Program Structure

As an Executive MBA student, your coursework will help you build critical skills and give you a deep understanding of best practices and cutting-edge theories.

  • Year 1: Your first year includes a comprehensive study of business fundamentals and tools used by successful leaders.
  • Year 2: In the second year, you’ll build on those basics by adding the skills that every thriving leader needs. You’ll examine complex management challenges with a truly global focus—including a nine-day study abroad experience and the Global Team Project, a true capstone experience where you’ll bring everything together with students from the Carlson Global Executive MBA Programs in Vienna, Austria and Guangzhou, China.
I didn’t understand the true value of the cohort until I was here and my classmates and I were going through the program together.
– CEMBA Alum

Core Curriculum

The curriculum goes well beyond what is taught in a typical classroom so that you are well-prepared for the challenges that you may face in the workplace. Total credits = 52.5

  • Economics - 1.5 credits
  • Data-Driven Decision Making - 3.0 credits
  • Business Law - 1.5 credits
  • Financial Accounting - 1.5 credits
  • Competing in the Digital Age - 1.5 credits
  • Financial Management - 3.0 credits
  • Managerial Account - 3.0 credits
  • Marketing Management - 3.0 credits
  • Customer Centric Marketing - 3.0 credits
  • Organizational Behavior - 3.0 credits
  • Business Strategy - 3.0 credits
  • Corporate Strategy - 3.0 credits
  • Supply Chain - 3.0 credits
  • International Management - 1.5 credits
  • Human Capital Management - 1.5 credits
  • Innovation/Entrepreneurship - 1.5 credits
  • Negotiations - 3.0 credits
  • Management Groups - 1.5 credits
  • Power & Influence - 1.5 credits
  • Top Management Perspectives - 1.5 credits
  • Exec Leadership Insights - 3.0 credits
  • Ethics & Corp Responsibility - 1.5 credits
  • Global Experience - 1.5 credits
  • Global Team Project - 1.5 credits

Schedule and Timeline

Each class moves through the program together as a cohort, following set schedules. Current students and alumni routinely cite the cohort model of moving together through the program as one of the most valuable aspects of their experience.

Sample Class Weekend
On a normal class day, you'll have class from 7:30-11:30 a.m., take an hour lunch break, and participate in a second class period from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Friday Saturday
Ethics Leadership
LUNCH LUNCH
Competing Globally Managerial Acct

 

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