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Curriculum

The Baruch Executive MBA has been created to meet the needs of executives and professionals who want to lead and entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world.

Our newly redesigned program is infused with six themes that are integrated throughout the curriculum.

  • Business 101.  Understand the basics: master business fundamentals (quantitative tools, finance, economics) and develop functional knowledge in the core disciplines of marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, and management.
  • Instant ROI.  Apply theories and concepts learned in class immediately to the real world. Learn it on Saturday and apply it on Monday.  Become conversant in the latest thinking about how to lead a business and be prepared to analyze complex business problems and make evidence-based decisions.
  • Prepare to lead.  Prepare for the challenges of leadership with classes on strategy, communication, negotiation, persuasion and innovation—the essential skill set every great leader must have. Learn about effective, strategic leadership under different organizational conditions, and gain insights into your own leadership style with in-depth self-assessments. Acquire the confidence to lead by participating in theater-based exercises that take you out of your comfort zone and challenge you.
  • Ethics.  Learn to identify ethical issues in business situations and develop ways of thinking through ethical dilemmas in an increasingly complex world.  Understand the legal and societal environment of business and the importance of corporate social responsibility in developing and managing businesses both in the U.S. and abroad.  Explore the strategic use of the law in meeting corporate goals.  Draw on expertise from The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College and our EMBA faculty to discuss topical issues confronting US corporations and capital markets, such as transparency in corporate reporting and legal and ethical corporate behavior.
  • Sustainability.  Understand the environmental and social challenges that contribute to the complexity of the business environment and drive companies to assess their social and environmental impacts.  Make sustainability an essential part of your business strategy.  Learn from professors and guest speakers who discuss sustainability as it relates to topics such as supply chains, financial reporting, strategic leadership, and ethical behavior.  Explore how sustainability creates value for businesses and why companies are making sustainability a core part of their business strategy.
  • Global Excellence. Learn to lead effectively across cultures by developing greater sensitivity to differences in perspectives, institutions, and practices among business people from around the world.  Prepare for a global presence by learning how to evaluate foreign markets and assess political and economic risks.  Understand the challenges and opportunities of managing far-flung organizations and operating in foreign environments.

EXECUTIVE MBA 2013-15: Tentative List of Courses

Structure of the Program and Learning Environment

Members of an entering class remain together in the same cohort through the 22-month program. Classes begin in September and end in June. No classes are held in July and August.

Classes meet one day per week. A typical academic year will have 42 class days: 37 Saturdays and 5 Fridays. The class day starts at 8:30 am and runs until 5:30 pm. A class day is typically divided into three classes, with breaks for lunch and snacks.

International Study Tour

As an integral part of being an effective global business leader is understanding how business operates in a global business environment, students participate in a required international study trip to major centers of financial and business activity. The trip, which is part of the curriculum and takes place in the second year of the program, provides an opportunity to experience first hand what has been studied in the classroom. Students meet with senior executives from major corporations and visit corporate headquarters. They receive briefings and attend seminars with leading economists, government officials, corporate executives and prominent university academics to discuss global economic and financial issues.

The international study tour is an invaluable experience and has proven to be a highly enjoyable highlight of the program. Recent trips have been to Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Argentina, and Brazil. Destinations vary from year to year.  The trip normally takes place between the second and third trimester and is eight to ten days long. Tour costs paid by the college include transportation, accommodations and most meals.

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