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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)



The EMBA is a professional degree designed for experienced executives with significant work experience (minimum 8 years) who are seeking to push their boundaries and limits with greater strategic vision, skills and leadership development that can immediately be applied to their current positions and have immediate effect on advancing to senior management positions in their organizations. The program focuses on integrating innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership to encourage future executives to think out the box. The curriculum emphasizes managerial and leadership skills, developing creativity and innovation, building on previous experiences, creating a solid networks with classmates, alumni and faculty as well as mastering broad range of functional and managerial knowledge. It enable students to apply immediately newfound skills and ideas in their workplace and engage in real-time global business challenges.


Admissions


All applicants must satisfy the general university requirements for graduate programs and have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in any academic discipline with minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum 8 years of experience in his field of work. The GMAT is recommended but not required as the case of the MBA. A personal interview is a must to be accepted in the program. In addition, minimum acceptable results for standardized test for English Language proficiency will be required as in line with university policies for admission i.e TOFEL, 2 recommendation letters, written essay, written letter of commitment from the organization, whether sponsoring or not its employees, to allow their employees off the job during the program. To obtain EMBA degree, a total of 48 credit hours are required.


EMBA Program Structure


The EMBA program is delivered in a highly interactive modular format. It consists of 23 modules for a total of 48 credit hours to satisfy the requirements of the program at AUC.

Program Details


The 23 modules of the program are divided into five sections:


Section 1: General Management Perspectives:


Takes Participants from general insights to challenging business practices of today’s economy and globalization, thus preparing them for what they will be doing in the coming modules. Participants will learn general insights about business practices, globalization of economy latest theories and best practices of today, importance of using team-work approach which the program focuses on through out the modules either through group assignments, case studies and projects and building basic framework in a qualitative, analytical and problem solving skills. It covers the following modules:

Section 2: Business Core:


Gaining common business knowledge background with more depth and complexity in order to master the management’s fundamentals and disciplines. This section is going to prepare them to master the management fundamentals i.e. accounting, finance, marketing etc., with a much higher level of complexity and expertise. It will expand and strengthens participants’ basic knowledge in the fundamental disciplines of business, so they will be able to integrate everything together when making business decisions or developing action plans that provide effective leadership of the organization.

Section 3: Managerial Global Leadership:


The modules combine a solid foundation in critical management practices with essential skills for senior level executives i.e. negotiation. It prepares executives to be effective leaders, confident, innovative, visionary, be able to manage entrepreneurial ventures and for the management greatest challenge of all, constant change. The continuous shift in the globalized economy and the rapid advances in communication technology forces organizations to constantly reshape their business strategies, structure and role of their business leaders. Executives have to change themselves to be confident, speedy, visionary, innovative, and responsive to this challenging business environment. Being effective leaders, they will help their organizations to survive in this unpredictable global business environment; relating business to legal environment, competition law and corporate governance and how they affect decision-making. This section addresses what executives should know about legal environment, competition law and about how corporate governance affects the way organizations are directed and controlled. It will address some important aspects such as separation of ownership and control, property rights and reconciling conflicts between stakeholders. It examines how the quality of corporate governance system influences prices, shares of the company and cost of raising capital and how it complies with the legal and regulatory requirements. It relates business to its legal environment and provides broad analysis of how laws influence management decisions and strategies. Participants will be familiarized with certain basic legal concepts relating to doing business on the national and international levels. Thus completing the cycle by making executives familiar with how business decisions and transactions should comply with national as well as international laws.
 

Section 4: Advanced Business Core:


Relating business to legal environment, competition law and corporate governance and how they affect decision-making. This section addresses what executives should know about legal environment, competition law and about how corporate governance affects the way organizations are directed and controlled. It will address some important aspects such as separation of ownership and control, property rights and reconciling conflicts between stakeholders. It examines how the quality of corporate governance system influences prices, shares of the company and cost of raising capital and how it complies with the legal and regulatory requirements. It relates business to its legal environment and provides broad analysis of how laws influence management decisions and strategies. Participants will be familiarized with certain basic legal concepts relating to doing business on the national and international levels. Thus completing the cycle by making executives familiar with how business decisions and transactions should comply with national as well as international laws.
 

Section 5: Integrating Project:


This section is the integrating part of the program. Participants undertake a consulting project within their own organization, identify a challenge or an opportunity to seek to address and undertake the appropriate analysis leading to a recommended course of action. They are encouraged to apply and integrate several analytic tools and organizational skills learned in various modules during the program.