Many students in the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Executive MBA program juggle schoolwork with family and careers — and a program redesign slated to begin next fall aims to lighten the burden.
The redesign — which was announced earlier this month — includes decreasing the number of class meetings to reduce time away from work.
“You want to have touch times with the students, but you don’t want to make it so cumbersome for them to get to school,” said Meena Dorr, director of Career and Professional Development for the school.
Four major changes will be made to the Executive MBA program this fall:
- The amount of time spent in the classroom will be reduced.
- The program will put an increased focus on leadership skills.
- The online component of the program will be more prominent.
- New electives and global immersion options will be developed.
Other changes include the development of new electives and global immersions, as well as a more prominent online component and increased focus on professional development, career management and leadership.
“We integrate leadership into every course that we offer at Kenan-Flagler, and that’s unique,” Dorr said. “So it’s already happening, but we want students to be able to see it.”