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 subject to change.

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. Optional meetings with campus partners occur at the beginning of the week with curriculum overview, team building, and content overview of the first three courses of the program.
Tucson Campus; August 10-13, 2017 (Mandatory)
Fall 1: 2017
MGMT 501: Leadership in Organizations
During the course, we will be examining and evaluating several theories and techniques for leading individuals, as well as exploring the concept of corporate social responsibility. At the end of this course, students should be able to translate theories into more specific competencies that will improve their ability to lead and manage in today's corporate and non-profit environment.
MGMT 562: Applied Business Statistics
Conceptual understanding of advanced, applied, inferential statistics with emphasis on their use as a managerial decision-making tool.
BNAD515: Quantitative Intensive
Online course
On-campus sessions: Sep 8-9. 2017; Oct 6-7, 2017; Optional on-campus exam dates: Sep 23, 2017; Oct 21, 2017
Fall 2: 2017
ECON550: Economics for Managers
Firm decision making to sustain competitive advantage in the context of different market structures and regulatory environments.
BCOM510E: 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.
On-campus sessions: Nov 3-4, 2017; Dec 1-2, 2017
Spring 1: 2018
ACCT540: Introduction to Financial Accounting
Principles and procedures underlying the financial accounting process and their application in the preparation and analysis of financial statements.
MIS561: Data Visualization
Data visualization
On-campus sessions: Jan 19-20, 2018; Feb 16-17, 2018
Spring 2: 2018
ACCT545: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
This course presents an overview of managerial accounting concepts, focusing on providing and 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.
On-campus sessions: Mar 16-17, 2018; Apr 13-14, 2018
Summer 1: 2018
Innovation and Change
Innovation and Change
MGMT520: Managing Ethics in Organizations
Given the plethora of recent high-profile corporate scandals and financial misconduct on Wall Street, leading ethically is an important skill for MBA students interested in long-term success. We have seen a massive decline in the public's trust of organizations and their leaders. Trust is an essential component of conducting business, and the ability to trust peers and business partners, and to operate in an environment where laws are taken seriously, are goals which every MBA student should strive to achieve. In this course, students will gain the ability to identify traps that business professionals fall into that result in ethical lapses and develop skills in utilizing ethical frameworks to more effectively navigate situations that are ethically grey confidently and with better results.
On-campus sessions: May 18-19, 2018; Jun 15-16, 2018
Summer 2: 2018

Entrepreneurship Immersion

Five-day, Silicon Valley, California trip (specific dates TBD)
MIS515E: 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. 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).
On-campus sessions: Jul 13-14, 2018; Aug 10-11, 2018
Fall 1: 2018
ECON551: Business Strategy
This course is concerned with the long-term strategy of a business organization, identifying and analyzing past and current strategies, and discusses formulating and implementing new ones.
Management HR
Management HR
On campus sessions: Sep 7-8, 2018; Oct 5-6, 2018
Fall 2: 2018
MIS578E: Project Management
This course will take students through a typical process of managing projects, including organizing, planning, and performing projects; and, will present to students a scientific, systematic approach to project management.
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 510M, 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.
On campus sessions: Nov 2-3, 2018; Nov 30-Dec 1, 2018
Spring 1: 2019
BNAD513: Global Context of Business
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 510E. 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.
On campus sessions: Jan 25-26, 2019; Feb 22-23, 2019
Spring 2: 2019
MGMT564E: Negotiations
Successful leaders and managers understand that negotiation skills greatly aid them to achieve their own and their organization's goals. This course introduces student's to the basic element of negotiations, including preparing for negotiations and selecting the best negotiation strategy.
MKTG579E: 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.
Global Business Experience
Seven-day international, global business experience trip (specific dates and country(s) TBD)
On campus sessions: Mar 22-23, 2019; Apr 19-20, 2019
MBA Convocation
Convocation Ceremony
 Mid-May 2019 in Tucson (specific dates TBD)


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