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.


Year One

Develop competence in the interpretation and analysis of data and in the development of quantitative models.

Marketing

Understand the activities involved in developing marketing programs and strategies to achieve competitive advantage.

Financial Accounting

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.

Microeconomics

The course provides the tools to make economically sound business decisions and ultimately to identify or create sources of competitive advantage.

Strategic Management Accounting

Learn how to implement and execute strategy using insights from financial data.

Strategy

Acquire an understanding of how to analyze industries and design strategies for achieving long-term competitive advantage.

Global Operations

Understand operations management, global manufacturing capabilities, and the internationalization of operating systems.

Finance

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.

Organizational Behavior
Study executive leadership, policymaking, and the application of behavioral science concepts to management problems.

Year Two

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.

Macroeconomics

Focus on the larger economic forces that shape production, capital flows, interest rates, exchange rates, and other variables that create the global economic landscape.

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.

Ethical Leadership

Develop understanding of the economic, legal, and ethical implications of decision-making and the interplay of these issues for managers.

Electives

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
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational Change
  • Power and Influence
  • Real Options
  • View from the Office of a Global Chief Executive