The Fox Executive MBA features a variety of courses that are updated each cohort to remain relevant to the latest developments in the business world. Faculty members may integrate new executive guest speakers, international experiences, or the latest case studies into their course materials—giving you the tools to place yourself at the front line of business knowledge.

Course Listing

In this course, you’ll increase your grasp of strategic management concepts as they relate to for-profit, not-for-profit and professional organizations. You’ll enhance your ability to analyze an industry and develop relevant enterprise-level strategies. In particular, through several real-world case studies, you’ll learn about cutting-edge developments in e-business and e-business strategies. You’ll apply the concepts to organizations that you and other program participants work for or are interested in.

This course helps you solidify your knowledge of accounting systems and financial information reporting procedures. You’ll increase your comprehension of financial reports and of the practical applications of accounting theories and concepts through in-depth discussion of real-world situations, involving revenue recognition, inventory valuation, intangible assets and reporting for leases.

In this course, you’ll learn how to use statistics to help solve business problems throughout an enterprise. You’ll examine case examples of statistical analysis in areas such as marketing, finance and management. You’ll learn descriptive and inferential techniques such as regression analysis and how to analyze data and reach decisions, using statistical computer software and Excel.

Develop a firmer grasp on the strategic aspects of marketing decisions within the context of the total enterprise. You’ll analyze marketing management practices and organization and decision processes through traditional and internet-based business case studies involving product development, segmentation, pricing, promotion, distribution and implementation.

This course entails the study of decision-making techniques applicable to operations in both service and manufacturing enterprises. These techniques are examined as they apply to both traditional organizations and those in the dynamic world of new technology and e-business. The techniques are applied in areas such as supply chains, quality management, capacity planning, and resource allocation. Software is used to help students apply these techniques in course projects related to the workplace.

In this course, you’ll increase your ability to manage people and maintain a view of the human resource function as an integral part of a total enterprise in both traditional and virtual organizations. You’ll address practical issues of human resource management, such as planning and executing staffing strategies, maintaining influence in the organization, managing the multicultural work force, managing programs for productivity improvement, and planning and managing the human side of organizational change.

This course is designed to introduce the risk management process in the context of general corporate management. Each step in the process will be reviewed in detail, including setting the risk management context, identification of risk, measurement and analysis of potential impact, and appropriate treatment techniques. Risk financing options will be discussed in the context of global insurance and alternative capital markets.

This course is designed to present the break-through concepts, processes, and frameworks to respond to disruptions and uncertainty in a global business context. It combines multiple leadership attributes and analytical frameworks to investigate the most appropriate strategic response(s), while avoiding biases and pitfalls that often cause strategies to fail.

You will develop greater confidence in managing situations where legal and ethical questions are prominent and where the right decision may not be the easy one to make. As you learn to master online legal research and the basics of business law, you’ll discuss actual dilemmas that you’ve faced at work. As issues involving diversity, surveillance technology, environmental protection, workplace safety, whistle blowing and sexual harassment surface in discussion, you’ll gain insight into ways of resolving these complex business problems in both classical and digital enterprises.

Learn about multinational business firms and the strategies used to gain competitive advantage in international markets. Develop analytical techniques for studying problems facing multinational firms and designing systems for managing multinational enterprise.

This course will introduce you to central leadership theories, frameworks, and cases, and will help you understand how to apply those concepts and insights to analyze and address real-life leadership problems. It will also help you reflect on the skills that are required for being an effective leader within an organizational setting.

Examine the role of markets, foundations of economic behavior of consumers and enterprises, market efficiency, the role of the public sector, firm behavior and the organization of industry, labor markets, and new ideas such as the models of asymmetric information that affect everyday business decisions within the topic of microeconomics. Under the umbrella of macroeconomics, you’ll study national accounting data and analyzing the effects of governmental fiscal, monetary, and trade policies on business decisions through key economic measures such as GDP, employment, interest rates, aggregate price, and exchange rates.

This course looks at how power, influence, and negotiation are related to effective leadership. Ethical and practical issues related to power and influence are discussed. You will also explores strategies for dealing with disputes and conflicts arising in organizations.

Enterprise financial management deals with the financial implications of decisions made by firms. The two broad decisions facing the finance manager are (i) what projects should I invest in?, and (ii) how do I finance these investments? These questions will be answered in this course as well as learning the basics of enterprise valuation.

This course provides an introduction to the strategic role of information technology in today’s digital centric world. You will learn how to apply systems thinking to analyze and understand organizational IT strategy and usage. You will also learn how to apply theories of innovation to analyze the disruptive potential of technology. Organizations that strategically select, manage, and deploy digital business models prosper in the global economy. Students will use systems and business process thinking to create and analyze strategies for technology-enabled organizational and industry transformation. They will propose innovative solutions for new and existing business initiatives to leverage enterprise, consumer, and social technologies.

In addition to the development of knowledge of strategy formulation and implementation, this course is also designed to provide each student with an integrative learning experience. Knowledge and analytical methods gained from previous courses are used in analyzing cases and in making strategic consultation recommendations.

Timeline & Schedule

The Fox Executive MBA is designed to fit the schedule of a busy mid- to senior-level professional. Meet for classes just one weekend per month, with additional web conferencing sessions to interact with classmates and faculty from home or the office.

Begin the Fox Executive MBA with the fall semester.

Kick off the program with an overnight program orientation. The weekend residency offers incoming students the opportunity to interact with and get to know fellow classmates while also engaging in workshops and special events.

Each course of the Fox Executive MBA is delivered over one in-person weekend (Friday – Sunday) per month, with additional web conferencing sessions.

Sample Executive MBA Day

7:30 am – 8 am

Breakfast: Meet with classmates over breakfast to prepare for the day.

8 am – 5 pm

Class Time (Lunch 12 pm – 1 pm): Hone multidisciplinary knowledge tools and skills through each energetic and challenging class. Faculty may choose to bring in executive guest speakers to further enhance your learning.

5 pm – 7 pm

Networking and/or Coursework: Work on assignments, plan group work, meet with students and faculty to discuss the class day, or join one of our executive networking events.

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Dual Degree Option

Pursue one of our master’s programs at a reduced number of credit hours with the dual degree option, and add specialized expertise in the area of innovation management and entrepreneurship to your broad MBA business education.

Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Three specialization tracks
  • Delivered on campus; online courses available
  • Flexible course scheduling
  • Limited scholarships available

Specialized Master’s courses may not interfere with the current Executive MBA course schedule or projected Executive MBA graduation timeline.

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