The EMBA Bloomberg Center houses eleven Bloomberg Terminals and is adjacent to the new EMBA Conference Room. Six of the terminals are powered by laptops, which are available to the EMBA students to bring home or to work.
Dr. Randy Settoon, Dean of the College of Business,
displays the Bloomberg Terminals.
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Albert Einstein
The Executive MBA at Southeastern Louisiana University: An Education that COUNTS
An Executive MBA student's presentation in a finance course.
Thank you for your interest in our Executive MBA program. It is a lock-step, intense, practical program designed to equip present and future executives with the knowledge to compete successfully in a competitive marketplace. Our graduates gain the competitive advantage necessary to advance their careers. You are invited to apply for admission into our program and become a member of our next class.
The highlights of the program are presented below:
Our Executive MBA program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting agency for business degree programs. Business schools accredited by AACSB include the University of Chicago, University of California-Berkeley, Yale University, Stanford University, and Duke University.
Classes meet only on Saturdays, allowing participants to earn an MBA without interrupting
their careers. Each course consists of three on-campus Saturday meetings and two on-line
sessions. The on-campus meetings are held every other Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m.. The seventeen-month program spans four semesters -- Spring, Summer, Fall,
and Spring. A new class starts every January.
Faculty members who teach in the program relate well to executive graduate business students. Selection to teach in the program is regarded as a mark of distinction in the College of Business. The professors are selected based on their training, research expertise, teaching ability, consulting and work experiences.
The Executive MBA faculty consists of a very diverse group of professors who have been trained at major research institutions, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, University of Arkansas and Texas A&M University.
Our professors are teachers, scholars and consultants. The Executive MBA faculty members are recognized for their enthusiasm for teaching. They incorporate the theory and practice of business into their courses. Our faculty members are also active researchers who publish in peer-reviewed journals. Being active in research allows our professors to remain current in and contribute to the practice of business.
Given that the participants in our program are from diverse backgrounds and have significant
business experiences, knowledge and ideas are shared amongst classmates. Existing
work situations and problems are often addressed in class. Program participants interact
in class, small study-groups, workshops and social events. The close relationships
developed throughout the program can lead to long-term professional partnerships.
The curriculum is designed to give practicing managers and executives the skills needed to assume leadership roles in their organizations. The program consists of eleven graduate courses, which employ lectures, readings, cases, guest business speakers, simulations and computer packages.
Our Executive MBA program allows you to choose the path that leads to your professional success. There are two tracks available: a general MBA, and an MBA with a health care management concentration. The general MBA participants can choose between 1) accounting and finance electives or 2) business electives.
The three choices that lead to an MBA degree are:
A general MBA (with accounting and finance electives)
A general MBA (with business electives)
An MBA with a Health Care Management Concentration
All Executive MBA students register for seven core courses and four non-core courses. The seven core courses are required of all participants.
All participants in the program enroll in seven fundamental graduate courses: Accounting, Managerial Economics, Financial Management, Statistics, Organizational Behavior, Business Strategy, and Marketing.
General MBA (with Business Electives)
In addition to the seven fundamental courses presented above, students enroll in the following business courses: 1) Entrepreneurship, 2) Project Management, 3) Business Law and Negotiations, and 4) Advanced Accounting/Finance.
General MBA (with Accounting and Finance Electives)
In addition to the seven fundamental common curriculum courses presented above, students enroll in the following accounting and finance courses: 1) Special Topics in Accounting, 2) Special Topics in Finance, 3) Financial Policies II, and 4) Business Law and Negotiations.
Seven of the eleven graduate courses in this track are finance (three courses), accounting (two courses), or analysis courses (statistics and economics).
In addition to the seven fundamental courses presented above, students receiving a concentration in health care management enroll in the following courses: 1) Health Care Law, 2) Health Care Financial Management, 3) Advanced Health Care Administration, and 4) Special Topics in Health Care Management.
While there are no prerequisite courses to enroll in the fundamental courses, Quick-Start seminars are presented on-line prior to each fundamental course. These seminars ensure that a program participant has the foundation necessary to successfully complete each fundamental course.
