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Chris Bowers

execMBA '16

Chris Bowers chose the University of Missouri's hybrid execMBA program because it allowed him to work online and within a cohort. Meeting business leaders one-on-one helped him develop a corporate rudder to navigate the business world. Now, he has the confidence and skills to say "yes" to any opportunity.

Chris Perrey

execMBA '16

As Chris Perrey advanced in his career, he wanted to learn more about the operational side of business. The Trulaske hybrid Executive MBA Program was the perfect fit for his busy travel schedule. Learning from distinguished faculty and diverse peers, Chris immediately applied knowledge from the classroom to his daily work.

Kurt Williams

Area Operations Manager, PHI Air Medical LLC
Retired Maintenance Company Commander, U.S. Army

"The Mizzou execMBA was a deciding factor in my appointment to the Board of Directors for the National EMS Pilots Association. It has helped me gain credibility with other industry leaders on the board and provided me with a better understanding of financials and corporate governance issues."

Courses

Delivery of this program is blended. You will complete most course work online and visit campus four times each year for a total of eight Friday-Saturday sessions with your cohort. Courses are eight weeks long. You will take four courses each semester.

You also will take part in an international residency, visiting two global locations over nine days.

The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed. The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered.

Year 1 Fall
Business Analytics
Organizational Behavior
Accounting for Managers
Advanced Managerial Marketing
Year 1 Spring
Economics for Managers
Corporate Governance
Managerial Finance
Year 1 Summer
International Business and Global Experience
Year 2 Fall
Operations and Supply Chain Management
International Marketing
Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship
Year 2 Spring
Portfolio Theory and Financial Statements
Competitive Marketing Strategy and Brand Management
Business Environment and Strategy

The curriculum also includes the Professional Advancement Series, in which you will receive personalized coaching and personal assessment, plus a series of webinars and onsite workshops.

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Trulaske College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and was the first public business school to earn this prestigious accreditation.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page.

How to apply

  1. Fulfill the admission requirements:
    • At least five years of professional experience.
    • Demonstrated successful leadership experience.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Current full-time employment.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
    • GMAT/GRE scores are not required.

  2. Mark your calendar
  3. The execMBA has only one start date per year, in August.

    Application dates

    Application round Deadline
    Early bird application Dec. 1
    First application March 1
    Second application May 1
    Final application July 1

  4. Gather your papers
  5. Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted via the application system. Your recommender may also submit these directly to the execMBA team at execMBA@missouri.edu or by mail at 306 Cornell Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia MO 65211.
    • TOEFL or IELTS score reports for applicants whose native language is not English.
    • Personal statement (500 words) addressing the following topics:
      • Describe the most significant business-related challenge you have faced in your career, how you approached the situation and the outcome. How will earning an MBA help you approach similar challenges in the future?
      • Tell us about your personal and professional goals. How do you expect the Trulaske execMBA Program to help you achieve these goals? Above all, what do you expect to gain from the experience?
      • Most execMBA candidates have demanding jobs, as well as important family and personal obligations. How do you plan to manage your time during the program?
    • Résumé or CV including:
      • Professional experience and accomplishments, including the month and year for all listed positions (e.g. January 2008–December 2010).
      • Leadership experience, including managing people, projects, budgets, etc.
      • Current salary/annual income.
    • GMAT or GRE scores will be considered but are not required. If you’ve taken one of these tests and feel the score would strengthen your application, please submit them (code 596-15-82 for GMAT or code 6875 for GRE).

  6. Complete the online application
  7. Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Degree/Delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic Program: Business Administration/Master of Business (MBA)/execMBA
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores: Institution Code 6875 (if applicable)

    Once you have submitted all required materials, the admissions committee will review your application and respond within five days.

    Interviews are by invitation only and are required for everyone considered for the program.

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This program is administered by the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

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