The Executive MBA (EMBA) curriculum prepares managers to lead organizational change and to make the strategic decisions necessary for businesses to survive in today’s globally competitive world. Our courses go beyond the narrow functional specializations of the past, integrating behavioral and systems concepts from a broad range of business areas including improving quality, productivity and competitiveness as well as understanding how to use and apply what is learned to running global businesses. Our curriculum is relevant at all levels of management and many types of business organizations across major industries.
Our General Management Executive MBA is global and transnational in scope and focuses on building each student’s “Personal Development Portfolio” that is tailored to his or her career objectives and aspirations. Our goal is to provide our students with skills, knowledge and experiences that can be immediately applied in the workplace. The EMBA program also includes summer residencies, each lasting 5-10 days, with the second summer having a residency in Israel, serving as a capstone experience.
Below are our year one and year two courses.
Introduction and Orientation—Team Building and Self-AssessmentThis course is designed to provide the student with:
Managing and Leading in the Global Marketplace - MAN 7763, 3cr.
Leadership has been frequently heralded by writers and executives as the key to sustained competitive advantage on the part of U.S. organizations. In addition, it is clear that the developing leadership qualities and the display of leader behavior are requirements for individuals attempting to progress in their careers. It is important for aspiring managers to learn about the nature of effective leadership and how they can develop their own competencies in this area. This course is designed to give students the leadership skills required to get results in businesses that have undergone rapid and radical transformation.
User Friendly Quantitative Methods for Managers-IDS 7720, 3cr.
This course provides a hands-on user friendly survey of quantitative topics such as:Algebra review, basic calculus and optimization, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and regression analysis.
Financial Reporting & Analysis – FIN
7745, 3 cr.
This is an introduction to the financial reporting
process and financial statements.
Integrating concepts from accounting, economics, and business strategy,
students learn financial statement analysis by performing the analysis on
Leadership Forum – MAN 7750, 3 cr.
Today's business environment requires imaginative
leadership to deal with the turbulent marketplace. The Leadership Dialogue and Forum hosts top
executives from major multinational corporations and leading entrepreneurs. This lecture series is intended to provide
students with the opportunity for an intimate dialogue with business leaders,
entrepreneurs, trailblazers and innovators across diverse business sectors to
share their insight. This series, which is held one weekday evening a month, over the course of the two years, provides
a personal setting in which students learn from the most influential
business and leadership minds, representing the most successful organizations
in the world. This course provides students with a broad range of senior
executive perspectives; an experience which enables them to become effective
leaders in a variety of organizational settings.
Introduction to Microeconomics– ECON
7733, 3 cr.
Monetary policy in the U.S. and around the world is
frequently in the news as policymakers work hard to control inflation, bring
about balanced growth and maintain the stability of the financial system. Introduction to Microeconomics is a course
that looks at the workings of the overall economy and how monetary and
financial policies affect it.
Entrepreneurship and the Management of Change – MAN
7770, 3 cr.
This course provides the student with critical
entrepreneurial strategies, skills, knowledge, techniques, methods and hands on
experience needed to create businesses which utilize processes, practices,
talent, operations, services, and resources in a sustainable and responsible
manner. In a changing, turbulent
environment, there is a tendency for managers to revert to reactive, short term
strategies in the belief that change is a temporary state benefiting the
organization and its members. This course is designed to familiarize students
with a broad range of organization development and change theories and with the
problems and issues relating to organizational change.
Marketing Management – MAR
7740, 3 cr.
Marketing activity is the core of an operating
business. It provides the managerial focus for the interfacing with customers
and the source of intelligence about customers, competitors and the general
environment. Managers must identify and
measure consumer’s needs and wants, assess the competitive environment; select
the most appropriate customer targets and then develop marketing programs that
satisfy consumer’s needs better that the competition. Further, marketing focuses on the long run
relationship of a company to its customers as well as short-run sales and
Summer- 5-Day New York City Residency in International Business- MAN 8000, 4 cr.
Technology and Innovation – IDS
Information Technologies (IT) and IT-based
innovations appear on both sides of the globalization equation. Where innovation is defined as
"doing things differently" then IT or ICT is both the most
significant enabler of most of the business model innovation commonly referred
to as "globalization", as well as – due to the mobility of digital
objects – being itself the subject of work process innovation and a model of
innovative industrial activity. This
course, over an intensive 4.5 day period, allows students to examine actively
and through multi-disciplinary
perspective these significant phenomena in the contemporary high-tech
landscape. The experience balances
theory with practice and field study
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Management Accounting – ACC 7721, 2 cr.
