Executive MBA: General Management Specialization
Earn Your MBA in 21 Months or Less!
Our Executive MBA program is targeted to the needs of talented, high-achieving mid-career professionals who are interested in advancing as leaders and catalysts of change in their organizations.
As New Jersey’s first Executive MBA program, FDU offers you 40 years of excellence in executive development and best practices.
The EMBA Program You Have Been Waiting For
Our EMBA Programs Feature
- Saturday-only classes in an executive setting
- General Management & Health Sector Management specializations
- One-on-one executive coaching
- 12-day overseas International Business Seminar
- AACSB accreditation — the gold standard of excellence in business education
- Cohort-based classes begin each spring and fall term
Tailored for senior and mid-level business managers, this 45-credit curriculum encompasses the business concepts and analytical tools used by senior executives. This specialization provides business leaders with the essential knowledge and resources needed to compete successfully in today’s constantly changing global business environment. On average, our EMBA students have 12 years or more substantial business experience. The program requires a minimum of five years in the workplace.
- EXEC5501 Macroeconomic Analysis
- EXEC5502 Social, Legal and Ethical Issues
- EXEC5504 Fundamentals of Marketing
- EXEC5503 Fundamentals of Management
- EXEC5505 Fundamentals of Accounting
- EXEC5506 Principles of Microeconomics
- EXEC5507 Principles of Finance
- EXEC5508 Statistical Thinking and Methods
- EXEC6501 Corporate Creativity and Innovation
- EXEC6502 Financial Accounting and Reporting
- EXEC6503 Managerial Economics
- EXEC6504 Managerial Finance
- EXEC6509 International Business
- EXEC6505 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- EXEC6506 Marketing Management
- EXEC6507 Strategic Information Systems Management
- EXEC6508 Supply Chain Management
- EXEC6510 Global Business Capstone
- EXEC6901 Elective
- EXEC6902 Elective
For more details on our EMBA programs, feel free to email SCBGradAdvising@fdu.edu.
EXEC5501 This course will introduce students to the principles of macroeconomics and the application of theory for analyzing the impacts of government regulation of fiscal and monetary policy on employment, economic growth, inflation, interest rates and exchange rates. (Note: more in-depth treatment of the interpretation of global economic and financial market dynamics will be reserved for the International Business Course.)
EXEC5502 This course is an introduction to the legal environment of business and includes coverage of regulatory agencies, litigation, contracts, business organizations, and agency and employment issues.
EXEC5503 This course provides a baseline understanding of the processes of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals. In today's business world, highly effective executives not only apply the fundamental management principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, but also anticipate and adapt to change. This course explores the nature and application of these fundamental principles in the evolving environment of globalization and increased competitiveness. An integrative case study will be used to connect management principles to those from other disciplines in the EMBA foundations module.
EXEC5504 This course will introduce students to marketing terminology and concepts. The goal is to provide sufficient foundation knowledge to enable students to take courses in the core MBA program. Accordingly, this course introduces students to such fundamental marketing concepts as the marketing mix, segmentation, marketing research, and consumer behavior.
EXEC5505 An introduction to the Basic Financial Statements and the underlying concepts, conventions and principles.
EXEC5506 Microeconomic foundations of consumer and business decisions, market structure and industrial organization.
EXEC5507 The course studies the essential compounding-discounted techniques used to price assets and projects with deterministic cash flows. The course also studies the role of the financial systems with regard to raising capital.
EXEC5508 This course introduces statistical ideas and methods of how to draw conclusions from the data. It provides students with the ability to think statistically and appreciate statistical ideas. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, and an introduction to nonparametric statistics. Statistical software is used frequently for computations. Emphasis is on interpreting statistical results and using the statistical analyses for decision making.
EXEC6501 This 1.5 credit course is an integral part of the Core curriculum in the MBA Management for Executives program. It provides students with an appreciation for the role of creativity and innovation in facilitating the emergence of organizations and their continued development and growth. Students will examine the opportunities and challenges associated with applying these concepts in the creation of sustainable organizational value. A variety of individual and team-based assignments will be used to validate and apply the concepts presented in this course.
