Explore the Program

  • Program Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Tuition & Fees
  • How to Apply

Where leaders learn.

Experienced professionals have a sophisticated understanding of what it takes to be successful in business. The Executive MBA is a 54-credit, 17-month program designed to challenge those who’ve prospered in their careers meeting challenges head-on:

  • Professionals with 7-10 years of business experience
  • Professionals who have been identified within their organizations as having leadership potential
  • Students who want to learn and thrive in a diverse, multicultural group

Designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of today’s rising leaders, the program features:

  • Once a month (Thursday-Saturday) residencies and a weekly distance learning component provide flexibility
  • Average commitment of 15-20 hours per week
  • No GMAT Requirement

A new way of doing business.

Led by Johns Hopkins’ internationally recognized faculty, the Executive MBA provides a new way to look at business and connects you with experts, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who have succeeded in a variety of industries.

You’ll learn in a cohort alongside some of business’ brightest minds. Working together with your peers, you'll:

  • Strengthen your grasp of core business principles while exploring new challenges in special topic sessions and advanced seminar courses
  • Tackle problems in the fields of finance, health care, energy, technology, marketing, the environment, manufacturing, and organizational behavior
  • Participate in intensive, hands-on projects that will take you from the ends of the world to the leading edge of new technology and discoveries
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how humanistic values impact and enhance the way society does business

Learn with a diverse group of skilled professionals.

Data Source: Fall 2015
Program Total Students Average Age % Female % Male % Domestic % International
EMBA 30 41 26.7 73.3 96.7 3.3

1st Year (Core/Foundation Courses)

  • Financial Accounting (2 credits)
  • Persuasive Communications (2 credits)
  • Microeconomics (2 credits)
  • Macroeconomics and the Global Environment (2 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • Managing for the Future: Leading and Organizing (2 credits)
  • Marketing Management (2 credits)
  • Operations Management (2 credits)
  • Statistics and Data Analysis (2 credits)
  • Competitive Strategy (2 credits)
  • Public Policy: Analysis and Influence (2 credits)
  • Perspectives on Risk Management (2 credits)
  • Elective (pick one):
    •   Managing in an Era of Big Data (2 credits)
    •   Relational Dynamics in Organizations (2 credits)


2nd Year (Advanced Coursework)

  • Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
  • Financial Strategies (2 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing (2 credits)
  • Leading in a Connected World (2 credits)
  • Advanced Strategy and Technology (3 credits)
  • Corporate Governance: Legal Issues (2 credits)
  • Building Entrepreneurial Capabilities (2 credits)
  • Effective Negotiation (2 credits)
  • Design Thinking (1 credit)
  • Responding to Crisis (Case Competition, 1 credit)
  • International Residency (2 courses, 2 credits each)
  • Electives (2 courses, 2 credits each)
    • TBD, based on cohort preference (Survey Spring of 1st year)
    • Example: Global Seminar on Healthcare (2 credits)


Co-Curricular Programming 

Required; non credit

Parallel to the courses in the EMBA curriculum is a professional development series of workshops and experiential sessions in which participants engage in self-assessments, goal setting, and a variety of skill building exercises as well as coaching/mentoring opportunities.  When appropriate, topics may change based on the profile and needs of the current classes.  Format of sessions will include interactive workshops, lunches, and speakers.  Sessions will be held in the evenings during residency, typically every other residency.

Tuition (AY 2016-2017) Application Fee Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee

(for entire 20-month program, Fall 2015 cohort)

$100 $0 $0 $0


EMBA Program Fees Include:

EMBA Program Fees Do Not Include:
  • Tuition Fees
  • Access to all online courses
  • Textbooks, required reading materials, case studies
  • Lodging at all domestic residencies (hotel accommodations, breakfast, lunch)
  • Lodging at international residency (hotel accommodations, breakfast, lunch)
  • Travel to and from residencies
  • Dinners at each residency
  • Airfare for international residency



All fees are nonrefundable.

  • Late Registration Fee –$250
  • Late Payment Fee – $250
  • Returned Check Fee – $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee –$75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee – 25% of the outstanding debt

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

For Financial Aid questions, please contact carey.finaid@jhu.edu.

Learn about the program.

Apply to the program.

  1. Review our application dates. Select the application period that’s most convenient for you. Please note that you may not apply more than once per year.
  2. Organize all application materials. This includes official transcripts, resume, essay, letters of recommendation, any necessary test scores, and application fees.
  3. Submit your online application.
  4. View our frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at carey.emba@jhu.edu or 410-234-9325 (ask to speak with Bruce Campbell, EMBA Admissions & Corporate Recruitment Officer).