Executive MBA

Accelerated. Convenient. Transformational.

For a fraction of a typical Executive MBA price, you can get an accelerated course load and receive our AACSB accredited EMBA in just 15 months. Designed exclusively for busy professionals with at least five years of work experience, every EMBA class provides a unique blend of mentorship and networking opportunities, along with access to thought leaders across the globe.

How does the executive MBA program at Nichols College work?

Our AACSB accredited EMBA program is a graduate-level business education program designed for experienced professionals looking to enhance their leadership and management skills while continuing to work full-time. If you want to take your career to the next level, the Nichols College Executive MBA program can lead the way. 

Unlike a traditional MBA program, which may be taken immediately after completing an undergraduate degree, our EMBA program is designed for mid- to senior-level executives who are already established in their careers. Our accelerated curriculum is tailored to the unique needs of working professionals, with courses that focus on strategic thinking, leadership, and decision-making.

15 months. $15,000. 100% online.

Our EMBA program is offered 100% online, to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. Students work within a cohort-based structure, allowing them to progress through the program as a group, building relationships and networks with their peers.

You’ll see substantial growth over the course of 10 classes, each focusing on a specific data-science or leadership skill. From immersion in operations management and managerial finance, to data visualization, business negotiation, and leadership and talent management, our EMBA program provides experiential focus tailored to your goals.

Classes are entirely online, giving you the freedom to learn and work on your schedule. Every class is led by a global leader and guest lecturer, who will guide you through the coursework in a series of videos.

Throughout the learning process, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with Nichols College professors, and local leaders and business owners for networking and personal mentorship, which includes goal-setting, clarification, and strategies for personal and career success. The Nichols Executive MBA program stands out from the crowd with our unique blend of mentorship, networking, and access to local and global thought-leaders. If you are looking for a personal and professional transformation, our AACSB accredited EMBA program can take you there. 

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Is the Nichols College Executive MBA program right for me?

Lifelong learning is vital to your career, but your time is valuable and your schedule is beyond full. Our Executive MBA program is for working professionals who want to hone new skills, meet dynamic mentors from across the globe, and advance their careers in just 15 months. Our unique program delivers an accelerated course load at a fraction of the cost of a typical MBA.

If you’re considering an Executive MBA program, it’s critical to choose the right program for your unique needs and career goals. Ensure that you make the best choice by familiarizing yourself with the program and considering several key factors, including:

Your individual work experience

  • Your individual work experience — The Nichols EMBA program is designed for experienced professionals who have already established themselves in their careers. You must have a minimum of five years’ work experience to qualify.
  • Curriculum — Our EMBA program offers a rigorous curriculum that covers all aspects of business management, including finance, accounting, marketing, operations, and strategy. The curriculum also includes leadership and management courses, as well as courses that focus on the global business environment. Furthermore, we offer both broad-based curriculums and those that specialize in a particular area, depending on your professional interests and goals.
  • Format — Our EMBA program is designed to accommodate the schedules of even the busiest professionals. As such, the program is 100% online.
  • Time commitment — EMBA programs can take up to 24 months to complete, depending on the program and the format. At Nichols College, our 100% online EMBA program offers an accelerated course load that can be completed in only 15 months.
  • Cost — EMBA programs can be expensive, with tuition fees ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. To make the program more accessible, Nichols College charges only a fraction of the typical cost of an EMBA. $15,000, 15 months, 100% online. Additionally, many employers offer tuition reimbursement or sponsorship for their employees who enroll in our EMBA program.
  • Reputation — Our AACSB accredited EMBA program is highly reputable and well-established in the business world.
  • Faculty — The experienced and accomplished faculty members at Nichols College bring real-world experience to the classroom. We also partner our professors with guest lecturers who are world-renowned subject experts in their field, providing a unique blend of the practical and theoretical.
  • Flexibility — Our EMBA program offers flexibility in scheduling and class formats, as this can be invaluable for working professionals who need to balance work and school.
  • Alumni network — Nichols College is proud of our strong and active alumni network. This will give you opportunities to connect with other professionals in your field and expand your network.
  • Global exposure — All of our graduate programs provide opportunities for global exposure through study tours, international residencies, and global networking events. This will help you develop a global perspective and expand your professional horizons.
  • Career services — Our EMBA program offers strong career services and support, including coaching, mentorship, job search assistance, and networking opportunities.

When choosing an Executive MBA program, the key is to find one that aligns with your professional goals, fits your lifestyle, and provides the resources and support you need to succeed. The factors above can help you determine if the Nichols College EMBA is right for you.

Why should I spend the time and money to get an Executive MBA?

EMBA programs are designed to provide experienced professionals with the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to become successful leaders in their organizations and advance their careers to the next level. There are many benefits to getting an EMBA, including:

Career Advancement

An EMBA is designed to prepare experienced professionals for executive-level positions. With the knowledge and skills gained through the program, you will be better equipped to take on more advanced roles within your organization or move into a new industry or sector.

