EMBA - EXECUTIVE MBA

College of Business Administration (BUS)


EMBA - 6010 CURRENT TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
[1 hour] This course features recognized speakers who will speak on new technological developments that may have commercial applications. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6020 GLOBAL ISSUES
[1 hour] This course features recognized speakers who will speak on global management issues and opportunities. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


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. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6110 GLOBAL CULTURAL AWARENESS
[3 hours] Designed to develop the executives' appreciation, knowledge and understanding of different cultures. It is taught in modules, with each module covering a major world culture. The objective is to enhance the executives' ability to negotiate and do business in different cultures. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6120 FOREIGN BUSINESS PRACTICES
[3 hours] Presented on three distinct levels. These include: First, a concentration on firms and their distinct practices of conducting business, augmented by a review at a cultural, societal level, and finally a review of the economic, financial, legal and governmental institutions and systems that have developed in the world regions. In this course executives develop an in-depth expertise in one or more of the major world regions and a broad understanding of global differences in business systems and practices. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6130 GLOBAL COMPETITIVE RESPONSE
[3 hours] Offers executives opportunities to apply and integrate the analytical skills and knowledge they have developed during the program. The main focus of this course is on assessing the competitive challenges and developing competitive strategies in a global business environment. It promotes team work through group assignments. It also encourages individual executives to develop a long-term career strategy by focusing the business plan on an industry of their choice. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6200 PERSONAL STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
[3 hours] New business opportunities created by evolving technologies and the roles of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in meeting the needs of free markets in capitalistic societies are topics for the first half of this course. The second half of the course exposes executives to the actual process of getting a new business venture started and developed successfully. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6210 PROBLEM SOLVING AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
[3 hours] Introduces executives to the tools used in solving complex and controversial problems in culturally diverse and competitive organizations. The course emphasizes creative and communication skills in providing feedback, conflict resolution, negotiation and persuasion. Team activities are integrated into the entire creative problem-solving process. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6220 ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS
[3 hours] Introduces and surveys financial accounting, managerial accounting and control systems used by medium-sized businesses. It emphasizes the preparation and use of fundamental financial statements. Accounting for international transactions and foreign entities will be explored. Managerial accounting and control systems will also be examined. The tax segment of this course focuses on U.S. and international operations and the tax consequences of selected transactions. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6230 MARKET-DRIVEN ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Provides individuals with an externally oriented, proactive approach to market analysis and strategy. The course develops an individual's analytical and decision-making skills in identifying market opportunities and problems, as well as developing market-driven programs to effectively address those opportunities and problems. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6240 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Focuses on managing the financial activities of small and medium-sized firms operating in a global environment. The topics covered include domestic and international cash management; financial planning and forecasting; intermediate level financial statement analysis; risk and leverage management; business valuation; an overview of the effects of exchange rate and other foreign sources of risk; domestic and international letters of credit, and various forms of term debt; leasing; export trade finance; venture capital and small equity offerings; and the development of financing proposals for capital projects. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6250 PLANNING AND MANAGING CHANGE
[3 hours] The purpose of the course is to equip the manager with the critical skills and behavior necessary to effectively lead their organizations in both creating and managing operational change. The course will also focus on the behavior of individuals and groups in complex organizations. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6300 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] An end-user computing focus with a portfolio approach to state-of the-art information technology. It emphasizes what is available, how to use it, and how it can be utilized. Personal and professional skills required for successful development and implementation of this technology are studied. Prerequisite: EMBA program is lock-step


EMBA - 6310 BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING
[3 hours] Interdisciplinary course on the management of process innovation. Focuses on the redesign of cross-functional business processes at the operating level to reduce throughput or service time, enhance value to the customer and create a customer-driven organization. The course covers all operating processes in the value chain. Included are the supply network, internal operations, distribution network, after-sale served and administrative support functions. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6320 PRODUCT AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Focuses on the issues, activities, techniques and problems involved in the management of product development. Includes development of the product concept, product and service design, process design, and delivery system design. Material covered includes conceptual and analytical tools required to identify the appropriate market segment and customer needs. Executives learn how to translate these needs into product specifications, design the products and processes for manufacture, delivery and service support. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step


EMBA - 6330 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Introduces executives to the TQM philosophy, concepts and tools. Executives work in teams to identify and solve real-life problems using TQM approaches. The course covers such topics as the process involved; the process and methods of problem-solving; an overview of statistical process control; inspection and sampling methods; the current best industry practices; benchmarking and continuous improvement; customer, supplier and employee involvement. Prerequisite: EMBA is lock-step

Last Updated: 5/5/14