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Business Administration, Executive M.B.A. (EMBA)

Seidman's dynamic graduate programs offer an education of exceptional value and impact for individuals aspiring to transform their careers and lead the businesses transforming our region.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program offers an intentional learning opportunity in the context of everyday business situations for experienced professionals. The program is designed for organizational leaders who have set their sights on an executive leadership role.

Visit the program website for more information.

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Specialized Accreditation

GVSU's business programs receive accreditation from AACSB International.

Top Ranked Part-Time M.B.A. Programs

GVSU's part-time M.B.A. programs are ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

Cohort Learning and Strong Support

Students benefit from a strong peer support system through cohort-style learning.

Program Overview

Learning experience. Individual and team-based learning, business-relevant classroom instruction, exceptional networking with class cohort members, and applied learning and project-based opportunities. EMBA students meet on Friday and Saturday every other week at the GVSU Pew Campus downtown Grand Rapids over four semesters.

Cohort structure. All classes taken with the same group of students; enables strong peer learning and professional connections.

Executive MBA highlights. Individualized feedback based on a personalized leadership style assessment; corporate input to ensure relevance; individual coaching; international trip; two-semester capstone project with a local company.

Why Study Business Administration at Grand Valley?

  • Seidman maintains vibrant, synergistic relationships with area businesses, collaborating on career development and community-based projects. Experience an innovative curriculum that pairs proven business and leadership frameworks and practices with actions that can be immediately applied in work and life.
  • Further develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to be a successful and transformational leader in a complex, ever-changing business community.
  • Gain deep experience and knowledge from exceptional business school faculty and respected industry executives who understand business in West Michigan.
  • Accreditation through AACSB International, the premier business school accrediting organization, ensures high standards and exceptional quality.


Seidman is accredited by the AACSB International. Visit their accreditation website for more information.

Location & Format

Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

  • Face To Face

Admission Requirements

For general requirements for graduate admission, visit Grand Valley State University’s admission section of the online catalog.

Admission into the executive business administration program has additional requirements, which are available on this page. For more about the program, visit the Seidman College of Business website

If you have additional questions, please contact our graduate admissions office.

For More Information

Seidman College of Business
50 Front Avenue SW, suite 1031
(616) 331-7400

Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Office

Program Director

Erika Murphy, SHRM-SCP
(616) 331-7026