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Business Administration–Executive MBA
The executive MBA is an integrated, 15-month, cohort-based program designed to develop future leaders and general managers in organizations serious about improving customer satisfaction, product quality, and organizational success.
A team of faculty and executives from all sectors of business and industry designed the program for professionals with substantial career experience. Through the use of practical approaches to improving business results and increasing personal productivity, participants will:
- strengthen their leadership and interactive skills by collaborating with teams of professional peers and faculty;
- develop strategic perspectives consistent with the needs of customers, stockholders, employees, the community, and other organizational stakeholders;
- apply cross-functional approaches to enhance their analytical and decision-making capabilities; and
- obtain a solid foundation in the functional areas of business.
Students must have a minimum of six years of professional work experience. Participants work in teams, studying a curriculum that focuses on developing general management skills with a strategic focus. The program is structured in an interactive fashion, with an emphasis on cross-functional integration.
The program consists of 15 months of alternating weekends (all day Fridays and Saturdays), two one-week on-campus sessions, and a one-week international study trip.
The curriculum focus on core business concepts, providing fundamental skills, knowledge, and perspectives in accounting, statistics, leadership, finance, and economics. The program develops cross-functional analysis skills with an emphasis on strategy, marketing, technology, and international business. Interdisciplinary examples, case analyses, and an applied orientation are key components of the program.
The program features practical experience obtained through capstone consulting projects; ongoing support for career-oriented skills such as career development planning, communications, and team building; the application of a cross-functional business simulation model; and a week-long international business trip.
Executive MBA degree, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|MGMT-806||Team Building and Ethics (summer)||1|
|ACCT-801||Accounting and Organizational Goals||2|
|DECS-810||Statistical Analysis for Managers||2|
|ESCB-840||Microeconomics and Pricing||2|
|MGMT-804||Critical Thinking for Decision Makers||2|
|FINC-845||Valuation and Capital Budgeting||2|
|FINC-846||Financial Planning and Analysis||2|
|MGMT-862||Power and Influence||2|
|MGMT-818||Strategic Thinking I||2|
|MGMT-819||Strategic Thinking II||2|
|DECS-875||Business Simulation (summer)||2|
|MGMT-861||Managing Technology, Innovation and Research (summer)||2|
|MKTG-865||Managing New Product Commercialization (summer)||2|
|DECS-864||Systems Support for Operations (summer)||2|
|MGMT-800||Leadership Development I (summer)||1|
|MGMT-889||Capstone Consulting Project I (summer)||3|
|INTB-825||International Study Seminar||2|
|MGMT-890||Capstone Consulting Project II||3|
|MGMT-801||Leadership Development II||1|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||49|
To be considered for admission to the executive MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Have a minimum of six years of professional work experience,
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited program,
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
- Participate in an interview with a representative of the executive MBA team, and
- Complete a graduate application.
- International applicants, whose native language is not English, must submit the scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Employers sponsoring students must permit candidates to attend scheduled classes, the on-campus sessions, and the international trip. The program's week-long sessions occur in the summer and spring, and the international trip takes place in the student’s final semester. Business owners or individuals may sponsor themselves.
Career OutcomesJob Titles
Senior Financial Analyst, IS Manager, Project Manager, Quality Supervisor, Senior Accountant, Risk Analyst, Business AnalystFunctions
Financial and budget analysis, auditing, financial planning, investment and securities, market research, information systems management, project planning and technical specialistRecent Employers
Xerox, Merck & Company Inc., First Empire/M&T Bank, Coopers & Lybrand, Deloitte & Touche, Eastman Kodak Co.