Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Courses

EMBA 5192. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN BUSINESS. 1 Hour.

Topic/issue presentations and discussions contained in a seminar which examines state-owned enterprises, foreign-invested firms, and private business organizations in China.

EMBA 5201. ASSESSING LEADER STYLE, BEHAVIOR, AND RESULTS. 2 Hours.

Strength based leadership recognizes that there are many different aspects of leadership such as an individual's personality, skills, experience, creativity, personal integrity, initiative, emotional intelligence and environment. Participants will explore their own strengths (and challenges) and the impacts these have on their personal leadership style.

EMBA 5205. UNDERSTANDING ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF BUSINESS. 2 Hours.

Leaders face many challenges. Not the least of these are the challenges that rapid growth, personal wealth, and stockholder/stakeholder pressures place on executives. This course explores these issues with emphasis on the ethics of managerial decision making, creating ethical environments for employees, establishing expected norms of behavior, and the consequences of unethical behavior.

EMBA 5206. BUILDING AN INTELLIGENT AND INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE. 2 Hours.

Students investigate an organization's effort to build an intelligent and innovative enterprise, how to deploy strategic information technologies (IT), and how to launch IT-enabled new products and services. Students explore how strategic IT can help the organization to become structurally more competitive and culturally more innovative through the development of knowledge management systems.

EMBA 5211. COMPETING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. 2 Hours.

With an ever-growing number of industries becoming global in scope, managers are being increasingly challenged to manage strategies within a global perspective. This course provides participants with the skills, knowledge and sensitivity required to successfully manage organizations and organizational units within a multinational environment.

EMBA 5302. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS IN THE GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

This module provides a detailed review of world economic development and international managerial economics. Multinational trade, international finance, and country economic development are critically examined using a comparative perspective, including gateways and barriers to entering country markets.

EMBA 5303. OPTIMIZING QUALITY AND PROCESS WITH ACCOUNTING INFORMATION. 3 Hours.

Modern tools for meeting the competing challenges of organizational cost minimization are explored within an environment that demands near-perfect quality standards. Emphasis is on leveraging accounting information for decision making, strategic management, and for the control of processes and organizations.

EMBA 5304. MAKING STRATEGIC DECISIONS WITH FINANCIAL DATA. 3 Hours.

Practical analytical skills needed to manage the financial and tangible resources of a firm are presented. Students gain exposure to the fundamentals of asset valuation models, financial forecasting, risk management, capital structure alternatives, cash flow management, reporting and disclosure issues, liability identification, and equity development.

EMBA 5307. DESIGNING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. 3 Hours.

Students learn how to analyze logistics problems on a functional, business, and companywide basis and gain an understanding of the organizational structures used in logistics, how to select a multinational location site, how to configure global-scale facilities, and ways to develop international sourcing networks.

EMBA 5308. CREATING CUSTOMER VALUE. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on strategies and tactics to create customer value and build long term relationships to meet organizational goals. Students are exposed to tools that enable managers to understand the ever-changing marketplace and then build an effective marketing strategy to meet corporate goals. Not all customers are profitable or perhaps desirable. Customer management strategies to build marginal buyers into desired customers are also covered.

EMBA 5309. ACCESSING CAPITAL MARKETS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS. 3 Hours.

Effective utilization of capital markets, both domestic and foreign, is essential for a thriving firm. Leaders must be able to assess relative benefits and costs of both short-term and long-term sources of expansion capital, not only within their home markets but also within the context of global markets. Evaluation of, and access to, foreign capital markets requires an understanding of characteristics of international financial instruments, the operation and structure of foreign capital markets and fundamentals of measurement and management of foreign exchange exposure.

EMBA 5310. DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. 3 Hours.

This course seeks to broaden students' perspectives of competitive strategy and encourage development and understanding of how firms create and reinforce a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Conceptual tools associated with the understanding of industry and industry dynamics are explained with the assessment of core competencies. Students learn how to evaluate key competitors in the formulation and implementation of "winning" strategies.

EMBA 5312. BUILDING HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS. 3 Hours.

One of the most difficult challenges that business leaders face is developing talented managers into a high performance executive team. This becomes even more critical in a multinational environment. This module focuses on the strategic management of human resources for building effective teams, retaining high performers, and managing people for gaining competitive advantage. In addition, working with teams requires strong negotiation skills. The course will cover techniques and tools for effective negotiating.

EMBA 5413. EXPERIENCING THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT: INTERNATIONAL PROJECT. 4 Hours.

A key factor in understanding how a business may operate in the global marketplace is to understand the culture, business practices, laws and regulations, and logistical challenges that exist in another country. This is particularly true for one as important to the world economy (let alone the U.S.) as China has become. The class will travel to China and participate in a two week immersion into the cultural and economic aspects of how business is conducted there. Through our extensive network, that has been developed through the graduates of our China EMBA program, we are able to provide an experience like no other program of its kind can offer.