Davis College of Business & TechnologyExecutive Master of Business Administration

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What is an Executive MBA?Why an Executive MBA?

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is an MBA for experienced professionals preparing to move into executive leadership or to launch their new ventures. Where the standard MBA equips students with the essential knowledge and skills to dive into business successfully, the EMBA develops leaders ready to grapple with nuance, to manage complex operations, and to navigate global business challenges. We develop competent, resilient, and emotionally intelligent executives who effectively lead in complex environments. 

At Jacksonville University, the EMBA program:

  • Focuses on executive presence, communication, and relationship-building
  • Connects you to a network of successful executives
  • Lays a foundation of  business knowledge: accounting, management, marketing, and financial acumen

  • Enhances critical thinking and data-driven decision-making

  • Builds Emotional Intelligence and skills in teamwork and coaching

  • Develops competencies in strategic leadership and change management

  • Includes immersive experiences with organizational projects and international travel

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Is the EMBA for you?Who should apply?

The EMBA program is designed for you if you are:

  • Preparing to join an executive leadership team
  • A leader looking to send rising stars in your organization for leadership development
  • Working towards a title like CEO or CFO
  • Launching a significant new venture
  • Interested in becoming a rising star in an organization
  • A veteran — learn more about the Military Advantage

Ideal candidates have at least six years of work experience with increasing responsibility.

$85,000Median salary, 2019 EMBA grads
100%Outcomes rate, 2019 EMBA grads
100%Knowledge rate, 2019 EMBA grads

Your EMBA. Your way.

In the classroom or online, this program is built for working professionals to keep working. Classes meet one weekend a month (Friday and Saturday) on the beautiful Jacksonville University campus in Jacksonville, Florida. We encourage you to come to campus and interact with your cohort and professors in person, but if you occasionally can’t join a class in person, we’ve got you covered. You can stream the class live or watch it as a video later, so you never have to miss a thing.

Tuition includes classes, the international trip, individualized leadership development, breakfast and Friday lunches, flex bucks towards snacks or meals while on campus, customized advising, IT support, and more.

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Executive MBA

One of the great advantages of the JU MBA program is how much of a vested interest the business community takes in
its success. The professor's also want to get to know you and are willing to interact with you. Not just in the classroom but they want to know you outside and want to know about your long-term plans and what they can do to help you in your professional career and then on top of that the community at JU itself is very tight-knit. A smaller campus allows you to get to know people outside of the program. Jacksonville is a great community, lots of opportunities to build relationships and get to know Jacksonville through JU.

EMBA students on their international immersion trip.

Real World Business ExperienceImmerse yourself in international waters.

  • Immersions allow our EMBA students to immediately apply classroom knowledge in real-world situations.
  • Work with Jacksonville businesses or non-profits for applied projects and action-learning experiences.
  • The International Immersion trip provides career-shaping experiences in international business operations. 
  • Pictured here, EMBA class of 2020 in Budapest. Other locations for our EMBA students were:
    • 2023 - Barcelona
    • 2022 - Portugal
    • 2021 - Virtual Immersion Experience
    • 2020 - Virtual Immersion Experience
    • 2019 - Budapest
    • 2018 - Prague
    • 2017 - Chile
    • 2016 - Portugal
    • 2015 – Peru

AdmissionsHow to Apply

We are currently selecting high-performing and seasoned professionals for our fall class. Don’t miss this opportunity for professional growth and career advancement. Apply now!

  • Completed JU Application 
  • Unofficial Transcripts for Degree Most Recently Conferred (Undergraduate-Bachelor’s or Graduate) 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae 
  • Military and veteran students: reach out to the Veterans and Military Resource Center for the Military Advantage
  • Students with a GPA under 3.0 will be considered based on a holistic individual assessment that may require extra documentation. 

Ranking by CEO Magazine.

Male EMBA student, Timothy Sherman, smiling for a professional headshot photo.

"The professors want to get to know you and are willing to interact with you not just in the classroom, but also to know you outside of it. They want to know your long-term plans and know what they can do to help you in your professional career."

Timothy ShermanExecutive MBA, 2020

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Contact Information Davis College of Business & Technology

Davis College of Business & Technology
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7293
Email: dcob@ju.edu

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