Executive MBA Program

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program, designed for working business professionals, delivers a total graduate education experience preparing students for new and expanding responsibilities as senior-level functional or general managers. It is a rigorous, value added program that is limited to a select number of qualified students.

Program participants earn their MBA degree without interrupting their careers. Structured so that all requirements can be completed in twenty months, the program is offered on Saturdays at the College of Business Complex on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Eight years of work experience, with five of those in management, are required for consideration.

  • Complete the MBA in twenty months without interrupting your career
  • Study with and learn from a diverse and highly select group of peers
  • Strengthen leadership, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Have access to personalized career services
  • Interact with top notch faculty and international business executives
  • Go on an international study tour
  • Enjoy a high level of personal service and support

To be eligible for admission to the Executive MBA Program in the Chapman Graduate School, students must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Have a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0;
  • Demonstrate at least eight years of professional work experience, with five of those in management; Graduate student applicants whose studies were completed outside of the US must demonstrate proficiency of the English language by presenting a minimum score of 80 on the IBT TOEFL (equivalent to 550 on the paper-based version) or 6.5 overall on the International English Language Testing System (lETLS);
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from professional contacts;
  • Provide a personal statement on the motivation to attend the program, including personal and career goals;
  • Complete a personal interview with one of the faculty advisors and the director of the EMBA program;
  • Be in good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities.

Admissions at the graduate level are competitive and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

For additional information about this value-added program, call the EMBA office at (305) 348-1036 or email emba(at).fiu.edu.

In order to complete the EMBA, students must successfully complete 14, three-credit hour courses for a total of 42 credit hours and the two Residencies.

BUL 6810 – Legal Environment of Business
MAN 6501 – Operations Management
FIN 6446 – Competitive Strategy
ACG 6026 – Accounting for Managers
MAR 6805 – Marketing Management in the Global Environment
FIN 6406 – Corporate Finance
MAN 6245 – Organizational Behavior
MAN6830 – Organizational Information Systems
FIN 6644 – Global Financial Strategy
MAN 6608 – International Business
ACG 6175 – Financial Reporting & Analysis
MAN 6726 – Strategic Management
MAR6816 – Corporate Simulation
MAN 6930 – Special Topics in Management – Leadership

Residency One: Teamwork, Leadership, and Personal Development

Residency One begins with a series of team-building activities which include classroom exercises in group decision-making and problem-solving. They also include challenging outdoor exercises to help participants build the skills they will need to work together in the program and to succeed in today’s team-based organizations. Students will also work with a presentation skills coach to hone the communication skills that are critical to managerial success.

Residency Two: Global Business Trip

The second residency consists of an international study tour. While abroad, you tour local and multinational firms, attend meetings with businesses and government leaders, and take part in a wealth of cultural activities. The trip enables you to analyze the challenges posed by different economic and cultural environments by emphasizing socio-political, historic, economic and cultural influences on business practices. It also allows you to explore emerging trends in world markets and their impact on various regions of the globe. Recent trips include those to Prague, Hong Kong, China, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and India.

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