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Executive MBA

The Executive MBA is a 32-hour, advanced degree designed to develop individuals who have the knowledge and capability to take on leadership roles in multiple settings across a breadth of industries and organizations. Dallas Baptist University’s EMBA provides an environment where working professionals can advance their leadership skills while sharing ideas and experiences with business and academic colleagues. DBU offers one of the most effective and efficient programs designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

Our four-semester, 32-hour degree utilizes the knowledge already gained from previous leadership experience and integrates executive-level critical thinking and skills development over sixteen courses that develop the whole leader. Professionally qualified volunteer executive mentors coach students through a variety of meetings and interactions to develop and enhance the student’s learning experience. Mentor executives and faculty of record for each cohort will work cooperatively with students in small groups both face-to-face and in a hybrid format. 

More than an Education

At DBU, our EMBA program focuses on the four C’s: Christ-centered, Cohort-driven, Cost-effective, and Community-engaged. As a Christ-centered institution we prayerfully develop our curriculum and prepare our faculty to integrate faith and learning in a way that transforms the lives of our students. As a Cohort-driven program, we believe students’ experiences are enriched as they develop lifelong relationships and invest deeply into each other’s lives. While a private institution, we have priced our EMBA program to be Cost-effective with a single price point and no hidden fees that rivals the cost of this exclusive degree when compared with our peers in DFW and across the country. Finally, our program is Community-engaged as we expect and prepare our students to be ambassadors for their community by developed servant leaders, empowering community service, and integrating service-learning into your experience.

Marked by Service

Servant leadership, the defining principle of leading to serve, is the focus through which all problems are solved and is the cornerstone of the Executive MBA. Participants will grow and develop their abilities to incorporate values and ethical conduct into decision making and leadership.

Dr. Sandra Reid, Program Director of the M.B.A.
"Expect the support of a close-knit, Christ-centered community that wants to know you personally."

- Dr. Sandra Reid, Program Director
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Our classes are led by scholar-practitioners who have years of professional experience in the field.

Dr. Doug Lawson
Adjunct Professor
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  • CEO of CHI St. Luke's Health, Texas Division
  • Former President of Baylor University Medical Center
  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Dallas Baptist University

Dr. Kenton Keller
Adjunct Professor
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  • President of Accelerence Executive Coaching, LLP
  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Dallas Baptist University
  • Served as a Chief Performance Office for Buckner Children and Family Services
  • Recognized as one of the top 100 Leaders at Accenture

Dr. Harold Loftin, Jr.
Adjunct Professor

  • Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, GuideStone Financial Resources
  • Juris Doctor, Baylor University
  • Former Trial Counsel for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Dr. David Walls
Adjunct Professor
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  • President and CEO of Austin Industries
  • Trustee of Baylor Scott & White Health Care Systems
  • Co-chair of an independent commission of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Dallas Baptist University

We want to develop Christian servant leaders who will transform the world. With a concierge mindset, our program aims to fit into your busy life!

Concierge Service

We have designed the EMBA to be completed within four consecutive semesters by meeting once per month each semester all day Friday and Saturday at the DBU-North campus. We handle all the tiny details that can get tedious such as food, books, and travel so you can focus on the important stuff.

International Experience

Designed for students to gain an international perspective of leadership in other countries and industries outside their own. During an 8-day trip, students will visit Tokyo, Japan, to meet with local leaders to strengthen their global awareness of organizations and workplaces in other cultures. Students will have the opportunity to observe and examine industries such as health care, manufacturing, and service providers in order to contrast them with those of the United States.

Admission Requirements for the EMBA
  • Five or more years of significant, substantive managerial/leadership experience that may be evidenced through review of resume’, applicant interview, and employer recommendation
  • GMAT score within the past 7 years, which may be waived with outstanding letter of reference from the student’s employer
  • Each applicant is to be interviewed by the Chair of the Graduate School of Business
  • One or more letters of reference from the applicant’s employer in support of the student’s time and efforts into the program and of the student’s capability to perform well in an executive business program

The admission requirements listed above are specific to this degree program and are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements for Full Admission. Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.

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