Executive MBA Program Curriculum


The EMBA program requires 54 credit hours of work. The program's challenging curriculum approaches management with six core areas of study: finance, operations, international business, accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing. The program is designed to provide broad management training. The curriculum is supplemented with hands-on work experience and the opportunity to immediately apply and test management theories and newly acquired skills. The course schedule is structured to help students maintain a balance while juggling work, school, and family commitments.

Current Courses

Introduction to Management-EMBA 500 (Five-day on-campus "Residency Week") is designed to emphasize and consider broad ranges of managerial issues and decisions. It is followed by Management Fundamentals courses that teach core management principles. These include major business concepts and tools of finance, organizational behavior, marketing, operations, information systems, communications, and micro/macroeconomics.

Also included in the first-year curriculum are Management Integration courses, focused on application and integration of management tools and correlating functional concepts to each other and the business environment.

The second year begins with EMBA 603 Introduction to Management II – (five-day on-campus “Residency Week II”) a course that concentrates on tools and concepts for strategic management and includes a strategic simulation exercise.

During the second year, EMBA students complete five elective courses concurrent with their regular core classes. (Refer to list of Previously Offered Electives posted below)

Strategy - EMBA 683 - introduces top management approaches to the problems of determining corporate strategies.

Business Negotiations – MBA 610 - completed during fall semester of the second year, concentrates functions of negotiations in professional and personal lives to develop skills and patterns of professional negotiations, clients' perspective, etc.

Introduction to Global Management - MBA 584 - taught during spring of year two, focuses on the global economic, political and social environment in which businesses operate. Policy initiatives of firms, nations, and international communities as addressed.

Foreign Business Excursion (FBE) - EMBA 692 - International Business Trip, where companies in several different countries are visited and observed. This two week trip is held in the spring, usually around Memorial weekend.

Business of Life - EMBA 695- Applies business school theories and concepts from multiple disciplines, to explain and predict phenomena at the personal level--you and your life. 

First Year Curriculum

Fall l

EMBA 500 Introduction to Management 3.0
EMBA 504 Corporate Financial Reporting 3.0
EMBA 508 Leadership: Identifying and Developing Convictions, Strengths, and Competencies 3.0
EMBA 506 Entrepreneurial Management 1.5
MBA 502 Managerial Accounting 1.5

Winter I

MBA 520 Business Finance l 3.0
MBA 550 Marketing Management 3.0

Spring I

EMBA 530 Operations Management 1.5
EMBA 545 Human Resource Management (OBHR) 3.0
MBA 510 Management & Technology 1.5


Second Year Curriculum


Fall ll

EMBA 603 Introduction to Management ll 3.0
EMBA 610 Business Negotiations 1.5
EMBA 683 Strategy 3.0
MBA 604 Business Ethics 1.5
Elective 1 TBA 1.5
Elective 2 TBA 1.5

Winter II

EMBA 682 The General Manager's Role & Projects 3.0
Elective 3 TBA 1.5
Elective 4 TBA 1.5

Spring II

MBA 584 Introduction to Global Management 1.5
EMBA 692 Foreign Business Excursion (FBE) 6.0
Elective 5 TBA 1.5
Elective 6 TBA 1.5

Summer II

EMBA 695 Business of Life 1.5
Total credit hours: 54.0


Previously Offered Electives

Advanced Corporate Finance
Advanced Negotiations
Advertising and Promotion Management
Analysis & Design of Services
Art of Consulting
Brand Management
Business Analysis and Valuation
Business Judgment
Career Development
Competitive Edge
Consumer Behavior
Corporate Intrapreneurship and Innovation
Creativity and Innovation
Customer Relationship
Direction, Delegation, and Execution: What Managers Really Do (or Should Do)
Effective Managerial Judgment and Decision Making
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Entrepreneurial Perspective
Financial Statement Analysis
Individual and Entrepreneurial Tax and Planning
Leadership Performance
Making Effective Decisions
Managing Information Technology
Personal Finance
Professional Selling
Project Management
Razor's Edge
Stop Think & Lead
Strategic Thinking
Strategic Measurements