|Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)|
The EMBA program intends to educate middle- and upper-level managers from a cross-functional and cross-cultural perspective and develop them into well-rounded managers with strategic thinking skills. The program is designed to have a completion time of three semesters of full-time study. Students need at least 42 semester units plus UWest 090 (1 unit) to graduate, including 30 units in core courses, 3 units in the capstone course, 6 units in required courses and 3 units in electives.
The EMBA program was created to address the issues of management in different cultural contexts and to prepare men and women for leadership positions in for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. The two-year MBA program and one-year EMBA program pay particular attention to cultural diversity within an organization and to cultural differences in different countries and teach students how to effectively manage such differences. To carry out this mission, the MBA and EMBA programs educate students in a friendly and caring learning community and in small, interactive classes, where they learn, acquire skills, and form attitudes and values appropriate for leading and serving in a global society. The programs build on the University's strengths in cross-cultural studies and community service based on Buddhist tradition.
The EMBA program is designed to ensure that participants develop 1) an integrated body of knowledge in the management of modern organizations; 2) related management skills; 3) enhanced learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills; 4) an appreciation for the role of culture in managing organizations and dealing with people; 5) knowledge of Buddhist wisdom and values; 6) an effective management style that incorporates ethical values, social responsibility and personal beliefs; and 7) a global view of personal fulfillment and organizational achievement in the context of societal and cultural values.
EMBA Course Requirements
Core Courses (33 units):
(MBA 501, 505 and 506 may be waived if the student has taken these courses in his or her previous studies)
Plus 6 units of courses from required courses in a selected MBA concentration:
Elective Course (3 units)
Capstone Course (3 units)
To graduate from University of the West with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), the student must meet the following standards:
Completion of a minimum of 42 semester units including the required core and elective courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.