Go from High Potential to High-Impact Leadership with Helzberg's EMBA Program


  • Maria Jenks
    Maria Jenks
    Vice President, Supply Chain, Kansas City Power & Light
    "The relationships with my cohort are by far the most inspiring and influential part of the program. I will be forever grateful for these lifelong friendships."
  • Stephen C. Geisinger
    Stephen C. Geisinger
    Senior Project Manager, DST Systems Inc.
    "The program has broadened my perspective in most all aspects of business, domestic and internationally."
  • Reginald Lee
    Reginald Lee
    Team Manager, Retail Payment Solutions, U.S. Bank
    "This program offers growth and professional development not only from the curriculum, but from the information and experience shared among students within the cohort. I was 50 years old when I started this program. It is never too late to invest in yourself!"
  • Tim Witkowski
    Tim Witkowski
    District Manager, Aramark
    "The program has made me think of my corporation on a local, national and global level. I use the strategic planning process from class everyday in my professional life."
  • Paul Twenter
    Paul Twenter
    Financial Management Consultant, HNTB
    "This experience has enabled me to look at situations in a more holistic way."
  • Amanda Daily
    Amanda Daily
    Regional Sales Manager, Smithfield Foods
    "My experience at Rockhurst has been nothing short of amazing. The leadership skills and tools I have learned will forever impact me as a manager."
  • Tony Totta
    Tony Totta
    Vice President, eShipping Exchange
    "The strategy courses along with executive coaching helped equip me with tools that I use daily in strategic planning, organizational leadership and managerial policy."
  • Kevin McCluskey
    Kevin McCluskey
    Engagement Leader, Cerner
    "The program has given me a refreshed understanding of business analysis, and awakened me to how much management has shifted in an age of great change and turbulence."
  • Jason Ritchey
    Jason Ritchey
    Vice President, Client Delivery, Valorem
    "This program had an immediate impact on me and my career. Even after the first semester, I had already begun viewing our business in new ways. This program has helped me bring a broader viewpoint and more strategic thought process to everything I do."
  • Kourtney Woodbury
    Kourtney Woodbury
    Director, Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity
    "I chose the Executive MBA program because of its high ranking in the region as a top business management program. It is definitely worth the investment. You'll learn more than you ever imagined."
  • Heather Physioc
    Heather Physioc
    Associate Director, Organic Search, VML, Inc.
    "I have become a smarter, stronger leader to my team and others in the agency, and a more holistic thinker about how my specialty expertise fits into the broader business context at my agency."
  • Cindy Kirtley
    Cindy Kirtley
    Director of Employee Benefits, Health & Wellness, Smithfield Foods
    "The focus on personal development and coaching has better equipped me to add value as a leader in our organization, and to utilize my strengths to continue reaching my full potential as a person and as a leader."
  • Jacque Reinert
    Jacque Reinert
    Variable Product Consultant, Waddell & Reed, Inc.
    "This program has vastly enhanced my business acumen, expanded my worldview and challenged me to consider what I can achieve and contribute to others in my professional and personal life."
  • Tina LaFon
    Tina LaFon
    Vice President, Risk, Compliance & Quality Assurance, Midland Loan Services, a PNC Real Estate Business
    "The tools and confidence I have gained have already taken my career to the next level."
Cohort network


From the first day until graduation, students in our Helzberg Executive MBA cohort take the same classes at the same time -- forming a powerful and diverse network of Kansas City's most sought-after professionals. This unique structure ensures you'll learn as much from your peers as you do from your professors, while creating relationships that extend far beyond the classroom.


Our EMBA program develops ethical thought leaders who change business for the better. If you're looking for a values-based immersive learning experience that offers a 360-degree view of leadership, then the EMBA program might be for you.

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Rockhurst University EMBA alumni are leaders in business, politics and nonprofit organizations.

  • Kansas City's first Executive MBA, founded in 1978
  • Average Cohort Size, 16 to 20
  • Representing Nonprofit, Manufacturing, healthcare, technology, financial services, government and more
  • 10
    Average management
    (from classes 2010-2013)
  • 50% of alumni live in the kansas city community
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  • Rockhurst University EMBA Alumni are leaders in business, politics and nonprofit organizations.