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Invest in yourself. Advance your career as you earn your Executive Master of Business Administration with a 12 month tailored program that fit your busy lifestyle. This 9-courses 100% online program is intended for driven individuals with at least 3 years of real-world experience. Our multidisciplinary approach gives our students the confidence they need to succeed in their professional setting with ethical business practices.

The degree will equip you to effectively formulate, execute, and manage business strategy in the core business functions as well as two core functional areas you might select.(* when available)

FlexMode with Stackable Certificates, Design your own EMBA

If you enroll with us, you don’t have to wait to finish your program to obtain certifications. Every 4 months term, you can complete one of our stackable certificates, allowing you to progress in your career even faster. At the end of the program, you could achieve the EMBA degree in addition to the 3 certificates you earned along the way without additional tuition cost* or time.

Graduate Certificate 1 Foundation Courses (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 2 Functional Area 1 (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Functional Area 2 (3 courses)

All EMBA students are required to take the Financial and Economic Environment of Business courses, where many of the core business concepts are covered, including business strategy and business ethics, two of the pillars of long-term business success and sustainability.

In addition, you will enroll in two functional area’s certificates you can choose

• Marketing
• Finance
• Human Resources
• Strategic Leadership
• Supply Chain Management and Logistics

This model allows you to design your own program and focus on the areas you really care about.

Program Objectives

Successful completion of the Executive Master of Business Administration program will enable graduates to:

• Analyze problems that occur in business settings
• Use qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate business problems
• Apply theories and concepts of finance, economics, and management to improve organizational effectiveness
• Evaluate management strategies
• Collaborate and communicate effectively
• Develop knowledge expertise in at least two business core functional areas

The Executive MBA program consists of 9 courses, 3 foundation courses and 6 courses from 2 foundational areas concentrations

Graduate Certificate 1 Foundation Courses (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 2 Functional Area 1 (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Functional Area 2 (3 courses)

Foundation Courses – Financial and Economic Environment of Business

The first 3 foundation courses build up the first business graduate certificate. These courses are mandatory for all master’s degree students.

BU 501- The Business Environment (3 credits)

In this course, students develop a plan for a new business, from ideation through launch. During the planning process, students will conceptualize key functional areas of a business, including sales, marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, human resources, research and development, production, and distribution.

BU 502 – Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Every business is impacted by external economic forces. Understanding the key concepts of is essential to making good business decisions.  Concepts covered in this course include supply and demand, elasticity, taxation, markets, currency, trade, and competition.

BU 503 – Principles of Managerial Finance (3 credits)

Securing funds for starting, maintaining, and growing a business is necessary for sustainable success. In this course, students will learn key concepts of financial management, including: start-up financing sources, tax strategies, the relationship between accounting and finance functions, financial analysis, valuation of securities, and the utilization of financial data to make business decisions.

In addition to these three foundation courses, students must select two functional area concentrations (9 credits each) to complete the program of study.

Marketing Management

MK 501- Marketing Management (3 credits)

Marketing is more than just advertising and promotion – it begins with market research and product/service development. The course provides an overview of the 4 P’s of marketing and the development of a marketing plan. Topics include market research, segmentation, pricing, positioning, promotions, and distribution.

MK 502 – Advertising and Promotion (3 credits)

Having a great product or service that no one knows about doesn’t generate profits. This course is a detailed study of strategies and methods for advertising and promotion of goods and services. Traditional and digital modes are covered, as are ethical, regulatory, and strategic issues that arise in advertising and promotional campaigns.

MK 503 – Marketing Research (3 credits)

Prior to the development of a new product or service, businesses need to identify the markets in which there is a demand for it. This course is an examination of methods for the collection, analysis, and application of market research data to make evidence-based business decisions.

Managerial Finance

FI 501- Principles of Finance (3 credits)

Managing the financial resources of an organization is a core business function. This course explores application of finance principles in business strategy and the operations of organizations.  Students will learn to compute financial data and generate analyses for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning.

FI 502 – Corporate Finance (3 credits)

One benefit of being a corporation is the ability to secure outside investors and mitigate personal liability and financial risks. This course explores formation, funding, valuation, capital management, and financial decision-making in publicly and privately-held corporations.

FI 503 – Futures, Options, and Derivatives (3 credits)

Advanced investment strategies can provide needed funding for businesses or income for individuals. This course explores the integration of options, futures, and derivatives trading strategies within financial planning and portfolio management.

Human Resources Management (Available January 2022)

HR 501- Human Resources Management (3 credits)

People are essential to creating products and providing services in businesses. Hiring, training, and retaining the right people and motivating them is a key element of business success. This course provides an overview of human resources processes and strategies.  Practices for recruitment, selection, training, management, promotion, retention, compensation, and discipline of employees are addressed.

