EMBA - Exec Master in Business Admin

Scott K. Metlen, Dept. Head of Business (301F J. A. Albertson Bldg. 83844-3161; phone 208/885-7146).

EMBA 501 Seminar

EMBA 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

EMBA 502 Directed Study

EMBA 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

EMBA 509 Team Building & Group Dynamics

EMBA 509 Team Building & Group Dynamics (1 cr)

Design and development of work groups and teams; influences, issues, and problems affecting team productivity.

EMBA 510 Summer Integrative Experience

EMBA 510 Summer Integrative Experience (3 cr)

Participation in an integrative project of the students own design in consultation with faculty. Possible topics include international study and exchange, social marketing, community outreach, and research writing for publication.

EMBA 512 The External Context of Business

EMBA 512 The External Context of Business (3 cr)

Examines the economic, social, technological, legal, and competitive environment of business, with emphasis on the interfaces between business, society, and the natural environment and the challenges and opportunities these interfaces create.

EMBA 514 Financial Reporting and Financial Management

EMBA 514 Financial Reporting and Financial Management (4 cr)

Introduction to financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and capital budgeting. Employs the tools of accounting and finance to help managers make short-term and long-term decisions. Topics include the role of financial reporting, analysis and auditing in the capital markets, long-term financing through capital structure management, and working capital management.

EMBA 516 Strategic Business Communication

EMBA 516 Strategic Business Communication (1 cr)

Delivery of strategic messages to internal and external audiences; cross-cultural communication.

EMBA 517 Ethical Leadership

EMBA 517 Ethical Leadership (1 cr)

Examines the foundations of business ethics, and the challenges of ethical decision making and leadership in an environment of globalization and change.

EMBA 521 Strategy Formulation and Execution

EMBA 521 Strategy Formulation and Execution (2 cr)

Formulation and implementation of competitive strategies to identify, build and leverage core competencies in an uncertain, competitive, and ambiguous environment. Theory and practice of strategy implementation and execution. Emphasizes assessing the alignment of strategy with action throughout the organization as well as strengthening linkages through business process design and measurement.

Prereq: EMBA 512

EMBA 522 Marketing Management and Innovation

EMBA 522 Marketing Management and Innovation (3 cr)

Explores the market orientation framework that needs to be created in order to promote innovation, including aspects of marketing and innovation capabilities, marketing strategy and processes, as well as specific marketing programs and decisions.

EMBA 524 Strategic Cost and Process Management

EMBA 524 Strategic Cost and Process Management (3 cr)

This course examines the concepts and tools needed for systematically designing, evaluating, and improving business processes to better achieve organizational objectives and for understanding and managing the costs associated with these processes and the products and services resulting from them.

EMBA 525 Managing Relationships to Influence Behavior

EMBA 525 Managing Relationships to Influence Behavior (2 cr)

Principles of developing and maintaining exchange relationships. Application of the principles to the practice of managing relationships between the organization and two key stakeholder groups: employees and customers.

EMBA 531 Mass Media and Crisis Communication

EMBA 531 Mass Media and Crisis Communication (1 cr)

Mass media interviews and message strategies; risk and crisis communication.

EMBA 533 Lean Startup & Product Launch

EMBA 533 Lean Startup & Product Launch (2 cr)

Provides insight into the key tools and steps needed to build a successful startup. The key idea in this course is learning how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering customer and marketplace feedback.

Prereq: EMBA 522

EMBA 534 Managing and Leading Change

EMBA 534 Managing and Leading Change (2 cr)

Examines how to lead transformational change and manage mid level organizational change through personal and project initiatives.

EMBA 535 Decision Analysis

EMBA 535 Decision Analysis (3 cr)

Theory and practice of decision making under uncertainty and risk in individual and multi-person settings.

EMBA 542 Negotiation and Conflict Management

EMBA 542 Negotiation and Conflict Management (2 cr)

Theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution.

Prereq: 535

EMBA 543 Assessing to Improve Firm Performance

EMBA 543 Assessing to Improve Firm Performance (3 cr)

Evaluation of organizational performance from multiple perspectives using quantitative and qualitative methods.

EMBA 544 Risk Management

EMBA 544 Risk Management (3 cr)

Introduction to the tools, models, and strategic aspects of risk management.

Prereq: EMBA 514

EMBA 545 Integrative Business Analysis

EMBA 545 Integrative Business Analysis (1-3 cr, max 3)

All EMBA students must complete a project or business case designed in consultation with faculty prior to graduation. The purpose of the project or case is to integrate and synthesize topics learned in the EMBA program.

Prereq: EMBA 509, EMBA 512, EMBA 514, EMBA 516, EMBA 517, EMBA 521, EMBA 524, EMBA 525, EMBA 522, and EMBA 534

EMBA 546 Managing for Your Future

EMBA 546 Managing for Your Future (1 cr)

A personal perspective on the lessons learned in the EMBA program and a plan on utilizing those lessons in the student's professional career.

EMBA 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

EMBA 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (1-3 cr, max 6)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission