Covering the full spectrum of general management principles, the Executive MBA Program’s core curriculum includes accounting, finance, organizations, strategy, economics and marketing courses. Designed for experienced professionals, these courses will equip you with a balanced, dynamic skillset and help you become a more confident, well-rounded leader.
You are required to take 18.5 units of core courses, which you take at the same time as other students in your cohort. Each course counts for one credit unless otherwise noted.
Accounting for Management Planning and Control
This course details the use of financial information in management. Topics include profitability and performance measurement, activity-based management and decision support.
Analytical Approach to Uncertainty
This course introduces fundamental probabilistic concepts that enable managers to make critical business decisions in the face of uncertainty.
Executive Perspectives on Leadership
The focus of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of what is involved in leading a global company. Through a combination of lectures, cases and readings, the course will discuss and debate the key ingredients required to establish and manage a global company.
Financial Reporting Systems
This course introduces generally accepted accounting principles and concepts, and trains students to analyze financial statements.
Foundations for Strategy Formulation
Students will explore economic principles essential for the formulation and evaluation of strategy. Topics include industry analysis, strategic positioning and boundaries of the firm.
Frameworks for Strategic Analysis
(.5 credit) This course explores economic principles of business strategy and develops an analytic framework for identifying and evaluating alternative strategies.
Growth Strategy Practicum
In this capstone course students have the opportunity to immerse in a growth stage company. During the experience students will be able to see first-hand the various issues confronting a company in growth mode. The main project will focus on one issue, but the real benefit of this course will be listening to the client as they describe the opportunities and challenges of leading a business to the next level. This course is about students using their knowledge to benefit another business.
Leadership and Organizations
Effective leadership requires many skills: working well with teams, using personal and organizational resources, making difficult but critical decisions, and negotiating effectively. This course will give students frameworks for leading a team effectively to reach shared goals.
This course provides an overview of methods to estimate sensitivity of buyers to price, the trade-off between margin and volume, price discrimination and pricing in competitive environments.
Managerial Finance I
This course introduces the basic techniques of finance. Topics include discounting techniques and applications, evaluation of capital expenditures, and estimating bond and stock valuation.
Managerial Finance II
This course analyzes corporate financial decisions. Topics include market efficiency, capital structure, cost of capital, dividend and stock repurchase policy, and firms' use of options and convertible securities.
In this course, students will focus on the importance of companies being market-driven and customer-focused and presents current theories and practices of marketing management.
This course examines strategies over a product’s lifecycle, including strategies for growth, defense, and mature and declining markets.
This course provides participants with the opportunity to develop their negotiation skills in a series of simulations and debriefings that address multicultural and multiparty issues in the context of deal-making and dispute resolution. Each simulation has been chosen to highlight the central concepts that underlie negotiation strategy. These concepts are the fundamental building blocks for planning negotiation strategy, managing the negotiation process, and evaluating the quality of negotiation outcomes.
This course examines the basic principles of managing the production and distribution of goods and services. The course approaches operations as a managerial integration function and provides frameworks and tools to target and implement improvements in business processes.
Statistical Decision Analysis
A study in how to make better business decisions based on systematic data analysis.
Strategic Crisis Management
This course provides conceptual tools for managers in high-pressure, complex crisis situations. Topics include management and media, dealing with activists and interest groups, and surviving legal, legislative and regulatory challenges.
Strategic Decisions in Operations
This course builds on the core operations management class with an emphasis on strategic level decisions and their link to the financial performance of a firm. It emphasizes the long-term, “big” decisions firms face in structuring their operations. Topics covered range from evaluating flexible technologies to designing supply chains.