Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits
Sponsorship is used strategically in organizations as a development tool, to reward a high-potential employee, as a form of compensation, for succession planning, etc. A variety of reimbursement options -- either partial or full tuition reimbursement -- are used to facilitate sponsorship.
Sponsorship in the form of financial support (tuition reimbursement) is valued at any level. "Time" sponsorship by employers is required due to the time commitment involved.
Good candidates for the Executive MBA program are individuals who are self-motivated and have the temperament to handle the demands of work, school and home and the willingness to make a 20-month commitment.
Applicants need a minimum of five years of relevant work experience and a four-year undergraduate degree. Previous academic training in business is not required for admission. Learn more about EMBA admission requirements.
We encourage potential candidates to talk with alumni and current students. We also strongly encourage students to visit a class, to get a "feel" for the environment and structure.
Acknowledgment of Responsibility
Employed applicants to the Wichita State University Executive MBA program must submit an Acknowledgment of Responsibility Form C (PDF) as part of the application process. This form ensures that the employer understands the financial and time commitment required for the program and outlines the following:
- Source of Support
An indication of the source of financial support, if any, expected from the employer.
- Organizational Sponsorship
An acknowledgement of the employee's intent to apply and an assurance from the company to support full participation in all aspects of the program.
- Applicant's Statement of Responsibility
An acknowledgement of the attendance and GPA requirements necessary to remain in good standing in the Wichita State University Graduate School.
Contact Liz McLain, Director of Graduate Studies in Business, for more information about employer sponsorship.
EMBA Employer Sponsors