The Executive MBA channels a lifetime of knowledge into 20 short months through an innovative curriculum that moves as efficiently as a well-run business.
The EMBA is a 54 credit hour program. Over 20 months, classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays during the fall and spring terms with a summer term geared toward practical application. Courses each have a specific number of class sessions allocated to them according to a combination of factors including their relative importance to the MBA graduate and the complexity of specific conects. This flexibility allows for a high degree of topical integration and results in a comprehensive educational experience.
Four academic terms emphasize the interconnectedness of business processes and management concepts.
EMBA 610 The Big Picture
EMBA 620 Anatomy of the Enterprise
EMBA 630 Control and Development
EMBA 640 Managing Strategically
The summer term is geared toward practical application of management and leadership skills.
EMBA 671 International Study Tour
EMBA 672 Nonprofit Consulting Project
Several signature experiences differentiate the McColl Executive MBA curriculum:
The Integrated Curriculum
Whereas most EMBA curricula are structured for clerical convenience, composed of self-contained, semester-length courses having well defined subject boundaries, the McColl Executive MBA is not. The result of this is that concepts can be developed in a tightly linked, time-phased, structure and delivered across disciplinary and temporal boundaries.
The Cohort Experience
As part of a cohort you will develop lasting relationships with a talented and experienced group of business peers ready to fully engage in a wide-range of business topics. Participants in the EMBA program are in senior to upper level management positions from diverse backgrounds and industries, affording a valuable opportunity to learn from peers and faculty, expand spheres of influence, and gain new perspectives. This shared experience transforms the classroom into a place of collaboration and connection.
The Study Team Experience
From the relationships that are developed between you and your peers to the practice of working through a variety of learning situations, our graduates tell us that the study team experience at the McColl School is one of the most valuable learning experiences in the program. A new group of students is brought together each semester and designed to foster diversity of thought and perspective. This creates a dynamic learning experience that leverages the team members' strengths and weaknesses. At the end of each term teams provide feedback on members' contributions to the group, strengths and areas for growth.
The Case Method Approach
The Case Method of learning allows students to analyze a real-world business situation and develop a set of recommendations as a team. Classes are discussion-oriented and students are expected to challenge one another to consider different perspectives.