UL Lafayette's Executive MBA (EMBA) is designed for, and targeted to, the working business professional. The program will provide a thorough education in business knowledge, skills, theories, and practices. What makes the program distinct is its schedule. The program is targeting time-constrained business people who are balancing a rising business career and, as is often the case, a family. The program is structured to meet their unique and specific needs in terms of earning a graduate business degree.
The program is lock-step in nature and will be taught at an accelerated pace. A cohort of participants will enroll at one point in time and complete the program together over approximately a 16-month period of time.
The program will be taught every other weekend using a Friday evening and an all-day Saturday schedule. Additional contact with the instructor is anticipated via Web-based and email communications.
The following criteria will be taken into consideration:
- Total years of professional/ business work experience (7 or more years)
- Years of significant managerial experience (5 or more years)
- Level of current position (early to mid-level manager or higher)
- Maturity (ability to interact well in cohort-based program)
- Undergraduate university
- Undergraduate Major
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited American University
- Undergraduate grade point average
- Any graduate degree
- GMAT score required (may be waived based on other factors) *
- Personal interview demonstrating potential to succeed in program
- Resume and letter of interest
It is expected that successful applicants will have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and a GMAT score of at least 450. Exceptions may be made based on professional experience, undergraduate background, and/ or other professional factors.
Any and all other requirements of the Graduate School for admission must be complied with (application, application fee, three letters of reference, transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, resume, and personal statement). Specific requirements can be found on the Graduate School website, gradschool.louisiana.edu
*An application with significant and extensive management, supervisory, technical, or executive work experience may have the GMAT requirement waived. The request for the waiver must be made in writing to the MBA director at the time of application. The request must set forth a detailed explanation of the basis for the request including a comprehensive description of their work experience.
Curriculum Structure & Content
Module 1: Financial Fundamentals
ECON 528 Managerial Economics
ACCT 526 Analytical Methods for Planning and Control
FNAN 522 Advanced Financial Management and Policy
Module 2: Business Process and Analytics
BSAT 510 Data Analysis
BSAT 518 Management of Information Technology
MBA 580 Operations and Project Management*
Module 3: Organizations and Markets
MKTG 524 Marketing Management
MGMT 525 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
MBA 580 Business Law*
Module 4: Capstone and Integration
IBUS 540 International Business
MGMT 590 Policy Formulation, Strategy, and Administration
*Special Topics Course (preselected elective course)