Program & Faculty

EMBA - Electives


In the Executive MBA program, students take a total of 12 electives. Electives are delivered primarily in the second year of the program, and students choose from a slate of electives offered specifically for executive format students.
While the program does not currently offer specializations and concentrations, students have the freedom to pursue their many interests when choosing electives.
Electives vary from class to class, and, each year, the Executive MBA program team works with students and faculty to develop the course offerings. Consistent with Darden’s general management orientation, Executive MBA electives cover a broad range of topics including strategy, leadership, finance, entrepreneurship, ethics and more. Past elective courses include:

Creativity and Design Thinking
Leading Teams
Transforming Societies
Mergers & Acquisitions
Entrepreneurial Thinking
Digital Marketing
Data Science in Business
Strategy Execution
Responsible Management: Ultimate Questions and Creating Value in Business
Security Analysis & Valuation
Innovation Excellence
Business Ethics Through Literature

Effectual Entrepreneurship
Data Analytics and Leadership Judgment in Sports Contexts
Leadership Communication During Times of Disruption & Transformation
Customer Centricity: A Strategic Approach
Financial Institutes & Markets
Entrepreneurial Finance
Real Estate Finance & Development
Leading with Influence
Leading Strategic Change
Marketing Technology Products
Starting New Ventures
Getting in the Room Where It Happens: How to Successfully Navigate the Workplace and Get Things Done