The Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Management offers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on advanced management within the field. The program pays particular attention to the entrepreneurial university and commercialization in higher education, as well as internationalization and the global context.
The program schedule accommodates busy professionals, with eight meetings yearly in Atlanta (Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon) and two 8-day international trips (currently to the Netherlands and China) during summer sessions.
The majority of the curriculum addresses management topics, with extensive use of case studies drawn from practice to spur discussion. The leadership course convenes during most meetings, introducing participants each time to a significant figure associated with higher education.
Example of a typical weekend meeting schedule:
|8:30a – 12:00||Marketing/Higher Ed.||Finance||Finance|
|12:00 – 1:00p||Opening lunch & discussion||Lunch||Lunch||Finance|
|1:00 – 3:00p||Marketing/Higher Ed.||Marketing/Higher Ed.||Finance|
|3:30 – 5:00p||Lessons in Leadership||Marketing/Higher Ed.||Finance|
|6:30 – 8:00p||Group dinner at restaurant||Dinner at hotel||Dinner at hotel|