The executive MBA is an integrated, 15-month, cohort-based program designed to develop future leaders and general managers in organizations serious about improving customer satisfaction, product quality, and organizational success.
A team of faculty and executives from all sectors of business and industry designed the program for professionals with substantial career experience. Through the use of practical approaches to improving business results and increasing personal productivity, participants will:
- strengthen their leadership and interactive skills by collaborating with teams of professional peers and faculty;
- develop strategic perspectives consistent with the needs of customers, stockholders, employees, the community, and other organizational stakeholders;
- apply cross-functional approaches to enhance their analytical and decision-making capabilities; and
- obtain a solid foundation in the functional areas of business.
Students must have a minimum of six years of professional work experience. Participants work in teams, studying a curriculum that focuses on developing general management skills with a strategic focus. The program is structured in an interactive fashion, with an emphasis on cross-functional integration.
Plan of study
The program consists of 15 months of alternating weekends (all day Fridays and Saturdays), a one-week on-campus session, and a one-week international study trip.
The curriculum focuses on core business concepts, providing fundamental skills, knowledge, and perspectives in accounting, statistics, leadership, finance, and economics. The program develops skills in cross-functional analysis with an emphasis on strategy, marketing, technology, and international business. Interdisciplinary examples, case analyses, and an applied orientation are key components of the program.
The program features practical experience obtained through capstone consulting projects; ongoing support for career-oriented skills such as career development planning, communications, and team building; the application of a cross-functional business simulation model; and a week-long international business trip.
Employers sponsoring students must permit candidates to attend scheduled classes, the on-campus session, and the international trip. The program's week-long session occurs in the summer, and the international trip takes place in the student’s final semester. Business owners or individuals may sponsor themselves.
- First Year
Team Building and Ethics (August) Accounting and Organizational Goals Managerial Accounting Statistical Analysis for Managers Leadership Leadership Development I Microeconomics and Pricing Valuation and Capital Budgeting Financial Planning and Analysis Power and Influence Marketing Strategy Strategic Thinking I Strategic Thinking II Business Simulation (summer) Systems Support for Operations (summer) Capstone Consulting Project I (summer) Managing Technology, Innovation and Research (summer) Leadership Development II (summer) Managing New Product Commercialization (summer)
- Second Year
International Business International Study Seminar International Finance Executive Leadership Capstone Consulting Project II