EMBA Program Outline

Executive MBA - Program Requirements (36 credit hours)

  • 4 days of mandatory weekend workshops to kick-off the program (Late August/Early September)
  • 2 one-week courses, EMBA 800 (Late August, 3 credit hours) and EMBA 805 (Early June, 3 credit hours)
  • 1 International Study Course – EMBA 870 (3 credit hours)
  • 12 course modules taken over 3 semesters (24 credit hours)
  • EMBA 900 Research Report - also known as the Capstone Project (3 credit hours)

During Fall and Winter semesters, four classes are scheduled on one day per week, alternating between Fridays and Saturdays. This meets the needs of students from outside Regina, who commute to Regina for just one day each week.

1 week course

Late August

EMBA 800 Management as a System (3)

This one-week module will cover a range of topics that introduce the program, learning methods, and basic building blocks of the Executive MBA program. An understanding of the functions of the executive and exposure to the idea of management as an integrative discipline will be the foundation of the course.

Semester 1

September - December

EMBA 840 Accounting for Managers (2)

Students examine accounting’s role in an organization, focusing on accounting information for decision-making and performance measurement. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of management and financial accounting with a concentration on the use rather than the preparation of accounting information.

EMBA 810 Management and Organizational Behaviour (2)

This is an overview course that will introduce students to the theories explaining individual and group behaviour, and how organizational structures, management practices, and organizational cultures affect it. In addition, the link between organizational behaviour and organizational effectiveness will be clarified.

EMBA 820 Negotiation (2)

This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution. Negotiation and conflict resolution are viewed as ongoing aspects of life, rather than from a narrow labour relations perspective. The techniques learned will be applicable to many different situations.

EMBA 850 Information Technology (2)

This module provides comprehensive coverage of enterprise IT strategy for knowledge management, process improvement, supply-chain enhancement, service excellence, and electronic commerce.

Semester 2

January  - April

EMBA 830 Human Resource Management (2)

This module focuses on strategic planning in human resource management, including integrating human resource systems with organizational strategy. Special topics may include human resource issues in mergers and acquisitions, in restructuring, and in emerging forms of organization.

EMBA 835 Marketing for Managers (2)

Students will focus on the need for marketing decision-makers to interact with other functional areas of the organization. This module will review the marketing mix, market segmentation and positioning, and consumer analysis; examine various product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies; and provide guidelines for the formulation of a marketing plan.

EMBA 845 Finance for Managers (2)

This module will focus on the theory and practice of financial decision making, including risk analysis, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and working capital management.

EMBA 816 Production and Operations Management (2)

This course deals with managing the production and distribution of an organization's goods and/or services. Potential issues include forecasting demand for the organization's goods and/or services, developing efficient manufacturing processes, workforce scheduling, and inventory planning and control.

1 Week

April or May

EMBA 870 International Study Course (3)

Destination: TBA

1 week course

Late May early June

EMBA 805 Perspectives on Leadership (3)

This one-week module focuses on leadership roles and skills. The topics include leadership in strategic and structural change; developing high performance - high commitment organizations through approaches such as team building and empowerment; managing external relationships; and developing leadership within organizations.

Semester 3

September  - December

EMBA 825 Change Management (2)

This module seeks to bring about an awareness and understanding of how organizations are managing change. The course will provide perspectives of the change strategists, the change implementers, and the change recipients. The objective of the course is to develop sensitive and effective change-agent skills in management ranks.

EMBA 860 Business, Government, and Society (2)

This module focuses on the non-market environment of firms, including the social, political, and legal arrangements that condition interactions within and outside the marketplace. Cases deal with governmental bodies, activists and interest groups, and other constituencies of the firm across a wide spectrum  of issues and public policy.

EMBA 855 Business Research Methods (2)

This module prepares students for the EMBA 900 Research paper by introducing them to research methods commonly used in business. This will include an overview of secondary research, qualitative research methods (focus groups, interviews) and quantitative research methods such as the use of data analysis software.

EMBA 865 Strategy (2)

This module focuses on the general management perspective in the development, evaluation, and implementation of organizational strategy. Lectures and discussion on topical strategic issues will be augmented by the analysis of comprehensive cases which serve to integrate concepts and insights from other courses.

Capstone - Research Paper

January - March

(or Summer during program)

EMBA 900 Research Paper (3)

Under the guidance of a supervisor, a student analyzes a significant organizational problem with a view to recommending a feasible solution. Problems may either be specific or general, requiring either a particular disciplinary background or a multidisciplinary approach. This course will be graded on a credit/no credit (C/N) basis.

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