Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, M.B.A. (Executive)


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Overview

The E.M.B.A. program is designed for business professionals with a minimum of eight years of work experience and is designed to allow successful practicing managers to enrich and enhance their organizational effectiveness through theoretical founding in core business functions. Developed especially for upwardly mobile managers, the E.M.B.A. program capitalizes on existing career and life experience. The program adds career value by exposing students to cross-functional business knowledge, improved professional networks and heightened confidence that comes with a life-changing experience.

E.M.B.A. classes are scheduled Friday afternoon and all-day Saturday every other week, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fridays, and 8:00 -11:45 a.m. and 12:45 - 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. The E.M.B.A. program takes 21 months to complete. Students must participate in one required international trip in the third term. Participants go through the program as an integrated group, benefiting from close working relationships and enriched by the diversity of backgrounds and experiences.

Admission procedures to the E.M.B.A. program differ from those of the full-time M.B.A. and P.M.B.A. programs. For a brochure that outlines application procedures, potential candidates should call the E.M.B.A. Admissions Office at 214-768-3154 or visit www.coxemba.com.

Curriculum - Fall Entry


E.M.B.A. Class 2025: Entry Fall 2023, Graduate Spring 2025

Total Credit Hours: 50

Term 1 - Fall


Term 2 - Spring


Module A


  • BA 6250 - Decision Models for Executives
  • BA 6423 - Valuation and Capital Allocation
  • BA 6424 - Marketing Management for Executives

Module B


  • BA 6239 - Global Economics
  • BA 6423 - Valuation and Capital Allocation (continued)
  • BA 6424 - Marketing Management for Executives

Term Total: 12 Credit Hours


Term 3 - Summer


Module A


  • BA 6210 - Global Business Project
  • BA 6230 - Managing Operations for Executives
  • BA 6231 - Strategic Management for Executives

Term Total: 6 Credit Hours


Term 4 - Fall


Module A


  • BA 6215 - Transformational Executive Leadership
  • Electives: Two (2) Courses (4 credit hours)

Module B


  • BA 6240 - Strategic Cost Analysis
  • Electives: Two (2) Courses (4 credit hours)

Term Total: 12 Credit Hours


Term 5 - Spring


Module A


  • BA 6436 - Unbridled Leadership: Cox IMPACT Practicum
  • Executive Insights Forum (Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Elective: One (1) Course (2 credit hours)

Module B


  • BA 6436 - Unbridled Leadership: Cox IMPACT Practicum (continued)
  • Executive Insights Forum (Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Elective: One (1) Course (2 credit hours)

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours


Curriculum - Spring Entry


E.M.B.A. Class 2025: Entry Spring 2024, Graduate Summer 2025

Total Credit Hours: 50

Term 1 - Spring


Term 2 - Summer


Module A


Term Total: 6 Credit Hours


Term 3 - Fall


Module A


Module B


  • BA 6239 - Global Economics
  • BA 6423 - Valuation and Capital Allocation (continued)
  • BA 6424 - Marketing Management for Executives (continued)

Term Total: 12 Credit Hours


Term 4 - Spring


Module A


  • BA 6436 - Unbridled Leadership: Cox IMPACT Practicum
  • BA 6240 - Strategic Cost Management
  • Executive Insights Forum (Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Elective: One (1) Course (2 credit hours)

Module B


  • BA 6436 - Unbridled Leadership: Cox IMPACT Practicum (continued)
  • Executive Insights Forum (Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Electives: Two (2) Courses (4 credit hours)

Term Total: 12 Credit Hours


Term 5 - Summer


Module A


  • BA 6215 - Transformational Executive Leadership
  • Electives: Three (3) Courses (6 credit hours)

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours


Credit Hours Summary for E.M.B.A. Program


38 credit hours of required courses
12 credit hours for elective courses

50 credit hours total for Cox M.B.A. degree

Business Administration Courses (BA)


The E.M.B.A. curriculum has been designed to integrate both management theory and practical skills application in a series of synchronized courses during the 21‑month period. The first-year coursework is focused on the acquisition of know­ledge, skills and usable expertise in a number of business disciplines. The second-year coursework covers the broader, policy-level aspects of finance, organizational behavior and marketing. Elective courses vary from year to year. The E.M.B.A. program and the M.B.A. Registrar develop a list of electives from which the students select.

