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EXECUTIVE MBA. Master of Business Administration

The ADEN University Executive MBA is designed to strengthen business leaders to manage companies in an international and connected world.

  • 37 credits hours GRADUATE LEVEL SEMESTER
  • 18 months ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME
Master of Business Administration

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  2. Three (3) years of management experience
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in the language of study
  4. Admission interview

PROGRAM OBJETIVES:

This program prepares individuals to successfully perform in the business world, with an ethical foundation and greater social awareness, as evidenced through the following competencies:

1. Understand the dynamics of organizational environments and the scope of business management.
2. Develop the executive skills and enhance personal leadership qualities needed to implement competitive and successful management strategies.
3. Deepen one’s understanding of the global business market, with strong emphasis placed on regional connectivity to Latin America.

 

EMBA COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Organizational Development and Operations

This course explores strategic management of Human Capital for Organizational Development. Strategy, structure, jobs and people. Culture and its influence on company results.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Accounting, Finance and Economics

This course presents the use of quantitative metrics for company analysis. Introduces the value of accounting information for the users. Financial analysis for Investment decisions. Development of internal control systems. Preparation of management reports for decision making. Micro and Macro Economics and the business cycle. Economic policies and their impact on business.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Marketing and Sales

This course reviews the role of marketing in the organization. Introduces marketing concepts and their relation to sales strategies and business objectives. Explores the interaction of marketing and sales.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Corporate Strategy and Business Development

This course introduces strategic management as a key management tool for competitive enterprises. Development of corporate strategy, key aspects to effective implementation including internal and external communications for business development.

2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Business Plan

Students are introduced to the structure of a comprehensive business plan including all aspects of operations and human capital management. The importance of financial planning, cash flow, forecasting income and expenses for evaluation of economic viability. Tips for an effective presentation of the business plan to investors.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Managerial and Personal Leadership

This course explores personal and managerial leadership as key to the success of individuals and organizations. The challenge of driving new generations. Integrated model of leadership. Introduces techniques for high personal performance. Managing discourse, body language body and public speaking as tools for successful leaders and managers.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

This course introduces bargaining as a management tool. Reviews various negotiation strategies, tactics and techniques. Students explore their own negotiation styles and gain tools to promote successful negotiations based on their strengths and abilities.

2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Leading High Performance Teams

High-performance teams are more than a set of high performing individuals. This course explores best practices of leading teams. It underscores the evolution of the role of the manager to team leader: Coaching, integration of different roles. Technological tools for teams. Effective and reverse delegation.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Executive Coaching

Students learn the value of coaching as a tool for personal and organizational change. Explores the evolution from simple management to coaching. The importance of individual and organizational learning. Students learn best practices of business coaching including: the management of commitments, the importance of active listening and critical element of time and time planes in executive coaching.

2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Introduction to the theme and concepts that facilitate a common language about ethics in general. Application of these concepts to the business world. Corporate social responsibility, ethics, and ethical codes as particularly relevant instruments. The contribution of ethics to the company in leadership and results.

1 credits

Prerequisite: None

Classic Management Theory

This course includes an analysis of classic management theories through selected authors. Provides a critical analytical view to the classical literature of management on values and entrepreneurial virtues, especially in the areas of organization, leadership and people management.

1 credits

Prerequisite: None

Strategic Marketing

This course goes beyond the basics of marketing to the development of marketing strategy that creates value in complex environments. Explores challenges for marketing in highly competitive and saturated markets. New trends including neuromarketing, lateral and unconventional thinking. Implementation of best digital and analog strategies based on analysis of successful business cases from around the world.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Financial Analysis

This course provides students with advanced tools for financial analysis and valuation. Explores factors of company profitability. Critical Interpretation of financial statements for decision-making to improve profitability. Determination of the value of the company. Cost of capital as a factor in determining strategy.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Project Management

This course introduces students to the principles of Project Management. Includes review of globally accepted frameworks based on PMBOK. Introduction to Agile Project Management including key practices and terminology.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Business Simulation Workshop

This experiential course requires students to think critically about comprehensive business strategy. Students analyze research, allocate resources, and implement all elements of general management in a competitive, simulated environment.

1 credits

Prerequisite: None

Master’s Project

Students work with faculty to develop a business project that takes the theory acquired throughout the EMBA program to a real or potential company as final requisite for the EMBA degree.

3 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all other required EMBA coursework and Departmental approval.

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