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Innovate. Lead. Balance risk. Be nimble. And above all, find personal success. With the Trulaske execMBA, you'll learn to capitalize on opportunities in uncertain business environments, take strategic risks and influence others more effectively. The Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri designed this 21-month master of business administration degree specifically for busy professionals who seek flexibility in their pursuit of an MBA. The program blends online course work, on-campus weekend study and a global residency and culminates in the same renowned MBA degree earned by full-time students earn at Mizzou.

Courses are delivered 75% online and 25% on-campus by world-class faculty. Students also take part in a 10-day international residency with faculty and classmates. Enrollment is limited and students take the same classes together in the same order — fostering close relationships and an invaluable network.

The Trulaske execMBA program is for a diverse range of top-notch professionals who want the expertise a highly-regarded MBA will provide, but need the flexibility their busy schedules demand.

Program details

In Mizzou's execMBA program, you will build skills that increase self and global awareness, develop strategic risk-taking, and heighten influence. The courses are relevant and filled with actionable tactics. Our teaching model combines online learning, face-to-face instruction, guest speakers, peer projects and an international residency — all designed to provide an in-depth program that equips you with skills you can apply immediately.

The program is a lockstep cohort model, and courses are taken in a specific sequence, although you may customize your class assignments and learn about industries of your choice. Curriculum topics include but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Finance & Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy
  • Leadership Development

On-campus requirement

You will meet with classmates, professors and guest presenters on the MU campus in Columbia four times per year (eight times over the course of the 21-month program). The execMBA begins with a four-day orientation residency in August and ends 21 months later with a four-day graduation residency in May. For the other six visits, you will meet on the MU campus Friday morning through Saturday evening.

International residency*

Serving as an opportunity to apply classroom education to an international setting, the international residency is an 8- to 10-day immersion experience during which students consult with businesses on strategic issues, participate in site visits with local and international businesses, and experience another culture and its business practices.

*The costs of the international residency, including transportation, lodging and meals, are included in the program tuition.

Chris Bowers

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.

How to apply

Please see the Trulaske execMBA website for more details on the application process and application deadlines.

Admission requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Current full-time employment
  • Updated resume
  • Personal statement
  • Unofficial transcripts

Optional (will be considered, but not required):

  • GMAT or GRE score (code 596015082 for GMAT or 6875 for GRE)
  • Letters of recommendation


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Commission on Higher Learning of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Trulaske College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the agency responsible for the advancement of quality management education worldwide.

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