• Executive MBA

  • Curriculum

    Our Executive program emphasizes three themes that are integrated throughout the curriculum:

    Leadership

    This theme focuses on creating the new leaders of the future. Throughout the program there is a special emphasis on how different business tools and theories can enhance the ability to lead and perform in highly competitive and stressful environments. Some of the courses offered specifically concentrate on developing leadership skills including: management in a global environment and a series of speakers of some of the most successful executives and entrepreneurs. Executive coaching for each student personalizes those requirements to fit the needs and career aspirations of each individual.

    Ethics

    Set at Yeshiva University, this program weaves YU values with business ethics teacheing how a sustainable business model can be achieved while also providing benefit to the community and its environment.  This model depends on the ability of managers and leaders to identify personal and corporate values and to align business behavior with social expectations, legal responsibilities, and moral aspirations. Our curriculum emphasizes the central role of business ethics in our core Ethics and Legal Environment course and focuses on ethical issues in cases studied throughout the curriculum.

    Entrepreneurship

    The third theme helps students not just to recognize opportunities, but also to create them. Whether with a start-up or as part of a new venture within a larger organization, courses in entrepreneurship are just the beginning. With an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, students receive one-on-one guidance and support as they build their own ventures.

     

    Below are our year one and year two courses.

  • Year One

    Summer-Man 7000, 1cr.

    Introduction and Orientation—Team Building and Self-Assessment
    This course is designed to provide the student with:

    • An overview of the EMBA program;
    • An introduction to the cohort and faculty;
    • Individual and group feedback on students' management style, emotional intelligence, team effectiveness and decision making

    Fall

    Managing and Leading in the Global Marketplace - MAN 7763, 3cr.

    Leadership has been frequently heralded by writers and executives as the key to sustained competitive advantage on the part of U.S. organizations. In addition, it is clear that the developing leadership qualities and the display of leader behavior are requirements for individuals attempting to progress in their careers. It is important for aspiring managers to learn about the nature of effective leadership and how they can develop their own competencies in this area. This course is designed to give students the leadership skills required to get results in businesses that have undergone rapid and radical transformation.

    Statistics for Managers-IDS 7720, 3cr.

    This course provides a hands-on user friendly survey of quantitative topics such as:Algebra review, basic calculus and optimization, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and regression analysis.

    Financial Reporting & Analysis – FIN 7745, 3 cr.

    This is an introduction to the financial reporting process and financial statements.  Integrating concepts from accounting, economics, and business strategy, students learn financial statement analysis by performing the analysis on actual companies.

    Leadership Forum – MAN 7750, 3 cr.

    Today's business environment requires imaginative leadership to deal with the turbulent marketplace.  The Leadership Dialogue and Forum hosts top executives from major multinational corporations and leading entrepreneurs.  This lecture series is intended to provide students with the opportunity for an intimate dialogue with business leaders, entrepreneurs, trailblazers and innovators across diverse business sectors to share their insight. This series, which is held one weekday evening a month, over the course of the two years,  provides  a personal setting in which students learn from the most influential business and leadership minds, representing the most successful organizations in the world.  This course provides students with a broad range of senior executive perspectives; an experience which enables them to become effective leaders in a variety of organizational settings.

    Students also have the opportunity to hear from and dialogue with today's most influential business and leadership minds, including Jeff Swartz, former CEO of Timberland Shoes. 

     Spring

    Entrepreneurship and the Management of Change – MAN 7770, 3 cr.

    This course provides the student with critical entrepreneurial strategies, skills, knowledge, techniques, methods and hands on experience needed to create businesses which utilize processes, practices, talent, operations, services, and resources in a sustainable and responsible manner.  In a changing, turbulent environment, there is a tendency for managers to revert to reactive, short term strategies in the belief that change is a temporary state benefiting the organization and its members. This course is designed to familiarize students with a broad range of organization development and change theories and with the problems and issues relating to organizational change.

    Ethics and the Legal Environment of Business – MAN 7751, 2 cr.

    This course investigates the nature and sources of ethics and law on the domestic and the international scale, their theoretical underpinnings and their practical significance and application to business organizations, governments and society at large. The course also examines law as an instrument of social change, with particular reference to both federal and state judicial systems, jurisdiction and litigation, alternative dispute resolution, constitutional considerations, administrative agencies, business crimes, torts, contracts, intellectual property and international business.

    Introduction to Microeconomics– ECON 7733, 3 cr.

    Monetary policy in the U.S. and around the world is frequently in the news as policymakers work hard to control inflation, bring about balanced growth and maintain the stability of the financial system. Introduction to Microeconomics is a course that looks at the workings of the overall economy and how monetary and financial policies affect it.

    Leadership Forum -- MAN 7750, 3 cr.

    Today's business environment requires imaginative leadership to deal with the turbulent marketplace.  The Leadership Dialogue and Forum hosts top executives from major multinational corporations and leading entrepreneurs.  This lecture series is intended to provide students with the opportunity for an intimate dialogue with business leaders, entrepreneurs, trailblazers and innovators across diverse business sectors to share their insight. This series, which is held one weekday evening a month, over the course of the two years,  provides  a personal setting in which students learn from the most influential business and leadership minds, representing the most successful organizations in the world.  This course provides students with a broad range of senior executive perspectives; an experience which enables them to become effective leaders in a variety of organizational settings.

    Summer

    International Residency

    International Business- MAN 8002, 3 cr.

    The purpose of this learning expedition is to enhance our cultural intelligence and global mindset through a greater understanding of the cultural, economic, governmental, historical and societal forces shaping modern China. China has experienced unprecedented economic growth over the past few decades. Since its accession to the WTO in December 2001, China, and in particular the areas around Shanghai and Beijing, has undergone a profound transformation.

