Des Moines Executive Program Curriculum
The overall curriculum builds cross-functional competencies and strategic perspectives and includes case analyses, business simulations, problem-solving discussion, team presentations, individual study, lectures, assigned readings, and distinguished guest speakers. Classroom discussions capitalize on the collective professional experience and knowledge of participants and experienced University of Iowa faculty.
The Executive MBA Program begins with a five-day Residency Week in January 2014 and ends with graduation ceremonies in November 2015. Throughout the year, classes meet every other week on Friday and Saturday with a three-month break in each of the summers during the first and second years.
The first year includes work in core areas such as quantitative methods, statistics, managerial economics, accounting, marketing, human resources management, ethics and organizational behavior, and a 7- to 10-day international seminar.
The second year includes the completion of tools and functional courses in operational management, an intensive business simulation, and a capstone course in strategic management.
Second-year departmental courses are specifically designed for the EMBA Program. Recent offerings have included courses in entrepreneurial process, negotiations, corporate finance, financial information and capital markets, personal wealth management, e-commerce, and service marketing.