Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Courses

EMBA 5111. PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION. 1 Hour.

Professional writing and presentation will be explored and practiced throughout the program. Lectures are provided by experts in business communication.

EMBA 5192. CAPSTONE: SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. 1 Hour.

The course combines class discussion of lessons learned from the international project experience with case-based analysis. Discussion merges diverse functional business perspectives with student presentations on concepts covered in the EMBA program.

EMBA 5199. SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXECUTIVE BUSINESS EDUCATION. 1 Hour.

New topics or independent study options to be offered as needed.

EMBA 5201. LEADING AND MOTIVATING IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE WORLD. 2 Hours.

Strength-based leadership recognizes the many aspects to leadership, including personality, skills, experience, creativity, integrity, initiative, emotional intelligence and environment. Participants explore their own strengths (and challenges) and the impacts these have on their leadership style.

EMBA 5205. SUSTAINABILITY, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND ETHICAL ISSUES. 2 Hours.

Leaders face challenges arising from growth, personal wealth, and stockholder and stakeholder pressures. This course explores such issues with emphasis on the impact of ethics on managerial decision making, creating ethical environments for employees, establishing expected norms of behavior, environmental sustainability, and the consequences of unethical behavior.

EMBA 5206. MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION. 2 Hours.

Leaders must use information technology from a strategic perspective and help design and deploy new IT-enabled products and services. Focus on process-centric methods for deploying new information technologies and best practices for designing and managing product innovation processes.

EMBA 5210. COMPETITIVE STRATEGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 2 Hours.

This course broadens perspectives on strategy and competitive advantage. Strategic vision is developed for mature businesses and entrepreneurial startups. Tools associated with industry dynamics and the assessment of core competencies are presented. Students learn how to evaluate key competitors to formulate and implement winning strategies.

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 5221. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 2 Hours.

Firms use human resource management to enhance organizational capabilities and achieve strategic objectives. The course details how the acquisition, deployment, assessment and retention of an organization's workforce impacts productivity and firm performance in various contexts. Current topics are covered, including managing diversity in the workforce, millennial and Generation Z team members, and the application of human resource analytics.

EMBA 5223. BUSINESS LAW AND NEGOTIATIONS. 2 Hours.

Students consider the effects of international, federal and state law on relationships with investors, employees, customers, suppliers, and competitors. The course covers legal entity structures, contract principles, and negotiations. Discussion emphasizes how the legal environment affects business decision processes.

EMBA 5225. BUSINESS ANALYTICS FOR MANAGERS. 2 Hours.

Decision makers must leverage business analytics for competitive advantages. This course introduces quantitative tools, decision modeling techniques, and business analytics frameworks. Case studies illustrate the use of data-centric decision processes and prepare students to "ask the right questions" as leaders and decision makers.

EMBA 5299. SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXECUTIVE BUSINESS EDUCATION. 2 Hours.

New topics or independent study options to be offered as needed.

EMBA 5302. BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND COMPETING IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. 3 Hours.

Major economic concepts applied in business are studied, including trade, demand analysis, pricing strategy, cost issues, managerial applications, and theory of the firm. Macroeconomic issues and other key economic trends are covered.

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

Tools for cost management to meet strategic and tactical organizational goals are examined. The course emphasizes 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.

A review of the elements of accounting measurement principles and practical analytical skills needed to manage the resources of a firm. This includes exposure to the fundamentals of financial statement analysis with a focus on profitability, liquidity, solvency and risk management. Reporting incentives and disclosure requirements are explored within this framework.

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

The course focuses on coordination and integration of global logistics, purchasing, operations and market channel strategies. Issues on global supply chains include: forecasting demand and technology and market growth; likelihood of regulation or political instability; activities to do in-house as opposed to outsourcing; global facility location; and managing a geographically dispersed supply chain including relations with vendors.

EMBA 5308. MARKETING AND CUSTOMER VALUE CREATION. 3 Hours.

Well-developed marketing strategies and tactics create customer value and build long term relationships to meet organizational goals. Students are exposed to tools that enable managers to understand the evolving marketplace and how to build an effective marketing strategy to meet corporate goals. Not all customers are profitable or even desirable. Customer management strategies to build marginal buyers into valued customers are also covered.

EMBA 5309. ACCESSING GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS. 3 Hours.

Access to capital, domestic and foreign, is essential. To deploy capital effectively under risk and uncertainty, leaders must assess business opportunities and know how to obtain funding. This course provides the tools to ensure that managers are aware of, and comfortable with, the procedures in modern financial management: understanding the securities available in financial markets and how to issue or invest in them; the mechanics of securities trading; and the process of capital budgeting.

EMBA 5311. STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

The course focuses on how to develop and deliver products and services with meaningful customer value. Students learn to evaluate market potential, price products optimally, and evolve marketing strategies to capitalize on business shifts.

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 5399. SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXECUTIVE BUSINESS EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

New topics or independent study options to be offered as needed.

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

The course focuses on business operation in the global market. That requires understanding the culture, business practices, laws and regulations, and logistical challenges. The class travels to China for a two-week immersion in the cultural and economic aspects of how business is conducted. Through our extensive network, developed through the graduates of UTA's China EMBA program, we provide a unique experience.

EMBA 5415. EXPERIENCING THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT: SPECIAL PROJECT. 4 Hours.

Key factors in how business operates in the global marketplace means understanding the culture, business practices, laws, and logistical challenges that exist in another country. The class travels to an international destination and participate in a two-week immersion into the cultural and economic aspects of how business is conducted there. This course is an alternative to EMBA 5413 with destinations and itineraries specially designed.

EMBA 5417. EXPERIENCING THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: INDUSTRY PROJECT. 4 Hours.

Understanding the challenges of management by experiencing the dynamics of industry and company culture, business practices, laws and regulations, and logistical challenges that confront today's business enterprises. This course is an alternative to EMBA 5413, with domestic destinations and itineraries specially designed.

EMBA 5499. SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXECUTIVE BUSINESS EDUCATION. 4 Hours.

New topics or independent study options to be offered as needed.