Networking Opportunities

Our EMBA program attracts experienced professionals from a wide range of industries and backgrounds. This will provide you with valuable networking opportunities and the chance to build relationships with other executives that can benefit you throughout your career.

Personal and Professional Growth

The curriculum of our EMBA program is designed to challenge you and push you outside of your comfort zone. Through the program, you will develop new personal and professional skills, gain a deeper understanding of business concepts, and learn to think strategically.

Improved Leadership and Decision-making Abilities

Our EMBA program focuses on developing leadership and decision-making skills. You will gain a better understanding of how to manage people, lead teams, and make informed decisions that benefit your organization.

Enhanced Credibility

Holding an EMBA degree will enhance your credibility as an executive and signal to others that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed at the highest levels of business.

Increased Earning Potential

In most cases, holding an EMBA degree will lead to increased earning potential, as executives with advanced degrees are typically compensated at a higher rate than those without.

Become Irreplaceable

Find and secure your dream job with an Executive MBA. Only 13% of American workers hold a degree beyond a bachelor’s. Those with graduate degrees form an elite pool of highly skilled competitors who are on the cutting edge of business, technology, and leadership. Become irreplaceable with an Executive MBA from Nichols College.

Meet our internationally acclaimed Executive MBA instructors

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Dr. Len Samborowski

Woodstock, CT

Watch Dr. Stephanie Jones ACT MBA Video

Dr. Stephanie Jones

Afloat somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea

Watch Dr. Jas Singh ACT MBA Video

Dr. Jas Singh

Worcester, MA

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Dr. Shailee Choudhary

New Delhi, India

Hon. Prashanth Shanmugan

Sydney, Australia

Nicky Bryant

San Francisco, CA

Scott McDonald

Spokane, WA

Dr. Jason Price

Natick, MA

Executive MBA Courses

Because business operates in a global economic market, it is vital to have the ability to locate and analyze data that will impact business at the local level. This course is designed to guide the student through the processes necessary to make wise business decisions based on rigorous analysis of global trends. Statistical software will be used throughout the course.

General managers require a sophisticated understanding of the contributions and limitations of data analysis. The aim of this course is to enable the student to understand financial issues facing today’s business. Students will analyze case studies and apply financial models in evaluating corporate financing and operational decisions.

This is an integrated two-part course that examines operations models of the organization through a cost savings lens. It introduces new methods and models to analyzing, diagnosing and improving operations for both manufacturing and service firms. The course focuses on key issues that impact competitiveness, including operations strategy, innovation, product and process design and development, supply change management, quality management and sustainable operations.

Creativity is not always innate. It can be developed and improved. Based on the exploration of decision-making theory and current literature on the topic, this course begins with understanding the nature of creative thinking and provides a structured approach to problem solving. It is this understanding and structure that allows participants to learn quickly how to solve problems, generate fresh ideas, and then work with those ideas effectively.

Data visualization is foundational to analytics. The best models in the world can be rendered useless if no one can understand them. The students will learn the best practices of data visualization and will gain hands on experience with creating dashboards and stories with data in Excel, Power Point, Power BI, and Tableau. This is a project-based class.

The purpose of the course is to prepare students for leadership positions where they are managing data scientists, business analysts, statistician and the like or in enhancing their current skills in order to grow within their field. Course content includes, sampling, linear regression, probability, discrete probability distributions, sample size calculations, parameter estimation including confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, one and two-sample statistical inference, chi-square tests and ANOVA, and an introduction to some basic machine learning techniques.

This course explores key concepts, tools, and techniques in Project Management through case-based work and simulations. It emphasizes scope identification, project life cycles, resource stewardship, risk management, virtual teams, and enterprise alignment. Students develop and apply tools to solve project challenges in scheduling, risk, scope, and cost. The course also introduces high-level distinctions between project, program, and portfolio management. This course is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK© Guide) from the Project Management Institute©.

Communication designed to arrive at Win-Win situations are important in today’s business engagements. To make a difference, you must first be able to influence people. When you learn how to negotiate, you gain a competitive advantage and help your team achieve its mission. MBA 746 engages the learner in real-time negotiation scenarios where synchronous feedback guides the student toward mastery.

This course focuses on the human dimension of business, the critical aspects of hiring, training, and retaining the right people. Scenarios are used to help the learner decide which key talents should be focused on the most important business opportunities. Business vision, mission and employee motivation are addressed through experiential learning exercises.   

This is the capstone of the MBA program and affords students an opportunity to integrate, synthesize and apply the program’s core learning outcomes with simulation experience. Concepts taught are solidified using tools and course concepts to diagnose current conditions, select appropriate interventions, and create effective, ethical roadmaps for execution.


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Vanessa Malfitano

Graduate Enrollment Specialist

Office: (860)377-9978

Email: vanessa.malfitano@nichols.edu