The UT Arlington Executive MBA curriculum provides students with the fundamental business knowledge and skills that are the cornerstone of the MBA. Given the level of professional experience that students bring to the program, however, the program can move quickly from fundamentals to higher levels. This provides students with managerial knowledge and skills that are immediately actionable and can make an immediate impact in their careers.
- The program is cohort and team-based with an emphasis on current case studies, providing you with an optimum opportunity to practice high-level decision making in a collaborative environment.
- The courses are taught in modular sequence*, beginning with a cohort orientation, and culminating with the two-week international business immersion experience in the final semester. Classes meet for two weekends per month, typically alternating, over 15 months: Friday 1‑8 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m.‑5 p.m.
- The EMBA curriculum also includes (subject to change):
EMBA 5201 – Leading and Motivating in a Culturally Diverse World. (2 credit hours)
Strength-based leadership recognizes different aspects of leadership such as an individual’s personality, skills, experience, creativity, personal integrity, initiative, emotional intelligence and environment. Participants will explore their own strengths (and challenges) and the impacts these have on their personal leadership style.
EMBA 5304. Making Strategic Decisions with Financial Data. (3 credit hours)
A review of the fundamentals of accounting measurement principles and practical analytical skills needed to manage the resources of a firm. Exposure to the fundamentals of financial statement analysis with a focus on profitability, liquidity, solvency and risk management. Reporting incentives and disclosure requirements are explored within this framework.
EMBA 5223 Business Law and Negotiations. (2 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the effects of international, federal and state law on relationships with investors, employees, customers, suppliers, and competitors. Legal entity structures, contract principles, and negotiations are covered. Class discussion emphasizes how the legal environment affects management decision processes.
EMBA 5302. Business Economics and Competing in the Global Economy. (3 credit hours)
The major economic concepts that can be applied in business are studied, including trade, demand analysis, pricing strategy, cost issues, managerial applications, and theory of the firm. Macroeconomic issues and other critical economic trends are covered.