Course Calendar

The Eller Executive MBA course calendar below provides an overview of the EMBA courses and schedule for the upcoming cohort.

*This course calendar is meant to be an overview and is subject to change.

Launch
Topics: Overview of Quantitative Intensive, Applied Business Statistics, and Leadership in Organizations
Launch is held at the Tucson campus as an introduction to the program and includes curriculum overview, team building, and content overview of the first two courses of the program. Optional meetings with campus partners occur at the beginning of the week. 
Tucson Campus (Mandatory)
Fall I (Year One)
BCOM510A: Communications for Managers
This course introduces a strategic approach to professional communication, examines principles of effective writing and speaking, and provides practice for developing a more polished, focused, and professional persona. Key components include audience analysis, communicator credibility, message construction, design, delivery, and style flexibility.
MGMT562: Applied Business Statistics
Conceptual understanding of advanced applied inferential statistics with emphasis on their use as a managerial decision-making tool. 
Fall II
ECON550: Economics for Managers
Microeconomic theory and applications for business management decision making.
MGMT501: Leadership in Organizations
This course examines and evaluates leadership theories and techniques, and explores the concept of corporate social responsibility.
Spring I
ACCT540: Introduction to Financial Accounting
Principles and procedures underlying the financial accounting process and their application in the preparation and analysis of financial statements.
MIS585: Strategic Management of Information Systems
The real-world principles, tactics, and strategies for managing information technology in for profit and not-for-profit enterprises are explored from an executive perspective.
Spring II
ACCT545: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
This course presents an overview of managerial accounting concepts and focuses on evaluating accounting information for decision making, planning and control of operations and organizations, and strategic management.
MKTG510: Market-Based Management
Market and customer analysis for product service, price, promotion and distribution decisions; study of marketing management theories and practices to maximize customer value and satisfaction.
Summer I
MIS515: Information Security in Public and Private Sectors
This course exposes students to a broad range of cyber and information security topics focused on awareness of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The course is approved by NSA/Committee on National Security Systems and accepted as a model curriculum course for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
MGMT520: Managing Ethics in Organizations
Increasing attention to the impact of business on society has made ethics more important to organizational success than at any time in recent history. With corporate governance processes driving ethics and the emergence of a new breed of "social entrepreneurs," executives need to understand the centrality of this dimension to business. This course explores how law and stakeholder interests impact corporate social responsibility, giving participants a solid understanding of the role of ethics in management, experience managing tradeoffs in ethical decision making, and concepts for assessing social return on investment as a component of business performance.
Summer II
MGMT561: Leading Organizational Change (includes a domestic immersion trip)

This course is designed to introduce you to the frameworks, competencies and skills required to lead change efforts within organizations.

Fall I (Year Two)
ECON551: Business Strategy
Development of business strategies to promote the competitive performance of firms.
MGMT503: Human Resource Management
Principles, methods, research relevant to management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on employment psychology, training, development, compensation.
Fall II
MIS560: Operations Management
Organizations use their operations to achieve their strategic objectives. While operations can be diverse, they have characteristics in common. This course focuses on those common attributes. The class will focus on managing processes, inventory, supply chain management, and the integration of operations with strategic issues.
FIN510A: Survey of Finance as Analyst
Survey of Finance as Analyst provides students with a rapidly paced but substantive view of the basic skills, concepts and analytical techniques employed in the Finance discipline, specifically as applied to modern corporations. This course has the perspective of the company "outsider:" that of an analyst, broker, competitor or regulator. The course is a complement to Finance 510B, which takes the perspective of the company "insider." Discussions and techniques will be of benefit to the Financial Manager and non-Financial Manager alike. Specific topics include financial analysis, time value of money, risk, stock and bond issuance, firm valuations and introductions to derivatives. The knowledge and skills developed in the core economics, statistics, and accounting classes serve as the building blocks for this course.
Spring I
BNAD513: Global Context of Business (includes global business experience/international trip)
This course will focus exclusively on key economic and competitive factors impacting national and industrial sector performance in an increasingly global and volatile marketplace. We will consider concepts and discuss examples that will assist students in grasping the complexities and dynamism of the global business environment. These concepts will include, but will not be limited to, the impact of foreign exchange markets on global transactions, the critical role played by international trade, effective management in the volatile environments of emerging markets, and managing across geographical, cultural, and ethical distance. This course seeks to globalize the lens through which students view business. We will consider a variety of perspectives and we will focus on various geographic regions, including the BRIC countries and Europe.
FIN510B: Survey of Finance as Corporate Manager 
Survey of Finance as Corporate Manager is the compliment to Finance 510A. In this course, we examine the Finance field from the perspective of the "insider:" a corporate finance manager, focusing on the techniques and tools they utilize in their jobs, and how those tools and techniques are significant for the managers in other disciplines (operations, marketing, management). We examine the basic tools of finance - time value of money and risk analysis, then show how these tools are applied in corporate decision making, encompassing capital budgeting, real options, working capital management, and capital structure analysis. Computational processes and analytic techniques will be the feature of most of the course: additionally, spreadsheet analysis tools will be featured.
Spring II
MGMT566: Advanced Negotiations
This course will explore in-depth the academic topic of negotiations.  It is designed to provide the student with a much deeper understanding of the topic. This course is both skills and knowledge based.  The student will be exposed to cutting-edge issues in the research of negotiations.
MKTG579: Marketing of Innovations
This course provides a market-based view of innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The focus is on how to apply an effective process to identify new product and entrepreneurial opportunities, and to develop an appropriate plan to bring the product to market. We will cover topics such as the emergence of innovative ideas, new product development within and beyond organizational boundaries, innovation in an entrepreneurial environment, and marketing strategies for innovations.On campus sessions: 
Eller MBA Convocation
Convocation Ceremony
 Mid-May in Tucson (specific dates TBD)

 

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