Executive Master of Business Administration (Blended)


BGSU’s 18-Month Executive MBA program is designed for mid-career professionals with at least five years of professional work experience who seek to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s global business environment.

This program is designed specifically for busy professionals who want to:

  • Earn an MBA while limiting interruptions to work and family responsibilities.
  • Acquire a more formal grounding in business principles.
  • Gain a broader management perspective through exposure to the functional business disciplines.
  • Improve their ability to think strategically and manage globally.
  • Enhance their ability to structure and solve problems with sound business and ethical principles.
  • Apply the techniques and tools learned in classes to problems and situations faced on the job every day.
  • Develop an ability to manage change and recognize opportunity from a top management perspective.
  • Learn and share ‘Best Practices’ with peers from the region’s top companies and organizations.

The EMBA program begins in September of each year and can be completed in as little as 18 months. This is a Blended Program so students attend on campus classes one weekend per month. Classes meet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

The EMBA program begins in September of each year and can be completed in as little as 18 months. This is a Blended Program so students attend on campus classes one weekend per month.

On-campus classes meet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

This accelerated program serves the region’s most motivated and experienced managers who desire an opportunity to interact with other highly motivated and experienced professionals and a world-class faculty in an intensive learning environment. The course content is delivered from a managerial or strategic perspective and is largely discussion and case study based. The program features:

  • A 10-day International Study Abroad experience.
  • Distance learning technology that keeps students and faculty connected throughout the program.
  • 11 business courses that provide a cross-functional business perspective.
  • A support staff whose goal is to ensure that your valuable time is devoted to your studies.
  • Class colleagues who have on average 15 years of professional work experience.
  • A curriculum designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees from practically any field.
  • No GMAT requirement for qualifying individuals.

The cohort design is a significant benefit of this program where students enter the program, complete classes, and graduate as part of the same close-knit group. This design has proven to greatly increase student success and networking.

Course Descriptions

A fundamental aspect of business analysis includes information technology. This course provides a presentation of information technologies, emphasizing use of the technologies used to develop business strategies and to make business decisions.

Examines issues relating to law and ethics that impact the business enterprise including product liability, contract issues, intellectual property, privacy, agency, officer and director liability, employment discrimination, bribery, and the social responsibility of business. A case approach is emphasized. This course assesses oral and written business communication skills.

Develops skills in management science modeling and statistical data analysis of practical managerial problems. Objectives include the abilities to structure decision problems by designing, building, analyzing and interpreting quantitative decision models in order to make more informed management decisions. Prerequisites: Computer spreadsheet proficiency.

Examines the major topics in strategic human resource management and emphasizes the role of HRM policies and practices used to achieve and facilitate organizational change in multicultural, global environments using information technology and assessment metrics. Topics include job analysis, human resource planning, staffing, career management, appraisal, compensation, training and development, and labor relations.

A fundamental understanding and application of those economic principles that are relevant to contemporary business decision-making. Special emphasis is given to the global environment now facing business operations of all sizes. Topics include marginal analysis, market structure, competitive strategy, and public policy issues.

Examines accounting concepts and financial statements. Applies accounting to the decision-making, planning, and control processes of management.

Leadership in today’s business environment is about getting individuals and groups of individuals either to do things differently or to do different things than the organization has done before. This course explores the role of leaders in defining, facilitating, and encouraging individual and group performance to achieve organizational change. It examines individual, group, and organizational-level processes within a multicultural, global perspective.

Applies financial modeling and decision making and addresses the acquisition and allocation of funds for non-financial firms in a global environment. Topics include financial tools, valuation, risk and return, multinational cost of capital and capital budgeting, financial planning, value-based management, global sources of long and short-term funds, capital structure and dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Executive view is stressed with use of cases. Prerequisite: MBA6200 or MBA6000.

Effective design and management of global supply chains creates value for customers. This course examines supply management, operations, and logistics processes and how these processes are integrated across global supply chains. Information systems that coordinate supply chain processes are explored. Prerequisite: MBA 651 or equivalent.

Relevant theory and practice as related to principles, analysis, and planning for developing market strategy. Prerequisites:MBA6510 and MBA6200 or equivalent.

Strategies, structure, processes, and capabilities needed for business success in dynamic, global environments are examined. Learn how to analyze global competitive environments, assess risk, understand capabilities, and form and deploy strategies. The impact of organization structure, culture, and information technology on strategy implementation is explored. Prerequisites: This course is taken at the conclusion of the MBA program, after completing 21 or more credit hours.

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All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. Note: There is a non-refundable application fee.

Have two official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and official GMAT* scores sent directly to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States of America

*An official GMAT score report is required of some applicants. You may be eligible for exemption if you have:

  • ten or more years of professional work experience, at least five years of full-time experience in a significant management capacity, and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • a master’s degree from a regionally accredited US university (e.g., a university accredited by the North Central Association)

Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs in Business for more information on the GMAT waiver.



Along with a current resume describing both educational and work experience, send one (1) letter of recommendation (also called a Nomination Form) – preferably this letter is from your current employer. Your recommender can complete the Nomination Form (PDF) and/or submit a letter examining your ability to perform in a management graduate program.

Send supplemental application materials to:

Graduate and Executive Programs in Business
ATTN: Master of Organization Development
Business Administration, Room 369
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403