Since our program participants come from diverse backgrounds and possess different talents, optional tutorial sessions are offered for the quantitative courses. The tutorial sessions allow students to sharpen their skills, when necessary, in order to keep pace in the program. Tutorial sessions are offered for the finance, accounting and statistics courses.
The program sponsors workshops and lectures to complement the Executive MBA curriculum. The workshops and lectures present a broad range of business viewpoints to our students and lead to networking opportunities.
The half-day to full-day workshops are independent of the course work and are optional for the participants enrolled in the program. The presentation topics are initiated by the students. To expose our students to many schools of thought, the workshops are conducted by regional and national authorities. Former students are also invited to participate in the workshops.
Local and regional business leaders speak to the Executive MBA students during lunch. A typical presentation consists of a lecture and question/answer session.
John Schroder, State Representative
Participation in our program leads to networking opportunities with other local professionals. In addition to developing relationships with their own classmates, participants have the opportunity to interact with individuals from other Executive MBA classes. With a new group starting every spring, there is the opportunity to network with students from other classes during lunches, breaks, and workshops. There is also the opportunity to network with former students at workshops and social events.
Our Executive MBA program has provided a quality executive education for more than a decade to a very diverse group of participants. In May, 2008, we graduated our tenth class. As a natural progression, we have established The Executive MBA Alumni Network. This Network will allow EMBA graduates to reconnect with former classmates and become connected with other local professionals from our program. In addition to the networking opportunities, members of the Alumni Network will be invited to participate in Executive MBA workshops and lectures. The intention of the Network is for the learning and networking to continue beyond the seventeen months that a participant is in the program. Brian Greffenius, EMBA Class of 2008, has agreed to lead the Network.
An Alumni Advisory Council has been established to ensure that we provide a relevant, quality, up-to-date learning experience for our students. The Council is composed of former Southeastern Louisiana University Executive MBA students who have leadership roles in their organizations. The Council members know our program as well as the demands of the competitive marketplace.
A Student Leadership Council has been established to provide feedback to the Executive MBA Director. The council of current students provides leadership for the workshops, lecture series, social events, and any other matters pertaining to the students.
The College of Business is very efficient with its assets; therefore, we can offer a quality Executive MBA program at a reasonable price. With Southeastern being one of the largest universities in the state, and the College of Business being the largest college on campus, our Executive MBA students share the fixed costs of an education with many other students. Also, given that undergraduate and master's level business programs are our focus, the College of Business does not have to support a small, expensive doctoral business program. We have a very good business model.
The total cost of the program is $20,676. This fee is all inclusive. It covers tuition, books, cases, workshops, luncheon lectures, lunches, snacks, graduation fees and parking fees.
Although the fees are relatively low, quality is not sacrificed. We charge the least that we can to sustain a quality program. Being a state-supported university, we have a social responsibility to offer Louisiana residents a quality executive business education at a reasonable price. We subscribe to the notion that everyone benefits from an educated society.
We have provided a quality executive education for a decade to more than one hundred and sixty diverse participants. The following professions have been represented in our program: Attorneys, Accountants, Physicians, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Nurses, Bankers, Pharmacists, Computer Scientists, Managers, Marketers, Therapists, Consultants, and Investment Advisors.
The class size is limited to encourage teamwork and meaningful participation of everyone. The average class size of our first ten classes has been eleven students.
Since part of the learning process is from cohorts, only qualified individuals are accepted into the program.
Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond, where I-12 and I-55 intersect. The main campus is conveniently located within one hour of New Orleans, forty-five minutes of Baton Rouge, and twenty-five minutes of St. Tammany Parish.
Thanks for visiting. As presented above, we offer a quality Executive MBA program that is manageable and affordable. It is an education that counts.
If you have an interest in increasing your human capital, and feel that our Executive MBA program can help you accomplish your goals, please contact my office at 985-549-2146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Cresson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Director, Executive Master of Business Administration Program
Mr. Ivan Duque discusses the United States housing bubble and its effects on Latin America. Mr. Duque works at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.
Dr. John Cresson
Director, Executive MBA