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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, Amazon.com, 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.
Andromeda Simulations International
A high-touch business simulation, Income/Outcome provides a complete overview experience of business management. Executive MBA students gain practical experience in financial statements, the interconnectedness of business decisions, pricing, planning (budgets), and analysis. Team competition workshops break the ice, build teams, and overcome the fear of finance. This foundational learning is a powerful experience and retains its use throughout the Executive MBA Program.
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.
Business Test Methods
Located in Singapore and Dubai with a technology office in Sri Lanka, Business Test Methods helps EMBA and MBA Programs by developing testing content and methodology to evaluate candidates for admissions. Business Test Methods also creates online mobile testing and training technology and content, and assists thousands of MBA and EMBA candidates to prepare for and enter business school programs through standardized test prep and admissions consulting.
Converge Consulting
A digital marketing communications firm, Converge Consulting makes use of online technologies and innovative, customized approaches and works in collaboration with clients to strategize, execute, and analyze their marketing efforts. Converge Consulting emphasizes and practices the tenets of effective inbound marketing: digital advertising, SEO, Google Analytics, social media, and content strategy.
Destination Partners
A travel management company, Destination Management applies a high-touch management approach to help universities, non-profits, and corporations source, plan, manage, and execute enriching travel programs and experiences throughout the world, from groups of tens to hundreds. Travel management services include custom travel planning and program development; pre-departure support; group and individual air ticketing services; and in-country logistics support including, but not limited to, management of accommodations, ground transportation, on-site guide and/or coordinator services, cultural programming, and team building, as well as arranging and facilitating meetings with local, national, and multinational corporations worldwide.
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.
GeniusMesh
Through its platform, GeniusMesh offers a global EMBA network for business professionals from managers to senior executives to explore confidential opportunities with each other and help companies fill executive roles faster and cost effectively.
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.
Harvard Business Publishing
Academic institutions worldwide use Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) teaching materials to add a real-life perspective to courses. These course materials vividly capture business realities and encourage students to play an active role in learning. HBP’s offerings include more than 10,000 case studies from Harvard Business School and partner case collections; Core Curriculum readings that cover foundational concepts for students; eLearning programs, including online courses and simulations; articles from the Harvard Business Review and other top management journals; more than 3,000 books and chapters from Harvard Business Review Press and partner presses; and case method teaching seminars and resources.
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.
InSitu Programs
Based in Spain and Latin America, InSitu Programs provides customizable academic and logistical services for Executive MBA and MBA Programs. With 12 years of experience and access to key companies and businesses across a wide range of fields, InSitu Programs offers the local expertise to complement a dynamic business educational experience.
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.
iOpener
An international consultancy, iOpener helps organizations achieve their strategic and commercial goals by maximizing the performance, productivity, and happiness of business-critical employees. iOpener offers strategic guidance; tools, such as the iOpener People & Performance Questionnaire and the iOpener 360; leadership development offerings, including programs, executive coaching, and workshops; and other services.
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.
The Ken Blanchard Companies
A globally recognized leadership training and development company, The Ken Blanchard Companies offers a suite of programs and tools to help individuals and organizations lead at a higher level. Ken and Margie Blanchard and six of Ken’s colleagues from the University of Massachusetts founded Blanchard® in 1979. Backed by decades of behavioral research and firsthand experiences training millions of managers, Blanchard has found a niche market supporting EMBA Programs. Great leaders can be trained – and EMBA Programs are the perfect environment for broadening leaders’ skills and strengthening their abilities to bring out the best in their people, create great places to work, and deliver real bottom-line results for their organizations.
Right Management
Right Management is uniquely qualified to be a strategic partner for graduate programs desiring best-in-class recognition for their career development services. A global leader in career optimization for more than 30 years, Right Management has partnered with thousands of businesses and organizations in a wide range of industries and coached millions of executives and future leaders on proactively managing their careers.
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.
Study.Net
A recognized web-based learning resource, study.net makes learning more convenient, accessible, and successful for students and faculty, who use study.net to manage the assembly and electronic delivery of academic content – regardless of content type, source, cost, copyright information, or viewing platform. Study.net also facilitates forums, self-publishing, and access to a store of related resources.
Tumlare Corporation, Inc.
Maestro By Tumlare Educational Programs offers a full menu of services for the EMBA and MBA international residency. 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 Tumlare Education Programs provides destination knowledge and an ability to meet all your program’s needs, from travel logistics to educational and corporate content.
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: Hilltop Global Group
Hilltop Global Group

The EMBA Program at Georgetown University brought together Phil Agbeko and Osaruyi Imohe. Their many conversations during the program led to the launch of a new company that, in turn, introduces EMBA students to the powerful potential of African business.

