Executive MBA

Executive MBA Course Descriptions

Executive MBA students proceed through the program as a cohort, taking all classes together from the Manager's Workshop until the Business Practicum. Class registration is restricted to Executive MBA students only.

EBA 600 - The Manager's Workshop
Includes an orientation to the EMBA program’s curriculum and academic/administrative policies and introduces key management decision making concepts, skills, and techniques; presents models and frameworks for ethical analysis in decision making and assesses technical skills in areas where students are weak and introduces them to concepts in management, accounting, finance, business communications, and team dynamics. (5 credits)

EBA 604 - Economic Perspectives in Management 
Introduces principles of microeconomics. The course takes a managerial perspective as it applies various economic concepts to real-world problems encountered in the management of the firm. (2 credits)

EBA 605 - Ethical Perspectives in Business
Discusses and investigates the ethical environment of business and the impact of business decisions and activities on society and its various stakeholders. Ethical issues, introduced during the Opening Residency (EBA 600), will be explored in more depth in EBA 605. (2 credits)

EBA 606 - Accounting for Managers
Introduces financial and management accounting theories and practices including coverage of accounting measurement of income and financial position, the analysis of business events, and their effects on the financial position and income of a business. Emphasis on the basics of managerial accounting, using managerial accounting for planning, controlling, and decision making purposes; and the behavioral implications of using managerial accounting methods in decision making. (4 credits)

EBA 607 - Leading Organizational Change
Discusses issues involving leadership and its role in bringing about organizational change; tools to be effective leaders in dynamic organizational settings; building understanding about how organizational change is achieved; anchoring organizational changes into the organization’s culture, and enhancing personal capabilities and abilities to navigate change in managerial careers. (2 credits)

EBA 608 - Strategic Human Resources and Labor Relations
Reviews significant issues pertaining to strategic human resources management and labor relations. Topics include employment relationship, strategic planning and staffing, reward systems, employee development, and conflict resolution and negotiation. Parallels and contrasts between union and non-union firms are key to this course. (2 credits)

EBA 609 - Marketing Strategy
Advanced theories, concepts, and techniques for formulating strategic marketing plans and making marketing decisions for business and non-business organizations in U.S. and global environments. Topics include environmental analysis, market opportunity analysis, segmentation and positioning, marketing-mix decisions, and formulating strategic plans. (4 credits)

EBA 610 - Finance for Managers
Introduces basic and advanced concepts of corporate financial management to EMBA students with significant educational background and employment history. Topics include ratio analysis, risk concepts, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and long range financial planning. (4 credits)

EBA 611 - Management Information Systems
Provides and overall view of the issues central to an enterprise’s information system (IS) including but not limited to decision support, enterprise resource planning systems, business process re-engineering and systems design, change management and knowledge management as well as managing out sourcing and off shore IS projects. It does not require any technical expertise and will not teach any specific computer programming. On the completion of this course students will not only become familiar with the key forces shaping the firm’s IS environment but also issues pertaining to the management of the firm’s IS portfolio, strategic uses of IS, as well as how to realize the value of their IS within the organization. (4 credits)

EBA 612 - Supply Chain Management
Provides a comprehensive survey of supply chain concepts, strategies, and models in a format that is suitable to executives. Topics include such fundamentals as supply management, push-pull supply chain systems, centralized versus decentralized control, e-business issues, third party logistics companies, distribution systems, purchasing, and the decision support tools for supply chain. (4 credits)

EBA 613 - International Business Strategy
Explores the impact of global environmental forces on management strategies for entering and operating in international markets. Surveys theories and concepts in international marketing, finance, operations, and strategic planning. Considers managerial implications of global trends in politics, trade, culture, and regulatory practices, and the role of international institutions. (3 credits)

EBA 614 - International Study/Experience
Extends the material form EBA 613 International Business Strategy by providing an international business experience beyond classroom instruction and learning. EBA 614 widens the global perspective of participants and affords opportunities to analyze corporate strategies in selected industrial sectors and foreign markets. (1 credit)

EBA 615 - Business Strategy
Explores the integrative and cross-functional nature of corporate strategy and decision making. Applies principles, concepts, and theories from business and marketing strategy, corporate finance, human resource management, managerial accounting, and operations management to management decision and the formulation of strategic business plans. (4 credits)

EBA 616 - Integrative Business Practicum
Application and integration of business strategy, decision making, and solutions. Applies principles, concepts, and theories from business and marketing strategy, corporate finance, human resources management, managerial accounting, and operations management to a field experience in business, analyzing and solving practical, real-world business problems. (4 credits)