The Executive MBA online curriculum is composed of 44 credit hours, emphasizing strategy, innovation, and leadership to help you emerge as a stronger business leader. EMBA coursework covers advanced practices and principles in essential topics such as international business, operations management, maximization of productivity, and administrative policy. Designed for working professionals such as yourself, the program can be completed entirely online in as few as 18 months.

Learning Outcomes

Successful leaders are well-versed in the intricacies of business operations, with a deep awareness of the strategy beneath the surface. They know what to do, and why to do it. As a graduate of the WSU Carson College of Business EMBA online program, you can expect to be able to:

Create an actionable and comprehensive business strategy that integrates multiple perspectives, business analytics, and advanced business theory and practice.

Perform a top-down business analysis to identify significant business challenges, recommend attainable solutions, and develop an implementable plan of action.

Apply executive leadership theory to improve performance, influence behavior and outcomes, recognize dysfunction, and recommend improvement plans.

Identify and evaluate the short- and long-term ethical, global, and societal implications of doing business as an organization.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

FUNCTIONAL BUSINESS TOOLS

Marketing Management and Administrative Policy (Mktg 506) – 3 credits
Marketing management and administrative policies as they relate to concepts, strategies, and decision-making. In this course, EMBA students are provided materials that will allow them to make correlations between philosophy and theory, while also exploring real-world case studies and deeper train of thought.
Business Analytics (BA 514) – 3 credits
Analytical skills for decision-making, data collection and analysis, sampling, inferential, regression methodologies, experimental design, time series, and forecasting analysis.
Problems in Financial Management (Fin 526) – 3 credits
Application of financial principles to problems in financial management; credit policy, capital budgeting, leasing and mergers, and cash management. The course will begin with a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of finance and progress to utilizing case studies to further explore financial management.
Administrative Control (Acctg 533) – 3 credits
Managerial evaluation of budgeting, cost accounting, and financial analysis techniques; their utilization in control of operations. EMBA students are encouraged to use existing work scenarios for activities and studies.
Information Systems Analysis (MIS 580) – 3 credits
Data processing organization, operations, application development, computer selection, management of computer personnel and systems. Students will learn about integrated systems from a managerial perspective. They will also get the opportunity to conduct a complete transition of either a merger acquisition change or a buy-out/merger.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design (Mgmt 590) – 3 credits
Relationship between the formulation of strategy and the selection of effective organizational structures and systems, including a high level focus on case studies throughout.
Managerial Leadership and Productivity (Mgmt 593) – 3 credits

Organizational behavior and human motivation in the workplace; organization and leadership theories, studies, projects, and models leading to improved productivity.

Eastern Asian, European thought, and modern philosophies will be studied. There is a focus on ‘Finding the Executive’s Way of Being’ that utilizes an executive philosophy and leadership style for progress.

GLOBAL BUSINESS

International Business Management (IBus 580) – 3 credits

Decision-making in the international environment; political, cultural, and economic risk management.

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International Program (IBus 600) – 3 credits
Study abroad in Europe or China for 10 days, touring companies and participating in workshops with Executive MBA students from our partner schools, such as Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE).

— OR —
Professional Ethics and Practice in Business (Elective) (Mgmt 587) – 3 credits

Ethical issues faced by businesses in the current environment; traditional sources for discerning professional and ethical practices. Students will be expected to keep abreast of current affairs to explore throughout the course. There will be a focus on corporate and social responsibility.

MANAGING EFFICIENT AND INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES

Database Management (Elective) (MIS 572) – 3 credits
Database management, data modeling, system design and implementation; the application of DBMS technologies to organizational and business problems. This course focuses on systems design to formulate and collect the best data to make the best decisions within an organization. There will be a focus on both internal and external data.
Operations Management (MgtOp 581) – 3 credits
Analytical approach to solving problems in production and operations management. Course will also cover plant logistics, processes for crisis management, and mapping operations.
Management of Innovation (Mgmt 588) – 3 credits
Technological transitions and technology strategy; knowledge and creativity in organizations; managing innovation processes, technical employees, and cross-functional cooperation. In this course EMBA students will learn to identify different types and patterns of innovation, the different management practices that go along with those, and how to sustain innovation within an organization.

CAPSTONE PROJECT AND FINAL PRESENTATION

Business Administration (BA 579 — 3 credit) — Capstone A
Executive MBA capstone course. In-depth analysis of a strategic opportunity or problem.
Business Administration (BA 579 — 3 credits) — Capstone B
Executive MBA capstone course. Leveraging work in Capstone A to create a business plan.
Business Administration (BA 702 — 2 credits) — Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination
Delivery of final graduation requirement — the complete business plan.

Please note, curriculum is subject to change.

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