The degree for both programs is a Master in Business Administration degree. The difference is in the structure of the program and the experience of the participants. The Executive Master of Business Administration is an MBA degree designed specifically for working managers and professionals. The class schedule is formatted to allow participants to earn their MBA degree in less than two years without interrupting their careers. The program combines the rigor and depth of a traditional MBA program with the flexible format of an executive program.
The earlier the better to allow plenty of time for all letters and materials to be collected. Enrollment is limited. Please apply by April 1.
We seek and accept candidates from a broad range of educational backgrounds, functional areas, and industries. We look at experience, career progression, and potential for advancement. We consider a candidate’s readiness for graduate school, ability to contribute to class learning and motivation, and commitment to the program.
The program fees include registration, books, materials, and most meals. You will be responsible for all travel costs, most dinners, and lodging fees if commuting. We have negotiated a partnership with the Coeur d'Alene Resort for a special rate for EMBA students. In addition, a laptop computer is required.
Please contact us directly by calling 208.885.0555 to discuss whether you will need to complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), which is administered by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). For registration information and testing locations in the U.S. and Canada, call 800.717.4628 or visit www.MBA.com, the Official GMAT Web Site. If the GMAT is required, start preparing as early as possible. Request that your official scores be sent to the University of Idaho Graduate Admissions Office (school code FKX-34-58) and include a photocopy of your score report in the application packet. Your GMAT needs to be taken within the last five years.
Although a bachelor’s degree is required, the degree need not have been in a business field. In fact, many of our participants do not have experience in a business field that includes a finance or accounting background. The integrated curriculum and course work is designed to develop these competencies. The Idaho Executive MBA Program faculty and staff will set up tutoring if necessary to help you gain confidence and perform well in these disciplines.
Absolutely. We encourage prospective participants as well as prospective sponsors to visit the classroom. This is an ideal opportunity to meet current participants and faculty. Please contact us to set up your visit.
No. Although we encourage prospective participants to investigate the options their company has available for continuing education, federal and private student loans may be available.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with your sponsor. Please contact us at email@example.com or 208-885-0555 to set up a meeting.
The Sponsor Endorsement Letter should focus candidly on the applicant’s character and professional competence. In addition, the letter should evaluate how the applicant can contribute to the Idaho Executive MBA Program and how the program can help him or her grow professionally and personally. Finally, the Sponsor Endorsement Form (PDF) should include the level of sponsorship the company plans to provide the applicant.
Yes. To apply for a Federal Stafford Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Idaho’s federal financial aid code for the FAFSA is 001626. If you are accepted for admission to the Executive MBA Program and your FAFSA is complete, the University of Idaho will send you a financial aid award letter indicating your eligibility for the various available loans. At that time you may accept or decline all or part of these loans. Student loans are dispersed into student accounts each semester.
If you accept employment with a new company mid-program, ask your new employer to consider continuing or increasing the sponsorship of your prior company. Since every case will be different, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-885-0555 if any changes occur so that we can help you each step of the way through the transition.
Losing your job will not impact your status in the program. If your company had been funding your education, consider your financial aid options as a way to fund the rest of your education. If your company had not been funding your education, you will continue to be eligible for financial aid. Contact us at email@example.com or 208-885-0555 immediately if you lose funding mid-program so that we can help you decide the best next steps.