Industry supporters
EMBAC also invites corporations that support the executive education industry to become corporate members. Corporate members participate in the Executive MBA Council Conference, and a corporate representative also serves on the Board of Trustees.
Amazon Kindle Education
A Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) opened on the web in July 1995. Today, Amazon Kindle Education offers a wide variety of education solutions and products for schools that are making the transition to digital education. To this end, Amazon Kindle Education has created the Whispercast tool, a powerful SAAS platform that enables schools and programs to discover, procure, manage, and deliver eBooks, eTextbooks, apps, and documents quickly and easily at scale to most any device that students own including Fire tablets, Kindle eReaders, iPads, PC, Mac, and Android devices.
Austral Education Group
Based in South America, The Austral Group helps organize visits to South America for Executive MBA and MBA Programs. In additional to handling all logistics, The Austral Group offers the local knowledge and contacts necessary to provide a complete South American business educational experience.
A mobile-based platform, BetterUp, combines behavioral science, AI technology, and human interaction to drive personal growth and professional development. A global leader in professional coaching, counseling, and mentorship, BetterUp puts dedicated one-to-one care, curated content, coaching, and more in the pocket of every individual. The cutting-edge technology and science provide real-time actionable insights that connect individual growth to organizational outcomes — driving program effectiveness and ROI. Whether in the classroom, the workplace, or at home, BetterUp provides the tools that individuals need to thrive in all aspects of their lives.
BusinessCAS by Liaison
For more than two decades, BusinessCAS by Liaison has streamlined the processes that higher education institutions use to manage their applications and market their programs to prospective students. Through Liaison’s admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions, more than 31,000 programs on more than 1,000 campuses nationwide reach prospective students, minimize administrative tasks, and create exceptional experiences for applicants during the full enrollment cycle — from first interest to first day on campus. Its Centralized Application Services CASs™ processes more than 2.5 million applications per year.
CarringtonCrisp works with universities and business schools to offer imaginative approaches to your ever-changing world, using data and creativity to drive analysis, insight, and practical solutions. Since 2004 we have worked with more than 180 institutions in over 35 countries, rebranding, reviewing, and relaunching programs, defining strategies, and building new approaches to higher education. We help universities and business schools change.
Executive Core, LLC
Executive Core focuses its services on more quickly developing global leaders through a unique, innovative, and cost-effective approach. Executive Core provides executive coaching, leadership development classes and modules, faculty retreats and advanced facilitation instructional design skills, action learning experiences, and online collaboration for cohorts.
Financial Times
Financial Times publishes a global newspaper on business and also offers a comprehensive education program to incorporate global business news into students’ lives.
Graduate Program Recruitment Solutions (GPRS)
Graduate Program Recruitment Solutions  (GPRS) is an exclusive and highly revered provider of professional services to business schools. GPRS has delivered successful outcomes for EMBA, MBA, specialized master’s, and executive education programs nationwide, working with more than 50 colleges and universities across more than 120 graduate programs. GPRS specializes in growing enrollment for new and existing graduate programs, as well as helping with the transition to online learning.  GPRS provides demand generation consulting, contact center recruitment solutions, and the industry’s first lead analysis and peer benchmarking platform.
Hilltop Global Group
With offices in Washington, D.C., and Nairobi, Kenya, Hilltop Global Group supports development initiatives in Africa. Hilltop facilitates turnkey African business residencies for business school programs and universities. With a leadership team of alumni from Georgetown University’s EMBA Program, Hilltop offers expertise to deliver standard and customized program services, which extend well beyond logistics to cross-industry consulting project sourcing and design, including key growth industries, unique cultural and humanitarian experiences, and much more.
International Study Programs
International Study Programs provides fully customized academic tours for Executive MBA and MBA Programs to destinations worldwide, with a focus on offering access to a range of companies and key figures in business, government, academia, and the press.
Ivy Exec, Inc.
Ivy Exec facilitates an online network of more than 400,000 members who are accepted into the community because of their demonstrated professional success. Ivy Exec provides original career opportunities, professional development resources, and content to members while sharing career-enhancing resources from outside the Ivy Exec community. It also works with EMBA Programs and universities worldwide to market their programs to members and help them recruit high-achieving Ivy Exec community members as program participants.
Kuoni Tumlare
Maestro By Kuoni Tumlare Educational Programs offers a full menu of services for the EMBA and MBA international residency. Kuoni Tumlare marks more than 40 years of unparalleled success as a leading travel provider. With 20 offices throughout Europe and offices in Japan, China, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Bangkok, Boston, São Paulo, and Mexico City, Maestro By Kuoni Tumlare Education Programs provides destination knowledge and an ability to meet all your program’s needs, from travel logistics to educational and corporate content.
RNL + Converge
A higher education resource for digital marketing, RNL + Converge leverages data-driven digital marketing practices to maximize enrollment for undergraduate, graduate, and online learners, as well as giving from alumni and donors. Campuses turn to RNL + Converge for digital advertising, student recruitment, donor engagement, fund-raising campaigns, website development, and analytics and reporting. With years of on-campus and industry experience, the company’s deep roster of experts understands firsthand the challenges that face higher education professionals today. More than 3,000 colleges and universities have turned to RNL + Converge to meet their challenges, develop solutions, and achieve lasting success.
Southbridge Access
Based in South America, Southbridge Access provides turnkey solutions for business school programs with needs beyond standard travel logistics and ground support. Our company offers exclusive insight into key trends and access to ground-breaking companies and high-level executives in addition to a complete range of ground support and logistics, lodging, and group management services.
A recognized web-based learning resource, makes learning more convenient, accessible, and successful for students and faculty, who use to manage the assembly and electronic delivery of academic content – regardless of content type, source, cost, copyright information, or viewing platform. also facilitates forums, self-publishing, and access to a store of related resources.
The Washington Campus
The Washington Campus is a non-profit business school consortium headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Washington Campus provides intensive, experiential seminars on business, politics, and public policy for EMBA and MBA students, as well as for executives and other audiences, from around the world.
Wordstrides ISA Custom Programs
Wordstrides ISA Custom Programs supports all aspects related to travel and academic planning for the EMBA international residency. In business for nearly 45 years the value, quality and stability of the organization has been recognized with recent institutional accreditation by AdvancEd. The organization operates worldwide.
Featured corporate member: International Study Programs
International Study Programs

