2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


MBA, Executive

The Executive MBA Program is an 18-month accredited MBA focused on developing agile, strategic business leaders. The program is designed for experienced executives, high-potential managers and business owners who wish to strengthen their leadership skills and business knowledge to enhance their job performance and advance their careers.

The In-Residence Seminar, a three-day orientation in mid-August, marks the beginning of the Executive MBA program. The seminar is designed to prepare students for success in their coursework, both as individuals and as team members, and provides tools to improve teamwork and leadership skills.

Course content is delivered across all business areas and emphasizes how to improve decision-making using both quantitative and qualitative data. Faculty from the business disciplines engage students in case analysis and discussion, problem solving, applied research projects, simulated decision-making, and a two-week study abroad experience. An interactive classroom environment gives students the opportunity to learn from experienced classmates across multiple industries.

Each student's personalized leadership development process includes an assessment of learning agility, which is the primary predictor for success in executive leaders. As well, a 360° survey solicits feedback from the student's management, peers and direct reports. Students use this qualitative and quantitative data to shape a personal leadership development plan in partnership with their assigned executive coach.

Classes meet all day Friday and Saturday on alternate weekends for a period of approximately 18 months, beginning in August.

ACCT 65013Financial Reporting and Analysis

3

ACCT 65023Accounting for Managerial Planning and Control

3

BUSI 65103Personal Leadership Development Process

3

BUSI 75970Special Problems in Business

1.5

BUSI 75974Managing in a Global Business Environment

4

FINA 65013Management of Financial Resources

3

FINA 65003Economic Environment of Business

3

FINA 75543Advanced Financial Management

3

INSC 65013Business Analytics for Managerial Decisions

3

INSC 75663Supply Chain and Operational Strategy

3

MANA 65000Strategic Vision and Analysis

1.5

MANA 65063Strategy in a Dynamic Environment

3

MANA 65023Legal and Social Environment of Business

3

MANA 65160Leadership in a Complex World

1.5

MANA 65260Leading for Innovation and Results

1.50

MANA 65460Ethical Business Decision Making

1.5

MANA 75613Negotiations

3

MANA 75980Innovation and Entrepreneurship

1.5

MARK 65013Advanced Marketing Management

3

BUSI 75974 includes two-week study abroad