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Executive MBA in Aerospace & Defense | University of Oklahoma Online


Executive MBA, Aerospace and Defense







Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Price College of Business and leaders in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Busines


Take Control of Your Future

The Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense program is specifically designed to develop the managerial and leadership skills of the aerospace and defense workforce, including those without a business education. The curriculum, developed and taught by industry leaders and renowned OU faculty, provides students the strength of synthesizing concepts and integrative thinking between A&D functions and business.

Participants in the Executive MBA in Aerospace-Defense (EMAD) can complete the program of study in a single year while continuing to work, which will enable them to acquire a broad base of Aerospace-Defense business knowledge and a deep understanding of the industry. The average time commitment is about 20 hours per week for readings and assignments. Assignments relate directly to work participants perform on the job to help students best retain and immediately apply new concepts.

Approximately 40 percent of the program’s teaching occurs during three 1-week residence weeks (RWs). Two of the RWs take place at the University of Oklahoma, with the third being a study abroad experience that allows participants to engage with aerospace and defense organizations in other locations. The remaining 20 credits of the program are earned during distance-learning classes worth two hours each, held between the RW sessions.

Course sequence:

    Organizational Behavior

    Lean Six Sigma Tools

    Financial Management

    Legal Environment

    Information Technology in Aerospace & Defense

    Managing Supply Chain and Logistics

    Project Management

    Data Analytics

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    Global Aerospace & Defense Strategy

    Quantitative Methods & Models

    Advanced Corporate Finance


    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Managing Aerospace & Defense Government Contracts

    Data Management & Security


    Online Course Modules

    Three In-Person Residency Weeks (7-10 days)

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall and Spring



Lead in Today's World

This program creates strong leaders who can think critically and apply management skills in a dynamic environment.   Students will gain essential leadership skill sets unique to the Aerospace and Defense industry.




Study Abroad

Study abroad experience allows participants to engage with aerospace and defense organizations in international locations. Students will travel to select A&D organizations, chosen for their breadth of A&D business activities, to engage in real-world projects.


Academic Excellence

OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.

An Investment in Your Future

Tuition for the online EMBA, Aerospace and Defense program is $68,800.00 for the entire program. Fees, books and materials associated with the program are included in this cost. 

Hotel accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from classes and events during residence weeks - doesn’t include transportation to/from home residences.

Program Details

The Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense can be completed in a year with students starting in Fall or Spring thereby allowing them a flexible format to bring together the skills, concepts, and knowledge needed to succeed in the dynamic Aerospace and Defense sector. Through faculty and guest lecturers, rigorous coursework and applied projects, the Executive MBA will provide the foundations for a career in leadership roles in the A&D industry.

To apply for the online program, students are asked to submit:

  • Online application and application fee of $50 for domestic students, $100 for international students
  • Resume or CV
  • Required Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Work Experience
  • Admissions Interview
  • Official undergraduate transcript from an accredited institution

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:


Shad Satterthwaite
Director, Executive Business Programs, Aerospace and Defense