The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Leadership Development is an intensive,18-month program specifically designed for rising and mid-career executives, both in context and convenience. Candidates for this program are at a point in their careers where they need to develop themselves professionally more fully in order to reach their maximum potential in the corporate world. The course work combines both practical business knowledge with real-world relevance, allowing students opportunities to apply concepts and skills immediately within their organizations. The program is formatted for full-time study without career interruption. Students are admitted to a cohort class once each year and remain with that class throughout the entire program.

The curriculum is taught in a team-oriented environment where courses are integrated across 18-months to emphasize broader strategic management and leadership skills. Students move through the program in a lock-step fashion.

The program uses a variety of instructional techniques and learning experiences to develop the intellect, enrich the character, and shape the individual as a leader. At the beginning of the program, each student is assigned a study group (cohort) that remains intact throughout the duration of the program. Through a study group approach, students explore concepts as teams, learn in the classroom, and expand the learning into action in the forms of research, projects, case studies, and consulting responsibilities.



Refer to Graduate Program Admission - Executive MBA in the Admission section of this Catalog.

Upon acceptance into the program, a nonrefundable $1,500 deposit is required. The deposit is applied toward tuition for the first semester of the program.

  • Tuition (per semester)  - $9,800  
  • Tuition (18-months) - $49,000  
  • Tuition includes books, international trip, software, fees and meals while on campus

The program is designed to be completed in 18 months.  In the event a student cannot complete the program with his(her) cohort, then they must complete it with a subsequent cohort.   EMBA students who maintain the scholastic standards of the Davis College of Business and who satisfy the 46-hour curriculum are awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration at the University’s spring commencement ceremony.



The EMBA program is an 18-month/five-semester program consisting of 46 credit hours. Curriculum for the EMBA is shown below.

EMBA Curriculum

 Code Course Credit 
 ACCT 515 Assessing Financial Performance  3
 ACCT 516 Managerial Accounting for Executives  2
 DSIM 525 Statistics for Decision Making  3
 DSIM 526

Competing through Information Technology

 DSIM 527 Building Business Models  3
 DSIM 528 Optimizing Operations  2
 ECON 535 Economics for Executive Decisions  3
 FIN 545 Optimizing Corporate Finance  3
 FIN 546 Executive Incentives & Financial Planning  2
 INB 556 Competing in the Global Marketplace  2
 MGT 567 Leadership for Organizations  3
 MGT 571 Executive Communications  2
 MGT 572 Legal, Regulatory & Ethical Business Environment  2
 MGT 577 Governing the Corporation  2
 MGT 578 Managing Corporate Innovation  2
 MGT 579 Leading Strategic Change  2
 MGT 580 Holistic Leadership & Sustainable Performance  1
 MGT 585 Global Corporate Strategy and Policy  2
 MGT 586 Global Corporate Strategy and Research  2
 MKG 595 Competitive Marketing Strategy  3


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