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Executive Master of Business Administration Online

Cameron School of Business
Executive Master of Business Administration Online - University of North Carolina Wilmington Online

Gain the perspective necessary to navigate current and future issues facing any organization in the Executive Master of Business Administration online program from UNCW. This program takes the best of both worlds, teaming a flexible online MBA with campus and international residencies, providing a truly collaborative learning environment for aspiring executives.

Overview

The high-engagement Executive MBA online program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington enhances online coursework with dynamic on-campus and international residencies, fostering abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, peer interaction, and networking.

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$22,323*


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Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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42


Program
Credit Hours

As part of this unique program, you will benefit from two on-campus residencies—intensive weekends of face-to-face managerial training and peer-to-peer experiences that provide a bridge between content knowledge and real-world application. During these on-campus sessions, you will develop and promote a diverse array of managerial soft skills that only an on-campus environment can yield, such as problem-solving, persuasion, teamwork and leadership.

In addition to these vital networking opportunities, you also will participate in a one-week international residency at one of several locations in Europe or Asia, enabling you to consult with actual foreign clients and present recommendations for addressing potential challenges on a global scale. This Executive MBA program places you in small, interactive cohorts of experienced peers—building relationships that extend beyond graduation. Become empowered to share your knowledge and insight alongside your fellow students.

Within the online coursework, you will develop analytical and quantitative skills necessary for effective business decision making and organizational management. Deepen your knowledge in core business operational areas including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, corporate finance, marketing, strategic management, and more.

Our rigorous core curriculum examines constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory and public policy regulations within the business environment. You will study the principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making. Enrich your background in major information technology concepts and issues that business managers face, along with strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology used to support and lead the operations of any organization.

A broad range of elective options focus on investment management, financial statement analysis, real estate investments, international human resource management, global strategy, analytics, and healthcare systems, among others.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by full-time professors with terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector.

This high-value business master's program is a very reasonable financial investment compared to MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina, and provides diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from accelerated 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required. Complete your degree in as few as 12 months.

In this online program, you will learn:

  • Leadership and team-building skills necessary to lead organizations and act as a change agent in a dynamic environment
  • How to apply your knowledge in unfamiliar circumstances, plus the ability to adapt and innovate to solve problems
  • Operations management, including product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, and more
  • Strategic management including systems and structures needed for successful implementation, with a domestic and international focus

*Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Executive MBA online degree program is affordable, particularly when compared to other AACSB-accredited MBA programs in North Carolina. We offer pay by the course tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

  Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Executive MBA Fee Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $414.72 $25.70 $1,244.16 $77.10 $3,825 $22,322.64
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,092.62 $25.70 $3,277.86 $77.10 $3,825 $50,794.44

Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

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Calendar

The Executive MBA program is designed to offer working professionals the flexibility of online learning paired with value-added on-campus and international residencies. We conveniently offer rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 8/27/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/29/18 8/30/18 10/14/18
Fall 2 10/22/18 9/22/18 9/29/18 10/24/18 10/25/18 12/9/18
Spring 1 1/21/19 12/15/18 12/22/18 1/23/19 1/24/19 3/10/19
Spring 2 3/18/19 2/16/19 2/23/19 3/20/19 3/21/19 5/5/19
Summer 1 5/13/19 4/13/19 4/20/19 5/15/19 5/16/19 6/30/19
Summer 2 7/1/19 5/25/19 6/1/19 7/3/19 7/8/19 8/18/19

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Admissions

To apply for the Executive MBA online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

Executive MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Five years of professional work experience preferred (minimum two years required)
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500 or equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required. Electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed to gradtranscripts@uncw.edu. Alternatively, they can be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UNCW at this address:

UNCW Graduate School
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

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Courses

The Executive MBA online curriculum is comprised of 14 courses (42 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of EMBA core courses, six credit hours of required residencies and six credit hours of electives.

