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Executive MBA Curriculum

Challenge Yourself

The Broad Executive MBA’s rigorous curriculum is designed to sharpen your business expertise and give you a competitive edge in your career. Throughout these dynamic executive MBA courses, you’ll obtain the essential business knowledge, real-world skills, and insights you need to excel in the workplace and contribute to your company’s bottom line.

Our diverse curriculum focuses on the following core competencies:

  • Strategy
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Global Initiatives

Curriculum Details

The 45-credit-hour Master of Business Administration (MBA) includes nearly 30 executive MBA courses. Most EMBA courses are 1.5 credit hours and consist of four compressed four-hour sessions that leverage technology to get the most out of in-class time.

Key content areas include:

Enhancing managerial skills

These EMBA courses build a solid foundation in managerial skills, financial accounting, and data analysis, as well as provide insight into personal leadership and communication styles that help you improve performance.

Analyzing the organization

These EMBA courses examine the fabric of an organization, including:

  • How it is organized and managed
  • How it uses accounting data
  • How it processes information
  • How it markets products or services
  • How its operating processes work

Students then apply this knowledge to their real-world organizations by preparing an integrated paper that connects theory and practice.

Analyzing the organization’s environment

These EMBA courses link the organization to its external environment, examining influences including customers, competitors, financial markets, and legal issues.

Managing change and innovation

Today’s organizations face constant change and innovation. These EMBA courses focus on how businesses manage re-engineering, entrepreneurship, downsizing, technological advances, short product life cycles, and similar challenges. Students gain insight into making decisions with incomplete data and an uncertain future.

Developing strategy in a global environment

An increasing number of organizations are going global. These courses cover how a firm can build and execute a strategic plan in a global marketplace by using tools such as macroeconomics, international business, strategy, policy development, and control processes.

Current issues in business

These EMBA courses delve into modern-day management issues, providing program flexibility to focus on those course topics that are most critical to success.


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