Master's of Business Administration
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.