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Graduate Degree Programs

Business Administration, Executive Master of (exMBA)


Dr. Brian H. Cameron, Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs
The Smeal College of Business
220S Business Building
814-863-1460
Jason Stieg, Director of EMBA Program
220 Business Building

Degree Conferred:
M.B.A.

The Graduate Faculty, MBA programs

The Program

The Executive MBA program is a cohort program with a class of approximately forty students moving in lockstep through the program. Classes are taught primarily on the weekends in the Philadelphia area, complemented with several residence weeks on the University Park campus.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements listed here are in addition to requirements stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission.   
Criteria for evaluating applicants include professional and academic accomplishments, recommendations, and personal data from application forms that provide indications of future academic and professional accomplishment. Applications for the Executive M.B.A. degree are only accepted for Fall semester admission.

Executive MBA Degree Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements stated in the DEGREE REQUIREMENTS section of the Graduate Bulletin.
The EMBA program consists of two distinct portions: (1) preprogram competency expectations, including accounting, mathematics, and statistics; and (2) a minimum of 40 credits at the 400, 500, or 800 levels, and a minimum of 18 credits at the 500 or 800 level, with at least 6 credits at the 500 level. Of the minimum 40 credits, 28 credits are required core courses:  The remaining 12 elective credits must be chosen from a list of approved concentration elective courses maintained by the graduate program office.


EMBA Proposal

Credits

BA 817: Comm. Skills for Lship

2

BA 811: Financial Accounting

2

BA 801: Management

2

BA 815: Statistics

2

BA 802: Team Process and Perf.

1

BA 533: Economics for Mgrs.

2

BA 831: Foundations in Finance

2

BA 810: Supply Chain & Ops

2

BA 571: Strategic Management

2

BA 512:  Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Decision Making

2

BA 800: Marketing Mgmt

2

BA 832: Global Business Envir.

1

BA 821: Foundation in Managerial Accounting

2

BA 805: Negotiation Theory and Skills

1

BA 804: Ethical Leadership

2

BA 835: Global Perspectives

1

       Total Core Credits

28

Electives (Min-Max)

12-18

       Total Credits (Min-Max)

40-46

Twelve concentration elective credits must be chosen from a list of approved elective courses maintained by the graduate program office. An example of electives is shown below.


Concentration Elective Courses

Credits

Strategy Elective (e.g., Strategy Implementation)

2

Management Elective (e.g., Management and Change)

2

Finance Elective (e.g., Global Finance)

2

Marketing Elective (e.g., Marketing Comm. and Brand Mgt)

2

Supply Chain Elective (e.g., Supply Chain for the C-suite)

2

Capstone Elective (e.g., Strategic Leadership)

2

Total Credits

12

The culminating experience for the M.B.A. is the capstone course BA 571 Strategic Management. . This course is designed to bring together the many functional areas previously studied and integrate them into a strategic analysis of the firm.
In addition to 12 concentration electives, students may be offered optional electives. An example of optional electives is shown below.


Optional Electives

Credits

Entrepreneurship

3

Global Immersion

3

Total Credits

6

 

Student Aid

Refer to the Student Aid section of the Graduate Bulletin. Students in this program are not eligible for graduate assistantships.

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Last Revsied by the Department: Fall 2017

Review Date: 11/14/2017

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