Online EMBA Curriculum and Courses

Through a comprehensive and challenging curriculum, online EMBA program participants will experience the development of skills that facilitate problem solving in a complex and dynamic environment, the ability to use evidence-based reasoning to understand, manage, and lead complex organizations, and the ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative information into the decision-making process.

Over the course of two years, online EMBA students will complete each of the following twelve courses.

View the EMBA graduate program handbook.

Core Courses (21 Credits)

  • BADM 700 | Statistics for Decision Making

    Statistical inference and hypothesis testing; multivariate regression and analysis of variance; emphasis on applied methods, changing technology and computer applications.

    Prerequisite(s): Must be a degree seeking student in a business graduate program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall and Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. correctly identify data types and manage databases using software.
    2. recognize and apply the appropriate graphical and statistical descriptive and/or inferential techniques to the data being analyzed.
    3. perform and interpret the statistical inference techniques of hypothesis testing, multivariate regression and analysis of variance.
    4. proficiently discuss and present statistical outcomes in reports.
    5. demonstrate understanding of how statistical analysis is used to assist decision making in business.
    6. analyze and assess statistical information available from business, government, or research organizations.
  • BADM 701 | Production/Operations Management

    Problems of manufacturing goods and services; production applications of linear programming, scheduling, quality control and materials management; CAD, CAM, multi-cultural and international issues.

    Prerequisite(s): BADM 700

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall and Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate ability to ensure alignment between a company’s Operations and its strategic and Sustainability goals.
    2. predict the future sales, revenues with models involving seasonality and a trend.
    3. design the layout of a facility to meet a variety of types of product and service needs.
    4. demonstrate ability to manage Inventory levels to effectively and efficiently meet demand.
    5. demonstrate ability to optimize decision variables using linear programming.
  • BADM 710 | Financial Reporting and Analysis

    Examination of accounting and disclosure techniques and their impact on external financial reporting. Preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial reports.

    Prerequisite(s): Must be a degree seeking student in a business graduate program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate understanding of the relevance of financial accounting information to the participants in the capital market.
    2. demonstrate understanding of why accounting is the language of business and be competent in using accounting and finance terminology in the workplace.
    3. construct the basic financial statements from transactions that occurred during a period.
    4. analyze elements of the financial statements to evaluate a company’s liquidity, solvency, profitability, and aspects of managerial effectiveness.
    5. perform calculations involving the time value of money.
  • BADM 720 | Management and Organizational Science

    Individual and group behavior in organizations, and organizational design and communication strategies. Interaction of structural, technological and human resource components. International focus emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): Must be a degree seeking student in a business graduate program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall and Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. recognize the difference between internal and environmental influences on behavior in organizations.
    2. identify their own beliefs about what motivates behavior in organizations so they can better evaluate different motivation strategies.
    3. select new behaviors to become a better follower and ultimately a better leader of organizations.
  • BADM 730 | Economics of the Firm

    Economic analysis of the business firm, particularly with respect to price, output and technological choice; the effect of diversity on domestic and international policy on business firm behavior.

    Prerequisite(s): Must be a degree seeking student in a business graduate program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Spring and Summer

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate understanding of how markets work and how market activities impact the operation and profitability of firms.
    2. demonstrate understanding of the economics of firm organization and how the competitiveness of the market impacts the firm’s decisions.
    3. demonstrate understanding of different types of strategic thinking that can be useful when the firm only has a few competitors.
  • BADM 741 | Financial Management

    Capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy decisions, valuation, cost of capital, working capital management, financial analysis and planning for corporations in the global financial environment. Computer use required.

    Prerequisite(s): BADM 700; BADM 710

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall and Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. apply time value of money valuation methods to a variety of cash flow patterns such as annuities, perpetuities, and uneven cash flows.
    2. demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between risk and return.
    3. demonstrate knowledge of basic capital budgeting decision criteria.
  • BADM 760 | Marketing Management

    Analyses and decision-making procedures in market measurement, product development, pricing, promotion and distribution. Environmental factors, including cultural diversity at domestic and global levels.

