Course Catalog: Executive Master of Business Administration

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Graduate courses

EMBA 300
Accounting Essentials for Executives

Introduces the fundamental concepts and terminology of accounting for business enterprises with an emphasis on the use of accounting and financial information in managerial decision making. Areas of study include financial statement analysis, financial accounting concepts and principles and managerial cost systems such as the generally accepted accounting principles, the financial accounting process, analysis and interpretation of financial statements and contemporary cost management principles.

Units: 3

EMBA 301
Economics of Marketplace Transformation and Disruption

Surveys macroeconomics and microeconomics, domestic and international economic policies and major issues in business economics; emphasizes the application of economic analysis to current economic issues. Students will analyze the management processes associated with resource acquisition and allocation; theories of demand, production, cost and pricing with emphasis on applications and the forecasting of business and financial conditions. Quantitative methods are stressed.

Units: 3

EMBA 302
Data Analysis for Managers

Survey of statistical methods widely used in management problem solving and decision making. Course topics include data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, regression analysis, model building and time series modeling. Emphasis is on learning to use basic statistics and quantitative methodology to better analyze and solve various management challenges. Real world data using spreadsheet applications and add-ins will be used throughout the course.

Units: 3

EMBA 303
Teamwork and Management

Students will develop skills needed to be a successful team member and a team leader. You will learn the techniques of designing and establishing effective and supportive teams within organizations. This course will introduce management and leadership theory, basic concepts of management and leadership through case study analysis and explore the various forms of organizational structures and the effective use of teams within these structures.

Units: 3

EMBA 304
Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage

Introduces students to the broad discipline of business analytics. Students will learn the principles, terminology, organizational roles, and application of data analytics in the business, along with the principles and challenges of data strategy and management. They will be introduced to the multi-faceted toolkit of data analytic tools, which will be presented in more detail via the curriculum. Time will be spent understanding the CRISP-DM methodology for developing usable analytics, and the implications of the Internet of Things.

Units: 3

EMBA 305
Personal Leadership

Develops interpersonal skills and self-awareness to function effectively in today's business environment. Creates a development plan for effective leadership in order to enhance career and personal goals.

Units: 3

EMBA 306
Finance for Executive Decision Making

Introduces the concept of financial analysis in management decision making. Explores the financial techniques in analyzing business health, risk and returns and capital investment decisions. Learns about the valuation models and their roles in merger/acquisition decisions.

Units: 3

EMBA 307
Marketing for Executives

Introduces marketing concepts and marketing-related business solutions. Learns about market research and customer behavior, the design of marketing strategies, and marketing mix components including product policy, pricing, distribution, and marketing communications. Explores the role marketing plays in growing a business in collaboration with other business disciplines and in a cross functional environment.

Units: 3

EMBA 308
Operations and Supply Chain Management

Explores operation's and supply-chain's roles in producing the firm's goods and services. Examines how the operations and supply-chain function works with other business functions to achieve system-wide optimization. Introduces the concepts of production system with the focus on process improvement techniques, production planning and control techniques and technology deployment. Addresses operations management issues, such as just-in-time and lean production systems, flexible production systems, agility, mass customization, process reengineering, and quality management programs.

Units: 3

EMBA 309
Innovation and Technology Management

Explores the theory and practice of managing innovation and technology and their role in competitive business situations in a global economy. You will examine the strategic and managerial issues related to the adoption and implementation of new technologies and to the innovation process. Product, process and information technologies will be covered through case studies, readings and class discussions. Emphasis will be placed on technology planning, development and acquisition, global sourcing and managing the technically oriented business functions.

Units: 3

EMBA 310
Context and Legal Aspects of Business

This course provides the framework for understanding the critical impact of the international, legal, political, social, environmental and cultural roles played by the business enterprise in conducting its business. It focuses on the obligations of both the individual and managers and the corporation as a whole.

Units: 3

EMBA 311
Managing in a Global Environment

This comprehensive course provides students with a practical understanding of what it takes to compete successfully in the international marketplace. Students will leave able to describe how and why various countries outside the United States differ in terms of the economics and politics of international trade and investment, the functions and form of the global monetary system, and the strategies and structures of international businesses. They will also assess the special roles of an international business's various functions. This case-based course will challenge students to apply theories to real-word issues.

Units: 3

EMBA 312
Formulating and Implementing Business Strategy

Students will learn about the development and implementation of strategies for gaining competitive advantage in a global economy. This course addresses the roles that different organizations within a company play in strategy formulation and implementation. Students will consider the strategic problems encountered by top-level managers in a competitive global market from an integrated perspective. They will learn varied approaches to analyzing strategic situations, developing a competitive strategy and managing policies to implement these strategies including controlling organization wide policies, leading organizational change and the allocation and leverage of resources. Students will be expected to craft a workable strategy, develop an implementation plan for communication to functional areas within an organization.

Units: 3

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