We prepare managers to anticipate, understand and embrace challenges — head-on.
There are no shortcuts. Acquiring a global management perspective requires an absolute command of all functional disciplines — finance, accounting, marketing, data analysis, operations, corporate strategy, organizational behavior — and their interrelationships. Courses are paired to illustrate how these disciplines intersect.
In the first year, you'll immerse yourself in fundamental business functions and processes. You'll build on concepts introduced during the GO! Week residency and explore the synergies and complexities of business disciplines. You'll develop critical-thinking, analytic, quantitative, negotiation, and problem-solving abilities. Case studies, skill-building exercises, and assignments encourage immediate application of management theory to your workplace challenges.
YEAR ONE CORE COURSES
|Team Development and Assessment
|The Decisions around Business Ethics
||Negotiations and Conflict Management
||Business Analytics & Decisions
|Market and Consumer Focus
||Managerial Economics: Incentives, Markets and Competition
|Strategic Cost Accounting and Control
|Navigating the Macroeconomic Environment
||Corporate Financial Management
Enterprise Risk Management
In our innovative second year, you'll be immersed in the challenges that drive growth and reshape industries. We asked top executives at leading corporations to tell us about their most difficult and persistent business challenges. We designed our curriculum to address these issues and give you the requisite tools to manage in a complex, unstructured business environment. The curriculum incorporates an interdisciplinary, team-taught approach to four top management challenges: developing leadership in the organization, operating strategically in global and emerging markets, creating a culture of innovation and creativity, and, as an overarching theme, growing profitably and sustainably.
YEAR TWO: STRATEGIC CHALLENGES
- Leadership Theme — Advance your leadership effectiveness while learning how to identify and develop other leaders within your organization. Create resiliency by encouraging the professional development of others through strategic succession planning.
- Innovation & Creativity — Managing the Innovation Process. A core business process associated with organizational survival and growth; and the evolution of knowledge creation, testing, and implementation.
- Growth & Sustainability — Strategies for Growth. Evaluate how organizations make the best choices on mergers and acquisitions, learn how to foster organic growth, and develop tools and strategies that will help your organization generate and sustain profitable growth.
- Global & Emerging Markets — Profiting from the Opportunities and Meeting the Challenges of the Global Economy. Learn how to manage global issues, including international economics, culture and the geopolitical landscape. Evaluate growth opportunities and competitive threats affected by events and innovations outside traditional home markets. As part of the Global theme, you'll examine global economies and industries firsthand during an international residency.
Along with your course work, you will attend four Professional Development Workshops to develop skills to navigate your career path. Your leadership development is a systematic, integrated process grounded in the measurement and assessment of management skills; interpersonal, team and leadership competencies; and cultural awareness. It combines theory and repeated application over time. In addition, it involves faculty and peer feedback and coaching. At the conclusion of the program, a required capstone project draws on your study group's accumulated skills and knowledge to derive applied solutions for one of your own business challenges.
With Olin’s emphasis on leadership, study groups are an essential part of the Executive MBA experience. Study groups help individuals balance work, family and school demands, and classmates can support each other by sharing assignments and collaborating to enrich the learning experience. When forming study teams, program administrators work hard to create groups with functional diversity, experience, and talents; and to create maximum peer learning opportunities and synergies.
Olin’s Executive MBA Program may accept up to nine credits of graduate level course work taken at another AACSB accredited institution, if the Academic Review Committee judges the courses to be equivalent to Olin MBA classes in quality and content. If you are considering a transfer, please contact Angie Bauman at 314-935-9009 for additional information.
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