    Prerequisite(s): Must be a degree seeking student in a business graduate program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall and Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate understanding ofthe role of each marketing mix element and their interdependency.
    2. analyze firms’ marketing strategies, target markets and marketing environment.
    3. recognize marketing management problems and suggest sound solutions.
    4. discuss ethical issues in marketing.

Breadth Courses (15 Credits)

  • BADM 711 | Seminar Managerial Accounting

    Provides a fundamental understanding of accounting techniques used to operate an organization, and is designed as an introductory managerial accounting course for MBA students.

    Prerequisite(s): BADM 710 or equivalent.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. apply CVP techniques correctly.
    2. assess and make accurate decisions using relevant information.
    3. categorize products using ABC costing.
    4. prepare and analyze selected operating and cash budgets.
    5. demonstrate ability to effectively communicate information, concepts and ideas in writing and persentation.
  • BADM 726 | Personal Branding

    Personal branding builds content and conversation around your professional value using principles of permission and inbound marketing and social media platforms as tools.

    Prerequisite(s): Must be a degree seeking student in a business graduate program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. develop an online personal brand.
    2. create content that is searchable and shareable.
    3. demonstrate ability to advise others on basic social media strategies.
  • BADM 728 | Managing Organizations in a Global Economy

    Assessment of cost, benefits and risks of operating in specific countries. Emphasis on recognizing, respecting, and responding to cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s): Admittance to MBA program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. determine data and the sources needed to assess the cost, benefits, and risk associated with business in a specific country for an American company.
    2. conduct an analysis of the political, economic, social environment, and legal conditions in a specific country (PESTEL Analysis).
    3. assess the cultural context and determine the level of cultural toughness that a country might present for an American company.
    4. examine ethical challenges and corporate social responsibility issues when operating internationally.
    5. determine the impact of cultural and other contextual conditions on management and business practices.
    6. discuss and contribute to decisions related to the selection, training, compensation, and repatriation of expatriates.
    7. conduct a systematic CBRA (Cost-Benefit-Risk Analysis) of a specific country to determine the attractiveness of the country for internationalization of an American company.
  • BADM 750 | Information and Communications Technology in Organizations

    Overview of strategic value creation through ICT; managing end-user involvement in ICT including requirements specification, change management and process reengineering; systems development process and outsourcing.

    Prerequisite(s): Admittance to Business Administration, Accountancy, or Finance graduate program.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall and Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. work effectively with IT personnel (wherever located) on the definition and management of an IT project.
    2. discover and evaluate strategic IT and IT-supported business process reorganization project possibilities and assess the sustainability of the strategic advantage conferred by each project.
    3. demonstrate understanding of the impact of IT on the organization and effectively manage the change to people and processes that is inevitable in an IT implementation to minimize risk of failure and increase effectiveness of the implementation.
    4. demonstrate understanding of the importance of strategic alignment of IT initiatives with organizational strategy and work toward that alignment.
  • BADM 781 | Strategic Management for Executives

    Strategy and policy in the business enterprise. Strategic management process and systematic analysis of complex organization-wide issues faced by general management. Case studies, both national and international.

    Prerequisite(s): MBA Core.

    Units of Lecture: 3
    Offered: Every Fall and Spring

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. integrate and synthesize core business knowledge enabling them to analyze open-ended strategic problems or complex issues.
    2. demonstrate their knowledge and skills developed in previous core MBA classes by completing a project or structured experience of practical significance.
    3. describe and assess the structural characteristics of a firm’s external environment in order to identify the opportunities and threats available.
    4. describe and assess a firm’s strengths and weaknesses in order to make recommendations on how the firm can develop or sustain a competitive advantage..
    5. assess and make an ethical argument regarding the corporate social responsibilities of an organization in society.