Policies and Procedures


Note: For policies not specifically listed below, the E.M.B.A. program abides by the policies listed in this catalog for graduate programs.

Academic Performance Standards. The academic performance of all E.M.B.A. students is reviewed at the end of each term. To be considered in good academic standing, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or better. Students with a cumulative GPA below 3.000 (without rounding) upon completion of 48 hours may take up to eight additional credit hours in order to raise their GPA to the required level. The eight additional hours will include any courses that are repeated because of poor performance (below a grade of C-). The student will be responsible for paying additional tuition to take these additional eight hours. No student will be permitted to earn more than a total of 58 credit hours toward the completion of the E.M.B.A. program for GPA purposes. A student on academic probation is not permitted to enroll in a directed study course.

Students who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 will be placed on academic probation. The following criteria outline when students will be dismissed from the Cox School of Business.

E.M.B.A. students will be dismissed if they achieve

  • Less than a cumulative 2.000 GPA at the end of 12 GPA hours or the first term.
  • Less than a cumulative 2.250 GPA at the end of 24 GPA hours or the second term.
  • Less than a cumulative 2.500 GPA at the end of 30 GPA hours or the third term.
  • Less than a cumulative 2.750 GPA at the end of 42 GPA hours or the fourth term.
  • Less than a cumulative 2.950 GPA at the end of 50 GPA hours or the fifth term.

With an approved petition to take up to 8 additional hours beyond the 48 GPA hours required for the degree, E.M.B.A. students will be dismissed if they achieve

  • Less than a cumulative 2.950 GPA at the end of 50 GPA hours or the fifth term.
  • Less than a cumulative 2.970 GPA at the end of 52 GPA hours (+ 2 hours).
  • Less than a cumulative 2.980 GPA at the end of 54 GPA hours (+ 4 hours).
  • Less than a cumulative 2.990 GPA at the end of 56 GPA hours (+ 6 hours).
  • Less than a cumulative 3.000 GPA at the end of 58 GPA hours (+ 8 hours).

E.M.B.A. students MUST have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 at the end of 58 GPA hours.

Enrollment. Each fall, spring and summer term has an enrollment period during which the formal process of enrollment in the University is completed. Prior to each enrollment period, the Executive M.B.A. Office will publish enrollment instructions. Students are personally responsible for complying with enrollment procedures and for ensuring the accuracy of their enrollment.

Audit Enrollment. Students may not audit courses in the E.M.B.A. program, as enrollment is limited to students who have been granted admission to this program.

Course Waiver Policy. While the Cox School is not obligated to grant any waiver credit, in certain cases, up to nine credit hours for E.M.B.A. students may be waived, at entrance only, thereby eliminating the need to take a specific required course. This does not reduce the total number of credit hours required for the degree; it allows only for another course(s) to be substituted for the required course(s) as determined in the waiver process. Requests for waived credit are reviewed and processed only after the student’s enrollment deposit is received in the Admissions Office. For complete details and a Course Waiver Petition Request form, students should contact the Office of Graduate Student Enrollment and Engagement.

Transfer of Graduate Credit. Although the Cox School of Business is not obligated to accept any transfer credit, in certain cases coursework may be transferred, at entrance only, thereby reducing the number of credit hours required to be taken at Cox for the degree. Transferable hours, up to nine credit hours for E.M.B.A. students, will be considered only if the following criteria are met: 1) the graduate course was taken at an institution accredited by AACSB, 2) the student earned a grade better than B-, 3) the course was completed within the three years prior to matriculation at Cox and 4) the course was not credited toward a previous degree. Requests for transfer credit are reviewed and processed only after the student’s enrollment deposit is received in the Admissions Office. For complete details and a Transfer Credit Petition Request form, students should contact the Office of Graduate Student Enrollment and Engagement.

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