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You must take the following courses to complete the general Executive MBA online program.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You will complete the following residency courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Requires campus attendance for two (2) weekends. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to promote and develop the soft skills that are essential for managers, but are difficult to develop in an online environment. The purpose of this class is to help bridge the knowing doing gap that occurs when students have strong content knowledge but limited experience in applying that knowledge to real world situations. Learning activities in this class may include role plays, team-building exercises, real world cases and other applied learning activities that can occur in an immersive learning environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Requires 1-week trip abroad. This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for the Executive MBA program. The main purpose of the course is to help students integrate the business concepts learned in functional core courses in an international setting. Specifically, students will have an intensive one week learning experience that involves company visits, presentations from business executives and case studies.

As a student in the general Executive MBA program, you must take two of the following courses to complete the degree.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students in this course will learn to describe the financial markets and participants, use MPT to estimate an optimal risky portfolio and a minimum variance portfolio, discuss the CAPM and the Beta of a stock, discuss the EMH and behavioral finance, apply valuation models to equity securities, analyze fixed income portfolios and discuss the term structure of interest rates, and describe the payoff and profit associated with derivative securities.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of financial statement analysis. It emphasizes tools that are used to analyze a company’s financial statements. Broad objectives include: gaining a factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends, etc.) of the field; learning fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories; developing specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The primary objective of this course will be to extend a student’s basic understanding of finance and of real estate to an appreciation of real estate value, real estate financing and the mechanics of the mortgage-backed security markets. Towards this appreciation, an initial illustration of the inefficiencies in real estate relative to the capital market investments will be provided. Current topics in real estate investment analysis will then be reviewed. A monograph on the Great Recession and the real estate and financial crises is examined early in the course. Special real estate topics will include the mathematics of real estate investment, real estate financing alternatives, special tax-deferral and tax-sheltering options available to the real estate investor and the origins and operations of the collateralized mortgage-backed security markets. This course will include examination of selected real estate investments and an introduction to career options in the real estate sector (real estate finance, real estate appraisal, mortgage brokerage, real estate banking, property management, etc.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will examine strategies for managing human resources internationally: structural, cultural, and corporate management methods. Practical examples of global HRM will be explored through organizational case studies. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate HRM models and assumptions and to question, for example, whether practice matches prescription. The interests in HRM of a range of stakeholders will be discussed: investors, managers, employees, host countries, trade/labor unions, and governments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare graduate students in Business to acquire the skills that will help them manage effectively the multinational organization, i.e., the processes of creating and sustaining competitive advantage in global markets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers statistical inference as applied to management decision making and focuses on building linear statistical models and developing skills for implementing statistical analysis in real situations. Applications require the use of statistical analysis programs on the computer.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the field of prescriptive analytics. Students will learn how to develop and use modeling techniques used extensively in the business world. Both mathematical and spreadsheet skills in MS Excel are utilized for performing optimization, simulation, and decision analysis techniques.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores computer-intensive methods for model selection, parameter estimation, and validation for predictive analytics. The course focuses on techniques and algorithms from the statistical and machine learning disciplines and has a strong programming component. Example topics in this course include ordinary least squares regression, logistic regression, multinomial logistic regression, classification and regression trees, neural networks, support vector machines, naïve Bayes, principal components analysis, cluster analysis, and regularization. Each technique is accompanied with a focus on application and problem-solving.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the essential general programming concepts and techniques to a data analytics audience with limited or no prior programming experience. Students will learn programming foundations, application development, and how to integrate applications with business operations in this class. The course covers hands-on issues in programming for analytics, which includes accessing data, manipulate data objects, analyze data using common statistical methods, generate reproducible statistical reports, and creating informative data graphics. The course introduces software techniques to write functions, debug, and organize and comment code.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course equips students with health analytics skills to select, prepare, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and present clinical and operational data to improve healthcare outcomes. Theoretical and practical coverage of topics is presented, such as data mining, predictive modeling, association analysis, clustering, and visualization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an overview of the three Ps (providers, payers, producers) in the US healthcare industry. This industry is a complex, trillion-dollar industry, accounting for over 18% of GDP. It includes thousands of hospitals, nursing homes, specialized care facilities, independent practices and partnerships, web-based and IT supported service companies, managed care organizations, and major manufacturing corporations. It continues to grow in size and complexity, complicating the on-going challenges of controlling costs, expanding consumer access, and improving quality in process and outcomes. The Affordable Care Act resulted in significant changes for the entire industry and subsequent legislation both to modify it and even disband it will continue to influence healthcare delivery and payment systems.

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