HR 502 – Training and Development (3 credits)

In the knowledge economy, skills and professional competencies become obsolete quickly. This course focuses on strategies to develop and train employees.  Topics covered include: job analyses; employee testing and selection; development strategies; training and assessment techniques; and evaluation of training programs.

HR 503 – Employee Engagement and Retention (3 credits)

Once a business has hired good people, they need to keep them. High employee turnover can be both expensive and detrimental to business operations. This course focuses on strategies to improve the performance of human capital.  Topics covered include: the legal environment of human resources; workforce planning; performance management; compensation; managing diverse work forces; expatriate operations; leadership and motivation techniques; and development of a strategic human resources plan.

Organizational Leadership

LM 501- Leadership (3 credits)

Leadership gets business through difficult times and change. Leadership requires different skills than administration and management. This course examines frameworks and strategies for leadership, motivation, teamwork, and conflict management.

LM 502 – Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

Leaders must understand the people and groups that work for the organization. This course explores theoretical foundations and conceptual models for analyzing, understanding, and managing human behavior within organizations.

LM 503 – Cross-cultural Leadership and Global Management Strategy (3 credits)

Leading across national boundaries requires in-depth knowledge of foreign culture and business etiquette. This course examines issues that arise in the management of organizations that operate internationally. Topics covered include: globalization, cultural dimensions, transnational operations and competition, global strategy, and corporate social responsibility.

* Stackable Certificates are not mandatory for the EMBA program. If the student wants the certificates issued along the way, because we want to maintain the minimum possible tuition for the programs, there is an additional $150 fee for each certificate to cover the administrative cost associated with performing the degree audit and issuing a digital certificate. If the student wants a paper certificate delivered, there is an additional $150 certificate delivery fee each.

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a real challenge. Saint Kolbe University provides access to a quality education at an affordable cost, in ways and languages that meet the students of the world where they are.

The Simplicity of Fixed Monthly Payments

Services actively evolve; it is time for education to evolve, too. That is why we offer a very simple payment plan for our students. You would pay a fixed monthly fee of $562.5 for the 3 courses per term. It is THAT simple.

Tuition Warranty

Part of our commitment is for you to have peace of mind. Once you start your program your tuition and fees are locked in and fixed for the life of your program.
This way you will have no surprises of unexpected increases or changes that might jeopardize your completion.

Hard Times Policy

We understand life circumstances well. If you are enrolled in the program and you face a significant life hardship, like loss of employment or a health-related situation, you can suspend your learning for a short time. We will allow you to stop the payments giving you time for recovery. Remember, the maximum time to complete a degree is 150% of the expected program time.

Debt Free Graduates

We want you to graduate to succeed, not to be in debt for years to come.
With our low tuition fees and monthly payments, we allow for students to be able to pay as they go, avoiding a huge burden at the end of their programs.
This approach also allows for a very simple application process, without the many forms and documentation needed to apply for loans and government programs. This simplicity also allows us to reduce the administrative costs and pass those savings straight on to you.

Scholarships

Usually, our students can afford the monthly payment with a combination of employment income, family contributions, and savings.
Saint Kolbe University is fully committed to your success. In case you are fully qualified for our programs and you can demonstrate that you have an affordability challenge where you cannot provide up to the entire monthly payment, you might be able to qualify for one of our scholarships.

Tuition and Fees by Program

Program Executive MBA 
Application Fee $ 100
Tuition per Credit $ 250
Credits             27
Courses               9
Total Tuition $ 6,750
Graduation Fee $ 150
Estimated Program Cost $ 7,000

Tuition and fees are subject to change before you are admitted but are locked in for the duration of your program at the time you are admitted.

Books and Materials

Estimate program cost does not include books and materials which may cost between $300 to $1,400, depending on the program. Students are responsible for buying their textbooks before each class. We will provide links to where you can buy them, but you are not obligated to obtain them there. You can buy or rent your books in any store; most books are available in electronic format, in Spanish and English and also some might be rented or acquired used, to help reduce your expense.

Stackable Certificates

One great benefit of the Saint Kolbe University master programs is its design in stackable certificates. This means that for every 3 courses you complete in our regular path, you can earn a Graduate Certificate along the way to accelerate your career even faster. If you want the certificates issued along the way, because we want to maintain the minimum possible tuition for the programs, there is an additional $150 fee for each certificate to cover the administrative costs associated with performing the degree audit and issuing a digital certificate.

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

We live in a digital world, so all our diplomas and certificates are issued digitally, signed by our president and with a unique serial number that links that diploma or certificate to your academic achievements.
Many students might choose to print and frame the certificate; however, if you prefer to receive a heavy paper diploma or certificate issued by the institution, there is an additional $150 certificate delivery fee to cover the cost of printing and shipping worldwide.

All amounts are in US Dollars.