Apr 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Coles Executive MBA

Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6682 
Email Address: ksuemba@kennesaw.edu  

Program Description

The Coles Executive MBA (EMBA) is designed for working professionals with a strong desire to advance their careers. In only 19 months, approximately one weekend a month, Coles EMBA provides the strategic business and leadership skills needed to achieve personal and professional success. Coles’ cutting-edge global teaming experience, program-long executive coaching, and customized integrated curriculum are just a few of the differences that lead to its internationally ranked and accredited status. Be a commanding business leader with a Coles Executive MBA. 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Coles Executive MBA Program is based on a competitive process which includes consideration of the following: 

  • Completion of an interview with the appropriate Coles EMBA Recruitment Director. 
  • Completed Executive MBA application. 
  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University (See ”Admission Criteria for Applicants Without an Undergraduate Degree” below). 
  • Official transcripts. 
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant post-graduate professional experience as evidenced by a current resume. 
  • Two letters of recommendation speaking to leadership, teaming, and/or other professional qualifications. 

*International applicants have additional requirements; see KSU Graduate Admissions section of this catalog. 

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

The Coles EMBA Admissions Office at Kennesaw State University will consider a limited number of applications from individuals without an undergraduate degree based on the following (in addition to the other requirements outlined above): 

  • Ten years of significant business experience. 
  • A GMAT score of 550 or greater. 
  • A minimum of 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work from an accredited institution. 
  • A panel interview with three faculty members which results in a favorable recommendation by all three. 
  • Final review and approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 
  • Students admitted to the EMBA program without an undergraduate degree shall number no more than 5% of the final class headcount

Transfer Credit

The Coles Executive MBA is a cohort based, lock-step curriculum program. Students enrolled in the Coles Executive MBA program will not be given program credit for courses taken at other institutions. 

Petition to Graduate

Each EMBA student must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. Petitions to graduate will be processed and sent to each student by the EMBA programs office for student completion.

Program of Study

The Executive Master of Business Administration program in Kennesaw is made up of core courses. All students must complete the 48 credit hours of prescribed core EMBA courses that are offered as a part of the cohort program.