1 University of Toledo MBA Program Format Comparisons QUESTION TRADITIONAL MBA FORMAT (MBA) EXECUTIVE MBA FORMAT (EMBA) Do I need to have a business degree to be eligible for the Your bachelor s degree does not need to be related to business. The most common academic backgrounds are business administration, engineering and pharmacy. Any bachelor s degree is eligible for consideration. Your academic background will determine the number of classes required on your individual plan of study. Your bachelor s degree does not need to be related to business. Students undergraduate and graduate backgrounds range from business administration, arts, engineering, social sciences, medicine and law. Is work experience required? Work experience is not required for admission. We have a wide variety of students in the program. The majority of students in the program are full-time working professionals pursuing the degree on a part-time basis, but we have a growing number of full-time students entering the program right after earning their bachelor s degree. A minimum of three to five years of experience in business with significant management responsibilities. What are the admission requirements? A complete application includes the following: Online application $45 application fee Statement of purpose Official transcript(s) Official GMAT score 3 letters of recommendation A complete application includes the following: Application Resume $45 application fee Official transcript(s) from all higher education institutions attended 1 employer nomination form 2 letters of recommendation Official GMAT score*
2 Is the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) required? The GMAT is required for all applications. We will accept the LSAT or MCAT in lieu of the GMAT for applicants to dual degree programs, and under specific circumstance we may accept a GRE score in lieu of the GMAT, but that is determined on a case by case basis. * The GMAT may be waived for eligible applicants who have sufficient employment experience with managerial responsibilities deemed acceptable by the Admissions Committee. We will accept the LSAT, MCAT or GRE in lieu of the GMAT under specific circumstance and it is determined on a case by case basis. When can I start? You can start the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester. Application Deadlines for Domestic Students Fall Semester - August 1 Spring Semester - November 15 Summer Semester - April 15 Application Deadlines for International Students Fall Semester - May 1 Spring Semester - October 1 Summer Semester - March 1 Classes begin in September of each year, and the program takes 15 months (5 quarters) to complete. When do classes meet? Most classes meet in the evenings. Our two most common timeframes for classes are Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-7:00 and 7:20-8:35. There are a few classes offered during the day for full-time students, and a few electives may be offered in a one night a week format from 7:20-9:50. Please see current schedule grids posted to the MBA website for more information. Classes are held on campus on Friday evening (5:30 pm 9:30 pm) and all day Saturday (8:00 am 5:00 pm) two weekends per month, along with additional online sessions.* Please see the current program schedule posted to the EMBA website for more information. dar.pdf Are online classes available? We have started offering a growing number of online classes, however, it is not currently possible to complete the entire program online. *In addition to the six on campus sessions per quarter, the weekend sessions are blended with two weekends worth of online activities.
3 Can I specialize in a certain area? There are 8 different areas of specialization available: 1. Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization 2. Finance 3. Human Resource Management 4. Information Systems 5. International Business 6. Leadership 7. Marketing 8. Operations Management It is also possible to pursue your MBA in General Administration by selecting a variety of electives from various areas instead of specializing in a specific area. Please see the MBA Specializations on the MBA website to see the types of electives each department tends to offer. The EMBA curriculum is designed to enhance the ability of professionals and executives to effectively lead change and growth in today s ultra-competitive environment. Participants in the program take 16 dynamic courses built around three major integrative themes: Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship and the Integration of Business Functions Competition in the Global Marketplace E-Business Competitive Challenge How long does it take to complete the The length of the program depends on your academic background, and whether you attend on a full-time or parttime basis. Every student must complete a minimum of 11 classes (33 credit hours) at the 6000 level. An additional 6 classes (18 credit hours) may be required if you do not have an academic background in business. If you have a business degree, or earned a minor in business administration, and attend on a full-time basis, it may be possible to complete the program in as few as 3 semesters. The program takes 15 consecutive months to complete. Is there an international component to the Students have the option to take IBUS 6100, an International Business elective typically offered each spring semester, which provides an opportunity to take part in a study trip abroad for academic credit. It is not possible to actually attend classes at an international university and transfer graduate credit hours to count toward completion of your degree. An international perspective on business is emphasized throughout the program. Participants take part in an international trip in the final class term as part of the Global Study Field Trip. During the seven to ten day trip, participants meet with business, finance and government leaders to achieve a greater understanding of global business. Previous groups have visited Germany, Scotland, Poland, England, and China (Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing).
4 Are there any other unique features of the The program is very flexible and students can work toward graduation at their own pace. Most of the classes are offered in the new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement. The building opened in January 2010, and offers a cutting edge learning environment with innovative learning labs such as the John & Lillian Neff Trading Room where students manage a $1 million portfolio through live and delayed feeds to the NYSE. Four other learning labs are in development in the areas of entrepreneurship, information systems and technology management, leadership, and professional sales. Unique Focus on Innovation & Growth The program develops the executive s entrepreneurial skills in generating ideas with impact. Functional skills to plan and implement new ventures are also strengthened. International Perspective An international perspective on business is emphasized throughout the program. Participants take part in an international trip near the end of the end of the program as part of the Global Study Field Trip. Personalized, Hands-on Learning All courses were specifically developed for this program and classes are taught by experienced senior faculty. Strong Peer & Faculty Relationships By taking all courses together in the same sequence and sharing the same educational experiences, participants enjoy in-depth learning, teamwork techniques, and lasting friendships. Limited Class Size & Strong Customer Service Class size is limited to 25 students. The EMBA Program provides the highest level of customer service in a warm and caring environment. How much does the program cost? The cost of the program is based on tuition per credit hour. The total cost will depend on whether you are assessed tuition at the in-state or out-of-state rates, and the total number of classes/credit hours required on your individual plan of study. In addition to tuition, there are other per semester fees such as general fees, technology fees, parking, books, etc. Please see the link to the Office of the Treasurer for current tuition rates and policies. The $41,000 comprehensive fee for the Executive MBA format includes prerequisite review sessions, orientation, tuition, general fees and other miscellaneous fees, books and course materials, meals and refreshments on class days, parking, and transportation and accommodations for the international study trip. Tuition.pdf
5 Do I have to pay out-ofstate tuition if I live in Michigan? You are eligible for in-state tuition if your permanent address is in one of the following Michigan counties: Hillsdale Lenawee Macomb Oakland Washtenaw Wayne There are no out-of-state fees associated with the Executive MBA format. The program costs are the same for every student regardless of state residency.
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