Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Degree Requirements

The Executive Master of Business Administration requires the completion of 36 credits in the following areas:

Degree Requirements Credits
Core Courses 30
Elective Courses 6
Total 36

Core Courses (30 credits)

Code Course Title Credit
EMMG 510 Leadership and Managing People 3
EMFN 514 Managerial Finance 3
EMMG 515 Strategic Management 3
EMMI 520 Managing Information Systems Performance 3
EMAC 512 Managerial and Financial Accounting 3
EMMK 518 Marketing Management 3
EMIB 524 International Business 3
EMGN 525 Research Methods for Business 3
EMGN 545 EMBA Investigative Study: Project or Seminar –based (Capstone) 3
EMOM 522 Production, Operations and Supply Chain Management 3

Elective Courses (6 credits)

  Any course on EMBA Concentration list not already taken 3
  Any course on EMBA Concentration list not already taken 3

Elective Courses

EMFN 560 International Corporate Finance 3
EMFN 562 Investment Planning and Management  3
EMFN 564 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
EMMK 570 International Marketing 3
EMHR 572 International Human Resource Management 3
EMFN 574 International Finance  3
EMMI 580 Managing Enterprise Information Systems 3
EMMI 582 Managing Corporate Networks and Databases 3
EMMI 584 Information Systems Project Management 3
EMHR 590 Applied and Strategic Human Resource Management 3
EMHR 594 Employee Relations and Compensation Management 3

 

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EMMG 510 - Leadership and Managing People

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

This course provides an in-depth study of concepts relating to leadership and people management within organizations. The work integrates theory, research and applications, with an emphasis on context-driven learning. Students apply principles of leadership and people management to their own occupational situations and will investigate topical case studies. The material is delivered from the perspective of people-management practice in both the UAE/GCC and internationally

EMFN 514 - Managerial Finance

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

The course provides detailed critical treatment of the theory and practice of financial management within organizations. Topics covered include financial modeling, breakeven analysis, investment decision-making (NPV, IRR, etc.), capital budgeting and structure, working capital management, analysis of financial statements, and risk analysis. There is additional treatment of managerial economics.

EMMG 515 - Strategic Management

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

The course deals with the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategies designed to give organizations a competitive edge. Corporate, business and operational – level strategy types are treated, and the use of various strategy analysis frameworks and models are discussed. Additional emphasis is placed on strategy formulation in the context of business practice in the UAE/GCC.

EMMI 520 - Managing Information Systems Performance

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

The course studies techniques and practices for analyzing business information systems performance with emphasis on support for business processes. The course gives a strategic and integrated view of the exploitation of information and communication technology, with particular emphasis on e-business for improving business performance and business efficiency. The course discusses IT-driven business strategy, and reviews IT-related factors that are necessary for enhancing the performance of organizations in the current competitive global business environment.

EMAC 512  - Managerial and Financial Accounting

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

The course deals with managerial and financial accounting techniques and practices. The course examines the impact of cost and cost allocation on business performance analysis, using a variety of costing schemes. It presents accounting as an information system construct, and looks at methods for recording, presenting and analyzing accounting information. The course also looks at budgeting, ratio analysis and other fiscal management measures. The course discusses the impact, on Management and Financial Accounting, of contemporary management philosophies and techniques including JIT practices, quality assurance and performance measurement.

EMMK 518 - Marketing Management

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

The course looks in-depth at techniques for crafting effective marketing strategies, for a variety of market environments. Customer-focused marketing strategy design, implementation and management are discussed using contemporary frameworks within a market-driven setting. The course emphasizes managerial aspects of marketing, including integrating specific elements of the marketing process. The course additionally places stress on case analysis, within the UAE/GCC context.

EMIB 524 - International Business

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

The course looks in-depth at salient aspects of managing in a globalized environment, including consideration of theoretical concepts. It offers a practical treatment of political-economic aspects of international trade. The course discusses foreign direct investment, global monetary systems, and strategy formulation for international business practice. The course additionally places stress on international business case analysis, within the UAE/GCC context.

EMGN 525 - Research Methods for Business

Pre-requisite: Prior completion of 6 EMBA program credits

This course is provides the necessary underpinning support for the MBA dissertation and general business domain research. It allows candidates to make informed decisions and appropriate choices pertaining to research methodology. A range of business research tools, approaches and analytical techniques are discussed, and guidance is given on optimal structuring of business research documents and MBA dissertations.

