The EMBA Program is a 25-month, accelerated MBA program designed to provide high quality, actionable business education to New Mexico's working professionals. Classes are held every other weekend on Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each block of instruction is a combination of lecture, group discussion, and student presentations. Classroom exchanges are vibrant and "the bell never rings" during a discussion or debate. The flexible format allows for a complete exploration of each topic during the classroom period.
Our bi-weekly schedule gives you two full weeks between classes, letting you focus on your professional and personal commitments. In addition, the prescribed schedule saves you from the hassles of registration, changing graduation requirements, and over-filled classes. When you enter the program, you are guaranteed a seat in the classes you need to graduate.
The curriculum synthesizes both academic theory and real-life scenarios to provide a relevant and cross-functional education. This approach allows you to implement and understand business solutions across all of your organization's functional units. 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 applicable to real world scenarios. 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.
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1 Eight (8) consecutive weekends
2 Includes three (3) consecutive weekends in July
3 Includes four (4) consecutive weekends in July
4 Includes four (4) consecutive weekends in July and August
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 teaches a practical application of statistical data analysis and discusses its place in effective organizational decision-making. Topics include:
Students will learn to use quantitative analysis to aid managerial decision making. (3 credit hours)
Financial Accounting deals with accounting concepts and procedures that are used to prepare external financial statements. The concepts include:
The class introduces the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and explains their relationship to organizational performance. (3 credit hours)
Managerial Accounting teaches students to use accounting information for internal financial reports. Students will learn to:
Students will use spreadsheets to solve managerial accounting problems and make sound business decisions. (3 credit hours)
MGMT 704 is a survey of both microeconomics (the study of individual decision-making) and macroeconomics (investigates national and international concerns). Students will learn to evaluate competitive strategies by applying economic analysis to managerial decision making in areas of supply, demand, production, cost, and pricing. Economic theory is complemented by discussions about current economic issues affecting businesses. (3 credit hours)
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 the following topics:
(3 credit hours)
Executive Leadership applies theories of individual behavior and organizational dynamics to solve a host of performance-based problems. The focus is on assessing leadership competencies, changing corporate culture, analysis of leading companies, skill building strategies, and direct application of material to individual work settings. (2 credit hours)
This class examines business ethics and social responsibility in regards to both the individual decision maker, as well as the organization and its interactions with its stakeholders. Topics include:
The class will help students recognize, understand, and effectively address real-world ethical problems and dilemmas. (3 credit hours)
MGMT 711 examines the ways in which organizations can maximize their competitive advantage by using technological innovations. The class addresses the processes involved in technological innovation, focusing on models, sources, flows, and the protection of intellectual property. Students will learn how to manage in a technological environment and cope with continuing technology changes. (3 credit hours)
Business Communications covers the elements of written and oral business communication to help students implement effective strategies for workplace communication. The class addresses the following topics:
Effective communication strategies for professional settings are defined through various assignments. (3 credit hours)
Operations Management provides a fundamental understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization. The class surveys a wide range topics including:
The class utilizes readings, case analyses, and student projects. (3 credit hours)
Marketing Management introduces students to the foundations of marketing, focusing on actionable strategies for gaining a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing business environment. Students will learn to apply the following marketing concepts and strategies:
To demonstrate mastery, students will develop an actual marketing plan for a local business. (3 credit hours)
Financial Management teaches students the role of finance within a business or organization. Topics include:
(3 credit hours)
Global Business Environment is an overview of issues and challenges confronting managers in the global marketplace. The class covers salient issues faced by multinational firms, as well as strategic issues faced by local companies competing in the global business environment. Topics include:
(2 credit hours)
For MGMT 751, students choose one of the following options:
The International Practicum (Option 1) is an overseas course designed to provide direct insight into the international business environment. You will visit businesses and industries daily while observing live case studies and engaging in discussions with local business leaders, government administrators, and industry experts. You are responsible for your own flight and visa arrangements. $1,500 dollars of your tuition is applied to the trip.
(3 credit hours)
The special topics electives are selected based on student interest and faculty specialties. Topics in the past have included:
Special topics includes two 2-credit hour courses.
Strategic Management is the final course in the Executive MBA Program, and it allows students to demonstrate mastery of their business education. The class helps students apply strategic management concepts through case analyses. It also draws upon the concepts learned in other classes to help students develop their management perspective and ability to impact their organization's performance. (3 credit hours)
Downloadable Calendar and Class Schedule for the Class of 2016