Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University
Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, talks about how to bring cities back to a more productive state as he presents at the TEDxMidAtlantic conference at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington. Flickr

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will be offering a new Executive MBA program beginning May 2011, targeted at senior-level professionals and fast-track managers looking to retool and develop relevant competitive skills for the current global business environment. The program would be led by faculty not just from the business school but also from other divisions within the University.

Spanning 18 months, the new Executive MBA will be conducted through a series of 10 residencies - one every 2 months - mostly at the Baltimore campus of the School and will be structured in a way that creates minimum disruption to the personal and professional life of participants. The residencies are likely to be broken up into components of varying lengths, including an international residency of 8 days and one in the online format.

The cohort-based program seeks to attract students from different professional and academic backgrounds across the globe, but who have at least seven to 10 years of professional experience and demonstrate notable managerial and leadership skills. The objective is to mould them into senior professionals who have the creativity, resilience, ethical foundation and sound knowledge to respond with speed and effectiveness to the dynamic challenges of the present flat business world.

The program will be equivalent to all MBA programs offered at the Carey Business School, at the completion of which the degree of master of business administration is awarded.

The deadline for submitting applications for admissions into the first cycle is December 15, 2010.