Quinlan's Executive MBA at the Water Tower Campus
The next cohort begins on July 28, 2014.
Quinlan's EMBA at our downtown Chicago campus is an accelerated, 18-month general management program with substantial international business coverage. Classes meet every other Friday and Saturday during the day. At Quinlan, you will obtain instant returns on your educational investment, evidenced by the impact you will make in your place of work. The program includes two, one-week residency sessions in Chicago—plus a 10-12 day international immersion study abroad trip. Our program ensures you’ll be well-versed, well-prepared, and ready to steer your company through the challenges in the global marketplace.
ACCT 600 E: Financial Statement Analysis and Decision-making -- 1.5 hours
Explores the development and application of financial statement information. Students will focus on basic concepts, standards, and practices of financial reporting to serve decision-making needs. Students will also work with financial ratio analysis software.
ACCT 601 E: Strategic Cost Management I -- 1.5 hours
Explores the application of internal accounting information. Students will focus on traditional and contemporary managerial accounting practices. Students will work to (1) understand cost behavior, (2) conduct activity analysis, and (3) predict cost under different business decisions.
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BSAD 600 E -- Integrative Strategy -- 1.5 hours
Integrates functional area considerations with strategic decision-making at the end of the program.
- BUSINESS ETHICS
ETHC 600 E -- Business Ethics -- 1.5 hours
Increases awareness of ethical problems in business situations and study ways to resolve these problems. Topics of study include concepts such as loyalty, policies such as outsourcing, and practices such as advertising.
ECON 600 E -- Managers and Competitive Markets -- 1.5 hours
Analyzes how the pricing system shapes the markets in which managers buy and sell. There is an analysis of the motivations of producers and consumers as well as the outcomes of their interactions.
ECON 601 E -- Managers and the Macro economy -- 1.5 hours
Analyzes the determination of consumption and investment and how the government attempts to influence basic business conditions (e.g., inflation, unemployment, and economic growth) through such means as monetary and fiscal policy.
ECON 602 E -- Global Issues in Economics -- 1.5 hours
Examines the role of prices, incomes, interest rates, exchange rates, trade policy, and the global monetary system in determining the movement of outputs and inputs across national boundaries. The gains from trade and the conflicts created by the manner in which those gains are distributed provide a foundation for examining current issues.
ECON 603 E -- Managerial Economics -- 1.5 hours
An analysis of alternative market structures, strategic interactions, and how government policies toward firms attempt to alter incentives in the presence of such things as anti-competitive elements, pollution, and collectively consumed goods.
- HUMAN RESOURCES
HRER 600 E -- Performance Management -- 1.5 hours
Examines the manner in which managers can assess the performance of their subordinates and provide feedback designed to maximize their performance and organizational effectiveness.
FINC 600 E -- Financial Management -- 1.5 hours
Studies the functions, tools, and policies of financial management. Topics include valuation, investment and financing decisions, and strategies under uncertainty.
FINC 601 E -- Investments and Portfolio Management -- 1.5 hours
Analyzes the structure of financial markets, valuation of stocks and fixed income securities, risk and return relationships, and portfolio theory.
FINC 602 E -- International Financial Management -- 1.5 hours
Examines foreign exchange rate exposure and hedging techniques to deal with exposure. Other topics include capital budgeting in an international framework and international financial markets.
- INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
INFS 600 E -- Emerging Technologies and Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing -- 1.5 hours
Explores concepts of data warehousing and business intelligence from a managerial perspective.
ISOM 600 E -- Data Analysis for Managers -- 1.5 hours
Provides an in-depth treatment of computer-based data analysis, including regression, time-series models, and sampling. The emphasis is on managerial applications and on letting the data tell the story.
ISOM 601 E -- Strategic Use of Information Technology -- 1.5 hours
Focuses on the use of information technology for competitive advantage, including the management of information as a corporate resource, and information systems planning and its relationship to corporate planning.
ISOM 602 E -- Enabled Strategic Experimentation -- 1.5 hours
Studies specific IT management practices for business (not technical) managers and develops skills for analyzing the business value of IT and managing IT initiatives. This will include analyzing proposed IT expenditures, managing the development and deployment of IT, and measuring the benefits derived once a system is deployed. If a company is to gain operational or strategic benefit from its information technology (IT), its business leaders must have the knowledge, skills, and experiences required to manage the technology effectively.
OPMG 601 E -- Project Management -- 1.5 hours
Explores the art and science of project management and systems development, as applied to a variety of large and small project situations in commercial, public, and private sectors.
OPMG 602 E -- Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics -- 1.5 hours
Explores the current business revolution in global logistics and partnering by members of the supply chain to more effectively provide products and services to customers.
- LEGAL ENVIRONMENT
LREB 600 E -- Executive Legal Liability -- 1.5 hours
Treats selected areas of corporate activities in which officers and directors are subject to personal liability including conflicts of interest, security transactions, and provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Students will design company compliance programs related to such matters including anti-trust regulations.
MGMT 600 E -- Executive Development and Skill Building -- 3 hours
Introduces and develops executive skills such as strategic thinking, leadership, creativity, presentations, negotiation, deal making, and communication. Students will build these skills through a series of discussions and exercises.
MGMT 602 E -- Organizational Change and Development -- 1.5 hours
Explores the complexity and dynamics of change in organizations. Topics covered include organization development, managing resistance, and change leadership.
MGMT 604 E -- Strategy and Organization -- 1.5 hours
Integrates top management policy formation, organizational structure, and administration. Cases are selected to illustrate how global firms implement strategies that shape the character of the organization.
MGMT 605 E -- Conflict Management and Negotiations -- 1.5 hours
Students participate in hands-on exercises designed to increase their knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiation techniques.
MGMT 606 E -- International Immersion Trip -- 3.0 hours
Students take an international trip to two countries--the course is designed to offer students a better understanding the challenges doing business globally.
MGMT 607 E -- Entrepreneurship -- 1.5 hours
Introduces the tools necessary for an individual to determine a relevant business concept and prepare to form a business to take that concept to market.
MGMT 608 E -- Capstone Course -- 1.5 hours
Designed to bring all of the learning from the program together as it concludes. This course builds on the Entrepreneurship course by having teams prepare a complete business plan for the concept they have developed.
MARK 601 E -- International Marketing Strategy -- 1.5 hours
Considers the cultural, governmental, economic, business, and other environmental factors affecting the marketing of goods and services in foreign markets.
MARK 602 E -- Sales Force Management -- 1.5 hours
Concepts relevant to the management of a sales force are stressed. Topics may include formulating a strategic sales program; establishing territories and quotas; motivating and compensating the sales force; sales force recruitment, selection, and training; and relationship selling.
MARK 604 E -- Marketing Management -- 1.5 hours
Introduces the use of strategic research, consumer analysis, and target market choice as well as the application of marketing tools to a variety of case problems. Emphasis is placed on product planning, pricing policies, promotional methods, and distribution channels. The marketing process includes analyzing, planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies.