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Executive MBA academics

Explore how business responds to rapid and unexpected change and how to navigate complex international relations. With a foundation in technology and data analytics, data-driven problem-solving skills, and corporate innovation and transformation, EGADE — W. P. Carey EMBA coursework can be immediately applied in your organization, creating a significant competitive advantage in the global marketplace.


Equipped with dedicated career services support from EGADE and the W. P. Carey School throughout the program, you’ll learn how to become a better leader, discover companies on your horizon, and develop a plan for advancing your career. You’ll make connections with other senior leaders and leading firms. And you’ll gain access to a powerful combination of alumni communities, with more 120,000 W. P. Carey and EGADE graduates in every industry in more than 160 countries.

Leadership courses examine the issues leaders face from initial concept to final implementation of organizational value creation. Many assignments can be applied directly to your company, while the capstone strategy course is integrated throughout the program, culminating with a strategic analysis of your organization.

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Course descriptions

Leadership and Power in Organizations/Development of Executive Skills

Understands human side of organizations through management theories and applications. Develops knowledge and skills for successful management of self and others.

Financial Reporting / Accounting Analytics

Contemporary financial accounting and reporting systems; emphasizes the interpretation and evaluation of a company's external financial reports.

Data Analytics for Decision Making

Fundamentals of statistical analysis to aid management decision-making.

Business Economics

Applies microeconomic analysis to managerial decision-making in areas of demand, production, cost, and pricing. Evaluates competitive strategies.

Intrafirm Analytics for Decision Making

Managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting applied to the decision-making activities of professional managers.

Transformational Leadership

Addresses the inherent ambiguity surrounding effective leadership by providing a toolkit of tangible behaviors to ensure leaders create "high impact" in all areas of their professional and personal lives. Emphasizes what high-impact leaders do differently and uniquely to achieve results while also inspiring loyalty in relationships. Covers core topics including building executive maturity and presence, developing and delivering compelling messages, inspiring those around you, building a strong relationship network, establishing credibility, and managing upward relationships. Includes peer dialogue, extensive presentation skills training, and assignments based on students' real-life leadership experiences.

Corporate Finance

Develops analytical techniques and financial theories used to make optimal decisions in a corporate setting.

Strategy for Customer Development

Managing the marketing function; market and environmental analysis; marketing planning, strategy, and control concepts. Development and management of marketing programs.

Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

Improves students' understanding of and skills in the art of negotiation. For most managers, negotiation is a significant aspect of their day-to-day jobs, not to mention a major element of everyday life. Gives students experience in bargaining and negotiation, as well as provides a foundation in the essential knowledge bases crucial to being an effective negotiator. Emphasizes experiential learning — students spend most of their time participating in exercises and negotiation simulations (including negotiating job offers), as well as discussing negotiation-based cases involving issues that often arise in the workplace. The goal is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of what it takes to be an effective negotiator, as well as several experiences to draw upon in future negotiation situations.

Roles and Responsibilities for Managers/Business Ethics

Studies ethical decisions; the role of business in society.

Supply Chain Improvement for Global Companies

Contemporary management issues, including environmental, project, and supply chain management; new product development; quality control; TQM.

Prospective Business Model Innovation and Scaling Up

Capstone case-based course covering all aspects of starting a business: opportunity identification, evaluation, concept development, identifying required resources, acquiring those resources, launching the entity, managing growth, and ultimately, harvesting the enterprise. Revolves around a series of cases, readings and class discussions designed to build a comfort level with understanding and solving problems faced every day, in real life, by a broad spectrum of entrepreneurs at various phases of venture development. Significant emphasis on understanding the valuation and financing of entrepreneurial ventures interwoven through discussions.

Data Analytics for Business Value Creation

Understanding how organizations make use of business intelligence (BI) to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Builds the foundations for evidence-based managerial decision making. Covers technologies for data warehousing and data mining from a managerial perspective. Covers contemporary topics such as real-time BI, business analytics, and business performance management with the help of case studies, audio-video content, guest speakers, online forums to generate creative thinking and discussion.

International Practicum

Structured practical experience in a professional program, supervised by a practitioner and/or faculty member with whom the student works closely.

Strategy and Governance

Capstone/culminating experience

Formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of decisions in the functional areas.

Economic Context of Global Businesses

Macroeconomic analysis of issues related to economic growth, inflation, interest rates behavior, unemployment, exchange rate determination, and global competitiveness.


Multidisciplinary approaches to theories and practices of inspiring and managing innovation and change for sustainable competitive advantage. Focuses on both the student's individual creativity and the planning and implementation of innovations, technologies, processes, or systems that pose significant uncertainty. Places special attention on the processes surrounding understanding the consumer, ideation and implementation. Inclusive in this are methods such as environmental scanning, scenario planning, contextual research, storytelling, concept testing and prototyping. Also includes the many aspects of the organization's structure and culture regarding innovation and creativity.

Business Law

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