Executive MBA Curriculum

The Executive MBA curriculum helps you develop new skills, changes how you think about business problems, transforms your leadership style and opens up career opportunities.

It includes six key elements:

  1. Practical classes that stress not just business knowledge but business know-how, the ability to put knowledge into practice with favorable results.
  2. Numerous case-based and experiential learning methods.
  3. An integrated-transformation field project in a company, perhaps your own, that will enhance your career opportunities.
  4. Working with your own executive coach in appropriate developmental and leadership areas.
  5. An international trip to Europe, Asia or Latin America comparing and contrasting business-decision making in global economies.
  6. A trip to Washington DC, that tap into industry, regulatory and social-policy development processes.

These six elements highlight the blending of two curricular threads: Critical Skills and Successful Executive. You will take courses and have experiences in each thread every semester.

Executive Orientation Week in August

Orientation Week Seminars

  • Leading and Managing: Motivation, Trust and Decision Making
  • Personal Communication Skills (verbal and written)
  • Coaching and Building Effective Teams

Semester 1 — Business Imperatives

  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business
  • Executive Coaching

Semester 2 — Control and Information Access

  • Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Governance, Ethics, Risk Management, Compliance
  • Executive Studies — Trip No. 1 — Government (Washington DC)
  • Executive Coaching

Semester 3 — Operations and Execution Perspectives

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • International Business Management
  • Information Technology and Management Information Systems
  • Executive Coaching

Semester 4 — Strategy and Innovative Execution

  • Strategic Management
  • Integrated Transformation
  • Elective Course (usually from Innovation, Marketing or Finance offerings)
  • Executive Coaching

Semester 5 — Leading and Sustaining the Enterprise

  • Global Economy
  • Strategic Financial Management and Valuation
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Executive Studies — Trip No. 2 — International destination(s)
  • Executive Coaching

The Naveen Jindal School of Management reserves the right to change any of the above courses, structure or cost of the program at any time as needed.

Executive MBA Program

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Program Rankings

Ranked No.12 among U.S.-based public university Executive MBA programs Financial Times, 2013

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Ranked No. 38 globally for Executive MBA programs, Business Week, 2012