Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
Emerging Leaders MBA Program
The Mount's Emerging Leaders Master of Business Administration (ELMBA) is an intensive program designed for aspiring leaders ready to expand their managerial responsibilities, deepen their leadership skills, and broaden their professional networks.
This one-year program is a transformative experience focusing on self-assessment, managerial growth, and leadership development. The curriculum targets key business skills, with an emphasis on practical applications, to ensure that graduates gain effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
The first cohort runs from September 2013 to August 2014.
A one-year intensive graduate-level program (12 courses)
Courses facilitated by distinguished faculty
Executive mentors assigned for each course, providing unique external perspective
Classes run as a cohort to emphasize collaboration and create new professional networks
Rigorous, accredited (IACBE) business program centered on leadership development
Classes held on the 1st and 3rd Friday and Saturday of each month for one year
All classes held at the Mount’s newly-expanded Frederick Campus
All books and Friday dinner included
Monthly financing available with discount for pre-payment
Summer mini-prep courses available for non-business majors
Students are expected to take time during the week to complete their course work, occasionally completing assignments and projects for one course while starting another. Distinguished faculty from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business teach all courses and provide students with a successful business leader in the field as a mentor for each course. The curriculum is similar to our traditional MBA with a few notable differences:
The two elective courses in the traditional MBA will be filled with a Leadership in Organizations course and a Capstone Seminar in Leadership course.
A leadership mentor, an executive in the field, will be assigned to each course in the program to assist the faculty member and to provide an external leadership perspective.
Cohort class structure provides a one-of-a-kind networking experience for student leaders and mentors
Learn more about the specific classes and the weekend schedule on the Emerging Leaders Program Courses webpage.
Candidates for admission into the ELMBA program must have completed a bachelor’s degree and must satisfy the following criteria:
Three to five years of work experience clearly demonstrating career growth and leadership potential
GPA of 3.0 or greater in undergraduate degree program (exceptions considered based on commensurate job achievement)
An essay on leadership with your application. The essay question is: "In at least 250 words, describe your leadership experience to date, your academic and professional goals and how applying to the Emerging Leaders MBA program will help you fulfill your needs. Please tell us what you hope to gain and what you believe you will contribute to this experience."
A letter of recommendation from a senior leader within the applicant’s employer/service organization
Tuition is $30,000 for the year with options to pay upfront or on a monthly payment plan. If paid in full prior to program start, a $500 discount will apply. Traveling professionals have the option to have arrangements made for a discounted hotel stay on Friday evenings. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Frederick is offering $99/night.
Employers interested in developing a strategic partnership with the Emerging Leaders Program are welcome to contact Deborah Powell, Director of Graduate Business Programs at the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at (301) 447-5396 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a pdf of the Emerging Leaders MBA brochure