Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Executive Business Administration, EMBA


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Program Information


The executive MBA program provides mid-level managers with an opportunity to learn and develop the management skills that will enable them to excel in today’s competitive environment. Courses are taught by an enthusiastic faculty who have as their goal the students’ growth and success. Our professors are academically qualified professionals involved in the field, providing students with the best of two worlds: they comprise full-time professors with an in-depth knowledge of business theory and philosophy, and adjunct professors, all with advanced degrees, who work in the field and share their knowledge and experience in the classroom.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the executive MBA program will be able to:

  • Work effectively in teams
  • Sell their ideas
  • Apply theory to understand real practical situations
  • Think “outside the box” and develop novel solutions
  • Integrate the functional department issues into a coherent strategic whole
  • Analyze and synthesize problems
  • Manage the development of their own careers

Graduates will be knowledgeable about:

  • Current international and global issues
  • Ethical and diversity issues
  • Current technology and environmental issues
  • Leading change in an organization
  • Current management trends

Admission to the Executive MBA Program


Admission to this cohort program is limited to individuals with managerial and practical experience from a variety of industries. Applicants are encouraged to submit all application materials simultaneously to ensure an admissions decision can be made before the start of the cohort. To be considered for the program, students must complete and submit the following, in addition to the admission materials for all degree programs:

  • A written statement of purpose that explains the applicant’s interests in how the executive MBA program will benefit his/her career
  • A writing sample
  • A detailed resume showing at least five years of full-time work experience with three years at the managerial or professional level
  • A letter of recommendation from an officer of the applicant’s employing organization

Candidates will be contacted by the program director to schedule an interview upon receipt of all applications documents.

Requirements for the Executive Master of Business Administration


The executive MBA degree requires successful completion of 39 trimester units, to be earned in 13 three-unit seminars. To ensure maximum opportunity for shared learning and in-depth peer interaction, the participants in each entering class take all seminars as a group and in the sequence outlined below.

Business Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to this program are required to possess an understanding of U.S. business practices equivalent to BUS 201 Economic and Regulatory Essentials of U.S. Business . This requirement must be completed in your first term, and you must have completed this requirement no later than your first nine units at GGU. A grade of C- or better is required for BUS 201 . However, graduate students must maintain a 3.00 (B) cumulative grade point average to remain in good standing.

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess a level of writing skill and knowledge equivalent to ENGL 201 . Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria. For further information, refer to our website. https://www.ggu.edu/shared-content/enrollment/proficiency-requirements/#graduate-writing-proficiency

Math Proficiency Requirement

Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in algebra. A proficiency exam will be required to determine whether a student has the background to enter the program directly or to determine which noncredit math course or study guide must be completed prior to beginning the executive MBA program. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed in the section “Proficiency in Mathematics, English and Computer Skills Required for Certain Master’s Degrees and Certain Graduate Certificates ”.

Sequence of Courses


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