Sponsoring promising managers in the Executive MBA program is a strategic, high-return investment in your organization’s success. It equips the future leaders of your organization with the technical skills and confidence to question assumptions, innovate, and implement initiatives that benefit your organization's bottom line. It sustains organizational goals that drive your future growth:
- Professional development
- Incentive alignment
- Succession planning
Perhaps most important, Olin's unique approach to leadership and personal development endows graduates with the skills and ability to drive creativity and transfer their knowledge across your organization. As leaders, Olin's Executive MBA graduates serve as role models and catalysts in the development of leadership for others in your organization.
To be admitted to our program, secure one letter of sponsorship from your organization. "Sponsorship" means that your employer supports your participation in the program and is aware of its time demands. We also use the term to indicate financial support, which is not a requirement for admission.
Although funding from your organization is not required for admission, it does offer extraordinary rewards. According to a Graduate Management Admissions Council survey of sponsoring companies, it takes 17 months for a company to gain its return on investment. And 40 percent of Executive MBA students receive promotions while still in the program.
Sponsors vary with the organization. Your sponsor may be your supervisor, human resources director, or chief executive officer. It's imperative that your sponsor has the authority to approve your enrollment in the program.
You can sponsor yourself if you are self-employed. In these instances, we require a statement of self-employment.