Curriculum

Program goals

Upon completion of the program, graduates will:

  1. Possess basic disciplinary knowledge in multiple fields of study;
  2. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  3. Enhance leadership and teamwork abilities;
  4. Think strategically and across disciplines;
  5. Communicate effectively.

Program goals are achieved through four levels of learning

Level 1 is defined by leadership and teams and explores and develops the specific concepts and skills needed to address the challenge of being a leader in today's multicultural, diverse, global business environment.

  • Level 2 introduces you to the functional knowledge needed in business: accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, law, operations management, and quantitative methods.
  • Level 3 goes deeper and focuses on cross-functional and enterprise-level problem-solving, key knowledge and skills required in well-rounded general managers. Students are required to complete Marketing, Finance and Strategic Management projects that are submitted to real-life companies for evaluation. Projects are judged and the top projects are given special recognition and rewards from partner companies.
  • Level 4 concludes with a complex, capstone consulting project that spans a full semester. The projects are real-life, multidimensional projects that typically come from the companies of program participants or graduates. Students apply their functional knowledge and skills to analyze multidimensional, real business problems and offer concrete recommendations to the companies.


Course contents

The Executive MBA@UW  consists of the following courses which are provided by intnernationally renowned lecturers.

Managerial Perspectives on Financial Accounting - Accounting Analysis I by Prof. Jan Turyna
An analysis is made of managerial controls, the information needed for operation, and the manner in which accounting can provide information. Emphasizes accounting as a tool of management.

Executive Leadership - Foundations of Behavioral Science by Prof. Geoff Love
A behavioral science course that develops and integrates fundamental behavioral concepts and theories of human behavior, perception, motivation, attitude formation, change, interpersonal interaction, and small group research.

Statistics, Data & Decision Making - Statistics for Managerial Decision Making by Prof. Susan Cohen
A study of the application of statistics to business decision making that includes dated analysis, elementary probability, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing and regression analysis.  

Firm-Level Economics -  Microeconomics for Business by Prof. Hadi Esfahani
A study of microeconomic theory and its use in the analysis of economic policy issues.  The course includes an analysis of supply and demand functions, utility theory, cost analysis market structure, competition and decision economics fo the firm. 

Legal Aspects of Decision Making - Legal Aspects of Management Decisions by Dr. E. Sage
The legal environment in which business decisions are made is studied, including the legal system and the role of courts, government taxation and regulation of business, administrative law, anti-trust law, labor law and trends in the law that affect business policy.

Strategic Marketing - Marketing Management by Prof. Kent Monroe
Introduces marketing management with special emphasis on strategic marketing as it relates to corporate objectives of growth and profits; analyzes cust omer behavior and market segmentation.; discusses problems in developing an integrated marketing program; and outlines the areas of price, channel, location, sales, and market development.

The Economic Environment-  Macroeconomics for Business by Prof. Nigel Allington
A study of macroeconomic theory and the function of the econmy from an aggregate point of view and the role of government policy in the economic environment. 

Corporate Finance - Financial Management by Dr. Mieczyslaw Grudzinski
Development of a financial decision-making framework for determining allocation of resources within the firm is studied, with emphasis on the analysis of capital investment projects, long-term source of funds, and short term financing problems.

Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Decisions - Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Decisions by Prof. George Monahan
This course introduces the development and organization of spreadsheet models that are used to support management decision-making.  The emphasis is on the logical construction and analysis of these models

Production & Management Accounting - Managerial Accounting by Dr. Adam Chmielewski
This course examines managerial accounting issues such as cost theory, cost analysis, and performance evaluation. Established managerial costing models-such as absorption, direct ,actual and standard costing-and emerging issues-such as activity and strategic costing-will be studied and applied to management decision problems in manufacturing and service industries. Issues will be presented using problems and cases in a practical context.

Operations Management - Process Management by Prof. Nicholas Petruzzi
Study of the foundations and applications of decision-making techniques to production problems in the firm, with emphasis on production process, plant layout, scheduling, quality and production control.

International Business- International Business by Prof. Yusaf Akbar
Cross cultural management and the relationship of a multinational organization to various host countries is becoming more and more critical in today's global economy. This course begins with the discussion of these relationships and international marketing has a basis for developing an understanding of today's international marketplace.

Strategic Management - Strategic Management by Prof. Krzysztof Obłój
Strategic planning and implementation at the executive level, and case studies of companywide situations from the management point of view; integration and application of material from previous cases are studied.

Negotiations in Business - Managing Organizations by Prof. Robert Rządca
Managerial work requires dealing with others which more and more means negotiations. Preparing and conducting negotiations is partially a craft, which lays on foundation of analysis, decision making and knowledge and partially an art, requiring intuition, emotional sensitivity and experience. The course aims to improve the understanding of conflict and negotiation among participants as well as practicing negotiating skills.

The Art and Practice of Solving Complex Business Problems - Seminar in Business by Dr. Mieczyslaw Grudzinski and Dr. Tomasz Ludwicki
This subject is developed in order to facilitate the development of the consulting project. It covers issues connected with organizational development as well as complex client-consultant relationships. There course is led by a team of tutors representing different fields: strategy, finance, negotiations and with help consultants from PwC – Partner of our Executive MBA Program.

Association of MBAs (AMBA) - is an international association involved in research in the field of management studies. The institution recognizes international accreditations for university programs leading Master of Business Administration.

MCZ UW is accredited by AMBA since 2007.

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