Gain Employer Support
Advance Your Career
Getting an Executive MBA will act as a catalyst for your career and personal growth. Luckily, many employers are willing to lend support as you take the next step in your career. Learn how to talk to your manager and gain support — whether it's for tuition, time commitment, or more.
Why an Executive MBA Matters
There are several reasons why an Executive MBA can create value and impact. Gaining employer support starts with understanding how the degree will impact your career as well as the success of your company.
Gain Leadership Skills
Get the necessary skills to lead, mentor teams, and effectively manage change within your company.
Specialize Your Expertise
Dive deeper into advanced coursework in Global Business or Management of Technology to meet the demands of your organization.
Grow Your Network
It's not just about the connections the program provides you, but also those you can provide for your employer. Faculty, students, and alumni — all from a variety of industries — become potential contacts as employees, clients, or partners.
“The Executive MBA curriculum is focused on addressing real business challenges. I was able to apply the information that I learned in class at work, which added value to our partners and the organization.”
– Mikesha Huntley
Executive MBA '19
Get the Conversation Started
While a letter of support from your current supervisor is not required as part of the Executive MBA admissions application, it's helpful to get their buy-in. There are several impactful ways to gain their support in the form of not just tuition sponsorship but also shifts in time commitment, work schedules, and responsibilities. Get the conversation started by utilizing these best practices.
Contact Your Point Person
Learn who will be making the decision to provide support for your program participation. It may be a human resources employee, your direct supervisor, or even the chief executive.
Establish Your Executive MBA Goals
Outline the career development goals you plan to accomplish through the pursuit of an Executive MBA. Begin by offering a clear statement on your objectives and how they align with your organization's goals.
Track Your Impact
Hiring a new employee can cost your company tens of thousands of dollars. Speak to the financial goals of your organization and how investing in you is also a smart financial investment for the company.