EMBA Courses

EMBA  6901 - Negotiations (3)

Negotiation is the art and science of creating and securing an agreement between two or more interdependent parties. This course provides an introduction to the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of business settings. It is designed to expose students to negotiation problems in both domestic and international settings. This is a highly interactive course built around hands-on experiences, presentations, discussion, and reflection.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6902 - Leadership and Teams (3)

This course integrates the theory and practice of effective leadership. As a leader, you will focus on the individual, team and organization, as each brings a view of a leader's learning experience. You will also learn to bring imaginative and disciplined thinking to complex problems to see differently and to act effectively through teams. 
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6903 - Financial Accounting (3)

This course provides an introduction to the financial reporting system that business entities use to convey information to parties external to the firm. The emphasis is on understanding the financial statements, what they impart about a business entity, and how to use this information to make decisions. Students learn the accounting principles, conventions and concepts underlying financial reporting with the objective of developing the ability to analyze and interpret financial statements. The course provides a basic understanding of the financial reporting process from the inputs to the end products, including what motivates a manager to select a particular accounting treatment, how this choice affects the financial statements, what constitutes ethical financial reporting, how to assess the quality of the reported financial information, and how to use this information for analysis.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6904 - Managerial Accounting (3)

This course is intended to illustrate several useful management accounting concepts and analytical techniques. We will compare management accounting to financial accounting, which is primarily the use of accounting data for internal management decisions and the use of operating budgets, balanced scorecards, and other key performance metrics for financial monitoring and controls.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6905 - Finance (3)

The underlying logic of finance requires managers and executives to acquire a fundamental knowledge of the quantitative techniques applied in making informed and sophisticated financial decisions within the business world. This course is designed to develop the executives' knowledge of the fundamental principles and concepts covered in finance. In addition, this course will analyze case studies and real world examples to acquire a working knowledge of finance with a strong emphasis on business applications.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6906 - Global Business Conditions (3)

In this course, students will develop the analytic skills and perspective necessary to systematically analyze changes in domestic and international business conditions. This will be accomplished by introducing selected principles of macroeconomic theory through lectures, exercises, class discussions and case studies based on current events. In the process, students will gain an understanding of how economic theory can be used to assess the potential business impact of changes in the macro economy.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6907 - Executive Strategic Communications (3)

Communication is one of the essential skills that defines the effectiveness of business and community leaders. Whether in-person, online, live-streamed or with the media, the ability of communicate effectively is vital to an executive’s success. This course will help students become more powerful and effective presenters, speakers, writers and team leaders. Topics to be covered include preparing and delivering a speech, message development and speaking on-camera, team dynamics and leadership, and business writing, with a focus on enabling students to grow confidence in their ability to communicate through multiple channels.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6908 - Using Technology Trends to Shape Organizational Strategy (3)

Major technological shifts are underway that are quickly destroying business models and inventing new ones. With technology now at the center of almost every organization, understanding and preparing for the impact and opportunities of technology trends becomes a valuable skill. To help build competency, this course will explore a diverse set of trends within a variety of industries, use case studies, and incorporate discussions with current Silicon Valley technology leaders.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6909 - Business Law (3)

The course presents law as a social institution with a focus on increasing the legal literacy ofbusiness executives.  It explores how law affects business strategy and decision-making.  The course is structured into two parts.   The first part builds a foundation and includes an overview of the nature of law and its relationship to ethics, as well as an introduction tolegal infrastructure—both procedural and substantive.   The second part explores a selection of legal areas of particular interest to business leaders.   Topics will be chosen, based on pressing current controversies, from areas such as corporate and securities law, antitrust, employment law and commercial law.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6910 - Managerial Economics (3)

The course includes an examination and application of those microeconomic tools essential to the management of organizations. This component of the EMBA program is aimed at informing managerial decision-making vis-à-vis: resource allocation; identifying optimal pricing points; strengthening the firm’s value chain; and maximizing profitability. In this course we review supply-and-demand analysis; the market environment in which firms position themselves; dissect patterns of consumer preferences; assess consumption and production functions; revenue and cost estimation; and illuminate the expanding role of information in driving competitor behavior at the global level.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6911 - Strategic Marketing Management (3)

This course is an in-depth examination of marketing environments and the impact marketing activities have on organizational operations in competitive, global, multicultural business settings. It discusses both domestic and international frameworks of the fundamental marketing strategy functions of product, pricing, distribution and promotion. Explored and analyzed are modern marketing problems and solutions from conceptual, legal, and ethical perspectives. Marketing information systems and the use of advanced technologies in marketing decision-making are explained.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6912 - Decision Modeling Data Analysis (3)

Today's leaders often need to integrate their business knowledge with hard data to understand patterns and trends, to gain insight and leverage from the vast quantities of data that is now available, and to create and analyze models to quantify the financial and operational implications of managerial choices. This course will provide insight into what it means to effectively "run the numbers." You will develop the ability to analyze data, to develop forecasts, to design and build effective spreadsheet models, and to use data and models appropriately to gain insights and guide decision making.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6913 - Supply Chain Management (3)

Firms of all kinds are attempting to improve their competitive positions by strategically managing the flow of raw materials, work-in-process inventories and finished goods. This course is built around the topic of managing the supply chain that plans, sources, makes and delivers an organization’s goods and/or services from suppliers through to the final customer (and sometimes the reverse). Students will explore the major topics for various operational issues encountered in real life supply chain processes including purchasing, operations and distribution issues. A supply chain simulation will provide exposure to operational and financial management challenges with a strategic emphasis helping students to better understand the interrealtionships between end customers as well as respective members of the supply chain and the importance of integration.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6915 - Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)

This class aims to understand to what extent the study of ethics belongs in business and what behaviors, if any, are associated with their respective suppression or promotion. It strives to move beyond the simple presentation of ethical scenarios which force a dichotomous choice of something being either  "good" or "bad" and instead instill an appreciation of the complexity involved in "being ethical". The class operates under the belief that graduate education, specifically that within the Executive realm, must go beyond the simple identification of ethical violations and move towards an understanding of how an individual’s ethics are constructed, how to actively construct and contribute to an organization’s ethical framework, and finally how to manage organizations and their respective members within such ethical boundaries.  
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6917 - Entrepreneurship (3)

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic and rapidly changing field dedicated to the founding and deployment of innovative solutions. It is more than a set of tools and techniques for starting and growing a new venture. It is a mindset, a way of looking at the world in an opportunity focused and creative way. In this class students will focus on the ideas, steps, and strategies required for creating a new venture. Through case studies, and classroom dialogue, students will learn to think strategically and act opportunistically. Classes will alternate between lectures on core concepts, and case studies, which will demand students critical thinking as applied in debate with their peers. We will also have prominent guest speakers join as well class sessions throughout this course.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6919 - Strategic Management (3)

This course uses integrative and multi-disciplinary approaches to introduce and discuss cutting edge strategic management knowledge. Students will gain a familiarity with significant concepts, issues and perspectives to enable them to understand the strategic challenges facing organizations today. The course also aims to increase students' knowledge about how to create competitive advantage, and to enable students to become a more effective contributor to the strategic process.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6920 - Applied Innovation (3)

Course sessions will focus on “the discipline of innovation” – habits of mind and follow-through that will allow you to “see differently,” and to act upon that sight in ways that will vault you ahead of the pack as both a creative problem-solver and positive option-builder. This class is specifically designed to teach a targeted set of innovation skills and applied creativity tools that can be learned, practiced, and used to generate fresh products, services, processes, and systems.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6929 - Change Management (3)

In this course, students will learn about methods, models, and processes specifically related to diagnosing and planning for organizational change and effectiveness in today's business world. In addition to traditional lectures and readings, this course will provide students with additional insights through case study discussions and industry guest speakers.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6952 - Management and Strategy in the Global Environment (3)

The skills of managing in the global economy are a key to students' success as leaders in today's organizations. Indeed international management must be a central focus of students' strategic toolbox. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for leadership positions in today’s organizations, by: (1) sensitizing students to the scope and nature of the global economy, (2) developing their knowledge of the global economy, and (3) cultivating their facility in the global economy. More concretely, the course aims to provide students with a collection of international management tools - models, theories, frameworks, perspectives, concepts, ideas - which are required for success in the global economy.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;

EMBA  6997 - Global Business Practicum (3)

Students will spend two weeks immersed in a truly global experience. The academic global immersion course offers the opportunity for students to further develop and refine their understanding of international relationships. Students visit corporations and organizations in the destination country while working in teams to carry out a project relevant to both their professional and academic pursuits. This course is designed to enhance the students’ curriculum while challenging students to apply the principles and knowledge they’ve gained throughout the program to a real world, international business case. The course has the potential to enrich the students’ lives as they explore a foreign culture together with their peers.
• Restricted to Business Administration Majors;