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Frequently Asked Questions

EDP and EMBA appeal to a similar audience, but the primary drivers for these individuals differ. For EDP, an MBA degree is not as important as many of them already have advanced degrees, although an undergraduate degree is not a requirement to apply for the program.

Nine months, one evening per week 21 months, full-day classes (weekly or monthly)
Reading homework and one paper Assignments and tests
Tuition is $28,200. The early registration
rate is $25,380 for applications received
by May 2 and deposit paid by June 1.
$120,000 (not confirmed for students entering autumn quarter 2022)
Certificate and optional Continuing Education Units MBA Degree

Many of the same professors that teach in the EMBA program teach in the Executive Development Program. The material covers similar core topics, but is not as in depth as the EMBA program. The faculty in EDP are asked to focus on the most relevant applications during EDP class sessions.

Participants with focused professions often benefit the most from the program. They “live” in one field of expertise and through EDP can learn about finance, marketing, negotiations, leadership, and strategy – business acumen they can use but may not have any formal training in.

One of the greatest benefits of the Executive Development Program (EDP) is the opportunity to learn from your peers–bright, talented professionals on the fast track to success, seeking to deepen their business knowledge and sharpen their managerial skills. A typical class includes professionals from engineering, marketing, finance, and human resources fields, with an average of over a decade of work experience.

EDP participants represent a cross-section of industry today from traditional business to high-tech, large corporations to small family businesses, and/or private industry to government.

Average class stats, past 5 years
Total number of participants 25
Organizations represented 18
Male 57%
Female 43%
Median age 43

It varies by each student’s individual study habits and faculty requirements per session. We tell students to expect to study an average of four to six hours per week.

Tuition is $28,200. The early registration rate is $25,380 for applications received by May 2 and deposit paid by June 1. Tuition includes instruction, materials, parking on campus, meals at evening class sessions, and meals and lodging at the two off-site sessions.

  • Online application checklist:
    • Contact information (name, address, e-mail, etc.)
    • Resume
    • Personal statement addressing your interest in applying
    • Description of current position
Q: Are there any flexible payment schedules available or do I have to pay the tuition up front?
A: The program fee is due in full on September 1, unless you have selected from one of the payment plans listed below. Your deposit is due upon acceptance to the program, or no later than June 1, 2022 for early applicants and August 12, 2022 for regular applicants. We offer the following payment plan options for the program balance:

  • 2 equal payments due September 1, 2022 and February 1, 2023
  • 3 equal payments due September 1, 2022; December 1, 2022; March 1, 2023
  • 8 equal payments + $25 per payment admin fee, due the first of each month September 2022 through April 2023.

Please contact us for more details. Payment plan selections must be confirmed with our office by August 16, 2022.

Q: Is there a price reduction for people who are self-sponsored instead of sponsored by their company?
A: Not at this time.

Q: Is Financial Aid available?
A: Because this is not a credit course, traditional financial aid is not available.

Q: Is there a discount for non-profit organizations?
A: We reserve a limited number of seats at a reduced tuition for non-profit organizations. Contact our office for more information.

Q: Is the program covered by the GI Bill?
A: Yes, please contact Executive Education for more information if you plan to use your GI Bill to cover the tuition.

Please contact us at 206-543-8560 or [email protected] with additional questions.

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