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EMBA Course Descriptions

EMBA 610 The Big Picture provides a framework for understanding the discipline of management as an integrated whole. Participants will begin their leadership development activities including an intensive self-assessment 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.

EMBA 620 Anatomy of the Enterprise develops a deeper understanding of the ways organizational activities are structured and the internal and external driving forces behind decisions and direction. Participants examine the interrelated flows of resources, information, products, and people; develop a deeper understanding of organizational structure and operation; and further investigate the integrated nature of the organization by examining the interrelated flows of funds, materials and products. Coursework includes cost accounting, working capital management, forecasting models, materials management, capacity planning, market environments, technology management, human resource management, macroeconomics, and managing risk.

EMBA 630 Control and Development continues examination of the enterprise with emphasis on the competitive and regulatory environments. Participants stretch their ability to think and reason in strategic terms, expand their understanding of integrated business functions, and begin 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. Coursework includes management accounting, capita budgeting, investments, operating strategies, marketing strategy, international economics, development of competitive strategies, communication, and the legal environment of business.

EMBA 640 Managing Strategically 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 business leader's role is examined and experienced through the Business Plan Competition, a team-based entrepreneurial project which requires presentation of a thoroughly developed business plan to a panel of successful entrepreneurs. Coursework includes budgeting, controlling, capital structure, financial strategy, competitive decision making, negotiation, corporate communication, and the international environment.

EMBA 671 International Study Tour
This interactive educational experience includes 7-10 days of hands on exploration of the economic, business and cultural environment of the destination. Led by a McColl School faculty member, students have the opportunity to meet senior executives and key officials in foreign governments and witness the impact history, culture, politics, and geography have on the business environment. EMBA tuition includes a $4000 credit towards the cost of the international trip.

EMBA 672 Nonprofit Consulting Projects
Participants give back to the community through hands on participation and immersion with local nonprofit organizations and community issues. As a member of a team working under the guidance of a faculty member, participants employ highly sophisticated management techniques to address an organization's problems. The project provides exposure to members of nonprofit boards throughout Charlotte and develops leadership skills. Read about a recent consulting project.

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