Executive MBA Program - Curriculum

The courses in the Executive MBA curriculum are designed to provide the experienced manager with a strategic understanding of the functional areas of business. While providing students with a fundamental understanding of the subjects, faculty members facilitate the discussion of case studies and projects in the context of managerial decision-making.

A fundamental aspect of business analysis includes information technology. This course provides a presentation of information technologies, emphasizing use of the technologies used to develop business strategies and to make business decisions.

Examines issues relating to law and ethics that impact the business enterprise including product liability, contract issues, intellectual property, privacy, agency, officer and director liability, employment discrimination, bribery, and the social responsibility of business. A case approach is emphasized. This course assesses oral and written business communication skills.

Develops skills in management science modeling and statistical data analysis of practical managerial problems. Objectives include the abilities to structure decision problems by designing, building, analyzing and interpreting quantitative decision models in order to make more informed management decisions. Prerequisites: Computer spreadsheet proficiency.

Examines the major topics in strategic human resource management and emphasizes the role of HRM policies and practices used to achieve and facilitate organizational change in multicultural, global environments using information technology and assessment metrics. Topics include job analysis, human resource planning, staffing, career management, appraisal, compensation, training and development, and labor relations.

A fundamental understanding and application of those economic principles that are relevant to contemporary business decision-making. Special emphasis is given to the global environment now facing business operations of all sizes. Topics include marginal analysis, market structure, competitive strategy, and public policy issues.

Examines accounting concepts and financial statements. Applies accounting to the decision-making, planning, and control processes of management.

Leadership in today's business environment is about getting individuals and groups of individuals either to do things differently or to do different things than the organization has done before. This course explores the role of leaders in defining, facilitating, and encouraging individual and group performance to achieve organizational change. It examines individual, group, and organizational-level processes within a multicultural, global perspective.

Applies financial modeling and decision making and addresses the acquisition and allocation of funds for non-financial firms in a global environment. Topics include financial tools, valuation, risk and return, multinational cost of capital and capital budgeting, financial planning, value-based management, global sources of long and short-term funds, capital structure and dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Executive view is stressed with use of cases. Prerequisite: MBA6200 or MBA6000.

Effective design and management of global supply chains creates value for customers. This course examines supply management, operations, and logistics processes and how these processes are integrated across global supply chains. Information systems that coordinate supply chain processes are explored. Prerequisite: MBA 651 or equivalent.

Relevant theory and practice as related to principles, analysis, and planning for developing market strategy. Prerequisites: MBA6510 and MBA6200 or equivalent.

Strategies, structure, processes, and capabilities needed for business success in dynamic, global environments are examined. Learn how to analyze global competitive environments, assess risk, understand capabilities, and form and deploy strategies. The impact of organization structure, culture, and information technology on strategy implementation is explored. Prerequisites: This course is taken at the conclusion of the MBA program, after completing 21 or more credit hours.