College of Business and Innovation

UT Executive MBA Curriculum

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an employee, The University of Toledo EMBA program will help you achieve your career and personal goals.

The University of Toledo EMBA program will enable you to:

  • Develop leadership skills and competencies
  • Drive superior performance and results
  • Think innovatively and work strategically
  • Thrive in a multi-cultural and global environment
  • Anticipate and drive change in dynamic business environments
  • Apply practical understanding to business challenges 

The University of Toledo EMBA program provides a distinctive “high tech - high touch” approach and a comprehensive, transformational learning experience to accelerate your career growth -

  • A combination of classroom and online learning experiences provides a comprehensive and flexible approach.
  • High-tech utilizes leading edge technology to provide easy access to course materials and interaction with peers.
  • High-touch enables you to build meaningful and enduring relationships with faculty, coaches and peers.

Course Descriptions

EMBA 5500 - Analytical Foundations for Executives
[3 hours] This course provides managers with the analytical foundations in accounting, economics, computer skills and statistical methods. Internet exercises prior to class meetings provide the basis for continuous discussions of current economic events.

EMBA 6100 - Global Competitive Challenge
[3 hours] An overview of the competitive challenge faced by firms in today's global setting. Executives select nations or regions and industries to analyze in terms of the competitive challenge. Factors which helped the nations/regions to achieve competitive advantage will be studied to gain a better understanding of the competitive challenge.

EMBA 6120 - Cultural, Legal, and Operational Issues in Doing Business Abroad
[3 hours] This course develops the executive's appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of the different cultures and legal systems as they impact business operations in doing business in major foreign countries or regions, including emerging markets.  The underpinning of cross-cultural literacy for global competitive advantage is emphasized.

EMBA 6140 - Accounting & Financial Foundations for Executives
[3 hours] Introduces the balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings, and statement of cash flows. Surveys ratio analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, product costing, and basic budgeting. Covers fundamentals of time value of money, an overview of money and capital markets, characteristics and valuation of securities, and the basics of foreign exchange markets.

EMBA 6200 - Entrepreneurship & Personal Strategic Planning
[3 hours] This course is about Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in organizations. This course will expose you to the challenges and rewards of Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship and the attitudes required to succeed in starting and growing an entrepreneurial venture within and outside the corporate structure.  In this context, students are required to assess their personal values, clarify their personal goals, and develop an entrepreneurial strategy appropriate for today's global business environment that will help them progress in their careers. Moreover, the course will cover a substantial body of knowledge, concepts, and tools that entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs need to know prior to and while starting their new ventures. 

EMBA 6210 - Processes for Ethical Business Decisions
[3 hours] This course demonstrates how to assess the implications of decisions as leaders whose decisions affect the organization, other employees, other managers, the shareholders, the suppliers, the customers and the community within which we operate. Students will learn to think and to analyze the implications and effects on those affected by decisions we make besides ourselves. In addition, growth in decision making and problem solving skills will significantly improve the student's ability to resolve group conflict and foster ethical business relationships.

EMBA 6220 - Accounting  Systems for Operational Control & Strategic Management
[3 hours] Emphasizes the preparation and use of financial statements   Accounting for international transactions will be explored. Managerial accounting and control systems will also be examined. Focuses on the tax consequences of selected transactions of both U.S. and international operations.

EMBA 6230 - Market-Driven Strategy and Analysis
[3 hours] This course deals with ‘market-driven’ analysis and strategy.  The purpose of this course is to strengthen your basic understanding of marketing and the philosophy of being ‘market-driven’.  The term ‘market-driven’ means that the organization’s decision-making is driven by customer information, market knowledge, competitive intelligence, an understanding of how to create and deliver value, and a clear set of strategies that differentiate the organization to give it a competitive advantage.

EMBA 6240 - Entrepreneurial Financial Management
[3 hours] Focuses on managing financial activities of firms operating in a global environment, addressing potential global aspects of all decisions. The topics include financial planning and forecasting, capital budgeting and leasing, capital structure, working capital management, sources of funds, business valuation, and risk management.

EMBA 6250 - Leadership & Performance Management
[3 hours] Executives learn to be visionary leaders by understanding how change, culture and strategy link to the vision. This course also focuses on employee motivation, development and empowerment, culminating in insights on how to manage performance in order to achieve the company's mission. 

EMBA 6290 - Strategic Management Capstone
[3 hours] This course is a capstone course in strategic management. The course is designed to help you integrate what you have learned in your separate functional business courses to analyze complex strategic problems and make recommendations. A computer-based simulation of a manufacturing firm will supplement the course material     to deliver hands-on experience that will result in more profound learning than a textbook-based course. Teams compete with each other as members of the management team of simulated companies to improve the performance of their companies. This course adopts a top management perspective in which the organization and its relationships with its external environment are emphasized.

EMBA 6300 - Global Management of Technology
[3 hours] The course provides an understanding of the disruptive changes and innovations from Information Technology and their potentially transformational effects on industries and companies. It examines new business models leveraging these effects. It covers emerging developments in Information Technology, and their impact on organizations.

EMBA 6310 - Managing Global Supply Chains
[3 hours] The course aims to develop the ability to think strategically about supply chain issues. Specifically it aims to develop an understanding of: various factors that drive executive supply chain decisions, implications of sourcing decisions and supplier management, how operations resources can be effectively deployed to improve organizational performance, and critical operational decisions in balancing supply and demand.

EMBA 6320 - Product Development: An Integrative Innovative Approach
[3 hours] This course is designed to provide an understanding of how new products and services are developed and managed in organizations and the tools and best practices used by managers (and/or cross-functional teams) to respond to new product and innovation management challenges in a dynamic, multi-cultural and global environment. The course will take a strategic and managerial focus on examining how to best plan, lead, and execute the process of managing innovation and new product/service development.  The course covers innovation and new product development issues relevant to a diverse mix of products and services, traditional and online businesses, and B2C and B2B firms. 

EMBA 6470 - Global Field Trip
[3 hours] This experiential international field trip facilitates student learning of best business practices from senior executives in a variety of multinational firms and organizations across industries, and enables them to gain new insights from being immersed in foreign cultural environments.

EMBA Elective
The EMBA class will provide input for one (1) elective course in which they wish to enroll. As an option, one or more of the elective courses may be customized as modules. All modules will be completed in a total of eight (8) class sessions.

Last Updated: 3/22/15