The Curriculum for the Fall-to-Fall, 41-credit hour Fogelman Executive MBA program
is structured to provide executives with a dynamic blend of knowledge, skills, and
tools to help them perform in a globally competitive environment. While the program
provides rigorous training in all of the functional areas of business, it also stretches
students' intellectual and emotional development as executives with wide-ranging,
innovative courses. Working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment, students'
learning is further enhanced by drawing on the business expertise of their colleagues
to solve difficult, real-world business problems.
Domestic Residential Week
Seminar in Leadership
Theoretical and practical consideration of leadership in high performing business
organizations; detailed analysis of relevant organizational behavior concepts; particular
focus on theories of motivation, styles of leadership and emotional intelligence.
Intense, specialized short-course in leading and managing people through change.
Students individually prepare significant change projects for their organizations
and explore techniques to help manage their people and themselves through the consequences
Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers
Use of accounting information by an organization’s investors, creditors, regulatory
authorities and managers; develop financial and credit analysis skills that are useful
in business decision making. Analysis of accounting information that can be used by
management to monitor the efficiency, quality, and timeliness of its operations; pricing
and costing of products and services, planning, and performance measurement.
Global Operations Management
A comprehensive course that addresses the acquisition, transformation and distribution
of goods and services within the global supply chain. The course will present concepts,
tools and strategies used to design and manage operations. Topics covered in the
course include, but are not limited to: strategic implications, performance measurement,
process management, sourcing, operations design, quality, inventory, logistics, enabling
information systems and technology, and global issues.
Economics for the Global Executive
Concepts and tools of economic theory and their application to business and social
issues in the context of a global economy; the decisions of firms, consumers and governments
and how their interactions determine market outcomes; market structures, the impact
of international trade and currency markets on firms that compete in a global economy.
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Global Financial Management
Theory and practice of modern financial theory as it is currently practiced in an
interdependent global economy by corporate financial managers, financial consultants
and managers of financial institutions.
Quantitative Tools for Managers
Statistical concepts and tools, optimization and simulation techniques useful in understanding,
assessing, and controlling operations of business and economic society.
Global Strategic Marketing
Marketing strategy and in-depth analysis of issues impacting global management of
marketing, including: interrelationships among global business environments and strategies,
analysis value creating global strategies, competitive intelligence gathering, customer
segment analysis, integrated marketing technologies, customer relationship management.
Practicum in International Business
Specialized, ethnographic study of international business. Students study business,
culture, history, tradition and language in a foreign country. They utilize all of
their past experiences as business professionals, world travelers and students to
create new knowledge of possible business approaches and strategies overseas, and
share this knowledge with critical partners in their companies.
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Creativity and Innovation
Focused analysis and discussion of the imaginative, creative processes used for innovation
in business contexts. Theoretical underpinnings of creativity and innovation are
explored; special attention is given to environmental effects on individual and group
creativity. Creativity knowledge is applied in the areas of product ideation, innovation
management, and product design.
Self Leadership for Executives
Major theories, concepts and principles of self-leadership; application of critical
thinking skills to the major theories, concepts and principles of self-leadership
with a view toward improving understanding of self-leadership; emphasis is given to
understanding each stage of the self-leadership process and to applying critical thinking
skills to each element of self-leadership and to the overall logic of self-leadership.
Special Topics in Business Administration: Innovation Project
Project specific to each student's employer where they analyze, develop and implement
a strategy that will either earn $100,000, or more, in sales, or save their company
that amount. Each student will work with a faculty member as they develop the project
and will present to company representatives, in class, at the end of the following
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Domestic Residential Week
Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
Detailed analysis of the role of corporate governance in the free enterprise system
and capital markets; focused consideration of moral principals, ethical standards,
and corporate code of business ethics.
Strategic Human Resource Management
Theories, research, and practice in managing human resources strategically in business
organizations; strategic HRM, legal environment & equal employment opportunity, job
analysis & design, planning & recruitment, selection & placement, training & development,
performance management, and turnover & retention.
Information Systems in the Global Enterprise
Information technology's impact on globalizations of businesses; international IT
environment; models and issues in international IS; planning and managing global systems;
case studies and applications.
Executive Financial Management
Advanced capital budgeting theory and practice including different types of cash flow
estimation and analysis, equivalent annual annuity, levelized and unlevelized costs,
and product pricing. Also covers the theory and practice of a firm’s capital structure,
dividend policy, stock repurchasing decisions, and financial planning and forecasting.
Global Strategic Management
Decisions and actions for development and implementation of long-term plans that determine
organizational performance; role of top management decision making in establishing
the firm’s mission; focus on strategic analysis of alternative actions; evaluation
of environmental conditions, industry characteristics, and organizational capabilities
in determining strategy in a global context.
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