World-class executive education— at your fingertips.

The School of Professional Studies embraces a dynamic learning model, one we’ve dubbed the executive format— allowing students to mold the leadership-centric curriculum to their busy lives and experiences.  Brown’s executive format offers students the best of online and face-to-face learning.

A format that makes distance learning dynamic, and face-to-face sessions convenient.

Throughout the program, students convene for five in-person sessions, with online classroom work woven between these residencies.

Each term begins and ends in a residential session, providing students the opportunity to engage and develop strong bonds with faculty and peers. These relationships are the foundation for the powerful network that develops–  creating an environment for a lively exchange of ideas and connections that serve as expert resources during and after the program.

Online, students continue to develop connections with their peers and faculty through thoughtfully curated content, meaningful coursework, challenging discussions, and collaborative projects designed to inspire strong and high impact learning in the group.

Our online courses utilize state-of-the-art digital tools and learning strategies purposefully designed for dynamic distance learning. Online modules are built with a brief introduction, readings or videos, and interactive assignments that foster thoughtful, substantive contributions from every participant.


A classroom that caters to your work-life demands.

Our program is tailored just for you– an experienced professional with career demands, family commitments, and other responsibilities that cannot be put on hold. The online classroom provides a dynamic and engaging environment where students feel connected.

Online learning at Brown is asynchronous so participants can log in to the courses and complete individual and team assignments at their convenience.

Our online learning experts support students throughout the program, providing guidance and assistance to ensure students feel comfortable with the online learning technology and tools.

A community connected— screen-to-screen and face-to-face.

This blended format forges a collaborative community of engaged and bonded students. Through sharing their personal and professional insight, cohort members work together to create a richer, more vibrant learning experience. This multidisciplinary community of peers allows students to broaden their vision, create and test innovative and practical solutions, and build lifelong professional networks.