Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 1, Page 10 Fall 1993 On Campus New Executive MBA For the busy business executive already on the fast track, the pursuit of a much-desired MBA will be a little easier with the introduction of a new option at the University of Delaware. The College of Business and Economics' new Executive MBA option has been specially designed to provide an exclusive, accelerated and nationally accredited program for executives and professionals who have already demonstrated the ability to achieve success in their careers. The new program, which begins in the fall of 1994, offers several unique features tailored to the needs of today's business people: l Completion time of only 19 months, almost half the traditional length of time it takes working people to complete an MBA; l Classes scheduled on Friday evenings and Saturdays, with generous term breaks; l Dynamic interaction with classmates who share both real-world experience and academic credentials; and l Practical coursework applicable to students' careers. "The Executive MBA program is designed in direct response to needs expressed by business professionals in this region," Kenneth R. Biederman, dean of the college, says. "Like our progressive on-campus program, it represents our commitment to providing business education that is both broad in scope and highly practical in content." The University of Delaware's Executive MBA program is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the sole accrediting agency for master's degree programs in business administration. Of approximately 700 schools with MBA programs in the nation, only about one-third meet the high standards of excellence demanded by the AACSB. Criteria for accreditation include superior achievement in curriculum, faculty and facilities. During the past 18 months, the University of Delaware College of Business and Economics has been working with corporate human resources professionals and potential students to establish what today's successful business people are looking for in an MBA program. According to Peggy Bottorff, director of the Executive MBA program, the new offering incorporates many of those suggestions. The Executive MBA program begins with a five-day residency in Lewes, Del., followed by five, nine-week terms, each separated by breaks. Courses will be held in Arsht Hall on the University's Wilmington campus. Howard Garland, chair of the Department of Business Administration, says one of the program's many attractions is its networking aspect. Students will be sharing information with other students who also have substantive on-the-job experience and who may have solved some of the problems others are currently facing. Applications for the new program will be accepted through April 1, 1994. Class size is limited to 35. Prospective students must take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and submit two letters of recommendation, one from the applicant's immediate supervisor, where applicable. For additional information on the University of Delaware's Executive MBA program, contact Peggy Bottorff at the MBA Programs Office, Department of Business Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716; call (302) 831-2221; fax (302) 831-4196; or send e-mail to email@example.com.