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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is Nevada's land-grant institution. Serving around 21,000 students, UNR offers the opportunity to customize an academic path with more than 460 undergraduate & graduate degree, certificate & minor programs within 12 academic colleges and schools.
The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno offers an Executive MBA (EMBA) “designed for mid-career executives and experienced professionals who want to advance in today’s challenging work world,” says the school. The 12-course program is offered as a two-year cohort beginning in fall and each class runs for 12 weeks. All coursework is completed entirely online.
Courses for this AACSB-accredited EMBA program “are sequenced to assure continuity in learning” and for each class students will have at least one proctored exam, which will be taken through ProctorU, an online proctoring service, or in the 365 Learning Office. Note that EMBA students are required to complete their degree in two years. Each year is divided into three semesters, each containing two courses: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Course highlights include Economics of the Firm, Information and Communications Technology in Organizations, Personal Branding, Managing Organizations in a Global Economy, Production/Operations Management, and Strategic Management for Executives. Because the EMBA is rigorous two-year degree program that requires a significant time commitment, students can expect to spend at least 10–12 hours each week on course assignments, discussions, and research.
The EMBA at UNR is open to those who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution and any undergraduate major is acceptable. However, applicants must have five or more years of professional work experience beyond undergraduate studies.