Wanted: Based in Portugal, this wine company wants to tap expertise that will help it expand its exports to more states in the U.S. A media arts collective and social enterprise in Rwanda is interested in ideas and sustainable programs that help educate and inspire, as well as research on potential buyers for commissioned work. A Czech-based company that specializes in the use of recycled materials is looking to learn more about potential markets.

These opportunities to dig deep and make a difference for organizations in diverse countries await EMBA students, thanks to the efforts of corporate member International Study Programs (ISP).

Founded in 1999, ISP focuses on delivering international residencies for business and non-business students throughout the world, offering the full range of services from content development through logistics.

When COVID-19 hit and with worldwide travel restrictions, ISP quickly adapted. “We have shifted the entire business to the virtual environment,” says Monika Zizkova Vodickova, head of sales for ISP.

“We have been providing our clients with all of our standard products virtually. We run virtual study trips, virtual consulting projects, virtual hackathons, and other virtual variations for many of our clients now.”

During these days of COVID, ISP successes include fully transitioning to online formats, launching more than 50 virtual projects, and maintaining financial stability and client retention after a full year of no travel.

With more than 20 years of experience in developing tailored study trips and online education for academic institutions, ISP can deliver fully customized services to EMBA Programs.

“We are completely flexible,” says Vodickova. “We build each program toward the expectations of every individual client, and we provide the highest quality of academic content for our clients. We fill the agendas with top C-level speakers and interactive events with hands-on experiences for the students. We work with every client’s budget, and we pride ourselves on superb customer care.”

Throughout the years, ISP has added more destinations for a total of more than 150 locations, expanded its speaker and company networks to about 25,000 contacts, responded to changing generations of students, and created interactive content in a variety of formats, says Vodickova.

Most recently, ISP launched a new branch for immersive learning experiences and learning and development programs.

The Global Exec focuses on matching the innovative firepower of ISP’s global network of university students and alumni, developers, the startup community, and other professionals with the challenges of organizations.  For example, during global problem-solving hackathons, teams with complementary skill sets compete to address specific, real-life business problems.

Now and in future days, ISP is ready to help EMBA Programs navigate the quickly changing travel landscape.

“We can provide programs with detailed COVID protocols for their next travel and assistance with destination choice, testing and vaccine venues, and other pandemic logistics,” says Vodickova.

For EMBA Programs who want to expand their global experience options, ISP also can arrange online international components and hybrid international residencies, with part of the residency online and part on the ground.

A longstanding EMBAC corporate member, ISP values its relationship with council members.

“We believe the council is a great place to network, meet like-minded people from academic and corporate worlds, share ideas and best practices, and provide the programs with better learning experiences,” says Vodickova.

“We love the opportunity to meet with all the EMBA Programs, see our clients on a regular basis, and introduce ISP to new programs. We love the chance to learn what the programs are dealing with. We appreciate the opportunity to present our products and services and find potential partners and clients.”

In the near future, ISP looks forward to restarting travel, renewing its partnerships, incorporating virtual events into the mix to make programs more effective, and discovering and establishing more destinations in Africa.

Vodickova takes much satisfaction in observing the impact of these global opportunities on students.

“It’s wonderful to introduce students to new cultures, opening their eyes, and allowing them to visit places they never thought they would get to see,” she says. “You can see how it enhances their education and helps them to succeed.”

For more information about ISP, contact Monika Zizkova Vodickova at or visit here. For information about The Global Exec, visit


“We believe the council is a great place to network, meet like-minded people from academic and corporate worlds, share ideas and best practices, and provide the programs with better learning experiences.”
Head of Sales, ISP