Executive MBA

Curriculum

The general management curriculum is designed to refresh, expand, and strengthen your grounding in the fundamental disciplines of business so that you are better equipped on the job and in the future. You'll also gain the business tools and analytical thinking to be able to put everything together—the economics of HR, the financial business case, writing skills, brand strategy, and negotiation techniques.

During the 21-month program, you will take 17 core courses, a selection of electives and the LEAD course. Core courses are taken in a pre-set curriculum focusing on business foundations, functions, management and environment. During the second year of the program, you can choose from 4 electives taught in Chicago. Our elective options allow you to follow one of six focused areas of study: capital markets, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, strategy, or leadership management. LEAD is a required course across all Chicago Booth programs and occurs during the first quarter of the program.

The Executive MBA Program ends with one of two experiential, team-based capstone courses from which students may choose. Together with group assignments and study groups, this format encourages you to build camaraderie and share experiences - a valuable component of the learning process. For more information, please see the program timeline.

Foundations

Statistics
Financial Accounting
Microeconomics

Functions

FINANCE

Corporate Finance
Financial Strategy

MARKETING

Marketing Management
Advanced Marketing

OPERATIONS

Operations Management

Management

DECISIONS

Managerial Accounting
Managerial Decision Making
Negotiations

PEOPLE

Essentials of Effective Leadership
Organizations and Incentives

STRATEGY

Competitive Strategy

Business Environment

Macroeconomics
Global Strategy and Economics

Electives

Students choose four elective courses.

Capstone Experience Course

The Global New Venture Challenge
Integrated Strategic Management