20-Month Executive MBA Program in New York City

The program begins with an on-campus residency held at Binghamton University's main campus. A welcome reception provides students the opportunity to begin to acquaint themselves with the members of their cohort. Hotel accommodations and meals for the residency are included in the program fee. The weekend includes cohort building activities, an introduction to the resources available to Binghamton EMBA students and the completion of a course in Global and Ethical Issues in Business.

A highlight of the program for many students is the Emerging Markets class which is enriched by a week-long international study trip in which participants have the opportunity to interact with seasoned international business executives. The cost of the trip, including housing accommodations and meals, is included in the program fee.

Binghamton University's Executive MBA program in New York City takes approximately 20 months to complete. Aside from the weekend residency at Binghamton University's main campus, all classes are occur on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in midtown Manhattan. Weekends without class meetings are intentionally scheduled each month as well as during a portion of the summer which allows students to pursue personal and professional obligations that need to occur on the weekend.

Course Descriptions

Global/Ethical Issues in Business
The first phase of this course focuses on the various controversies of business within a global context, focusing on issues such as differing socio-cultural expressions of business around the world and unprecedented trends initiated due to technological change. In the second phase, emphasis is placed on special topic modules such as poverty and investment.
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This course integrates oral, written and technological communication skills in order to prepare and deliver efficient and effective messages in almost every professional context. Course content is based on classical theories of rhetoric and contemporary concepts of effective communication. The oral component of the class focuses on communicative goals, situational demands, and audience needs, while the written component focuses on developing and structuring persuasive messages for specific audiences.
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Organizational Behavior
OB is the study of the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. This course looks at managerial strategies to enhance organizational effectiveness. It also examines interpersonal relations, group dynamics, leadership and motivation, team-building, conflict management, negotiations and the implications of behavioral science concepts for management decision-making.
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Statistical Analysis for Managers
This course discusses different statistical methods including correlation, regression, and analysis of variance, and looks at their applications in managerial decision-making. It emphasizes the use of data for solving problems in areas of marketing, finance and human resources. It also covers methods enabling the manager to make decisions under conditions of partial information and uncertainty.
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Finance for Managers
This course serves as a foundation of corporate finance, including analysis of financial statements, valuation issues including time value of money, risk/return, options, financial contracting issues, capital investment, managing capital structure, long-term financing including leasing decisions, and mergers/acquisitions. It also looks into the current financial environment.
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Management Information Systems
MIS focuses on computer-based organizational information systems and the need for and role of information systems in organizations. It discusses database design and analytical techniques such as sensitivity analysis and Monte Carlo simulation used in analyzing data for decision-making purposes, as well as preparation for managerial oversight of information systems, including coverage of ethical issues.
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Accounting for Managers
This course introduces the basic vocabulary required to understand financial data, including financial statement analysis and ratio analysis, cost allocation, cost measurement and cost behavior. It looks at budgeting, performance measurement, amd operational and strategic decisions viewed from a cost perspective.
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Managerial Economics
This course will serve as an economic framework for decision-making. It examines the analysis of consumer choice, market demand and elasticities, the role of price and profit in resource allocation, different market structures such as monopoly and perfect competition, with an emphasis on oligopolistic market structure, and the unique pricing policies associated with the industry (e.g., game theory).
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Special Topics
These will serve as an explanation of recent and anticipated developments relevant to management through guest speakers and current readings. Special topics vary with changes in the environment in which business organizations function.
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Marketing for Managers
This course touches on the marketing environment, consumer behavior, marketing planning, pricing and promotion, and associated ethical issues. It discusses developing and implementing marketing strategies, enhancing customer satisfaction, defining and developing new markets and strategies for international competitiveness.
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Business Law
This course focuses on the basic legal concepts around which society is structured. It discusses legal principles underlying business relations employment, employment law, consumer law and the relation between law and economics.
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Operations Management
This course is an introduction to the design and management of business processes. The objective of the course, which concentrates on managing business process flows, is to show how managers can plan and control process structure and process drivers to achieve desired process performance. Topics include project management, design of systems, process design and analysis, quality management, capacity planning, managing delays, just-in-time management, inventory management, and scheduling.
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Capstone Consulting Project
Students will work in teams on projects relevant to a participant's organization and present their findings to management and the class.
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Doing Business In Emerging Markets
During this seven- to ten-day trip abroad, students will immerse themselves professionally, academically, and culturally at an overseas location. Providing real-world applications of the increasingly international climate of the business world, this trip will offer insights on practices abroad that are directly relevant to one's everyday professional responsibilities.
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Strategic Management
This course enhances a student’s ability to think strategically, both personally and professionally, through the use of appropriate concepts, tools, and exercises. It utilizes various applications to both specific business problems and long-term performance improvement while discussing strategy development in contexts meaningful to the participants. It includes the fundamentals of strategy, ethical questions and international contexts, and integrates these concepts into all of the functional areas of management.
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Leadership Skills
This course examines personal attributes, behaviors, and styles of individuals that practice exemplary leadership. Students will participate in an assessment center to receive feedback on their own leadership and influence styles. Team leadership concepts including empowerment will also be introduced. Situations where teams work and do not work will be examined. The remainder of the course will be devoted to organizational leadership development. Formation and evolution of organizational cultures and alignment of individual, group, and organizational needs will be discussed. Topics such as cultural change, leadership of movements, reengineering systems and processes, strategic leadership in a rapidly changing environment, organizational level Continual Process Improvement and Total Quality Management (CPI/TQM), and cross-cultural issues will be included.
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Last Updated: 3/25/14