Year One Courses
The Leadership Residency launches the Bloch Executive MBA, and provides students with an appreciation of the integrative nature of leadership and managerial decision-making, and recognition of the skills needed for effective practice. More specifically, students are introduced to leadership theory and to the areas of economics, organizational behavior, marketing, ethics, and accounting - and to some of the faculty who will work with them during the first semester of the program. The residency has an integrated and seamless flow among topics, issues, activities, and instructors; community leaders and corporate CEOs help students ground theory in practice.
EMBA students during the Leadership Residency
Semester One Courses
- Financial Reporting Systems introduces accounting principles, concepts, and understandings along with the preparation and analysis of financial statements.
- Leadership and Organizations focuses on how organizations work and how leaders can set direction, marshal resources, and build support to move initiatives forward. The course provides tools and tactics for assessing organizational needs and constraints through multiple lenses, for assessing one’s own leadership strengths and weaknesses, and for developing the skills and versatility needed to align leadership strategy with organization needs.
- Managerial Economics studies the relationships between economic theory and the system as a whole and the ways in which their functioning is affected by the behavior of the interdependent sectors of which they are composed. Students will explore the major factors and determinants of economic prospects relevant to profit-maximizing production and pricing decisions for the firm.
- Marketing Management examines the role of marketing in driving profitable revenue growth in companies. Focus is placed on tools and approaches to analyze and understand customer needs—including the roles of market research and brand equity—and to develop integrated marketing plans that deliver to these needs.
Semester Two Courses
- Organizational Finance gives students a thorough introduction to financial management that blends appropriate amounts of relevant theory with practical application. Topics include discounting techniques and applications, evaluating capital expenditures, estimating cost of capital, and valuing stocks and bonds.
- Influence, Persuasion and Change presents ideas, strategies and tools for leading change in complex organizations. It challenges students to think through the execution of change strategies and to assess the organizational power dynamics and influence styles needed for achieving results. Emphasis is on analyzing the attributes and skills most critical for building influence; fostering change; and defining an ethical approach to leading, influencing, and persuading others.
- Public Policy Context for Business Decisions provides intensive exposure to the forces, practices, and personalities at the local, state, and national level that shape America's business policy. Students learn to understand and anticipate the impact of public policy on their organizations and industries, and to become more effective participants in national-level decision-making. This course is concurrent with the Washington, D.C. residency.
Washington, D.C. Residency
The Washington, D.C. Residency enhances grounded learning, expands student networks, and increases understanding of the role of social leadership in the development of business policies, practices, and processes.
Applied Statistical Methods investigates the use of sample data for purposes of estimating, predicting, forecasting, and explaining correlations among varied observations. Students will apply the concepts of probability theory, central tendency, sampling, inference, modeling, and forecasting to help solve managerial problems and to support decision processes.
EMBA Students meet with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver in Washington, D.C.
Washington D.C. Residency
The Washington D.C. Residency concurrent
Applied Statistical Methods investigates the use of detailed sample data for purposes of estimating, predicting, forecasting, and explaining correlations among varied observations. Students will apply the concepts of probability theory, central tendency, sampling, inference, modeling, and forecasting to help solve managerial problems and to support decision processes.