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        The Executive MBA program is built on the strength of the cohort concept—a group of professionals moving through the program together, learning from and supporting one another, all the while building a network of friends and peers they can call on throughout their professional careers.

        However, within that framework, we’ve designed a curriculum that allows students to specialize in their second year and take specific electives that are of more interest or relevance to their careers. Students can choose to electives in Leadership, Operations, Healthcare or Cybersecurity Management.  

        • Leadership

          Includes courses in

          • Global Financial Markets
          • Contract Law
          • Strategic Leadership
        • Operations

          Includes courses in

          • Supply Chain
          • Project Management (meeting the academic requirement for the PMP certification)
          • Quality (which awards the Six Sigma Green Belt in Quality)
        • Health Care

          Includes courses in

          • Health Care Finance
          • Advanced Business Law
          • Health Care Policy (which includes a trip to Washington, D.C.)

          These courses are taken with students in the Physicians Executive MBA program.  Students must work in Healthcare to take these electives.

        • Cybersecurity Management

          This concentration focuses on the management of cybersecurity risk within an organization.  Students take courses in

          • Security and Information Assurance
          • Risk Analysis
          • Technology Auditing

          Students must take all three to be eligible for the graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management in addition to their MBA.

        EMBA 2024 Curriculum
        (Degree Total: 39 hours)

        • First Year

          FALL 2022
          (6 Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7140—ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND CHANGE (3) Integrated course covering aspects of individual and group behavior and assessment in organizations, effective team building, and leading organizations through change.

          BUSI 7230—COST ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS (3)
          Integrates production and cost theory from economics with managerial and cost accounting theory and systems.

          SPRING 2023
          (9 Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7130—STRATEGIC ANALYSIS AND COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT (3)
          Integrated course covering business strategy and the external environment in a global context.

          BUSI 7120—QUANTITATIVE DECISION MAKING (3)
          Integrated course in statistical methods and management science. Students become skilled in the application of prominent quantitative methods to business problems. Students also become proficient in spreadsheet analysis and adept at explaining their quantitative results clearly.

          BUSI 7220—INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE (3)
          How to effectively integrate information technologies in formulating and implementing competitive strategies for companies

          SUMMER 2023
          (6 Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7110—FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (3)
          A "tools" course with an emphasis on financial techniques, calculations and strategy. As such, the course will involve completion of a number of financial problems along with discussion of current issues facing corporations. The topics will cover a range of issues from financial analysis to capital budgeting and capital structure issues.

          BUSI 7150—OPERATIONS EXCELLENCE THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT  (3)
          The structure of business operations and the role quality management systems, process improvement, and supply chain management plays in formulating and implementing strategies for competitive advantage.

        •  Second Year

           FALL 2023
          (9 Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7210—MARKETING AND CONSUMER THEORY (3)
          Combines elements of the economics of demand theory and marketing management. Includes advanced pricing topics and the competitive environment.

          ELECTIVE (3)

          ELECTIVE (3)


          SPRING 2024
          (9 Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7310—INTEGRATED BUSINESS PROJECT & CASE ANALYSIS (3)
          Development of competitive advantages in high-tech businesses. Examines product/service innovation and technology development and commercialization strategies, and related issues and processes.

          BUSI 7250—GLOBAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (3)
          Exposes students to international business operations and culture. Different locations are chosen each year. Students receive lectures from Auburn faculty as well as renowned faculty from our host institutions, and will also have the opportunity to visit a variety of companies and tour local attractions. 

          ELECTIVE (3)

        • Residencies
          • July 31–August 5, 2022 Auburn University Campus
          • January 2–6, 2023 Auburn University Campus
          • August 8–12, 2023 Auburn University Campus
          • January 2–6, 2024 Auburn University Campus
          • March 1–11, 2024 Global Business Experience
          • May 1–5, 2024 Auburn University Campus


          * The first date of each residency reflects the day of arrival; classes will start the following morning. 

          ** All residency classes will start at 8:00 a.m. with the exception of the initial residency. It will open with a banquet at 6:30 p.m.

          *** Graduation is currently scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, May 4-5, 2024.

          **** Residency dates are subject to change. 

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        Nicole Stafford

        Nicole Stafford

        Admissions Advisor
        334-844-4060
        gradex@auburn.edu
        4010 Horton-Hardgrave Hall

        Joe Collazo

        Joe Collazo

        Assistant Director, Graduate Executive Programs
        joecollazo@auburn.edu
        4069 Horton-Hardgrave Hall