Executive MBA Curriculum
The Seidman Executive MBA serves experienced professionals. The program is cohort-based, with a highly strategic, systems-oriented curriculum that culminates in a real-world project. Classes meet primarily on select Fridays and Saturdays over a 22-month period.
The Seidman Executive MBA program is structured to support a work-life balance that includes career, family and community responsibilities, as well as professional learning.
Executive MBA Courses
Focuses on the interpretation and analysis of corporate financial statements as a source of information for executives. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of information in the financial statements—balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows—for improved critical thinking and decision-making. Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 1.5
Examines the role of data and information in the management and integration of systems processes. Students will explore strategic and sustainability-related implications and the significance of effective management and analysis of internal and external information resources. Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
Emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal planning and control purposes. It is intended for individuals who will make business decisions and evaluate the performance of business units using accounting and managerial techniques. Prerequisite: Executive MBA 601 (may be taken concurrently). Credits: 1.5
Focuses on the application of financial principles to optimize the value of the firm. Emphasis is placed on integrating academic and practitioner perspectives in the practice of financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure, and distribution policy. Prerequisite: Admission to Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
Analyzes the evaluation and application of financial decision-making to optimize the value of the firm. The course focuses on advanced principles, including forecasting and valuation applied to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, bankruptcy, reorganization, and multinational financial markets. Prerequisite: Executive MBA 621. Credits: 3
Analyzes the forces that drive organizations to change, evaluates the impediments to change, and examines the approaches or models of making change most effective. Special attention is given to managing the individual and organizational disruptions inherent in the change process. Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 1
Explores current and future trends that are expected to challenge and impact businesses, industries, and society.
Students will use economic tools to understand issues related to business including resource allocation, production and market structure, industry performance, and government policy. Students will learn how to analyze and evaluate empirical research related to an industry. Prerequisite: Admission to Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
Focuses on developing an understanding of the role of markets and marketing in the macroeconomic environment, providing the knowledge and tools needed to successfully analyze product or service markets and develop marketing strategies that will provide sustainable competitive advantages. Prerequisite: Admitted to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
Focuses on business negotiations environments and the development of related tactics to achieve value-added resolution. Students will explore models of negotiations and apply them to case studies and simulations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 2
Examines approaches for achieving operational competitiveness in a service business and provides students with the conceptual foundations and analytic tools to improve service delivery and value chain. The focus of this course is on the application of analytical tools to evaluate and improve the efficiency of service processes. Prerequisite: Admitted to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
Focuses on the laws and regulations that affect business decisions. Students will develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment, compliance, and the assessment of risk. Students will acquire sufficient fluency to determine when legal counsel is needed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
Explores the indivisible interrelationship between leadership and ethics, in the context of the leadership life cycle. Students will explore the intersections of their value structures, propensities, and experiences related to the world of work, regulations, and competing demands. Prerequisite: Admitted to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
Provides students with the framework to develop an executive-level strategic and systemic perspective for evaluating business options and decision-making. Prerequisite: Admitted to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 1
Deepens student’s capacity to simultaneously analyze and consider multiple strategic initiatives. Students learn to frame problems holistically, using judgment to make decisions on multiple (potentially conflicting) perspectives and develop a rigorous and resilient approach to solving complex business issues. Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 2
Examines strategic decision-making with an emphasis on the processes to improve competitiveness and sustainability in complex and uncertain corporate environments. The focus is on exploration of strategic management process models and applications to the unit and organization. Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program. Credits: 3
“As a strategy professor I can confidently say that our EMBA capstone projects are one of the most satisfying experiences in the student journey. Companies sponsoring these real-life projects have found our students' well-thought-out recommendations to be extremely useful and actionable. These projects give students an excellent learning experience, confidence in their skills and abilities, and provide a long-term relationship beneficial to the industry sponsors and Seidman College of Business.”
—Mahendra Joshi, Former Professor of Management and Academic Director of Graduate Programs