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The Broad Executive MBA is unlike any other part-time MBA program. What separates us from the pack? Simple—it all comes down to our unique team-based approach, robust curriculum, convenient schedule and world-class faculty. You get a nationally recognized, AACSB-accredited education in an integrated, compact program. It will challenge your assumptions, expand your insight and develop you into a better leader.

Program Format

With classes held every other Friday evening and Saturday, the Broad College Executive MBA offers a flexible schedule that fits your life. The program is specifically designed for busy professionals striving to balance work, home and other obligations. This robust and flexible part-time MBA is compressed into just 20 months.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided the hour before courses begin, providing students with dedicated time to connect with their classmates. Technology is used to enhance the learning experience and to ensure that in-class time is interactive. Extended breaks in December and July/August allow students an opportunity to reflect on the learning and re-energize themselves.

Highlights

  • 20 months (including breaks)
  • Executive-style classes meet every other weekend on Friday evening (6 p.m.-10 p.m.) and all day on Saturday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Kick off your experience in late summer at a two-day orientation
  • Program begins with a seven-day intensive academic residency in East Lansing in September
  • Students choose either East Lansing or one of our international destinations for their global residency week

Class of 2022 Academic Calendar

Learn from the Experts

The Broad Executive MBA’s world-class faculty is nothing short of exceptional. Consisting primarily of full-time Broad College faculty, our first-rate Executive MBA professors are leading experts in their fields. They consistently demonstrate a passion for connecting relevant research to practical application, and value the opportunity to share their expertise with our high-caliber students. Most are top researchers and many have received prestigious teaching awards.

Executive MBA students taking notes during a lecture.

Curriculum Structure

The Broad Executive MBA’s rigorous curriculum is designed to sharpen your business expertise and give you a competitive edge in your career. Throughout these dynamic courses, you’ll obtain the essential business knowledge, real-world skills and insights you need to excel in the workplace and contribute to your company’s bottom line.

The 45-credit-hour Master of Business Administration (MBA) includes approximately 30 executive MBA courses. Most EMBA courses are 1.5 credit hours and consist of four compressed four-hour sessions that leverage technology to get the most out of in-class time.

Key content areas include:

Enhancing managerial skills

Analyzing the organization

Analyzing the organization’s environment

Managing change and innovation

Developing strategy in a global environment

Current issues in business

Course Descriptions

Our diverse set of courses focus on a wide range of subject matters, from strategy, leadership and management, to marketing, accounting, finance and supply chain management. Courses on information systems, business law and global perspectives are also incorporated into the comprehensive business curriculum.

Strategy

  • Customer and Competitor Analysis

    1.5 CREDITS

    Assessment of consumer and organizational buying behavior processes and competitive environments. Competitive strategies and customers’ needs, wants, motivations, and behaviors throughout the value-added chain. Application of course concepts to work environment.

     

  • Marketing Systems

    1.5 CREDITS

    Marketing decision making within global, customer, economic, ecological, and competitive environments. Gathering and analyzing marketing information. Developing strategies to guide the organization and operational market plans. Application of course concepts to work environment.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    1.5 CREDITS

    Strategic issues associated with major changes in a firm’s asset of liability structure, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist investors and leveraged buyouts. Issues will be examined in the context of a firm’s overall strategic goals, with a focus on financial strategies.

     

  • Organizational Analysis

    1.0 CREDIT

    Faculty supervised analysis of the student’s employing organization from a broad organizational behavior perspective.

     

  • Strategic Management I and II

    3.0 CREDITS

    The strategy of a firm is the set of decisions it makes concerning how it will achieve superior performance and hence create value for shareholders. This course focuses on identifying and analyzing the internal and external sources of competitive advantage available to the firm, and on developing strategies to access these sources of profitability.

     

Leadership and Management

  • Ethics in the Workplace

    1.5 CREDITS

    An exploration of the ethical dimension of individual and corporate decision making and provide practical resources for making ethical decisions within the business context.

  • Human Resource Management

    1.5 CREDITS

    Address how organizations and managers can effectively attract, select, motivate, retain, develop, and otherwise optimally utilize their human resources.

