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.
Andromeda Simulations International
Andromeda Simulations International teaches business acumen by using its Income|Outcome family of simulations. Andromeda usually provides workshops for kick-off and program capstone activities and to quickly get cohorts up to speed with accounting and business concepts.
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.
Bschool Travel

An educational travel organization, Bschool Travel partners with the top MBA and EMBA programs to execute high-quality global experiential learning programs and international residencies in more than 100 countries worldwide. Founded by two Michigan Ross MBAs, Bschool Travel takes a strong pedagogical approach to its immersions, which is why it not only supports travel management services, but also provides expertise in program development, company sourcing, project scoping, and speaker engagements.

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.
Campus Text
Campus Text originally joined EMBAC in 1998 and attended its first conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more than 25 years, Campus Text has worked and partnered with more than 125 programs at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Campus Text provides print and digital textbooks and classroom materials to Executive, Professional, Weekend, and other MBA programs, either shipping them to programs or directly to students. Campus Text also sends digital book redemption codes to students typically within 24 hours. Most books are discounted, and Campus Text offers a bonus discount on the initial order for new customers. Campus Text takes pride in its customer service and its customers can attest to its efficient delivery of print and e-books.
CarringtonCrisp conducts research that offers higher education, including EMBA Programs, insights into the changing marketplace and brings data and creativity together to offer imaginative approaches and practical solutions to programs throughout the world.
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.
Immersion India

Immersion India guides students, corporate executives, faculty, and professionals on study-centric, experiential learning programs in urban and rural India. The only company to win the prestigious UNWTO Global SDG competition in the Quality Education category, Immersion India customizes and tailors all programs to meet learning objectives with a key element of travel and cultural immersion experiences. 

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.
MF Digital Marketing

MF Digital Marketing partners with graduate program admissions and marketing staff to meet upwardly mobile, working professionals where they are –- online. Specializing in digital lead generation and recruitment solely for graduate programs, MF Digital Marketing locates, nurtures, and offers relevant and timely information to working professionals who are interested in pursuing master’s degrees. It has driven positive outcomes for Arizona State University School of Law, UCLA Law, Kelley School of Business, Greehey School of Business, Wayne State University Law School, Emory University School of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law (Texas), Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, UC Hastings Law, and others.

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.
WorldStrides Custom Programs
WorldStrides 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: CarringtonCrisp

For the Future of Lifelong Learning and Executive Education study, CarringtonCrisp asked 2,500 employees and 500 employers for their views about shifts in the professional development marketplace.

EMBAC corporate member CarringtonCrisp and LinkedIn co-sponsored the 2021 study, which garnered media attention and continues to prove popular.

“It has become our most downloaded report ever,” says Andrew Crisp, co-founder of CarringtonCrisp. “In terms of reach that piece of research has had, it’s been quite phenomenal.”

Almost 20 years ago as a brand-new firm, CarringtonCrisp undertook a research project that looked at the branding and marketing practices of business schools in the United Kingdom. Today, the firm annually conducts – most recently in collaboration with EMFD – the Business of Branding study.

“We actually began with research,” says Crisp. “I suppose you could say research has really been at the heart of what we do, and on the back of that research where we’ve grown is to develop more consulting.”

While previously working for a corporate communications agency, Crisp led a rebranding project for London Business School, his first introduction to business schools. Then as a freelancer, he collaborated with another consultant on a business school branding project. At the end of that successful project, the two decided to form CarringtonCrisp.

Now, CarringtonCrisp produces five annual research reports: The Business of Branding; Generation Web that explores website and social media best practices; Alumni Matters that dives into what alumni want from their relationships with business schools; and Tomorrow’s MBA and Tomorrow’s Masters that profiles prospective MBA and Master’s students respectively. 

CarringtonCrisp shares general findings from the research on its website. Schools that subscribe to the reports receive a public version and a local report with their results.

“We believe very much in sharing at least a base of information so that people can have, no matter where they are in the world, insights,” he says. “We think it’s at least important to provide an understanding of how the world of education is changing, and that’s at the core of what we do.”

The consulting part of the business takes those insights from data and applies them to higher education projects, such as portfolio reviews and new product launches.  For example, Crisp recently helped a British business school assess the prospects of a new campus in South Korea.

“We inevitably have done a lot of projects on digital issues and a growing number on lifelong learning and executive education,” says Crisp, adding that there can be an interesting variety in projects. “We just completed a project for a music conservatoire looking to launch an online degree in opera studies.” Another project involves helping a dentistry teaching hospital determine potential professional development offerings.

The focus, though, doesn’t vary.

“It all has that education, learning, development strand that runs through it,” says Crisp. “We don’t work outside of higher education. We only work in higher education.”

Three words help drive CarringtonCrisp’s approach: Intelligence, insight, imagination. Intelligence refers to data, but data alone doesn’t do the job.

“The data offers little without the insight and context – knowing what’s going on in the market,” he says. While it might be tempting to offer the same answers time and time again, that doesn’t work well in a changing world.

“With a global market of 10,000-plus business schools and numerous private providers, coming up with imaginative solutions that will work with different institutions in different circumstances in different parts of the world is really important.”

CarringtonCrisp has worked with clients in 35 counties throughout the world and has a group of global associates that it taps for projects, ensuring diversity in perspectives. Crisp anticipates more global growth in the years to come, particularly in North America, Asia, and Africa.

Through his work in higher education, Crisp has noted an increase in professionalization in business education, the trend toward digital and its impact on delivery, and more diversity in programs. EMBA Programs have undergone adjustments in formats, with more variety emerging, he says, and they are attracting more students who are interested in becoming or already are entrepreneurs.

Crisp was familiar with EMBAC and its research and completed a research project for EMBAC and the Working Professional Task Force, a group of business education associations, advisory boards, and steering groups that focus on the needs of business education students who are full-time working professionals. He presented results from that project at the 2020 EMBAC Virtual Conference, and based on his experiences, he decided to join the council as a corporate member.

“We found that the value of being involved added an enormous amount to the work that we were doing with our customers, whether it was the research, the connections, or the networking at conferences,” says Crisp. “It’s become an excellent relationship.”

Crisp appreciates the open and welcoming environment that EMBAC offers, and, in turn, CarringtonCrisp wants to share its research and the implications for EMBA Programs.

“We’re very approachable,” says Crisp, who is willing to talk about public reports and interested in building mutually beneficial relationships.

“We’re independent. We’re not beholden to a third party. We’re not part of publication that does a ranking. We will tell people exactly how we see things, and we’ll have the data to back that up.”

For more information about CarringtonCrisp, contact Andrew Crisp at or visit


“We believe very much in sharing at least a base of information so that people can have, no matter where they are in the world, insights. We think it’s at least important to provide an understanding of how the world of education is changing, and that’s at the core of what we do.”
Co-Founder, CarringtonCrisp