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, week-long experiential study trips during the first and second 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.

Student handbook for program of study

Meeting dates:

Cohort 5

Cohort 6

Example of a typical weekend meeting schedule:


  Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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