|Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)|
The EMBA program educates middle- and upper-level managers from a cross-functional and cross-cultural perspective and develops them into well-rounded managers with strategic thinking skills. The program was created to address the issues of management in different cultural contexts and to prepare men and women for leadership positions in for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. The program pays particular attention to cultural diversity within an organization and to cultural differences in different countries how to effectively manage such differences. To carry out this mission, the EMBA program educates students in a friendly and caring learning community and in small, interactive classes where they learn, acquire skills, and form attitudes and values appropriate for leading and serving in a global society. The program builds on the University's strengths in cross-cultural studies and community service based on Buddhist values of excellence, self-cultivation, and responsibility
The curriculum emphasizes:
The program is designed for completion in three semesters of full-time study. Students need at least 34 units to graduate, including 22 units in core courses, 3 units in the capstone course, 6 units in selected concentration courses, and 3 units in electives. Concentrations are offered in Computer Information Systems, Finance, International Business, and Nonprofit Organization Management. Students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than business may be required to complete program prerequisite coursework to ensure that they have the appropriate academic foundation for success in the EMBA program.
EMBA COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Core Courses (33 units):
(MBA 501, 505 and 506 may be waived if the student has taken these courses in his or her previous studies)
Plus 6 units of courses from required courses in a selected MBA concentration:
Elective Course (3 units)
Capstone Course (3 units)
To graduate from University of the West with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), the student must meet the following standards:
Completion of a minimum of 42 semester units including the required core and elective courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.