Graduate Degree - Master of Business Administration Degree: Executive M.B.A. Program

Master of Business Administration Degree: Executive M.B.A. Program
Program Code:
6044 Business Administration
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Master of Business Admin
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Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
The Eli Broad College of Business

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Graduate Study

Master of Business Administration Degree: Executive M.B.A. Program

The Executive Master of Business Administration degree program with a major in business administration is available only through Michigan State University's  Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan. Students are admitted to the program only for fall semester. The program extends over 21 months, and consists of two fall and spring semesters and the intervening summer. Students in the program must complete the required courses in a defined sequence with the other members of their class.

The Executive M.B.A. program is designed for experienced managers who have a high degree of potential for leadership as executives.  The objectives of the program are to develop skills in strategic thinking, analysis, decision-making and leadership.  The program is designed to provide a generalist's perspective across functional areas of the business organization through an interactive process.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, students must meet the requirements specified below.


To be admitted to the M.B.A. degree program in business administration, an applicant must:

  1. Be employed full–time in a managerial position in the public or private sector.
  2. Be nominated for acceptance into the program by one or more representatives of the employing organization.
  3. Have a bachelor's degree from a recognized educational institution.
  4. Have a cumulative academic record equivalent to at least 3.0 (B) in undergraduate work.
  5. Have 10 years or more of professional work experience. The work experience should reflect approximately five years of senior supervisory, managerial, or professional responsibility.
  6. Have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a managerial position.
  7. Have a high degree of potential for advancement to a leadership role.
  8. Possess the following personal attributes:  intellectual curiosity, a team orientation, clear thinking, good oral and written communication skills, assertiveness, and receptiveness to new ideas and approaches.

However, admission to the program is selective. Meeting the minimum standards listed above does not guarantee admission to the program.

Students who are admitted to the Executive M.B.A. Program must participate in a non-credit orientation program and in non-credit preparatory workshops prior to enrolling in the courses that are required for the program.  The preparatory workshops involve an introduction to the faculty and the curriculum, accounting basics, group dynamics and team selection, computer skills, and quantitative foundations.

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration Degree in Business Administration

  1. Students must complete 45 credits for the degree from the following courses:
    EMB 801 Business Unit Strategy 2
    EMB 802 Financial Accounting Concepts 2
    EMB 811 Corporate and Global Strategies, Design and Governance 2
    EMB 812 Accounting for Decision Making and Control 2
    EMB 820 Marketing Operations and Innovation 2
    EMB 821 Corporate Finance 3
    EMB 822 Managing Supply Chain and Lean Operations 2 or 3
    EMB 824 Global Supply Chain Strategy 1
    EMB 828 Strategic and International Marketing 2
    EMB 831 Law and Business 1
    EMB 836 Management in the Global Marketplace 3
    EMB 844 Leadership, Change Management and Ethics 2
    EMB 845 Entrepreneurship 1
    EMB 847 Business Decision Making and Marginal Analysis 2 or 3
    EMB 852 International Markets 1 to 3
    EMB 856 Human Resources and Critical Organizational Transitions 1 to 3
    EMB 858 Financial Strategies and Value/Risk Management 2
    EMB 861 Strategic Management of Information Technology 2
    EMB 863 Strategy Process: Generation and Implementation 2
    EMB 865 Business Ethics and Professional Responsibility 2
    EMB 866 Managing Teams and Negotiation 1 or 2
    EMB 877 Leadership Development 1
    EMB 887 Business Assessment and Operational Excellence 2
    EMB 889 Global Business Growth and Transformation 3
    EMB 891 Special Topics in Executive Management 1 to 3
    Students may re-enroll in EMB 887 for a maximum of 4 credits.
    Students may re-enroll in EMB 889 for a maximum of 6 credits.
    Students may re-enroll in EMB 891 for a maximum of 6 credits.

Academic Standards

Students are expected to (1) maintain a minimum grade–point average of 3.0 each semester, (2) maintain a minimum cumulative grade–point average of 3.0, and (3) complete all courses listed on the Candidacy Form.  A student's academic progress is monitored by the Director of the Executive M.B.A. Program.

A student who does not maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade–point average will be placed on probation.  Such a student will be given the next semester of enrollment to achieve a cumulative 3.0 grade–point average; otherwise, dismissal from the program will result.