School of Business
Graduate Studies
Executive Master of Business Administration

Supplemental Information

Degree Timeline
The degree studies require approximately eighteen months of learning that combines the latest business theory with the practical aspects and applications. The program encompasses the business skills and knowledge needed for developing effective leadership capacity in organizations of all sizes. The prerequisites for all EMBA courses are determined by the EMBA Oversight Committee. Executive students will complete 13 courses (learning modules) including original research in the report form. The EMBA Thesis is focused on the company where the executive students work or on the business aspects of their research topic. Upon completion of the EMBA a GPA of 3.0 must be achieved.

Time Limits
Full-Time and Part-Time Status Students registered for nine or more credits hours are full-time students. Students registered for fewer than nine credit hours are part-time students.

  • The program is cohorts delivered such that students are expected to complete all degree requirements within an 18-month period or (one year and six months).
  • Students will have a maximum of five years to complete the EMBA program. This period may be extended only if special circumstances exist. Persons seeking an extension of this five –years period must make application in writing to the Provost through the Dean, stating the reason for the delay, providing evidence of ability to progress toward the completion of the degree and a plan and proposed date for completion. In no case will a candidate be permitted an extension beyond seven years.

Transfer Credit

The transfer of course work from other institutions of equivalent or higher standing can be considered. No transfer of credit for life or business experience is allowed.

  1. A maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate work may be transferred from an equivalent program.
  2. The UVI EMBA Committee will consider course credit on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Credit transferred does not affect the tuition fee for the program. Candidates are required to pay their tuition at the time of registering for the program.

Suspension of Studies
The program recognizes that unforeseen circumstances may result in a student being unable to attend one or more courses. In such cases, the student may request a temporary suspension of their studies. This does not mean a withdrawal from the program itself. Requests to suspend studies must be made in writing to the Provost through the Dean of the School of Business... Courses missed during the period of suspension may be taken by joining another UVI EMBA cohort. In the event that the course is not offered by the UVI EMBA Program, or if the student is unable to attend the course that is offered, the student may be required to take a similar course (approved by the UVI Executive MBA Program Committee) in UVI’s regular MBA program. Alternatively, the student may make a special request to the UVI EMBA Program Committee to complete the course requirement via self-study. Normally, a maximum of one self-study course will be permitted in the program. At the discretion of the program additional requests may be considered in exceptional circumstances. In the cases of courses taken by joining another UVI EMBA cohort, or taken with the regular MBA program, there will be no additional charge to the student provided the request for suspension of studies was received prior to the start of the course... Graduate Studies A suspension of studies does not alter the time allowed to complete the UVI EMBA degree. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the degree requirements with the time articulated in the ‘Degree Requirements’ section of the ‘Program Overview’ and / or UVI catalogue.