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Master in Executive MBA



The Executive MBA program is specifically design with professional students in mind.  This fully ground-based program, with Blackboard learning management system support, requires students to be on campus one weekend every 8 weeks.  Students participate in an Executive Practicum which allows them to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-world, professional training.


  • Overland Park, KS
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Brookfield, WI


  • Executive Weekend Format:
    • One Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) every 8 weeks
    • Executive Practicum required for duration of degree program
    • Six contact weekends per year
    • Two year program


  • Five core courses
  • Six concentration courses
  • Capstone
  • Six Executive Practicum Semesters
  • Total of 42 Credits (36 coursework and 6 Executive Practicum)


  • Business Data Analytics
  • Health Care Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operational Effectiveness


  • Executive Practicum Requirement
  • Position related directly to student's degree
  • Minimum of 80 contact hours with the employer during each semester
International students interested in the Executive MBA should click here for more information on applying.

Module 1 – Behavioral Courses

BUS 7000 Organizational Behavior and Theory

Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics,leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.

BUS 7200 Value Systems & Professional Ethics

Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.

One course from IT concentration.

One course from Practicum.

Module 2 – Core Courses

BUS 7500 Managerial Economics
Application of economic theory to managerial decision making. Emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative application of microeconomic principles to business analysis.

BUS 7600 Managerial Finance

Application of the theories and tools used in financial decision making. Topics include present value and capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, market efficiency, and capital structure.

BUS 7700 Management of Information Systems

Examines the use of computer information systems in business organizations, with emphasis on how information technology supports business functions and aids managerial decision making. Explores

current trends and emerging technologies.

BUS 7800 Management Accounting

Explores use and application of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics include cost analysis and allocation, budgeting, and behavioral aspects of accounting systems.

Two courses from IT concentration.

Three courses from Practicum.

Module 3 - Capstone Courses

BUS 8500 Graduate Seminar: Business Policy and Strategy

Capstone course in which participants develop a major case study of business administration issues, programs and policies in a current organization. Draws from and utilizes concepts, theories, and skills

developed in previous courses.
Prerequisite:  Completion of all core courses in the MBA program or approval of advisor.

Two courses from IT concentration.

Two courses from Practicum.

EMBA-IT Concentration Courses

IT 7000 Systems Analytics and Enterprise Management

Students learn to manage and perform activities throughout an information systems development life cycle from the analysis of system requirements and system design to system implementation and operation.  Advanced system development processes and the latest enterprise management methods

and tools are presented.

IT 7003 Networking Essentials and Security

Topics in this course include networking hardware and software,switches and routers, and network design technologies. Includes concepts of cyber security and security risks that affect computers and networks and explores methods and security options available to successfully protect the IT environment.

IT 8000 Data Analytics

Course covers the essential exploratory technique for summarizing data. Modeling techniques covered include predictive modeling, also known as predictive analytics; cluster analysis, segmenting, affinity analysis, and applied predictive analytics. Course is dependent on a sound understanding of statistical analysis techniques, such as regression analysis and hypothesis testing.

Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics course.

IT 8003 Cloud Computing

Course provides end-to-end coverage of cloud computing topics as they pertain to both technology and

business considerations. Topics include fundamental cloud computing terminology and concepts; challenges and risks of contemporary cloud computing platforms and cloud services; cloud delivery and calculating cloud on premise solution costs and service level agreements (SLAs) for cloud based IT resources. Course includes hands-on exercises in topical areas.

IT 8100 Database Architecture and Design

Course focuses on the design, development, and structuring of programs that store large collections of data. Topics include the development and implementation of software solutions to enhance business needs. Several types of databases may be used, including relational and multimedia. Also covered are

programming languages such as Python and Structured Query Language (SQL) to create databases, manipulate big data sets, and generate reports.

IT 8601-8606 Practicum(s)

Students participate in a seminar led by a faculty member. Student is also required to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in a training position related to IT directly or management of IT services. Coursework in the seminar is directly tied to the performance of activities of a regularly scheduled employee in the information technology field and the student must complete a minimum of 90 contact hours with the employer during the course of the practicum and its continuation (16 weeks).

EMBA Prerequisites

A prospective EMBA-IT student who has not satisfied the preparatory course requirements should take at least one undergraduate accounting course and one economics course with a minimum letter grade of “C” for each, or complete the MBA Math course. The prerequisite course(s) must be completed prior to enrolling in BUS 7500 Managerial Economics and BUS 7800 Management Accounting. Note that BUS 7500 and BUS 7800 are also prerequisite courses for the BUS 7600 Managerial Finance course. Your Enrollment or Academic Advisor will advise you about how to enroll in the MBA Math course should you require it.

Download a program overview for complete curriculum and course descriptions.

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