The goal of the EMBA program is to offer the mid-career business executive a graduate degree option that fits into his or her life, through a 16-month program of alternating weekends, where each student enrolled in the program is a peer in the business world. Class discussions, faculty interaction, guest experts, and study groups bring together real-world experience that can give an executive immediate value in an ongoing career-an instant return on investment. The students’ career doesn’t get off track for the EMBA it becomes immediately more productive.
Areas of study include the details of managing a business organization such as financial analysis, decision making, marketing management, personnel management, micro and macroeconomics, entrepreneurship, communication, negotiation, information technology, and strategic management. Issues in international business will be studied intensively through a required mini session at Millsaps’ campus in Merida, Mexico.
The educational goal of the EMBA is to provide the student with the base knowledge, executive skills, and abilities needed to assume leadership in positions in organizations that compete in a dynamic, global environment. The EMBA program strives to prepare students to recognize organizational problems and opportunities, to determine a socially responsible course of action, and to implement a strategy that both seizes internal and external opportunities.
The program requires 48 hours of graduate study. The curriculum is a lock step plan of study, with each cohort taking classes and graduating together. Graduate credit is not awarded for portfolio based experiential learning which occurs prior to matriculation in the graduate program. For more information about the EMBA program, see the graduate catalog, contact the graduate admissions office, or see the Else School of Management webpage at www.millsaps.edu/emba.