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Baldwin Wallace University    
  Jan 20, 2018
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Executive Management, M.B.A.

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Baldwin Wallace University’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program is designed for business executives who seek to obtain a formal graduate degree without interrupting their careers or interfering with weekday office or travel obligations. The program offers a value-based practical approach to developing a systematic understanding of management and strategy which is essential to the success of business executives in a rapidly changing global environment.

EMBA classes are offered on alternate weekends (except on occasions when avoiding holiday weekends forces sequential weekends) beginning at 2:00 P.M. on Friday and ending on Saturday at 3:30 P.M. This schedule, designed with a twofold purpose, allowing the intervening and holiday weekends unencumbered while solving the problems of executives whose full-time managerial responsibilities include heavy midweek commitments. The cohort-based, two-day schedule enhances the opportunities for sharing experiences and building camaraderie among students.

Class sizes are small to promote communication among executives and faculty. The executive takes all of the required courses over a two-year period in an integrated “single track” curriculum. The courses are offered in two nine-weekend semesters per year. Two hours of elective seminars are required.

The schedule of classes for each alternate weekend is:

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Class
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Class
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Class
12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Class

The Curriculum

Each academic year consists of two semesters with three courses in each semester. In the second year, BUS 765  and BUS 870  each meet for the entire year. The foundation and core courses are three semester hours each; most elective seminars are one semester hour each. The total requirement for completing the Executive M.B.A. is 38 semester hours - 12 three-hour courses and two hours of elective seminars. The sequence in which the core courses are scheduled is:

Additional Information

During the second year, each EMBA team of usually 4-5 students will participate in a project involving strategic business consultation with an area company. This consulting activity is integrated into the classroom work of the second year curriculum.

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