EXEC6502 This course focuses on the decision support information that managers regularly use and need in the contemporary business setting. Topics include: cost volume profit, cost behavior, product costing, pricing, quality costs, budgeting variance analysis, short-term decision making and business unit performance measurement. The course will begin with a session on understanding financial statements to provide articulation with the financial accounting course pre-requisite.
EXEC6503 Microeconomic theory as applied to decision making in the business firm. Emphasis is placed on customer demand, cost management, strategic and tactical pricing, market and competitive actions and analyses.
EXEC6504 The course provides a practical view of the theories and models of finance for the general manager. It will explore risk return models, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure theory and practice. The course will also introduce a selection of topics such as but not limited to: corporate reorganization and governance, quantifying strategic decisions with real options, dividend policy mergers and acquisitions or other timely topics of interest.
EXEC6505 Creating and leading sustainable, ethical, successful, and responsive organizations is the primary challenge for business and non-profit leaders today. This course brings together the knowledge, research, insights, and experiences of both management academics and organization development and management practitioners to address the challenges and opportunities in understanding and managing organizational behavior. This course emphasizes concepts and tools for assessing the social processes encountered in the workplace, so that one can become an effective and responsible leader, and it develops students' own leadership skills and competencies.
EXEC6506 This course addresses the strategic and consequent tactical concerns of a business in terms of building value. The course will address such topics as: segmentation and positioning, new product development and launch, brand equity, sustainability, product policy, pricing policy, distribution choices (bricks-and-mortar and e-commerce) and supply chain management, promotional strategy and customer relationship management. Students will apply marketing principles in formulating marketing strategies and making managerial recommendation.
EXEC6507 This course focuses on the alignment of information systems (IS) with business strategies in order for business organizations to gain competitive advantage in a globalized environment. It explores fundamental concepts, models, and frameworks of IS regarding the planning, investment, implementation, and evaluation of information systems for strategic purposes. The course also examines the role of IS in transforming the organizational and business environment through the employment of various strategies, applications, and technologies.
EXEC6508 The course addresses the strategic and operational role of supply chain management in the global business environment. It examines how supply chain participants enhance the value of their products and services by orchestrating the management of quality, efficiency, flexibility, and speed. Management science methods are utilized to obtain analytical solutions using mathematical models and software.
EXEC6509 The study of basic managerial functions appropriate to international business. The role of the multinational corporation in contemporary world trade is discussed. Topics covered include organization, foreign licensing, international aspects of management, finance, taxation and cultural differences. This course includes a structured foreign study tour to permit students to compare international business practices with those of U.S. firms. Knowledge acquired through the experience will be linked to other courses.
EXEC6510 The focus of this course is on corporate-level strategy for multidivisional firms striving to strategically restructure their business portfolios by expanding and diversifying domestically and internationally. Topics will include diversification strategies, tactics for global market entry/exit, and structural alternative to support growth. Emphasis will be placed on integrating functional plans for implementing strategy at the corporate level. Students will work in teams to develop a comprehensive strategic plan using case studies of real world companies as the primary leaning modality.
EXEC6901 Pursuing the 'triple bottom line' of financial success, ecological stewardship and social equity has become essential to achieving sustained competitive advantage. In this course we will focus on the current and future challenges and opportunities relating to climate change, sustainable economic development, and the role of business. We will explore the theory, values, and the practical aspects of sustainability with special emphasis on strategic effectiveness. We will draw on real issues and experiences of managers through case studies and guest speakers. Career opportunities in relation to sustainability will be discussed.
EXEC6902 This course is designed to offer the student the opportunity to learn to effectively plan and manage projects that meet their organization?s business goals. The course addresses fundamental concepts of successful project management, and the technical and managerial issues, methods, and techniques of project management, and of managing project managers.