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College of Management and Human Potential - Master's Programs:
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

This program is not currently accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

Students in Walden’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program learn how to become effective business leaders in today’s global marketplace. The curriculum combines application-based coursework with real-world learning to prepare students with the skills they need to make executive-level decisions. Students study topics such as economic theory, stakeholder analysis, innovative marketing, and managing a global workforce. Courses feature online interviews and presentations with innovators and leaders in today’s business, economic, and technology industries, offering students a diverse range of perspectives. By attending a U.S.-based residency with their cohort, students hone their leadership and team-building skills. An international residency provides them with a new understanding of cultures and global business practices.

Note: Students may only enroll in the EMBA program as part of Business to Business partnerships.


Walden University’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the EMBA program will be able to:

  1. Develop appropriate solutions to address problems that are common in a business environment.
  2. Demonstrate professional communication skills necessary for the business environment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to make decisions that are ethical and socially responsible within a global business context.
  4. Effectively collaborate with others from diverse perspectives in a business environment.
  5. Use systems thinking in the evaluation of business operations, decisions, and processes.
  6. Apply skills that are necessary to improve an organization’s competitive position in a complex global marketplace.
  7. Create a vision for positive change in one’s self, organization, or broader community.
  8. Evaluate how businesses operate in the U.S. and abroad.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (27 semester credits)
  • Capstone (3 semester credits)
  • Two residencies (one U.S. residency and one international residency)


Core Courses (27 credits)

Capstone Course (3 credits)

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
Semester 1

EMBA 6010 - Leading in a Dynamic Era

3 semester credits

EMBA 6020 - Economic Decision Making

3 semester credits
Semester 2

EMBA 6030 - Creativity, Innovation, and Foresight

3 semester credits

EMBA 6040 - Accounting Measurement for Leaders

3 semester credits
Semester 3

EMBA 6050 - Managing People and Teams in Globally Diverse Organizations

3 semester credits

EMBA 6060 - Money and the Firm

3 semester credits
Semester 4

EMBA 6070 - Leveraging Systems and Operations for Performance

3 semester credits

EMBA 6080 - Competing in the Global Marketplace

3 semester credits
Semester 5

EMBA 6090 - Establishing and Cultivating Customer Markets

3 semester credits

EMBA 6100 - Capstone: Business Strategy for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

3 semester credits