Facts & Figures
GM Executive MBA Program Facts
A quick glance at some of the program facts a General Motors Executive MBA degree can bring you.
The DeVos Difference
- Immediate application to workplace
- Leading automotive-industry guest speakers
- Capstone project with significant financial impact to GM
- Students from the GM family will learn from each other and share best practices
- Participation in the system-wide MBA capstone event
How Could You Succeed with a GM EMBA?
The common thread we have in our group is we all take a lot of pride in doing our job well and achieving things. So I didn’t just want to do well in school, but I wanted to maintain other responsibilities I had.
We all had to do a project last semester, we took everything we have learned and applied it to our dealership or jobs.
— Stephen Jakubcin, Dealership, Sales, Alpena, MI
To find the balance between work and the program during our lives – we’ve had marriages, we’ve had children – to find that balance it was easier to do in this program with the engagement level we had with our colleagues.
What I got out of the program was a bond between corporate and GM employees that are my colleagues, and colleagues at dealerships that will stay connected throughout the remainder of our lives.
— Paul Langmesser, GM IT, Dealer Systems, Detroit, MI
I was able to identify three and a half million dollars in dealer revenue and about a million dollars in GM revenue. It was an enlightening experience for me to see the numbers, but also using the capstone concepts to take a look at what we’re doing ourselves as GM employees and in corporate culture.
— Molly Hilburger, Market Area Manager Wholesale, Minneapolis, MN
It made us all friends and comfortable to talk to one another. I can call up Liz and ask what is going on at your dealership, what problems are you dealing with, and she would tell me honestly.
Having that mix of dealers and GM in the room makes it that one step above just going to your basic MBA.
— Garret Ondo, Aftersales Manager, Pittsburgh, PA
Courses You Will Take During Your Executive MBA
General Motors GM MBA FAQs
Applicants must be GM employees and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. No GMAT or GRE tests are required. Applicants complete a writing sample and participate in an interview.
For students who do not meet regular admissions requirements, probationary admission is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Complete the online application. We accept applications year-round; however, we suggest applying no later than early August for a fall semester start and no later than early December for a spring semester start.
Students need to designate enough time to fulfill weekly course deliverables and complete all required coursework; however, one of the benefits of completing this degree program online is flexibility.
The GM EMBA is offered entirely online with no campus visits required. There is an option to complete the final capstone course as a one-week residency on Northwood University’s Midland, Michigan campus.
The fall semester begins late August and the spring semester begins mid-January. For specific dates, see “Semester Dates” below near the bottom of the page.
Visit our Tuition and Aid page for information on program costs. Students pay a $150 commit deposit to hold a spot in the cohort. This deposit is then applied toward tuition. Tuition is due one week prior to the semester start date.
Some students utilize financial aid to cover tuition expenses. How to apply for financial aid.
Students should contact Human Resources personnel at their place of employment for information on applying tuition reimbursement benefits.
Students may apply for private donor scholarships. Students who receive 75 percent or more in tuition reimbursement are not eligible.