A one- or two-week international residency has been a part of the Executive MBA (EMBA) curriculum for more than two decades. Today, nearly two-thirds of EMBA Council member programs require an international residency as a part of the degree.
The lock-step cohort structure of most EMBA programs enables the international residency to be woven throughout all subject areas within the two-year curriculum. Generally, the international residency is scheduled at the mid-point to infuse greater global mindedness in the program and to provide a common international experience for the second year. Many programs cite the benefit of increased bonding and networking among EMBA students as one of the additional values of the international residency.
WorldStrides is proud of our heritage as a founding corporate member of the EMBA Council and our continuing service to the EMBA community through participating in conferences and panel discussions, publishing information on trends in the EMBA community, and supporting countless annual residencies for EMBA students, faculty, alumni, and guests.