• Kimebrlyn Jones
    Kimberlyn Jones
    Executive Director/Founder, Kansas City Metropolitan Dance Theatre
    “I’m furthering my education as an entrepreneur and in areas of leadership and management for a nonprofit organization.”
  • Dan Dion
    Dan Dion
    Business Analysis Manager, Sprint
    “I chose the Helzberg EMBA program based on its rich history of producing leaders who positively impact the communities, companies and industries that they work in.”
  • Anthony Puthoor
    Anthony Puthoor
    Data Architect, Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company
    “Now my competencies extend beyond IT and include a broader knowledge of finance, marketing and supply chains.”
  • Melissa Solito
    Melissa Solito
    Healthcare Executive Director, Cerner
    “Leadership is not just about being a manager; it requires vision, integrity, empowerment and influence.”
  • Edward Fornadel
    Edward Fornadel
    VP of Corporate Accounts, Smithfield Foods
    “The balance of leadership and technical skills provides me with a clear advantage in business.”
  • Johnathan Evans
    Johnathan Evans
    Project Manager, University of Kansas Medical Center
    “Every day I apply the concepts I’ve learned to my professional and personal life. I utilize accounting principles, presentation skills and networking opportunities.”
  • Russell Meinhardt
    Russell Meinhardt
    CEO, Old World Spices & Seasonings
    “The Rockhurst EMBA allows me a higher level of respect within my organization as well as the tools to advance my career.”
  • Brad Fischer
    Brad Fischer
    VP of Process Solutions Group, Experitec
    “I’ve learned practical leadership approaches to solve critical issues.”
  • Haribabu Sontineni
    Haribabu Sontineni
    Quality Assurance Manager, DST Brokerage Solutions
    “The faculty emphasize the difference between management and leadership; leadership is all about motivating people.”
  • Tiffany Thompson
    Tiffany Thompson
    Founding Director, Thompson Art Services
    “This program has provided the education I required to be highly effective as I move into the second half of my career. The depth of knowledge and enthusiasm my professors have shared has made a subject that can be difficult, interesting and fun.”
  • Jeremiah Barber
    Jeremiah Barber
    Web Development Director, Rockhurst University
    “This program has given me the knowledge and confidence required to effectively lead organizational change.”
  • Bridgette Williams
    Bridgette Williams
    Deputy Director, Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City
    “I apply the knowledge that I have gained from this program to the many challenges that I face daily. I even think and listen differently.”
  • Nathan Welch
    Nathan Welch
    Technical Director, VML
    “I am so grateful for this program; the depth of knowledge I’ve gained and the range of topics covered give me an advantage every day.”
  • Jesse Dohlman
    Jesse Dohlman
    Procurement Manager, Smithfield Foods
    “I've found the personal coaching sessions to be helpful in fine tuning my approach to success.”
  • Zohra Hussaini
    Zohra Hussaini
    Nurse Practitioner, University of Kansas Physicians
    "Kansas City offers several business schools to attain an EMBA, but a quality education taught with high values is why I chose Rockhurst."
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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
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  • 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.