EMBA 610 The Big Picture
The Big Picture: Semester one provides a framework for understanding the discipline of management as an integrated whole. The concepts and analytical tools of management are introduced and put to use in the context of developing a "big picture" understanding of management. Participants will begin their leadership development activities including an intensive selfassessment and work with a personal management coach. By the end of the semester, each participant will have a developed a holistic appreciation of basic analytical concepts and will have begun to use some new ideas and approaches to management in their workplace. Specific topics covered in the first semester include business strategy, relevant cost, financial accounting, tradeoff analysis, marketing management, organizational behavior, history of capitalism, microeconomics, decision structures, probability assessment, and business ethics. Pass/Fail. 12 hrs.
EMBA 620 Anatomy of the Enterprise
Anatomy of the Enterprise: During the second semester, participants develop a deeper understanding of the ways organizational activities are structured and the internal and external driving forces behind decisions and direction. Classroom work in this semester further develops the use of analytical concepts and highlights the integrated nature of organizations by examining the interrelated flows of resources, information, products, and people. This term develops a deeper understanding of organizational structure and operation and further investigates the integrated nature of the organization by examining the interrelated flows of funds, materials and products. Coursework during the second term includes cost accounting, working capital management, forecasting models, materials management, capacity planning, market environments, technology management, human resource management, macroeconomics, and managing risk. Pass/Fail. Repeatable for a total of 24 hrs. 12 hrs.
EMBA 630 Control & Development
Control and Development: The third semester continues examination of the enterprise with emphasis on the competitive and regulatory environments. Work in this term further develops the theme of interrelated business functionalities and objectives. Understanding the organization in the external environment and management's role in rationalizing, controlling and developing the processes and activities of the firm stretches the participant's ability to think and reason in strategic terms. The detailed examination of the enterprise during the third semester expands understanding of integrated business functions and begins to focus on the external environment. The concepts of rationalizing, controlling and developing the organization's activity begin to develop the strategic relationship of the enterprise to its environment. Classroom activity during the third semester will include management accounting, capital budgeting, investments, operating strategies, marketing strategy, international
economics, development of competitive strategies, communication, and the legal environment of business. Pass/Fail. Repeatable for a total of 24 hrs. 12 hrs.
EMBA 640 Managing Strategically
Managing Strategically: Semester four extends the concept of controlling and directing the enterprise.
Relationships between the organization's internal environment and the highly competitive and rapidly
changing external environment are emphasized. The semester's coursework includes budgeting, controlling, capital structure, financial strategy, competitive decision making, negotiation, corporate communication, and the international environment. The business leader's role as an organizational prime mover is examined and experienced through a team-based entrepreneurial project which requires presentation of a thoroughly developed business plan to a panel of successful entrepreneurs. Pass/Fail. Repeatable for a total of 24 hrs. 12 hrs.
EMBA 671 International Experience
International Experience: This is an interactive educational experience which includes a hands-on
exploration of the economic, business and cultural environment of specific areas of the world. There are
required pre-trip and post-trip sessions. The focus of the trip is selected and announced several months prior. Pass/Fail. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.
EMBA 672 Consulting Project
Consulting Project: This is a team-consulting project conducted under the guidance of a faculty member on some specific strategic issues for the benefit of a nonprofit organization. Pass/Fail. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.