MBA for Executives

EMBA Curriculum

Darden EMBA case method classes mirror the way business is done — across functional units within the firm, across firms within the value chain, and around the globe. This integration across disciplines helps you develop the CEO's enterprise perspective, which is one reason the Financial Times named Darden the #1 business school in the world in general management.

The EMBA program's ten core courses cut across four themed terms (made up of residencies and distance learning) and include an Action Learning component which requires students to apply material from the program to their professional environment. The Enterprise Perspective course is designed to reinforce the habit of looking at a management decision from the CEO's point of view and to develop the leadership skills needed to implement it effectively. The Professional Advancement Course is designed to provide the strategic perspectives that you will need to advance your career.

Curriculum Overview

MBA for Executives Curriculum Chart
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Leadership Residency 1

Leading with an Enterprise Perspective  

 

Term 1

The Language and Context of Business 

Delivered through monthly weekend residencies & distance learning:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Decision Analysis
  • Financial Management and Policies
  • Global Economies and Markets
  • Leading Organizations
  • Enterprise Perspective
  • Action Learning

Term 2

The Value and Values of the Enterprise

Delivered through monthly weekend residencies & distance learning:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Management and Policies
  • Global Economies and Markets
  • Management Communication
  • Enterprise Perspective
  • Action Learning

 

Leadership Residency 2

Leading Change

 

Term 3

Creating Competitive Advantage 

Delivered through monthly weekend residencies & distance learning:

  • Operations Management
  • Leading Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Decision Analysis
  • Enterprise Perspective
  • Professional Advancement
  • Action Learning

Term 4

Sustaining Competitive Advantage 

Delivered through monthly weekend residencies & distance learning:

  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Decision Analysis
  • Leading Organizations
  • Strategic Thinking and Action
  • Enterprise Perspective
  • Professional Advancement
  • Action Learning

 

Leadership Residency 3

Leading in Emerging Economies 

 

Terms 5-6

Electives

Delivered through monthly weekend residencies & distance learning:

  • Professional Advancement
  • Electives vary based on faculty availability and student interest. A sample from previous terms:
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Business Law
    • Bargaining and Negotiating
    • Entrepreneurial Thinking
    • Communicating Through the Leadership Perspective
    • Corporate Financial Policies
    • Introduction to Real Estate Development and Finance
    • Leading Strategic Change
    • Strategic Alliances
    • Developing Organizational Capabilities

 

Leadership Residency 4

Creating the Future 

 

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