A Day in the Life
Our EMBA Students
The Executive MBA program is comprised of a diverse group of professionals. What they share is a sincere desire to grow professionally, and a willingness and ability to meet program time and course requirements.
In our program, you will be surrounded and inspired by a community of leaders. The combination of world-class students, faculty, and alumni guarantee a rich and diverse learning experience.
Representative Employers Include:
- University of Nebraska Medicine
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- First National Bank
- First Data
- TD Ameritrade
- Security National Bank of Omaha
Students can expect to devote 20 to 25 hours per week (on average) on the program:
- Twelve (12) hours in class every other weekend
- Individual and group study and class preparation
A worthwhile Executive MBA program demands a significant amount of time and effort from each participant. Students who already tend to put in more than forty hours a week on the job will dedicate up to twenty hours a week to their studies, in addition to time in the classroom.
Most students report that the experience forces them to become highly efficient in managing their time.
When you enroll in the Executive MBA Program, you will have to manage the impact on both your job and your personal life. Below is some advice from our students.
Balancing Home Life
Managing the impact on your personal life often means routinely setting aside blocks of time for individual study and meetings with your study group. Because your employer will likely expect you to contribute at the same level on the job, most of the demand will be on your personal time.
However, most students find that it's possible to maintain an active and satisfying family life while they are enrolled in the program.
“Designate one day every week where you do no school work and dedicate the day to spending time with the family.” - Shannon Eggert
“There is no doubt that without understanding and support from family, it would not be possible!” - Chad Waldow
Balancing School Life
This is where the support offered by the Executive MBA staff really counts. We'll take care of all the small details to minimize the amount of administrative tasks you complete in order to maximize the amount of time spent on your studies.
In addition, faculty and staff are responsive and accessible - we are here to make sure you get the most out of your Executive MBA experience.
“Devote at least a few hours a day to work on coursework so that you don't fall behind. Also, know when to study alone and when to participate in group study.” - Clint Backhaus
“Work as a team, and be pro-active instead of re-active.” - Jorge Gil
Balancing Work Life
You can manage the impact on your work by setting clear expectations about your schedule with your supervisor and colleagues. Prioritize and delegate your responsibilities when appropriate to maximize your time.
“Be diligent in keeping a calendar that includes work, home, and school deliverables, and keep the lines of communication open.” - Erin O'Donnell
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