CBA launches new Executive MBA program
Beginning fall term 2004, the College of Business Administration (CBA) will offer business professionals an Executive MBA (EMBA) program with an innovative curriculum and structure. The curriculum is arranged around nine themes well-suited for executives’ needs—decision analysis, business environment, creating shareholder value, global business environment, global supply chain management, end-to-end product development, turnaround management, new business ventures, and leadership and system thinking. While the themes are all well-integrated, systems thinking is the dominant theme throughout the coursework. The pace is demanding, there are no electives, and technology permeates classes, readings, and assignments.
The accelerated 15-month program will have a cohort structure, allowing for a high level of continuity and mutual support among students. Class sizes will be small and projects will be completed on both an individual and a group basis. Each student will become a member of a study group formed on the basis of professional diversity and geographic convenience. Groups will meet both in person and electronically, optimizing opportunities for peer learning.
In addition to these benefits, the EMBA draws on the traditional strengths of the University of Detroit Mercy. Aside from UDM’s designation as the only top tier Midwestern master’s university in Michigan, students will have the advantage of the decades of CBA faculty expertise and experience, a network of CBA alumni 14,000 strong, and the guiding spirit of UDM’s mission and vision.
In order to be admitted to the EMBA Program, applicants must be nominated by their employers, who must agree to permit their employees to attend all class sessions and make some adjustments in their work loads. Applicants must also possess at least five years of progressive managerial experience, an undergraduate degree or an acceptable GMAT score, strong motivation and family support, and good oral and written English communication skills. An examination of each applicant’s transcript will determine which, if any, of four foundation courses are required.
For more information, please visit the EMBA web site.