MBAE Courses

EMBA  6900 - EMBA Directed Study (0 - 3)

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)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major accounting statements in external financial reporting and procedures that are designed to serve the information needs of business people, creditors, and investors. Students will become familiar with financial accounting terminology, with the principles of and procedures that are involved in the preparation of financial statements, and with the uses, misuses, advantages and limitations of financial accounting information. The course will also address contemporary financial reporting and regulatory issues (e.g. stock options, mergers and acquisitions, and Sarbanes Oxley).
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  6908 - Global Markets and Technological Trends (3)

This course explores emerging issues (technologies, trends, geopolitical policies etc.) with an emphasis on their potential impact on global enterprise practices. The course also focuses on developing planning models to incorporate environmental scanning and technology forecasting as components of effective strategic planning models.
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 - Marketing (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)

This course covers fundamentals of performance analysis for various operational issues encountered in real life supply chain processes. The major topics include demand forecasting techniques, capacity planning (queuing) analysis, inventory planning and safety stock management, sales and operations planning (SOP), and Materials Requirements Planning (MRP).   Littlefield Technologies, a web based factory simulator, will be utilized to build intuition and enable students to see how using the analysis tools can streamline the decision making process while improving performance.  
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)

This course is designed to enable students to apply their creative and innovative talents while sharpening their analytical abilities. Students will integrate the various functional areas of business (e.g., management, marketing, finance, and accounting) into a comprehensive business plan. Students will also learn to generate ideas through ideation, and then assess and identify market opportunities. Students will evaluate the competitive landscape, and identify and articulate a sustainable competitive advantage for an enterprise. The business plan proposal that each team develops is an operating plan for a start-up company or a new venture within a larger corporation, and it will be clearly and concisely articulated to and reviewed by a panel of experienced venture capitalists during the final class meeting.
Restricted to Business Administration majors

EMBA  6918 - Venture Finance (3)

This course will focus on the key financial management decisions encountered by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists throughout the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture. Concepts including opportunity assessment, financing, valuation, allocation of resources, risk and reward, liquidity and information constraints will be examined both through the eyes of the entrepreneur as well as the financier with a particular emphasis on the unique considerations inherent in the financial decision making in an entrepreneurial venture. Topics to be covered will include identifying and analyzing entrepreneurial opportunities, valuing early stage companies, evaluating alternative sources of funding and harvesting successful investments.
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 (2 - 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  6922 - Seminar: Global Leadership (1)


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 - Academic Global Immersion (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

EMBA  6999 - Applied Innovation (2)


Restricted to Business Administration majors