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Full Course Descriptions from Graduate Catalog

EMBA — EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Courses with the EMBA prefix are available only to students enrolled in the EMBA program, and are offered according to a schedule determined by the start semester of each cohort.

EMBA 511 BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES (V-V-2)(F). Provides an introduction to how managers can assess business opportunities, create competitive advantage, and foster innovation throughout the life cycle of products and organizations. PREREQ: EMBA Program Admission.

EMBA 512 ASSESSING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES (V-V-5)(F). Provides an integrated foundation in accounting, economics, operations management, marketing, and strategic planning in the context of assessing business opportunities while operating in a global environment. PREREQ: EMBA 511.

EMBA 513 CREATING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE I (V-V-3)(S). Provides an initial integrated foundation in finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning in the context of creating competitive advantage while operating in a global environment. PREREQ: EMBA 512.

EMBA 514 CREATING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE II (V-V-3)(S). Continues the integrated foundation in finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning in the context of creating competitive advantage while operating in a global environment. PREREQ: EMBA 513.

EMBA 515 FOSTERING INNOVATION (V-V-4)(S). Provides a foundation in methods managers can use to foster innovation within organizations. Emphasis is on the early stages of innovation including brainstorming, idea generation, and rough estimations of viability. PREREQ: EMBA 514.

EMBA 516 LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK SKILLS (V-V-2)(F). Examines personal styles in the workplace with emphasis on group dynamics. Also includes a personalized assessment of each participant’s leadership strengths and weaknesses followed by the creation of a customized development plan. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: EMBA Program Admission.

EMBA 517 ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP I (V-V-1)(S). Continues execution of the leadership development goals identified in EMBA 516. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: EMBA 516.

EMBA 521 BUSINESS IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT (V-V-5)(F). Builds a foundation in U.S. business law, ethics, corporate governance, and critical thinking. Includes the opportunity to solve business problems with executives from other cultures and learn about their legal and ethical issues. Requires a passport and travel out of the United States for one week. PREREQ: EMBA 515 and EMBA 517.

EMBA 522 RESCUING DISTRESSED BUSINESS UNITS (V-V-2)(F). Builds skill in creating strategies to return distressed business units to effectiveness. Project based with particular emphasis on finance and bankruptcy law. PREREQ: EMBA 521

EMBA 523 INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (V-V-2) (F). Builds skill in the design and launch of new products and services. Project based with particular emphasis on marketing and business intelligence system issues. PREREQ: EMBA 521.

EMBA 524 PARTNERSHIPS, ACQUISITIONS, AND DIVESTITURES (V-V-2)(S). Builds skill in examining growth strategies founded upon business partnerships, acquisitions, and divestitures. Project based with particular emphasis on financial considerations, legal aspects, and issues surrounding the blending of company cultures. PREREQ: EMBA 521.

EMBA 525 ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP II (V-V-1)(S). Continues execution of the leadership development goals identified in EMBA 516. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: EMBA 517.

EMBA 591 Culminating Project (V-V-8)(S). Final Capstone Project with local organization working on real time problem.  PREREQ: EMBA 524