Curriculum

The Executive MBA program is offered in a cohort format with a lockstep curriculum. The program spans two-and-a-half years, September-May the first two years and September-February the final half year, with summers off. Classes are held from 8 a.m. – 1:20 p.m., offered on Saturdays during the University term.

Through a multi-faceted learning approach that complements in-class lectures and case study discussion, our goal is to develop intellectually nimble managers focused on developing as effective strategic leaders within their organizations. The integrated, lock-step curriculum is sequential and includes core and advanced courses. And, in addition to high-profile guest speakers such as Harry Markopolos and corporate site visits such as The NY Stock Exchange, you’ll also gain true global business experience as you and your classmates embark on a nine-day international field study to an emerging market in Asia, South America, or Europe.

Our unique, Jesuit values-centered approach to business guides all that we do by emphasizing reflection, discernment, and a commitment to ethics as key management tools and cultivating self-awareness as a key leadership competency. Our goal, first and foremost, is to inspire exemplary and adaptable leaders and to equip them with an ethical compass so that they are ready to respond to the challenges of an increasingly ambiguous and constantly changing business environment. Along the way, you will learn practical skills such as time management at an executive level or how to facilitate meetings or deliver polished presentations.

It is because of this dynamic combination—a rigorous, relevant curriculum, a highly engaged cohort learning environment of talented experienced professionals, and a proven, values-centered approach—that Sellinger grads find themselves so sought after. They are leaders who make a difference in the world because of the difference a Sellinger education continues to make in them.

An outline of the lockstep curriculum is below: 


Year One: Fundamentals of Business

  • Residency: Executive Leadership
  • Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
  • Accounting Information for Executive Decision Making
  • Foundation of Economic & Business Analyses
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Statistics & Quantitative Methods
  • Global Macroeconomics

Year Two: Process of Value Creation

  • Information Technology Lab
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Management
  • International & Global Business
  • Project Management

Final Half Year: Implementation & Stakeholder Analysis

  • International Field Study
  • Government & Legal Environment of Business
  • Strategic Integration & Implementation
  • Leading Change
  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Integration & Implementation
  • Capstone Retreat: Putting Values into Action
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