Executive MBA

Welcome to the Executive MBA Program


Next EMBA class will begin January 18th 2014.

 

Spring 2014 Schedule 

 

Accepting applications until January 7th 2014.

 

Three Choices:

 
1) General MBA (with accounting & finance electives)

 
2) General MBA (with business electives)

 

3) MBA with a Health Care Management Concentration

 

Additional Information at BusinessWeek



Introducing the Executive MBA Bloomberg Center

 

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

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

 

 

Dr. Wang

 

Dr. Wang

 

Southeastern graduate Mr. Roger Wang, Chairman and CEO of one of China’s largest business concerns, spends a Saturday afternoon with Executive MBA students. Mr. Wang has been listed on Forbes’ 400 Richest Americans list and Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list.

 

Dear Potential Executive MBA Participant:

cressonThank 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:

 

AACSB-Accredited Program

Program is In-Touch with the Market

Seventeen-Month, Saturday-Only Program

Reasonable Fees

Learn from Experienced Faculty and Cohorts

Impressive Track Record

Curriculum

Small Class Size

Never-Ending Learning Opportunities

Selective Program

Networking Opportunities

Great Location

 

AACSB-Accredited Program

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.

 

Seventeen-Month, Saturday-Only Program

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.

 

Learn from Experienced Faculty and Cohorts

 

Quality Faculty

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.

 

Workshop

Cohorts

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. Class of 2011 profile.

 

Curriculum is Designed for Participants with Relevant Work Experience

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:

  1. A general MBA (with accounting and finance electives)
  2. A general MBA (with business electives)
  3. 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.

 

Common Curriculum Cohorts

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

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).

 

Health Care Management Concentration

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.

 

Quick-Start Seminars

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.

 

Tutorial Sessions

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.

 

Never-Ending Learning Opportunities

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.

 

Workshops

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.

 

Lunch Lecture Series

Luncheon Lecture Series

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

 

Networking Opportunities

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.

 

Executive MBA Alumni Network

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.

 

Program is In-Touch with the Market

 

Alumni Advisory Council

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.

 

Student Leadership Council

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.

 

Reasonable Fees

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.

 

Impressive Track Record

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.

 

Small Class Size

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.

 

Class 09 & 10

Selective Program

Since part of the learning process is from cohorts, only qualified individuals are accepted into the program.

 

Great Location

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 emba@selu.edu. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 entering class. The preferred deadline to submit a complete application portfolio is January 7, 2014. 

 

John Cresson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance

Director

Executive Master of Business Administration Program

 

Contact us at: 10735, Hammond, LA 70402, 985 549-2146.

or visit us on campus at Garrett Hall, Room 75.

 

Ivan

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.


Contact Us

Dr. John Cresson

Director

Executive MBA
emba@selu.edu
985 549-2146


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