An Innovative, Integrated, Results-Oriented Curriculum The Lubar EMBA program's innovative new curriculum is organized around a series of five thematic clusters that integrate topics, courses, and projects around specific management themes. This cluster-based curriculum promotes an in-depth, cross-functional understanding of business, and a comprehensive approach to solving management challenges.
Manager’s Toolbox Today’s general manager relies more than ever on data to make the right business decisions. Our first thematic cluster provides data analysis tools that allow managers to make good business sense of hard numbers, and explores the use of key numbers in the accounting function. Reading people is as important as reading numbers, so no manager’s toolbox is complete without an insightful understanding of effectively managing people and projects.
- Accounting Analysis and Control
- Managing People and the Role of the General Manager
- Data Analysis for Management and Leadership
- Project Management
Building Strategic Perspective We introduce the formulation for strategy in Cluster Two, and explore strategic, boundary-spanning approaches to marketing and operations. Ultimately, however, strategy is bankrupt without a strong ethical and sustainable foundation. Here, students learn to set and play by rules for a transparent approach to ethical business practices and dilemmas.
- Strategy Formulation
- Marketing Strategy
- Competitive Operations Strategy
- Business Ethics
Business EssentialsBeing able to lead and manage change effectively may be the most essential skill in a general manager’s portfolio. Students come to understand how information technology can provide the essential data that managers need to make effective decisions in turbulent times, and how the results of those changes and decisions are measured in an organization’s accounting and financial functions.
- Managing a Dynamic Environment
- Corporate Finance
- Managerial Accounting
- Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
Global Executive Portfolio
We all understand that businesses today function on a global scale. The classroom course in International Business comes to life in a 10-day international residency experience that follows this cluster and further broadens your global perspective. Students see firsthand how principles taught in class are applied in global business markets. Cluster Four emphasizes that economics, the law and developing leaders are shared concerns around the business world.
- International Business Management
- Economic Analysis
- Developing Leaders
- Legal Issues
Becoming a Managing DirectorCoupled with a comprehensive understanding of essential business functions, the ability to create the right strategy and execute it well is the hallmark of a great general manager. Learning to think and act like an entrepreneur pushes that skill to a dynamic new level. Cluster Five concludes with elective sessions on Mergers & Acquisitions, Digital Marketing or Advanced Legal Issues.
- Strategic Management
- Seminars in Management
- International Business Simulation and Competition
Integrative Management ProjectYour Lubar EMBA experience is reinforced by a real-world integrative management project that spans the length of the program. The project allows you to work within a long-term, guided framework to address a significant business or management issue. You will set clear expectations and goals for the work that needs to be done, implement a plan, assess the results, and report on the learning and outcomes. The project will allow you to integrate theory and practice, and apply knowledge from each of the thematic clusters.