EMGN 545 EMBA Investigative Study: Project or Seminar –based (Capstone)

Pre-requisites: EMGN 525 and prior completion of 24 EMBA program credits

This course acts as a capstone course, serving to integrate the various specialist and generalist strands that have been studied in the program. If taken in Project mode, the dissertation itself is an extended piece of work necessitating empirical fieldwork and the collection of primary data pertaining to the business under study. Analysis of field data is expected to generate critical commentary and recommendations. If taken in Seminar mode, the course entails the carrying out of an extended investigative study of a business domain problem, using secondary data.

EMOM 522 - Production, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Pre-requisite: Prior completion of 9 MBA program credits

This course deals with the business logistics of production, operations and supply chain systems. The course also examines inventory management, input/output distribution and process design applicable to a range of business types.

EMFN 560 - International Corporate Finance

Pre-requisites: EMFN 514

The course provides an advanced treatment of techniques for managing international financial operations for a range of business types. Topics covered include financial analysis for investment decisions in an international setting, international money operations and capital markets, management of foreign exchange risk, working capital management, direct foreign investment, funding of international projects, political risk analysis, currency derivatives and swap markets.

EMFN 562 - Investment Planning and Management 

Pre-requisite: EMFN 514

The course deals with the advanced analysis of equity securities and investment portfolios, predicated on relevant market hypothesis and capital market theory. The course looks at investment risk-return trade-off, asset pricing models, and stock price behavior. Added emphasis is placed on stocks, bonds, and financial futures and options.

EMFN 564 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Pre-requisite: EMFN 514

The course deals with financial markets, primarily global equity markets. It looks at markets for handling government debt instruments, and exchange-traded and over-the-counter financial derivative instruments such as futures, options, swaps, and asset-backed securities. There is detailed treatment of derivatives theories, derivatives exchanges, and valuation of derivatives, including standard and other non- standard options on a variety of underlying assets, in relation to relevant financial markets. The course also discusses emerging financial markets, and the effective management of risks emanating from these markets.

EMMK 570 - International Marketing

Pre-requisites: EMIB 524 and EMMK 518

The course deals with strategies and techniques for marketing goods and services internationally. The course reviews a number of frameworks, factors and practices pertaining to international market selection and entry, in addition to methods for choosing optional modes for engaging in international business.

EMHR 572 - International Human Resource Management

Pre-requisite: EMMG 520

The course focuses on the application of HRM in an international context. Cultural, managerial and operational factors are inter-woven to provide a detailed but coherent conceptual analysis framework that can be applied for effective and efficient management of the international workforce. A number of contemporary I-HRM models are also discussed and utilized, with particular reference to I-HRM within and outside of the UAE/GCC.

EMFN 574 - International Finance 

Pre-requisite: EMFN 514

This course deals with management of international financial operations. It discusses issues pertaining to foreign exchange risk, political risk, returns and risks of international projects. It also looks at international money and capital markets, international financial accounting, capital structure, and cost of capital, in an international context.

EMMI 580 - Managing Enterprise Information Systems

Pre-requisite: EMMI 520

The course provides a focused treatment of concepts and techniques relating to the management of complex, enterprise-wide, information systems. Topics covered included EIS systems design, implementation, tuning and evaluation, together with an in-depth consideration of responsivity, availability, security and fault-tolerance issues.

EMMI 582 - Managing Corporate Networks and Databases

Pre-requisite: EMMI 520

The course provides detailed treatment of managerial aspects of commercial network and database systems. It offers advanced concepts and techniques for the effective design and implementation of infrastructural networks and back-end database schemes. The course discusses standards, administration and quality issues, together with disaster recovery measures, and service integrity.

EMMI 584 - Information Systems Project Management

Pre-requisite: EMMI 520

The course deals with the effective management of I.S. projects, from inception to roll-out. It looks at the structured project management schemes, together with current trends for ‘agile’ systems development and management of I.S. Projects. Aspects considered include scope, time and cost management, project portfolio management, scheduling and project control approaches.

EMHR 590 - Applied and Strategic Human Resource Management

Pre-requisite: EMMG 510

The course deals with key areas of applied and strategic human resource management, essential for providing supervisors and human resource specialists with a thorough understanding of the strategic role of human resource management and the techniques available to management for making effective use of the human resources of an organization. The material is delivered from the perspective of strategic and applied HRM practice in both the UAE/GCC and internationally.

EMHR 594 - Employee Relations and Compensation Management

Pre-requisite: EMMG 510

This course deals with legal and regulatory issues pertaining to employee relations from a number of perspectives. The compensation management aspect focuses on the theories underlying direct compensation and reward systems in organizations, and the practical administrative practices used to implement such systems, with particular reference to the UAE/GCC sub-region. Compensation management practices, including the analysis and evaluation of jobs, criteria and procedures for determining wage levels, individual wage determination, forms of pay, and incentive systems will be covered.