  • Leadership Development

    1.0 CREDIT

    Assessment and analysis of individual characteristics associated with effective leadership. Identifying personal strengths that are important for developing one’s leadership potential. Planning for further capitalization on these strengths.

  • Managerial Skills

    2.0 CREDITS

    Thinking critically about organizational effectiveness and creating, maintaining, and leading effective work groups in organizations.

  • Negotiations

    1.5 CREDITS

    Negotiation strategies and planning steps, analysis of leverage, tactics for creating and claiming value, and strategies for resolving conflicts. Addresses the complexities of adding multiple parties, using agents, and involving third parties in negotiation and conflict resolution.

Global Perspective

  • The Global Marketplace (Education Abroad)

    3.0 CREDITS

    International trip and seminar involving aspects of the commercial, economic, cultural and political environments of dynamic country markets. Exposure to leading executives and government representatives of major trading partners of the U.S. Provides a comparative framework for competitive strategy in a multicultural examination.

  • Managerial Economics

    1.5 CREDITS

    Analysis of the firm, demand and revenues, optimal production, cost minimization, profitability and pricing, and marketing structures.

  • International Strategies

    1.5 CREDITS

    International, comparative, and cross-cultural perspectives in business. Markets and implications for managers. Global opportunity assessment, currency risk, and operational considerations.

Finance and Accounting

  • Corporate Finance

    1.5 CREDITS

    Valuation techniques for bonds and stocks, investment decisions by firms, the relation between risk and return, pricing models for risk, and U.S. capital markets. Applications of course concepts to work environment.

  • Financial Accounting Concepts

    2.0 CREDITS

    Financial reporting issues from a user’s perspective. Measurement, valuation, and reporting concepts and issues. Analysis and use of financial accounting information for decision making.

  • Financial Statement Analysis

    1.5 CREDITS

    The goal of this course is to enhance the student’s expertise in financial statement analysis and in understanding the role of corporate governance in the stewardship of the firm.

  • Managerial Accounting

    1.5 CREDITS

    Accounting information for decision making and control, cost behavior patterns, cost activity-based costing, cost allocation, budgeting, transfer pricing, and accounting controls. Application of course concepts to work environment.

  • Managerial Finance

    1.5 CREDITS

    Market efficiency, capital budgeting, security issues, dividend policy, capital structure, and bankruptcy costs. Agency problems between different stakeholders and option pricing.

Critical Thinking

  • Business Analytics

    1.5 CREDITS

    Business analytics in shaping competitive advantage and business transformation. Examination of how data visualization and predictive modeling provides new venues of managerial decision-making. Examples from different domains such as marketing, finance, supply chain and human resources.

  • Critical Thinking for Innovation

    1.5 CREDITS

    Designed to explore aspects of entrepreneurship with a particular emphasis on creativity, idea development and business plan preparation. Develops the skills and competencies that facilitate creation and implementation of a particular business idea in the face of a dynamic and uncertain marketplace.

  • Legal Environment of Business

    1.5 CREDITS

    An overview of the U.S. legal system, the interrelationship of law and ethics, and the regulation of business by courts, state and federal statutes, and governments. Applications of course concepts to work environment.

  • Strategic Decision Making

    1.5 CREDITS

    Improving decision making through increased understanding of strategic decision processes and the myriad of factors from multiple levels that influence the likelihood of success of the process.

Experiential Learning

  • Entrepreneurship

    1.5 CREDITS

    Developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Skills of ideation, business model creation, market assessment and validation, and go-to-market strategies.

  • Organizational Impact Project

    1 CREDIT

    A project-based course that allows students to apply content and knowledge from other Executive MBA courses.

Operations

  • Information Systems

    1.5 CREDITS

    Information, process, and technology architectures of corporate information systems, role of information in organizational control and decision making, methods for evaluating effectiveness of information systems. Application of course concepts to work environment.

  • Supply Chain Management I

    1.5 CREDITS

    Understanding supply chain management and its impact on competitive advantage. Introduction of logistics, operations management, procurement, and cross-functional integration in supply chains.

  • Supply Chain Management II

    1.5 CREDITS

    Advanced supply chain management strategies and applications with emphasis on supply chain process improvement techniques, quality management and strategic sourcing.