Course Descriptions

Overview
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Individual Project (3 units)

The program's culminating experience is comprised of a project.

BUS 5960 Individual Project (3 units)

The centerpiece of the final course sequence in the program pairs up teams of three/four executives with a business opportunity. A team project will involve diagnosing, analyzing, and resolving a strategic issue in an area organization.  Each team will choose a business opportunity, either entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial, and formulate a solution. Individual students will present written and oral results of project. The focus is on the knowledge transfer and the realities of applying EMBA knowledge to actual business problems or solutions. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

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Elective Courses (6 units)

Note: the selection of elective courses will be determined collectively by each cohort.

BUS 5600 Global Business Strategy (3 units)

This course offers strategies for formulating business planning in a global setting. It covers global strategy issues, international competitiveness, nation specific and region-specific competitive strategies, and an understanding of key European and Asian theories on global business strategy. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

BUS 5650 Current Topics in Legal/Ethical Issues in Business (3 units)

This course addresses legal problems commonly encountered by managers and executives with an emphasis on preventing or minimizing legal disputes as well as organizational exposure to legal liability. This course will cover sales contracts, employment law, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and antitrust matters. This course will also cover client and attorney interaction, how to use and communicate with a lawyer, and how to make legal executive decisions. This course will also stress ethical standards and the responsible roles of businesses in society. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

BUS 5700 Crafting the Lean Business Enterprise (3 units)

This course shows how managers can improve a firm’s competitive position by employing latest practices and techniques of Lean Business Enterprise. It will cover the tools and principles of Lean Systems, as well as their applications in manufacturing and service operations.  This course also emphasizes plant tours, cases, and analysis of operations in regional companies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

BUS 5750 Leading High-Performance Teams (3 units)

This course covers the cutting-edge issues regarding teams and team leadership. While most courses on teams and team leadership deal with the topic in a conceptual manner, the focus of this course is on practical issues regarding how to create and sustain high-performance teams in a dynamic environment. This course will address: how to create a team environment and structure; how to form and lead teams; how to define team processes and responsibilities; how to lead teams in goal setting; and, how to deal with conflicts and issues between teams. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

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Elective Courses (6 units)

Note: the selection of elective courses will be determined collectively by each cohort.

BUS 5600 Global Business Strategy (3 units)

This course offers strategies for formulating business planning in a global setting. It covers global strategy issues, international competitiveness, nation specific and region-specific competitive strategies, and an understanding of key European and Asian theories on global business strategy. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

BUS 5650 Current Topics in Legal/Ethical Issues in Business (3 units)

This course addresses legal problems commonly encountered by managers and executives with an emphasis on preventing or minimizing legal disputes as well as organizational exposure to legal liability. This course will cover sales contracts, employment law, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and antitrust matters. This course will also cover client and attorney interaction, how to use and communicate with a lawyer, and how to make legal executive decisions. This course will also stress ethical standards and the responsible roles of businesses in society. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

BUS 5700 Crafting the Lean Business Enterprise (3 units)

This course shows how managers can improve a firm’s competitive position by employing latest practices and techniques of Lean Business Enterprise. It will cover the tools and principles of Lean Systems, as well as their applications in manufacturing and service operations.  This course also emphasizes plant tours, cases, and analysis of operations in regional companies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

BUS 5750 Leading High-Performance Teams (3 units)

This course covers the cutting-edge issues regarding teams and team leadership. While most courses on teams and team leadership deal with the topic in a conceptual manner, the focus of this course is on practical issues regarding how to create and sustain high-performance teams in a dynamic environment. This course will address: how to create a team environment and structure; how to form and lead teams; how to define team processes and responsibilities; how to lead teams in goal setting; and, how to deal with conflicts and issues between teams. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

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EMBA Concentration Courses (6 units)

BUS 5400 Managing for Strategic Advantage in a Global Market (3 units)

A comprehensive course covering international environmental forces and their influence in all functional areas of the international firm—finance, management, marketing, personnel, production, and the multinationals’ ethical responsibility to the host countries. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

BUS 5450 Best Practices in Leadership (3 units)

Advanced study of leadership and leadership practices that have proven effective both in fostering an ethical and responsible work environment in business organizations, and in helping to ensure the ongoing continuity and success of the organization. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMBA program.

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Core Courses (21 units)

ACC 5110 Management Accounting (3 units)

The application of managerial accounting techniques and procedures to the solution of managerial problems in all functional areas of business.

CIS 5620 Computer Information Systems (3 units)

An overview of the concepts and structure of computer-based information systems that support decision making at all levels of management.  Topics include the definition and role of CIS; the uses of CIS; various organizational information systems; computer hardware, software; database systems, and the principles of CIS development and management.

FIN 5210 Managerial Finance (3 units)

Focuses attention on financial management of business enterprises and its relation to other functional areas of management and to general business policy. Extensive use of case problems and/or simulation exercises provides applications of theory to financial decisions involving cash flow management, capital structure planning, capital costs, capital budgeting, dividend policy, and valuation of enterprises operating for profit.

MGT 5310 Business Organization, Theory & Behavior (3 units)

Advanced study of complex business organizations. Analysis of organization systems and managerial actions in terms of their influence on patterns of behavior.

MKT 5410 Marketing Management (3 units)

Emphasis on managerial decision-making, problem solving to formulate and administer effective marketing activities. Marketing as a total system designed to plan, price, distribute, and promote goods and services to users. Major emphasis on case method covering buyer behavior, product, channel of distribution, pricing, and promotion.

OM 5630 Seminar in Quality & Productivity Management (3 units)

Study of the management of quality and productivity of products and services. Emphasis will be on customer focus, business process re-engineering, benchmarking, supplier’s management, continuous improvement, Just-In-Time systems, and statistical process control.

MGT 5900 Integrated Business Strategy (3 units)

An integrated approach to the formulation, implementation, and administration of corporate strategy linked to specific strategic opportunities and problems.  Extensive use of the case method in developing analytical skills applicable to strategic issues.  Economic, social, and ethical considerations included in the analysis process along with functional-area skills related to strategic objectives. Individual and team structures will be used.