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Executive MBA Curriculum

Gain the critical business and leadership skills required for success in a digital-first, tech-driven world through Georgia Tech Scheller’s Executive MBA program. 

Scheller's Executive MBA program allows you to tailor your experience by focusing on one of two specializations — Global Business (GB) or Management of Technology (MoT). Through courses, capstone projects, international travel, and more, you’ll cultivate the leadership acumen, tech savvy, and analytical skills to lead.

In considering the needs of our students in a changing business world, we’ve made improvements and enhancements to the curriculum and structure of the Executive MBA program.  

  • We are offering for the first time elective opportunities for our students. Students can take an elective course during the summer and final fall semesters. 
  • We have increased our focus on leadership and strategy within the curriculum.
Sample Elective Offerings

Analysis of Emerging Technologies
Identify the implications of emerging technologies via a “timeless” and a “timely” component.

Cybersecurity and Privacy for Executives
Address cybersecurity management issues, focusing on the non-code aspects of cybersecurity and on current issues of greatest concern to middle and senior management.

Global Product and Brand Management
Examine diverse issues involved in the management of a product portfolio and explore applications across a range of industries including consumer products, technology products, and services. 

New Product Strategies
A systematic overview of the management challenges that arise during the product development process.

Technology Strategy
Analyze the economic and strategic factors that guide firms' decisions regarding the generation, commercialization, protection, and adoption of technological innovations. 

Core Courses

Courses below are required for both the Global Business and Management of Technology specializations.

Cross-Cultural Communications
Business and leadership skills, including teamwork, communications, conflict resolution, and negotiations.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Leadership and behavioral concepts to enhance individual, team, and organizational performance.

Financial and Managerial Accounting
Measuring and reporting the financial performance of the firm, and concepts in cost and managerial accounting.

Managing Marketing
Marketing of products and services in international and technological environments.

Data Analysis for Business
Tools, concepts and statistical methods to analyze corporate and economic data.

Financial Management
An introduction to finance. Topics include time value of money, capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, dividend policy, and working capital management.

Global Economics
Basic economic concepts and the ability to apply these concepts to business decision-making and public policy analysis.

Manufacturing and Service Management
Conceptual and analytical skills to manage manufacturing, supply chain and service operations.

Business Regulations
Implications of domestic and foreign legal environments for managerial decision-making.

Integrating knowledge of the functional areas of a business to understand how firms gain and sustain a competitive advantage in a globally competitive environment.

Information Systems
Tools and techniques to manage the information technology infrastructure that supports a global organization.

Ethical Decision Making
Focuses on understanding and applying ethical decision-making practices in business.

International Business Negotiations
Examines the complex nature of international negotiations in business and how relationships with domestic and foreign governments impact the decision-making process.

Business Strategies for Sustainability
Understanding current environmental challenges' effect on business and strategies of eco-efficiency, product stewardship, green marketing and sustainable development.

Management of Technology (MoT) Courses

In addition to the EMBA core courses, MoT students must complete the following courses:

Processes of Technological Innovation
Addresses the processes involved in technological innovation, focusing on models, sources, flows, and the protection of innovation and intellectual property.

Change Management
Explores methods to adapt, evolve, or create change for strategic competitive advantage and how organizations structure themselves in order to increase effectiveness in response to competitive demands.

AI & Machine Learning for Business
Examines key emerging technologies in B2B environments, their development patterns, and the associated impact on industries, industrial competitiveness, and society.

Venture Financing
Teaches various methods for raising capital to fund the development and launch of new technology products and services.

Analysis of Global Environments (International Residency)
Explores global business issues and strategies through an international residency.

MoT Project I
Participants develop and present a proposal for a new technology-based product or service.

MoT Project II
Participants execute the concept developed in MOT Project I, including marketing and financial analysis.

Global Business (GB) Courses

In addition to the EMBA core courses, GB students must complete the following courses:

International Finance
Focuses on foreign exchange transactions, management of exposure, international bond and equity markets, and international banking.

Competing Globally
Examines the position of the U.S. in world markets, various types of international business transactions, and the impact of global economic, political, legal, and cultural forces.>

Managing the Global Workforce
Examines managing a global workforce through effective employee recruitment, compensation, performance appraisals, and HR processes and systems.

Global Supply Chain and E-Commerce
Focuses on the process and technology infrastructure necessary to support international logistics, procurement, and delivery, as well as reaching new customers through electronic channels.

Analysis of Global Environments (International Residency) 
Explores global business issues and strategies through an international residency.

Global Strategy Project I
Participants are given a global strategy-related problem faced by a company and collect information regarding the problem.

Global Strategy Project II
Participants define the goals that they want to achieve through a solution.

Optional: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt Certification

Executive MBA students have the option of taking a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt and Black Belt elective and getting certified during the program. The Lean Six Sigma class accommodates the EMBA schedule and leverages statistics class content. Student participation is optional. Green Belt and Black Belt certificate requirements must be completed prior to graduation.


Global Business Specialization

Learn about global workforce management, global supply chain, international finance, and product strategies for global markets.

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Management of Technology Specialization

Learn to forecast trends, embrace emerging technologies, and manage innovation and organizational change.

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