The two entrepreneurs and EMBA grads formed Hilltop Global Group with their partners two-and-a-half years ago with a clear and distinct focus on Africa. As experts debate whether Africa is emerging as the next Asia when it comes to business investments, Hilltop Global plays the role of matchmaker for EMBA Programs and their students in Africa: The firm offers EMBA Programs, universities, and educational institutions a tailored and turnkey African Business Residency.

“We have the unique opportunity of knowing both sides of the coin,” says Agbeko.

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As former EMBA students, the pair understands and appreciates the transformational value of experiential learning engagements in different parts of the world. As managing partners of a company that also consults with African firms and other organizations that are interested in continent-wide business development and private sector-driven development solutions, the two know and understand the business landscape in African countries such as Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, and many more destinations.

“With our experience, extensive personal and professional networks, and our firsthand understanding of the learning objectives of these engagements, we are able to help identify appropriate companies and collaborators,” says Imohe. “We can scope current or future business needs that can be developed into consulting projects for global students to address during the African Business Residency.”

Hilltop maintains focus on its core goals at all times. First and foremost, the company strives to expose students to challenging business problems in Africa, challenge students’ assumptions about the African continent, develop awareness about the business climate in Africa, promote cultural appreciation and exchange, apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in a unique global setting, and foster international collaboration with teams in Africa.

The Hilltop team works closely with EMBA Programs to clarify learning objectives and with African businesses to help shape issues that align with those learning objectives. Hilltop also facilitates all logistics of the business residency and helps bridge cultural differences.

“Business practices in Africa are perhaps ‘less codified’ than in the Western World,” says Agbeko, “and there is a certain nuanced understanding that is a key success factor. We have a deep understanding of the social, cultural, and business environment in Africa.”

In one example of a recent project, EMBA students worked with a technology and startup incubation hub to develop a comprehensive business model to suit the fast-changing technology and innovation ecosystem in Africa. Another project involved students developing a strategic expansion plan for a biotechnology company to move into a new market. In yet another successful project, students helped a technology company that started out as a “mom-and-pop” fine-tune its operations and growth strategy.  

Hilltop wants to help EMBA Programs start or expand their footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a new EMBAC corporate member, Agbeko and Imohe look forward to meeting and working with the many diverse academic members. “We are very enthused about the opportunity to meet and speak directly to a broader base of institutions that are thought leaders in the industry.”

There is a growing interest in Africa on both the educational and corporate sides. “There is a very huge demand from universities and other institutions to learn more about Africa,” says Agbeko.

In addition to the extractive industries, agriculture, information communications technology (ICT), financial services, biotechnology, and others are fast expanding on the continent, says Imohe. “There is a lot of opportunity to be tapped in Africa.”

That interest is translating into increased demand for cross-industry experiential business residencies.

“We have experienced year-over-year growth since we began,” says Agbeko. “We consistently receive excellent feedback from residency participants, including the universities, students, and the client companies who continue to engage with us in a professional capacity.”

In fact, the residencies directly support the success of participating businesses and also make a difference in the continued economic development of the countries, Agbeko and Imohe say. For African countries, business is an important driver in generating jobs and enhancing overall quality of life.

“The interest from companies and institutions across Africa is overwhelmingly positive,” says Imohe. “There is a strong realization and appreciation for the intrinsic value being offered. It is indeed a win-win situation where the companies get top-notch consulting services from some of the brightest minds from universities throughout the world.”

EMBA students also appreciate that their efforts have great impact. “Simultaneously, the students get the opportunity to work on ‘live case studies’ and enjoy a practical learning experience in a unique global setting while making a positive contribution,” says Agbeko.

Currently, the firm is working to expand destinations for experiential residencies. It completed a successful pilot project in Namibia earlier this year and is already planning a 40-student residency there in the spring of 2019.

Agbeko and Imohe take satisfaction in seeing the results of the residencies.

“Watching the transformation the participants go through often preceded by apprehension about Africa in the initial discussions is most satisfying,” says Imohe. “Organically shaping the African narrative more positively is also especially fulfilling and rewarding. Showcasing the businesses and institutions that are working tirelessly to change Africa’s socio-economic status makes for a ‘good day in the office.'”

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“The EMBA Council is one of the most inclusive organizations we have experienced. They treat their corporate members as true partners. Connecting with other EMBAC members has given us the opportunity to share our best practices in executive leadership coaching and career management/development while also gaining a better understanding of the needs, ideas, and insights of graduates and the higher education community.”
CYD DODSON
Senior Consultant, Right Management

MARY HASKINS
RVP, Practice Leader, Right Management