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


  • Alex	Davis
    Alex Davis
    Manager - iHub Middleware, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
    "The Rockhurst EMBA program provides an instructive and balanced blend of managerial and leadership development curriculum. The setting is intimate and personal, with a close-knit cohort."
  • Monica Vegge
    Monica Vegge
    Senior Manager, Finance, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies
    "Rockhurst has a great reputation and focuses on the whole person. This experience was more than an education but an opportunity to learn more about myself personally and professionally. I really enjoyed the cohort experience and what my fellow cohorts taught me. "
  • Lori Top
    Lori Top
    Principal, Burns & McDonnell
    "One of the most impactful phrases that we learned and I use on a regular basis is 'Don't act, just sit there'. It reminds me to do the hard thinking, strategic planning and coalition building before I put ideas in practice. I have also access to a new amazing network of professionals and professors to act as peers and mentors."
  • Kyle	Johnson
    Kyle Johnson
    Director of Freshman Admission, Rockhurst University
    "After each class there is an opportunity to apply what you learn immediately into your professional environment. Instead of learning theory you are able to put what you learn immediately to 'work'."
  • Stacey Clark
    Stacey Clark
    Global Data Center PMG Lead, Google LLC
    "The leadership development aspects of the program have been exceptional. Every construct of the program has challenged me to reflect critically on my beliefs and how those notions influence my decisions. It has been an enlightening and rewarding experience."
  • Jaime Fiorucci
    Jaime Fiorucci
    Chief of Staff/Vice President of Operations, Ascend Learning
    "The structure of the program allowed me to apply the lessons concepts I learned at work real-time. A focus on application versus theory made the learning more meaningful."
  • Greg Bickel
    Greg Bickel
    Program Manager and Business Development, Focused Management Inc
    "I really think the self reflection, professional and personal development, are just as valuable as anything else I've gained from this program. To me, that is what sets this program apart and confirms that Rockhurst's EMBA was absolutely the right choice."
  • Mark Skinner
    Mark Skinner
    Sales Director, Danaher - KaVo-Kerr
    "Rockhurst's EMBA program opened my eyes, broadened my scope and expanded my capability and relevance as a contributor in my organization and future career."
  • Patrick Massey
    Patrick Massey
    Manager of Clinical Analytics and Market Reporting, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
    "This experience has been both internally and externally enlightening. My leadership, management and interpersonal skills have grown immensely and I am better equipped to help individuals and organizations understand and conquer the challenges of today and tomorrow!"
  • Keith Spisak
    Keith Spisak
    Associate Director - Digital Media & SEM, VML, Inc.
    "Rockhurst University and the EMBA program have an incredible reputation in and around the midwest. This program has opened doors for me I never knew existed."
  • Latoya M. Goree
    Latoya Goree
    Executive Director, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    "I chose to earn my Executive MBA from Rockhurst University's Helberg School of Management because of its long standing history and reputation for preparing executives for the next level of their careers through its holistic learning objectives. The program experience gave me the opportunity to fill the necessary professional gaps that I had not achieved on my own throughout my career."
  • Curt Hassler
    Curt Hassler
    North America Sales Leader, DuPont
    "Professionally, the program has helped grow my business acumen and leadership. I'm walking away with a toolkit that I've already been able to use; and plan to continually use. Personally, the growth I've experienced through reflection and executive coaching continues to shape me."
  • Cedric Gray
    Cedric Gray
    Vice President of Operations, Sika Corporation
    "I visualized myself as an EMBA Rockhurst University student for seven years. It's where leaders learn, and I wanted to learn from the leaders. Proudly, this institution has elevated my awareness and constructively impacted all phases of my life!"
  • Brian Gordon
    Brian Gordon
    Sr. Director Business Management & Special Projects, Smithfield
    "The Helzberg Executive MBA has really challenged me to critically think and strategically plan in leadership. Wonderful program, fantastic leadership, and exemplary experiences."
  • Adam Young
    Adam Young
    Key Accounts Supply Chain Manager , Burd and Fletcher
    "Helzberg's EMBA program has prepared me for not only the next couple years for business development but set me on a path in thinking and planning for the next fifteen years."
  • Chad Weydert
    Chad Weydert
    Rebate Administration Manager, DST Systems
    "I chose Rockhurst for the strength of their academic reputation and ties to Kansas City community. The Rockhurst EMBA program has provided me with a diverse toolkit required for today’s leaders in business."
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
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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.