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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,, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Destination Partners
Destination Partners

Described as the “Baltic Tiger,” Estonia has enjoyed economic growth and a high-income economy. The Northern European country offers a fruitful landscape to explore business, and Destination Partners offers expertise to help EMBA Programs maximize their experience to this intriguing country.

Corporate member Destination Partners works with EMBA Programs and educational institutions to deliver global programs that help expand the horizons of students, says Julie Sivertson, commercial director for Destination Partners.

The company seeks to further expand its worldwide reach by building connections in intriguing new locations, such as Estonia, as well as to enhance its existing presence in more well-traveled routes.


“We have developed relationships with some key companies and businesses in these countries,” says Sivertson. Those relationships help make it possible to design more meaningful experiences for students.

Destination Partners’ origins date back some 30 years. The company started by developing travel programs for special interest groups to Brazil, and later to South America. Some 15 years ago, the company decided to focus on the educational market and leverage its relationships and knowledge to strengthen content and learning opportunities.

Throughout the years, Destination Partners has added more diversity in locations – from Ghana to Australia to the U.S. and Europe, and places in between. Collaboration and flexibility are part of the company’s DNA, says Sivertson.

“Everything that Destination Partners does we do with our partners,” she says. “We 100 percent customize our programs.”

Destination Partners can develop and deliver the whole global experience for EMBA Programs, including welcome events, business and cultural visits, and all logistics, or handle pieces of the experience. Determining the optimal program involves working closely with EMBA Programs and applying flexibility to address each unique circumstance, says Sivertson.

“We develop relationships with our University partners, and we build on that knowledge. We really take the time to get to know each partner and how they like their program to run.”

Equally important, Destination Partners understands the financial challenges that programs face. “We can work within most budgets. We really try to give our clients the best value.”

Destination Partners assigns a coordinator to serve as the main contact for clients. In addition, a designated contact in the country guides participants during their stay in the location.

“We have amazing guides,” says Sivertson. “We pride ourselves in having a great network of guides.”

Destination Partners has continued to invest on improving what it offers. “We have grown our team and developed a strong pool of talented travel professionals.”

The company also has embraced technology, both internally and externally, building online registration tools and other features that help internal teams and clients with travel planning and logistics. In addition, it has expanded its networks and partnerships throughout the world, and those connections make a difference in the depth and diversity of potential experiences.

Through its work with EMBA Programs, Destination Partners discovered EMBAC, joined as a corporate member last summer, and attended the 2018 EMBAC Conference in Madrid. “It’s a great network to be part of,” says Sivertson.

Participating in EMBAC helps Destination Partners learn more about the EMBA industry and the challenges and opportunities that EMBA Programs worldwide face. “As the EMBA space evolves, we can stay current, which helps us better serve our clients. It’s an opportunity for us to stay involved and informed.”

Sivertson was impressed by EMBAC members and their ability to share and learn from one another. “I don’t know of any other industry with experts who are so willing to collaborate across different institutions.”

For Sivertson, one of the most satisfying aspects of the work involves taking care of all the pieces that contribute to the whole.

“For me, I enjoy seeing the details come together and knowing everything is set up down to the tee. It means that groups can focus on their program and continue with their educational objective.”

Destination Partners helps EMBA Programs decide on the most optimal educational location in another key way – through site inspections.

In fact, Destination Partners is planning a site inspection to India for EMBA travel leaders June 3-11, 2019. Site inspections offer programs a great way to explore the educational potential of a location and to plan an experience to that location. Sivertson encourages EMBA Program representatives who are interested in the India site inspection, or in a site inspection of a different location, to contact her.

Travel opens new possibilities in and of itself, and educational-based experiences benefit from a clear sense of purpose and a defined set of activities that enhance that purpose and student learning. “It’s really a rewarding area to work,” she says.

For more information about Destination Partners, or the site inspection visit to India in June, contact Julie Sivertson at or visit

“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.”
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