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Master's of Business Administration
Executive Track

Seeking an advanced degree is a serious commitment of time and effort. At UNO, we believe that our Executive track MBA program can leverage your time and effort to their fullest advantage. Consider the following attributes that are the foundation of our Executive track MBA – putting theory into practice and quality.

Our Executive track MBA curricula were designed and are executed for immediate application and use. Our students who are business leaders and practicing professionals can often deploy their “classroom” lessons immediately to the boardroom, office, shop floor, and marketplace. Our experienced faculty facilitates and guides this important transfer of knowledge and skills into practice.

Quality is the common theme in our program. The Executive track MBA program provides a faculty and an administrative staff that understands the unique requirements of executive students and is geared to meet the stringent requirements of busy, fully employed professionals. From registration to graduation, the staff is here to assist you every step of the way. As a student in the Executive program, your sole focus is your coursework. Like your personal concierge, the staff will register you for classes, purchase your textbooks, and cater your meals. Lastly, we are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier worldwide accrediting organization of colleges and schools of businesses.

We invite you to explore how your educational needs and plans can include an Executive track MBA from the University of New Orleans.

Program Description

  • Classes take place on alternating weekends (Saturday/Sunday) for 16 months.
  • Business-prerequisite courses are not required for admission.
  • Applications are reviewed as soon as they are received.
  • Group tutorials are included for select quantitative courses.
  • Tuition includes all Executive track MBA courses, textbooks, special events, meals on class-days, and other ancillaries (such as caps/gowns).

Master's of Business Administration - Executive Track

Our Executive track MBA program delivers a hybrid, high-quality, high-value education.

Convenient online learning with on-site classes held on the weekends, approximately two times per month.

EMBA Curriculum Course Descriptions

Organizational Behavior

Emphasizing policy level decision-making, this course is a combination of traditional organizational behavior, operations management and communications. It provides professionals with the tools necessary to analyze and design organizations, structure information flows, develop communications systems, and motivate and lead the organization.

Financial and Managerial Accounting

An intensive analysis of the accounting and control functions in organizations, these courses integrate basic skills training with advanced applications. Emphasis is placed on the use of accounting information for decision-making.

Managerial Economics

Economic theory and methods are taught in this course as the basis for understanding industries and business enterprises. It is designed to develop a level of comfort among executive students in the appropriate use of economic concepts and tools in a managerial decision-making process. Topics include supply and demand estimation, production techniques, cost and quality determinations and pricing strategy relevant to different industries across market structures.

Quantitative Methods

Designed to provide experienced managers and professionals with the quantitative skills needed to analyze and solve business problems, this course provides a foundation in basic skills as well as advanced applications. Topics include linear programming, integer programming and goal programming; transportation and assignment models; network models, inventory models, and queuing theory; theories and techniques for modeling uncertainty.

Survey of Decision Making Tools

A variety of decision-making tools are introduced in this course to develop and apply the skills that were learned in the Quantitative Methods class. Emphasis is on applying basic analytical, quantitative, and qualitative tools in the decision-making process.

Strategic Marketing Management

In this class, an intensive investigation of marketing strategy and tactics is launched in relation to an organization’s environmental characteristics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and developing clear strategies and internally consistent marketing plans. Basic marketing principles and quantitative analysis are integrated with advanced marketing applications through the case study method.

Operations Management

This course introduces an executive-level analysis of the major issues in the planning and management of product and service quality, production and delivery of product and service quality, production and delivery of product or service, and the management of information resources.

Digital Economy

This course will explore the impact of the digital economy on business. It includes a review of emerging markets, changes in the legal landscape, in particular intellectual property and both customer and employee privacy, the transformation of work and organizational structures, changes in marketing practices and the development of business intelligence as a practice.  The course will analyze these issues in a global context

Financial Management

Relating accounting and economic fundamentals with topics in financial management, this course provides executive students with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the financial function of organizations. Class discussions place an emphasis on financial applications and problem solving in the manager’s decision-making process. Because students must approach the case studies with a strong background in quantitative analysis, this course has been placed at the end of the program.

Seminar in Business Policies

The capstone of the Executive track MBA program, this course takes an integrative view of the total strategic planning and implementation process. Discussions and case studies encourage the development of cross-functional conceptual and analytical skills. Topics include: environmental and competitive analysis; strategy, structure and control in organizations; strategic leadership; entrepreneurship and innovation. Applying skills developed throughout the Executive track MBA program, students will create and formally present a comprehensive report based on an in-depth study of one organization.

Project Management

Encompasses project organization structure, project planning and control. Discussions will include performance analysis based on earned value, information systems to support project management, new product development projects, R & D projects and software projects. Human behavior in the project setting will be discussed.

Special Topics in Management: Professional Development

This course weaves together three key areas of organizational behavior, Communication, Individual Differences, and Small Groups/Teams, to hone critical communication and interpersonal skills and to promote a cohesive, collaborative group environment.

Special Topics in Management: Legal Environment

A study and analysis of current legal issues faced by managers. Emphasis is placed on the practical, strategic application of legal principles to human resource problems. Topics include contracts, torts, equal employment opportunity legislation, recruiting and selecting employees, performance appraisal and discipline.