The Executive MBA is designed to allow working professionals to earn an advanced business degree without interrupting their careers. The program begins in August and spans 20 months. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays of alternating weeks in addition to two international and two domestic week-long residencies, which immerse students in real-world business projects. In the first year, EMBA students master the fundamentals of business. The second year is tailored, with students completing five advanced business courses focused on relationships between geopolitics and business, as well as electives.
Develop a common understanding of fundamental business theory and practice.
Fundamentals of Business
Understand the activities involved in developing marketing programs and strategies to achieve competitive advantage.
Develop competence in the interpretation and analysis of data and in the development of quantitative models.
Learn the tools needed to read, understand, and forecast financial statements. Develop a lasting framework for strategically analyzing and managing both opportunities and risks in a financial context.
Discover the tools to make economically sound business decisions and ultimately identify or create sources of competitive advantage.
Strategic Management Accounting
Learn how to implement and execute strategy using insights from financial data.
Acquire an understanding of how to analyze industries and design strategies for achieving long-term competitive advantage.
Understand operations management, global manufacturing capabilities, and the internationalization of operating systems.
Gain an understanding of the important issues faced by corporate managers and the criteria that managers use to make financial decisions.
International Business Management
Develop a lasting framework for strategically analyzing and managing both opportunities and risks in a global business environment.
Study executive leadership, policymaking, and the application of behavioral science concepts to management problems.
Provides students with an opportunity to tailor their MBA through elective courses and an innovative global capstone.
Advanced Business Courses
Business and Government
Examine the political economy of international business and the way firms compete in a “rules-based” global economy, focusing on trade and investment.
Focus on the larger economic forces that shape production, capital flows, interest rates, exchange rates, and other variables that create the global economic landscape.
Understand the international finance environment and the implication of exchange rates on firm value and investments, including the determinants of exchange rates adn the international currency markets.
Foreign Market Development
Design a marketing program and study the impact of globalization, information technology, and challenges to implementation.
Business and Public Policy
Analyze the effects of government policies on business and the effects of business on government. Learn to forecast changes in government policy.
Develop understanding of the economic, legal, and ethical implications of decision-making and the interplay of these issues for managers.
Second-year EMBA students select five of 10 electives to take with their advanced business courses. Note, electives may vary based on the composition of the cohort, faculty recommendations, and key business issues of the time. Here is a list of electives offered recently:
- Big Data Management
- Consumer Behavior
- Economics of Strategic Behavior
- Emotional Intelligence
- Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
- Management Communications
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Organizational Change
- Power and Influence
- Real Options
- View from the Office of a Global Chief Executive