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.

Founded on the belief that EMBA Program alumni, with their deep corporate experience and broad business knowledge, are uniquely positioned to successfully lead companies, GeniusMesh offers a global EMBA network for career advancement, networking, and job opportunities. GeniusMesh helps connect the world’s top organizations with the leaders they need to help their businesses grow. Through the GeniusMesh online platform, alumni gain access to unpublished, confidential roles that can’t be found elsewhere, network with an exclusive group of global alumni, and tap career advancement resources.

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.
For nearly 50 years, colleges and non-profit organizations have turned to Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) to enroll the students they want, help more students graduate and succeed, and build lifelong relationships with donors. Our mission is to make colleges, universities, and non-profits successful and vibrant with inspired and relevant engagement with our team of experts.
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.

TalentSage integrates evidence-based learning tools in its personalized learning experiences to help develop individuals, teams, boards, and organizations. TalentSage uses technology to simplify access, save time and money, and create scalable solutions for learning programs that its clients or its network of academics, practitioners, and executive coaches design and deliver. As a team of leadership development experts, TalentSage brings decades of experience in all aspects of learning, leadership, and talent development for executive students and corporate clients worldwide.

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: TalentSage

EMBA students face many demands on their time as they balance high-powered jobs, a challenging and life-changing educational experience, and their personal lives. When EMBA Programs can streamline processes and improve the learning experience, it becomes a win for all.

In 2018, EMBAC corporate member TalentSage made a move to do just that for EMBA students and programs by offering research-based diagnostic tools that take students less time to complete and programs much less effort to administer.

“TalentSage redesigned its survey platform and process to reinvent the way surveys and reports are used to provide leadership feedback for EMBA students,” says JoEllyn Prouty McLaren, Ph.D., TalentSage co-founder and chief learning officer.


The survey process can prove problematic and expensive for programs to operate, often complicated by GDPR data privacy issues, she says. “But our new approach reduced student completion time by 50 percent and program costs by 25 percent.”

Flexible partnership helps enhance student experience
London Business School benefits from its collaboration with TalentSage, says Elizabeth Newton, head of professional development at the LBS Career Centre.

“TalentSage has been a valued partner in helping us enhance the student experience across all our degree programs, including EMBA,” says Newton. “Their agile approach, virtual training, and digital platform make it easy for our working professional students to complete and obtain their own development reports in advance of their leadership coaching sessions.”

For the past several years, TalentSage has focused on designing an ecosystem for EMBA Programs, business schools, and organizations that brings together all the necessary elements to develop leadership and soft skills at scale, says McLaren. By bringing together the best of EduTech, TalentSage can maximize impact efficiently and cost effectively.

“We provide flexible resources so different degree programs or companies can plug in the components that they need,” says McLaren. And recognizing needs change, TalentSage offers agility and flexibility to adapt, while helping programs focus on real learning and impact, she says.

TalentSage ecosystem includes a full menu of diagnostic tools and more
Several key TalentSage diagnostic tools help EMBA students develop self-awareness, one of the single most important factors in leadership success:

  • The Classic 360°™ Survey. Based on research and scientifically validated, the TalentSage 360° survey offers a starting point for understanding emotional behaviors both as strengths and development areas. It uses half the questions as traditional 360° surveys, saving valuable time without sacrificing validity.

  • 5 STeP Profile™. This survey helps people understand their own personality profiles and preferences. Results also support the TIPing Point Profile™, which helps people better know their strengths and weaknesses as team members, and the Pressure Point Profile, which highlights the personality tendencies that become problematic under stress – often referred to as derailers.

  • BMini 5 Profile™. This trimmed-down version of the 5 STeP Profile™ contains 10 statements that reveal a person’s five super traits.

Other TalentSage tools include the Values Fit Profile™, which looks at personal values and their impact on motivation and fit within an organization; the Professional Strengths Accelerator™, which combines positive psychology with the 360° survey to highlight people at their best in their work; and the Professional Development Navigator™, which guides people through the professional development process from feedback insights to goal setting and achievement.

In addition, TalentSage tools, such as a team TIPping Point Profile, Group Dynamics Profile™, and Board Effectiveness Profile™, help improve team effectiveness, while its Organizational Culture Map™ looks at employee experiences.

Diagnostic and awareness tools can miss an important aspect of leadership development. “From our perspective, there isn’t necessarily a right framework or model for leadership,” says McLaren. “It’s actually about being a great leader for everyone and being able to create the environment where everyone in that group can become their best and bring their best to work.”

As a result, TalentSage is completing an equality engagement survey to measure the gaps between the diversity and inclusion experiences of employers and employees, as well as working to bring questions that address diversity and inclusion in other tools.

The ecosystem also involves efficiently and effectively managing the tool administration process through a secure brand-tailored platform, improving completion rates, making available executive coaches to programs that may not have them on staff or contract, training administrators and trainers, customizing tools and approaches, and conducting research. Students can access and manage their data throughout their program without the risk of loss.

Expert survey administration helps reduce costs, increase impact
For LBS, those services help their students gain more from their coaching sessions.

“The LBS branded site and online help desk continue the high-touch experience that we aim to deliver to our students,” says Newton. “With the logistics running smoothly, the students can make the most of their time with our leadership coaches.”

EMBA Programs and business schools also find the diagnostic tests of value in other applications, such as career services, where the results can help students and career coaches in understanding needs and interests and developing career paths. Alumni also benefit: Students can continue to use reports as part of their lifelong learning process, and programs can build offerings that leverage those results as one way to stay connected with alumni, says McLaren.

Conversations help lead to new solutions
Knowing that one size does not necessarily fit all, TalentSage works together with programs, business schools, and companies to determine what elements of the ecosystem best address needs, to customize solutions, and to explore new innovations.

“We welcome conversations around what EMBA Programs need, what organizations need, to understand more about how we can help craft solutions,” says McLaren, who knows EMBA Programs well. She worked for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, setting up its EMBA Program in Singapore and helping relocate its Barcelona campus to London.

Now as an EMBAC corporate member, she looks forward to partnering with more industry members.

“We’re really interested in making the most of everything we can,” she says. “We want to contribute in a value-added way. We want to learn from members, and we want to understand what would be helpful to them from an organization like us and how we can help them do what they do better. We’re open and in a listening mode.”

For more information about TalentSage, contact Eugenia Patriniche at or visit


“TalentSage redesigned its survey platform and process to reinvent the way surveys and reports are used to provide leadership feedback for EMBA students….our new approach reduced student completion time by 50 percent and program costs by 25 percent.”
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, TalentSage