Executive MBA Curriculum

The UNM Anderson Executive MBA is designed to provide high quality, internationally competitive business education to New Mexico's experienced professionals.  As an Executive Program, our classes are taught with your professional experience in mind.

Much of the course work is done in groups, allowing classmates to pool their expertise and share their experience.  The assignments and case studies are practical, and students find they can take what they learned over an EMBA weekend and apply it to their work the next week.  Students progress through the program together, learning from one another as well as our Ph.D. faculty.  This unique culture of collaboration and teamwork provides a powerful synergy you won't find anywhere else.

MGMT 700 - Management Perspectives/Orientation

The Executive MBA Orientation establishes the conceptual foundation of the Executive MBA Program.  It prepares students to function effectively in a collaborative learning environment and as members of productive work teams.  It also includes an individual assessment of management personalities designed to develop your leadership and communication styles.  Offered on a "credit/no credit" basis only. (1 credit hour)

MGMT 701 - Statistical Analysis for Management Decisions

MGMT 701 teaches a practical application of statistics and the way data analysis can be used to make meaningful organizational decisions. Topics include: probability, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. There is a special emphases on quality, time and cost improvements, and effective decision-making. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 702 - Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting deals with accounting concepts and procedures that are used to prepare corporate financial statements.  The concepts include: balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows. The class introduces the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and demonstrates their application to performance measures, and to the analysis and interpretation of financial data. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 703 - Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting teaches students to use derivation and accounting information to manage strategic and operational choices, determine pricing and profitability, control costs, and evaluate performance. Spreadsheets are used to solve managerial accounting problems and to make sound business decisions. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 704 - Economics for Managers

MGMT 704 is a survey of both microeconomics, the study of individual and organizational decision-making, and macroeconomics, which investigates national and international concerns. The economic theory is complemented by practical applications and discussions of current policy issues affecting business. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 706 - Organizational Behavior and Diversity

MGMT 706 draws on behavioral science, research, and theory in order to teach students how to manage changing organizations. Through experiential learning students will examine individual and group behavior, communication, power and politics, conflict resolution, negotiation, and motivation and management of a diverse workforce. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 707 - Executive Leadership

MGMT 707 offers a further grounding in organizational behavior issues, with a special emphasis on assessing leadership competencies and changing corporate cultures. This class includes analyses of leading companies, skill building strategies, and direct application of material to individual work settings. (2 credit hours)

MGMT 708 - Ethical, Social, Political and Legal Environment

MGMT 708 examines the roles and responsibilities of businesses, relationships with stakeholders, key legal concepts, and ethical decision-making processes. The class blends theory and application for more effective responses to the external environment, including political and social interests. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 711 - Management of Technology and Innovation

MGMT 711 examines the ways in which organizations can maximize their competitive advantage by using technological innovations. Students will learn how to manage a technological environment effectively and how to cope with constant technological changes. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 712 - Business Communications

Business Communications covers the elements of written and oral business communication. The class addresses grammar, rhetoric, style, audience analysis, format, presentation, and delivery. Effective communication strategies for professional settings are defined through various assignments, including memos, proposals, websites, and individual/group presentations. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 720 - Operations Management

Operations Management addresses the need to continuously improve a business's quality and productivity. The class utilizes readings, case analyses, and student projects to understand and apply the theory of constraints, the "total quality" concepts, and the just-in-time management philosophy. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 722 - Marketing Management

MGMT 722 provides an overview of concepts and theories related to consumer behavior, segmentation, marketing research, competitive positioning, marketing information systems, distribution, pricing, promotional considerations, and relationship marketing. The class focuses on products and services, and students will create an actual marketing plan. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 726 - Financial Management

Financial Management teaches students role of the finance within a business or organization. Topics include: ratio analysis of financial statements, forecasting and budgeting, cash and credit management, short and long-term financing alternatives, capital structure, market risk, and return. Overall, the class teaches students how to maximize the value of business transactions. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 728 - Global Business Environment

Global Business Environment is an overview of issues and challenges confronting managers in the global marketplace, including regional economic integration. The class covers theories of international trade, exchange rates, and investment polices while addressing the cultural differences and the practical aspects of doing business across borders. (2 credit hours)

MGMT 751 - Practicum

For MGMT 751, students choose one of the following options: (1) participation in a seminar and ten-day international residency, (2) attendance to the "Washington Campus" program and a follow-up research paper or, (3) enrollment in a approved traditional MBA elective. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 794 - Special Topics

Includes two (2) two-credit hour electives based on current business issues and student interest. Topics might include: e-commerce, management information systems, employment law, negotiation skills, investments, project management or starting new ventures. (Two 2-credit hour courses)

MGMT 798 - Strategic Management

MGMT 798 is the final course in the Executive MBA Program, and it allows students to demonstrate their mastery of their business education. The class helps students apply strategic management concepts, principles, and techniques through case analyses. It also draws upon the student's professional experience as well as the concepts learned in other classes to help students develop their management perspective and their ability to impact the performance of their organization. (3 credit hours)