About the Executive MBA

The UNLV Executive MBA places you among a group of high-achieving senior to mid-career executives, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs – collectively known as a cohort – in a collaborative, team-oriented learning environment. The experience combines lectures, case studies, simulations, participant presentations, and group work to enhance your interpersonal and team management capabilities.

For 18 months, your Executive MBA cohort is immersed in relevant, leadership-focused business curriculum; with training, perspective, and transformative insight provided by top UNLV educators and executives from leading industries. This blend of professors and practitioners allows you to gain real world exposure to modern business challenges, while positing solutions that can be implemented immediately in your day-to-day workflow.

Convenient Learning Format

Executive MBA classes begin in June with one week of concentrated in-class coursework, allowing you to become familiar with your curriculum, your cohort, and the EMBA format. Following the first week, the program shifts to intense, two-day sessions every other Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., giving you the flexibility to balance the responsibilities of work, school, and family. As a general rule of thumb, you should set aside an additional 20 hours per week outside of class to complete your program.


  1. Become a more strategic, informed, and compassionate leader
  2. Add advanced business skills to your toolbox
  3. Take command of your career trajectory and determine your own future
  4. Enhance your collaborative skills with meaningful work
  5. Improve your earning potential and career outcomes

Concierge Experience

As a working professional, you will have a support system throughout your Executive MBA journey. This concierge experience provides you with guidance from EMBA staff, who will complete many administrative tasks – registration, ordering textbooks, paperwork, etc. – on your behalf, allowing you to focus solely on your education.

Additional features of the Executive MBA format include:

  • Dedicated EMBA suite
  • Capstone International Seminar experience
  • Executive coaching and career guidance
  • Alumni networking events
  • All class materials delivered directly to you
  • UNLV student parking permit
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided on class days

The Cohort

As a member of the Executive MBA cohort, you have the unique opportunity to learn alongside a diverse group of accomplished business leaders. With each cohort made up of men and women from various industries and backgrounds, you will learn as much from them as you will from your professors. The relationships formed in your cohort will last far beyond your time in the classroom, and the learning format is further enhanced by EMBA alumni who return to class as guest speakers.

David Shultis, EMBA Cohort 18

“Accounting, finance, negotiation, law, leadership; I’ve been able to find value in every class we’ve had.”

David Shultis, EMBA Cohort 18

The Faculty

The breadth and depth of your Executive MBA curriculum is exceeded only by the expertise of your faculty and guest lecturers – every one of them committed to inform, inspire, and influence business leaders. Your faculty will include veteran professors, legal experts, and business leaders from the Southern Nevada community and beyond. Take a minute to get to know your EMBA faculty and learn more about their achievements in academics and business.


You deserve a comprehensive, relevant education that meets the highest standards; and the UNLV Executive MBA program at Lee Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a globally recognized accrediting body with an overarching goal to create great business leaders. UNLV is one of the few business schools worldwide that holds dual accreditation in business and accounting, and Lee Business School is the only business school in Southern Nevada to hold this distinction.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The comprehensive $50,177 (approximate and subject to change) fee for your Executive MBA program includes:

  • Tuition and most student fees
  • Parking and graduation fees
  • All books and course materials (delivered to you prior to the start of classes)
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on class days
  • Transportation, hotel, cultural activities and most meals for the International Seminar

Financial aid is available for qualified individuals. If you have an undergraduate degree and at least seven years of work experience with three years in a management role, we'd love to speak with you.

The application and admissions process is easy and the decision will change your life for the better. Request more information or call 702-895-4646 today.

UNLV EMBA Program Highlights

The Executive MBA program is designed for experienced professionals who want to compete for top management positions by acquiring an integrated understanding of business and the strategic perspective necessary to lead. Taught by accomplished faculty, small cohorts of students complete a rigorous and relevant curriculum in just 18 months by immersing themselves in a highly interactive experience. The program culminates with an international seminar where students witness global business first-hand.

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