

The Executive Fellows MBA program develops excellent managers and leaders through hands-on development, not just teaching. To truly help you become an effective agent of change, the program's learning focus includes four main tenets:

Business Knowledge and Skills

Functional areas of business that tend to be knowledge-based or focused on discrete skills related to this functional knowledge.

Personal Development

Development of the individual to better know themselves and to understand, enhance or overcome their personality and behavioral tendencies.

Professional Development

Planning and implementing by bringing people together, developing plans and exploiting opportunities in the context of real managerial situations.

Self-directed Learning

Explicit supports such as peers, coaches, mentors and faculty advisers, enabling students to learn according to their own individualized development needs.


Join the Top Five Percent

Employers take notice of applicants from AACSB-accredited programs. To earn this prestigious accreditation, Rockhurst met rigorous, relevant and carefully reviewed standards. With fewer than five percent of the world's 13,000 business programs earning AASCB accreditation, graduating from an accredited program is a powerful differentiator around the globe. In fact, Rockhurst's Helzberg School of Management is the region's only private, AACSB accredited school. Learn more about the importance of AACSB accreditation.