This course is an introduction to the use of
accounting information by managers for decision making, performance evaluation
and control. The course should be useful for those who intend to work as
management consultants, and in general, for those who will become senior
Decision Models Module – IDS
7769, 1 cr
module will give students experience with developing and implementing
mathematical models to improve managerial decision making using Excel as the
modeling tool. The module will cover a
series of models such as product mix, pricing, scheduling, production planning,
financial planning and portfolio optimization models which have been proven
effective in solving business problems in finance, accounting, interpreting
results and performing sensitivity tests.
Marketing and Social Media – MAR 7750, 3 cr.
Facebook to LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube – firms and individuals are embracing
social media platforms at an ever-increasing pace. Social media is transforming
the way that companies create, collaborate, and compete in these uncertain
times. One of the major areas social media is impacting companies is through
existing practices in functional areas such as marketing and public relations.
Gain the practical tools and learn the strategies needed to successfully launch
a media plan, build brand awareness, and increase brand image by using
traditional marketing methods as well as innovative ones. Learn how to launch a
gorilla marketing campaign; learn how to successfully leverage social networks,
how to capitalize a powerful on-line word-of-mouth lift, and how to respond to
Financial Management – FIN 7751, 3 cr.
Corporate Finance – FIN 7775, 2 cr.
purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the main issues of
modern Corporate Finance. The focus is
on understanding how corporation operate, on improving decisions at all levels
and to some extent on current issues in corporate financing debates. It builds
on the foundations taught in the introductory course. In particular, we will ask: Why do IPO’s seem
to leave money on the table? How should firms finance their operations? What
should we look for in the debt prospectus?
What happens in bankruptcy and why should we care about it? Why did dividends disappear and then come
back? Are mergers good and for whom? And
finally, what is wrong with corporate governance?
Ethics and the Legal Environment of Business – MAN
7751, 2 cr.
course investigates the nature and sources of ethics and law on the domestic
and the international scale, their theoretical underpinnings and their
practical significance and application to business organizations, governments
and society at large. The course also examines law as an instrument of social
change, with particular reference to both federal and state judicial systems,
jurisdiction and litigation, alternative dispute resolution, constitutional
considerations, administrative agencies, business crimes, torts, contracts,
intellectual property and international business.
Managing and Leading in a Global Marketplace –
Advanced Leadership Seminar – MAN 7780, 3 cr.
every industry most organizations are in a state of continual strategic change,
in response to dynamic market conditions at industry and regional levels. This course prepares students to understand
the requirements of different types of strategic change, such as geographic
expansion, shift in market focus, turnaround situations, and others. The course will consist of solid theory,
integrating materials in the other leadership courses but will be very
practical in its orientation. Students
will study case material from companies that were poised for significant
strategic change and in small teams, will present how they think the company
executives should lead the change. Further case material will provide insights
into what actually happened which students will then compare with their
Business Strategy – MAN 7760, 2 cr.
course is designed to help executives understand the fundamental issues of what
Strategy is, why it matters and how it should be formulated. Strategy is the central integrative concept
of how a firm will achieve its objectives, including how it creates, delivers
and/or captures value. We draw on
functional business areas such as Marketing, Accounting, Finance and
Information Science, as well as academic disciplines such as Economics,
Psychology and Sociology. What sets this
course apart from functional courses and the academic disciplines is that it is
integrative; it focuses on our understanding of the firm as a whole by taking
the perspective of the general manager seeking to establish a strong position
while operating an inherently complex environment.
International Residency in Israel
International Business- MAN
8002, 3 cr.
As an integral and required
part of the educational experience is learning how business operates in a
global business environment, students participate in a required international
study trip to major centers of financial and business activity. The study tour
provides an opportunity to experience firsthand what has been studied. The
international study tour is an invaluable experience. Emphasis is on emerging
counties such as Vietnam, China, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Argentina
and Brazil. Destinations will vary from year to year. Trip venues are announced
one year in advance so students can plan accordingly and inform their
employer. The trip normally takes place during the final semester in the
program. Students meet with senior executives from major corporations and visit
corporate headquarters. They receive briefings and attend seminars with leading
economists, government officials, corporate executives and prominent university
academics to discuss global economic and financial issues.
The Sy Syms Difference
There are many reasons for choosing the Sy Syms Executive MBA program. A small, selective school that provides you with the opportunity to study with leading professors. A unique Sunday schedule that accommodates your busy life. A continually updated curriculum that reflects challenges professionals face in the business world today and prepares you for what lies ahead. And the opportunity to form a professional network and long-lasting friendships with your peers.
Contact us to learn more about our exceptional program.
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