An Accelerated Learning Experience to Develop Transformed Leaders

  • Transition from an effective manager to an exceptional leader
  • Become an astute decision-maker capable of balancing the strategic and tactical decisions necessary for executive roles
  • Acquire and apply the critical knowledge and capabilities that enable career and organizational success
  • Achieve strategic positions of enhanced responsibility and leadership

The Individualized Executive MBA

The Rensselaer Executive MBA is an elite program featuring an interactive and engaging curriculum where current and future leaders learn the latest research-based methodologies and the most current best practices to foster innovation, leverage technology, and lead organizations. Executive MBA students create real-world change and impact their organizations immediately by functioning as high-level strategists and decision makers. The Individualized Executive MBA program is focused on building executive competencies.

The Rensselaer Executive MBA program focuses on three critical business competencies:

  • Strategic Leadership
    The Executive MBA provides the means and mechanisms for students to become strategic leaders and seek new ways to develop unique solutions and create effective systems that represent significant improvement to existing situations.
  • Strategic Innovation
    Executive MBA students become visionary strategic leaders who engage people to create positive changes and who work to invent a more sustainable future.
  • Global Perspective
    Executive MBA graduates embrace the challenge to develop new strategies, systems, and solutions in the global economy. EMBA faculty add their professional relationships with international corporate leaders to the resources used in the classroom.

Leading Change to Obtain
Extraordinary Results

The core mission of the Rensselaer Executive MBA is to provide relevant twenty-first-century education to business and technical professionals. This mission is accomplished by facilitating the transfer of knowledge, analytical skills, and insights to develop a new cadre of capable and confident business leaders. They become the innovative thinkers who engage and inspire people to meet the complex and dynamic social, economic, environmental, and global business challenges. They learn to think strategically, lead change, and create breakthrough solutions.

Individual Development Plans:
Embedded in the MBA Curriculum

Rensselaer brings Executive MBA students into the dynamic and complex world economy through an intense and highly experiential set of activities. Moreover, the program integrates individual development plans enabled by standard assessment instruments, executive coaches, and corporate mentors. The graphic at the right illustrates how the various "change agents" interact with students throughout the program and beyond. The developmental needs of the class as a whole are assessed as well – faculty fine-tune their approach and course content to maximize individual and group mastery.

The learning experience includes interactions with accomplished professionals and business leaders as a way to internalize the senior executive perspective. Rensselaer Executive MBA graduates go beyond mainstream views and envision where the world is headed. Thus, they are at the forefront of change.

The Lally School of Management

The business school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute develops aspiring business leaders who have a passion for innovation with the ability to work across business functions. The Lally School of Management is an accredited member of AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

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Updated: 2016-04-21, 15:02