Lee Business School | Executive MBA

Curriculum

EMBA 701 Teamwork and Management Effectiveness 2 credits (Term 1)

Examines why organizations are increasingly adopting team-based work processes and circumstances where they are likely to be appropriate and effective. Covers mechanics of effective teamwork and team management. Includes topics such as effective team members and team leadership, organizational support for high performance teams, stages of team development and strategies for managing them, and issues pertaining to international teams. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 702 Laws, Regulations and Ethics 2 credits (Term 1)

Explores legal, regulatory and ethical issues which affect managers in their practice of business. Legal systems, philosophical approaches and practical applications. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 703 Microeconomic-Analysis for Business Decision Making 2 credits (Term 1)

Uses economic analysis to understand crucial topics in business decision making, including: consumer behavior; supply and demand; choosing to input to minimize cost; product differentiation; firm behavior under different types of competition; pricing and advertising strategies; risk, uncertainty, and imperfect information; government regulation; labor issues; and mergers. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 704 Technology Innovation: Theory and Practice 2 credits (Term 2)

This course provides an in-depth look into the potential impacts of existing and emerging information technologies on contemporary business models through lecture, case analysis, and interaction with industry guest speakers. Potential impacts for both new and existing businesses will be discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 705 Applied Statistics 2 credits (Term 1)

Effective business research and decision making with the aid of statistical analysis. Hands-on experience with computer spreadsheet software. Covers how to find, manage, analyze, interpret, and effectively present actual business and economic data. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 707 Financial Accounting for Managers 2 credits (Term 1)

Examines process which determines economic impact of organization activities. Performance measurement, recording, and reporting. Focuses on method and procedures that lend to the preparation of financial statements and reports to external audiences. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 708 Global and Macroeconomic Environment for Business 2 credits (Term 3)

Provides an understanding of macroeconomic conditions that impact firms operating in the global economy. Topics include aggregate demand and national income; business cycles; inflation; unemployment; interest rates; exchange rates; international trade in goods and capital; plus fiscal and monetary government policies. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 709 Organizational Behavior 2 credits (Term 1)

Important concepts and applications in management including motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organization design, decision making, strategic planning and organizational change. Special emphasis on analyzing leadership skills of others and improving leadership potential of participants. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 710 Business Finance 2 credits (Term 2)

Examines the role of financial management in creating firm value. Covers fundamental business finance topics and the application of basic finance concepts for decision making in a business environment. Taught from the perspective of a senior-level manager. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 711 Managerial Accounting 2 credits (Term 2)

Focuses on the use and potential misuse of accounting data by managers. Provides a foundation for identifying and analyzing decision alternatives and evaluating success in accomplishing organizational goals. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 712 Seminar in Financial Management 2 credits (Term 2)

Covers major financial management issues pertaining to a firm's operations. Taught primarily through case discussions and use of spreadsheets in financial analysis. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 713 Principles of Marketing Strategy 2 credits (Term 2)

This course is designed to introduce executives to conceptual and analytical frameworks that inform the development and execution of marketing strategy. A blend of readings and case studies will be used to build fundamental knowledge of the discipline and simulate marketing strategy decision making. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 714 Management of Entrepreneurial Organizations 3 credits (Term 3)

Examines issues involved in developing and managing entrepreneurial organizations. Topics include: why some firms fail while others succeed; stages of growth and organization effectiveness; and management systems in an entrepreneurial context, such as strategic planning, organizational development, and leadership. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 715 Strategic Formulation 3 credits (Term 1)

Explores business strategies (cost leadership, differentiation, tacit collusion, and strategic alliances) and corporate strategies (vertical integration, diversification, merger and acquisition, and globalization strategies.) Economic theories of competition and cooperation. Includes case studies of firms which have successfully or unsuccessfully employed a variety of strategies. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 716 International Business 2 credits (Term 3)

Problems and opportunities of business in a global context. Examines international economic, institutional, cultural and legal differences and analyzes their impact on business decisions including: product design, production and marketing, human resources strategy; investment analysis; financial strategy and risk management. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 717 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution 2 credits (Term 3)

Examines the nature of conflict and the negotiation process as a tool for managing conflict. Includes preparing negotiations, negotiating strategies and tactics, organizing negotiating teams, coalition bargaining, the importance of individual difference variables, international issues, the role of third parties, and ethical issues. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 719 Executive Assessment and Development 1 credit (Term 3)

Helps participants to be more capable of understanding and leading change. Includes framework of leadership competency grounded in paradoxical thinking. Leadership concepts presented. Leadership assessment completed for each participant. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 720 International Seminar 3 credits (Term 3)

Includes problems and environment of international business, which require integrative analysis of these problems. Under faculty supervision, students visit selected international enterprises operating outside the United States and produce a written analysis including specific recommendations. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

EMBA 722 Service Operations 2 credits (Term 3)

This course introduces students to the strategies, concepts, practices, and challenges of successful service operations. This course prepares students to identify and apply appropriate strategies and management processes to ensure efficient, effective, and quality oriented service operations, while achieving operational competitiveness.

EMBA 723 Applied Strategic Marketing 2 credits (Term 2)

This course is designed to give executives the opportunity to apply marketing concepts in an effort to analyze, initiate and change marketing actions. It provides the knowledge and tools needed to analyze marketing problems through survey research. Emphasis will be on understanding consumer behavior through marketing research. Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program and approval of the Dean's Office.

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