Courses

The Executive MBA Program is composed of 45-credit hours in the major disciplines of business, as well as special topics such as the Capstone Project, Personal Leadership Development, and Business Communication.

Participants will earn the following course credits:

Semester 1 (Fall, Year 1)

Accounting 610 (ACCT 610) – 3 credit hours – Financial Accounting

Develops a conceptual framework for understanding and using corporate financial statements. Oriented towards the user of financial accounting data (rather than the preparer) and emphasizes the reconstruction of economic events from published financial data.

Supply Chain Management 610 (SCMT 610) – 3 credit hours – Business Analytics

Utilization of quantitative tools such as forecasting, optimization and Monte Carlo simulation in order to deal with uncertainties in business and to assist in making better business decisions.

Management 614 (MGMT 614) – 3 credit hours – Managing People in Organizations

Procurement and management of people in organizations including human resource management principles and analysis of how organizations function; performance appraisal, compensation, training, leadership, group dynamics, decision-making, control mechanisms and organizational change processes.

Supply Chain Management 614 (SCMT 614) – 2 credit hours – Operations Management

Theory and applications of designing, analyzing and controlling productive systems in the allocation and use of resources to produce goods and services.

Semester 2 (Spring, Year 1)

Accounting 620 (ACCT 620) – 3 credit hours – Management Accounting and Control

Applications of concepts useful to management, in the analysis of accounting data for the purposes of costing and income determination, decision making and control of various organizational activities.

Business Administration 681 (BUAD 681) – 1 credit hour – Washington Campus Seminar

One credit hour seminar focusing upon a variety of skills essential in a management career including communications, business and government relations and interpersonal skills.

Finance 612 (FINC 612) – 2 credit hours – Finance for the Professional

Focuses on investment and financing decisions in corporate firms; emphasis on principles, techniques and applications in corporate finance including risk and return, capital budgeting, discounted cash flow valuation, capital structure, and payout policy.

Management 611 (MGMT 611) – 3 credit hours – Micro-foundations of Business Behavior

A multi-disciplinary analysis of the foundations of business behavior discussing business interaction with customers under alternative market conditions and interaction with suppliers, investors, employees and other stakeholders, considered in the context of alternative legal, political and social institutional arrangements.

Supply Chain Management 616 (SCMT 616) – 3 credit hours – Supply Chain Management

Focus on the integrated management of the total product delivery system; purchasing, inventory management and distribution functions with emphasis on physical and information flows.

Semester 3 (Fall, Year 2)

Business Administration 620 (BUAD 620) – 2 credit hours – Business Communication

Effective oral and written communication for corporate settings; communication theory and practice with core MBA and other courses; practice with oral presentation skills in corporate situations.

Finance 612 (FINC 612) – 2 credit hours – Finance for the Professional

Focuses on investment and financing decisions in corporate firms; emphasis on principles, techniques and applications in corporate finance including risk and return, capital budgeting, discounted cash flow valuation, capital structure, and payout policy.

Management 618 (MGMT 618) – 3 credit hours – Corporate Strategy and the Political Environment of Business

Formulation and implementation of corporate strategy with consideration of the political environment of business.

Marketing 613 (MKTG 613) – 3 credit hour – Marketing Management

Core MBA marketing class examines history of marketing, environment that impacts marketing decisions of firms and consumers, buyer behavior, marketing ethics, marketing research, market segmentation, product positioning, new product management, and strategic challenges associated with integrating major marketing mix decision elements; product, price, distribution, and promotion

Marketing 675 (MKTG 675) – 1 credit hour – Marketing Strategy

Marketing management as it relates to overall organizational goals: marketing strategy concepts and interdependencies with strategy at the corporate and business unit levels and in other functional areas; impact of digital technologies and environmental sustainability on marketing strategy.

Semester 4 (Spring, Year 2)

Business Administration 693 (BUAD 693) – 3 credit hours – Professional Study – The Project

Approved professional study project as part of the Mays MBA Program.

Accounting 671 (ACCT 671) – 2 credit hour – Contemporary Accounting Topics-featuring: Mergers & Acquisitions

Current issues and research in topical areas: financial data audit and control; international accounting; accounting for natural resources; tax planning, theory and structure of taxation. Includes sessions on Mergers & Acquisitions related topics in accounting, finance, strategy, human resources, and negotiations.

Finance 613 (FINC 613) – 1 credit hour – Finance for the Professional II

Focus on advanced topics in domestic and international finance; analysis of dividend, capital structure and refinancing decisions; exposure to financial derivatives; foreign exchange rate determination and risk management.

Management 645 (MGMT 645) – 3 credit hours – Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

An overview of legal compliance programs, business ethics and social responsibility issues.

Management 675 (MGMT 675) – 2 credit hour – Leadership in Organizations

Review of research on procedures, styles and methods of leadership, supervision, management and administration; all aspects of leader role behavior, both in practice and in research; areas in need of further research. Includes sessions in Negotiations, Entrepreneurship, Leading Teams, Change Management, and Personal Leadership Development