Curriculum: Executive M.B.A.

Major Requirements

Executive M.B.A. Credits:

In addition to the 36 credit hour curriculum requirement, students will be engaged into co-curricular activities that are experiential-based and also include trips to cultural locations and visits to other colleges and universities. Student experiences may also include the issuance of educational certificates, as a function of the particular co-curricular experiences chosen.
 
Core Courses Credits:
MGMT 501 Principles of Management 1.5
A study of organizations and of the activities of a manager in an organization. The course follows a functional approach, analyzing such management concepts as organizing decentralization, use of staff, human relations, conflict, decision making, planning, supervision, communication, and financial and production control systems such as budgeting and PERT.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
MGMT 620 International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior 1.5
This course is an inter-disciplinary examination of the international dimensions of organizational behavior. Course content includes topics such as cross-cultural management, cross-cultural communication, and global spects of leadership, motivation, team management, and decision-making.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MGMT 501 or a waiver
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
SBES 601 Ethics and Social Responsibility 1.5
A contemporary approach to business and professional ethics, employing a case-based ethical and social responsibility decision making structure supported by technology. Emphasis on minimizing the financial and social costs to the firm and maximizing stakeholder value are included.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
MGMT 630 Business Enterprise Environment 1.5
A managerial analysis of the complex enterprise interrelationships arising between legal and governmental regulation, ethical, economic, political, societal, technological, and physical issues characterizing a highly dynamic global business environment.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MGMT 501 or a waiver
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
    Total: 6 Credits

Select three of the following five modules to complete a total of nine credits

 
Finance Module Credits:
FINC 501 Finance 1.5
An overview of the financial management function in modern business, emphasizing the time value of money and financial analysis. The financial and economic environment and capital markets and securities are covered.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
FINC 610 Financial Policy and Value Creation 1.5
The course focuses on financial policy, corporate governance and value creation. Course content focuses on the use of financial analytic tools to manage the firm.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
    Total: 3 Credits
 
Marketing Module Credits:
MRKT 501 Introduction to Marketing 1.5
Study of the process by which consumers' needs and wants are analyzed and satisfied within the context of a modern marketing system. Investigation of current developments in the external environment affecting the marketing process. The role of marketing institutions in facilitating the flow of goods and services from producers to consumers is analyzed.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
MRKT 610 Branding 1.5
This course is designed to appraise the role that branding plays in the contemporary business world. Brand equity is analyzed from the viewpoints of management of brand architecture and the management of customer value. Practical branding experience will be gained through a series of individual and group-based case analysis, exercises and a comprehensive term project.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MRKT 501 or a waiver
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
    Total: 3 Credits
 
Management Information System Module Credits:
MIST 501 Management Information System 1.5
This course provides an introduction to information technology and application software. It also introduces students to how information is used in organizations and how information technology enables improvement in decision making at all managerial levels.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
MIST 610 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 1.5
This course provides an overview of modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in use today. It introduces students to how information is used in ERP systems of organizations and how information technology enables ERP systems to support decision making at all managerial levels.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MIST 501 or a waiver
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
    Total: 3 Credits
 
Quantitative Analysis Module Credits:
QANT 510 Production/Operations Management 1.5
Addresses concepts and critical activities required in the manufacturing of goods and the delivery of services. Quantitative applications and the use of relevant computer software are an integral part of this course.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
QANT 610 Operations Management 1.5
Contemporary issues in Operations Management and their relevancy are discussed, including: Operations Strategy, Production Planning and Control (PPC), Total Quality Management (TQM) and Green Initiatives. The impact of these areas on the business environment is discussed and the use of technology as a decision support tool is included.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
    Total: 3 Credits
 
Economics Module Credits:
ECON 501 Principles of Economics I 1.5
A study of basic economic concepts emphasizing analysis of the aggregate economy. The fundamental concepts of national income and its determination, economic fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth are covered.
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
ECON 610 Macro Environment of Business 1.5
This course covers topics on national income accounting, financial markets, cyclical fluctuations, policy analysis, and forecasting. Economic forecasts and the impact of governmental policies on economic activities using the Fair Model are discussed.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ECON 501 or waiver
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1.5-0-1.5
    Total: 3 Credits
 
Co-capstones Credits:
BUSI 740 Global Strategy I 3
Students will be exposed to critical elements of a firm's external operating environment that provide a foundation for developing an executable and successful strategy within the global business landscape.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MGMT 630
Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BUSI 750 Global Strategy II 3
Students will explore critical elements of the internal environment of firms that, when combined with critical elements of the external environment, can serve as a foundation for developing an executable and successful global firm strategy.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BUSI 740
    Total: 6 Credits
 
Electives Credits:
Required Elective Courses* 15

*Elective courses must be chosen in collaboration with partner institutions. Elective courses are typically selected from the portfolio of M.B.A. electives or concentration courses.
 
Total Required Credits = 36