    China today offers myriad insights into a wide variety of environments as it represents a unique blend of first-world, second-world, and third-world economies all layered over a rich historical and cultural context. This experiential learning process combines a variety of company visits, lectures, and meetings, with immersion in China's culture and its historical sites. These experiences will bring to life many of the core principles taught at our program as well as enhance the global mindset required to succeed today as a general manager, or an investor. The trip will provide many opportunities to challenge preconceptions and then discuss, debate, and synthesize views about the roles of business and government in modern societies. 

    Year Two

    Fall

    Financial Management – FIN 7751, 3 cr.

    Marketing Management – MAR 7740, 3 cr.

    Marketing activity is the core of an operating business. It provides the managerial focus for the interfacing with customers and the source of intelligence about customers, competitors and the general environment.  Managers must identify and measure consumer’s needs and wants, assess the competitive environment; select the most appropriate customer targets and then develop marketing programs that satisfy consumer’s needs better that the competition.  Further, marketing focuses on the long run relationship of a company to its customers as well as short-run sales and profits.

    Management Accounting – ACC 7721, 2 cr.

    This course is an introduction to the use of accounting information by managers for decision making, performance evaluation and control. The course should be useful for those who intend to work as management consultants, and in general, for those who will become senior managers.

    Decision Models and Management Control – IDS 7769, 1 cr

    This module will give students experience with developing and implementing mathematical models to improve managerial decision making using Excel as the modeling tool.  The module will cover a series of models such as product mix, pricing, scheduling, production planning, financial planning and portfolio optimization models which have been proven effective in solving business problems in finance, accounting, interpreting results and performing sensitivity tests.

    Leadership Forum - MAN 7750, 3 cr.

    Today's business environment requires imaginative leadership to deal with the turbulent marketplace.  The Leadership Dialogue and Forum hosts top executives from major multinational corporations and leading entrepreneurs.  This lecture series is intended to provide students with the opportunity for an intimate dialogue with business leaders, entrepreneurs, trailblazers and innovators across diverse business sectors to share their insight. This series, which is held one weekday evening a month, over the course of the two years,  provides  a personal setting in which students learn from the most influential business and leadership minds, representing the most successful organizations in the world.  This course provides students with a broad range of senior executive perspectives; an experience which enables them to become effective leaders in a variety of organizational settings.

    Spring

    Managing and Leading in a Global Marketplace – Advanced Leadership Seminar – MAN 7780, 3 cr.

    In every industry most organizations are in a state of continual strategic change, in response to dynamic market conditions at industry and regional levels.  This course prepares students to understand the requirements of different types of strategic change, such as geographic expansion, shift in market focus, turnaround situations, and others.  The course will consist of solid theory, integrating materials in the other leadership courses but will be very practical in its orientation.  Students will study case material from companies that were poised for significant strategic change and in small teams, will present how they think the company executives should lead the change. Further case material will provide insights into what actually happened which students will then compare with their recommendations.

    Corporate Finance – FIN 7775, 2 cr.

    The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the main issues of modern Corporate Finance. The focus is on understanding how corporation operate, on improving decisions at all levels and to some extent on current issues in corporate financing debates. It builds on the foundations taught in the introductory course. In particular, we will ask: Why do IPO’s seem to leave money on the table? How should firms finance their operations? What should we look for in the debt prospectus? What happens in bankruptcy and why should we care about it? Why did dividends disappear and then come back? Are mergers good and for whom? And finally, what is wrong with corporate governance?

    Marketing and Social Media – MAR 7750, 3 cr.

    From Facebook to LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube – firms and individuals are embracing social media platforms at an ever-increasing pace. Social media is transforming the way that companies create, collaborate, and compete in these uncertain times. One of the major areas social media is impacting companies is through existing practices in functional areas such as marketing and public relations. Gain the practical tools and learn the strategies needed to successfully launch a media plan, build brand awareness, and increase brand image by using traditional marketing methods as well as innovative ones. Learn how to launch a gorilla marketing campaign; learn how to successfully leverage social networks, how to capitalize a powerful on-line word-of-mouth lift, and how to respond to negative commentary

     Business Strategy – MAN 7760, 2 cr.

    This course is designed to help executives understand the fundamental issues of what Strategy is, why it matters and how it should be formulated.  Strategy is the central integrative concept of how a firm will achieve its objectives, including how it creates, delivers and/or captures value.  We draw on functional business areas such as Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Information Science, as well as academic disciplines such as Economics, Psychology and Sociology.  What sets this course apart from functional courses and the academic disciplines is that it is integrative; it focuses on our understanding of the firm as a whole by taking the perspective of the general manager seeking to establish a strong position while operating an inherently complex environment.

    Leadership Forum - MAN 7750, 3 cr.

    Today's business environment requires imaginative leadership to deal with the turbulent marketplace.  The Leadership Dialogue and Forum hosts top executives from major multinational corporations and leading entrepreneurs.  This lecture series is intended to provide students with the opportunity for an intimate dialogue with business leaders, entrepreneurs, trailblazers and innovators across diverse business sectors to share their insight. This series, which is held one weekday evening a month, over the course of the two years,  provides  a personal setting in which students learn from the most influential business and leadership minds, representing the most successful organizations in the world.  This course provides students with a broad range of senior executive perspectives; an experience which enables them to become effective leaders in a variety of organizational settings.

    Summer

    Summer- 5-Day New York City Residency in International Business- MAN 8000, 4 cr.

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