Executive Master’s in Business Administration

Next Start
April 2025
Mixed Mode*
Total Credits
Price per Credit

Personalized Growth and Learning for Ambitious Leaders

Learn and network with other ambitious executives in City University of Seattle’s Executive MBA program. Designed specifically for highly experienced professionals, this cohort-structured program challenges you to strategically approach today’s most complex business programs. CityU’s approach focuses on the increased globalization of the business world; the program includes a seven-day, immersive residency. You will also be paired with an executive mentor to help guide you throughout your academic journey.

The CityU EMBA helps you to identify inflection points and implement strategies to take the next step in your career and further develop your leadership, networking and communication skills. Students benefit from small classes, practitioner-scholar faculty, a team-oriented cohort structure, and the flexibility of hybrid program (online synchronous delivery with three in person residencies).

*Classes are predominantly offered in an online synchronous format, but this program also includes 3 residencies that require in-person participation.


City University of Seattle’s Executive MBA program is delivered over 15 months to a cohort consisting of working professionals with a minimum of 12 years of relevant managerial experience. The program features 13 courses, 3 credits each, delivered in an online synchronous model (10 online synchronous courses, three residencies, including study abroad and mentoring/professional development sessions). Each of the courses is only five weeks in duration, which allows for rapid realization of benefits, as you need them. All teaching resources, including books, articles and publications are included with the program tuition. The on-campus residencies are offered in a compressed weekend format.

Program Outcomes

  • Investigate and apply best practices in operations, finance, accounting, marketing, technology, risk-management, and human resources to manage world-class enterprises.
  • Formulate effective strategies and implementation plans for managing global teams and global initiatives.
  • Implement two-way effective communication with members of the C-suite, including developing the ability to integrate financial information into business strategy.
  • With personal, curated professional development sessions, improve interpersonal and networking skills with employees and partners.

The CityU EMBA Advantage

Focus on the critical issues

  • Understand the global market.
  • Formulate effective strategies and implementation plans for global business.
  • Develop an excellent portfolio of business knowledge and competencies.
  • Better understand how to manage a global team and global initiatives including addressing concerns over personnel and culture.
  • Learn how to integrate financial information into business strategy and how to communicate financial information effectively.
  • Focus on personal development, especially communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills to be effective in a global market.
  • Gain an understanding of all facets of the business, including finance, operations, marketing, human resource management, interpersonal skills, etc.
  • Develop and apply analytical abilities to business issues.
  • Gain strategic leadership expertise to influence the direction of organizations.
  • Develop the ability to identify inflection points in your career and identify strategies to enable you to rise to the next challenge.

Put what you learn into practice, as you learn it

  • Focus on experiential business education
  • Work on issues faced in your professional environment as part of your coursework, making your studies immediately relevant and impactful.
  • Prepare for a lifetime of learning and continuous personal development.

Build a community of professional peers

  • Learn exclusively within a cohort of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Build a network of colleagues, including City University of Seattle alumni, faculty members and business leaders.
  • Gain a global perspective through our three course residencies, which include an international trip and is facilitated by international professors. Locations to be visited in upcoming cohorts include Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Mexico.
  • Since our program is available globally, it can be taken by executives from countries outside the United States - please call the advising team for additional details at +1.888.422.4898 or email info@cityu.edu.

Receive personal attention, along each step of the way

  • With a strong emphasis on teamwork, participation, and communication, the program features a world-class faculty, professional skills workshops, and relevant subjects.
  • Class sizes are kept small, to enable greater interaction within a cohort.
  • Each executive is assigned a personal mentor to provide academic support, personalized assessments and individualized coaching sessions throughout the program.

Also benefit from:

  • Experiential Learning: Students will apply their skill sets immediately in their professional lives by engaging in real-world activities in the classroom and during residency for their capstone.
  • Practitioner Faculty: Learn from practitioners in the field of product management that work for innovative, technology-driven companies.
  • Personalized Attention: Class sizes in this program are kept small so that learners can receive individualized instruction throughout their course of study. The fields and jobs that previously felt inaccessible without intensive time and financial commitment are now within reach of everyone.