Executive MBA Curriculum

Executive MBA Curriculum

Executive MBA Curriculum

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Your journey through the Texas Executive MBA Program has been carefully designed to empower you with the business knowledge and modern research you’ll need to transform from trusted professional into in-demand business executive.

In other words, you’re about to open the door to endless professional opportunities.

In addition to crafting a diverse, broad, and sophisticated curriculum, we’ve created room in the Texas Executive MBA Program for you to shape your education without interrupting your career momentum.


Executive Curriculum at a Glance 

Executive Seminars

Executive Seminars

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Your time in the program includes four Executive Seminars (one per semester) that build a strong sense of community among students. Before diving into your first fall courses, you’ll spend a week in Austin at your first Executive Seminar. During this required residency, you’ll meet your new classmates, professors, the dean, and tour the campus. You’ll be teamed with your cohorts, prepare for your first executive challenge, and be provided with a clear framework for the upcoming intensive study of financial accounting, statistics and decision analysis, and leading people and organizations.

In your final semester in the program, you will participate in an International Seminar to tour companies and meet with local business leaders to gain perspective on how business is conducted in other parts of the world. In past semesters, this seminar has taken students to Beijing, China

Year One - Fall

Year One - Fall

A smiling student Your first semester in the Texas Executive MBA Program will introduce you to the first set of courses that will, semester-by-semester, transform you from savvy business professional to sought-after business executive.

Courses include: Financial Accounting; Leading People & Organizations; Managerial Statistics

Year One - Spring

Year One - Spring

A student concentratesBy now, you know the ropes. You’re comfortable with the schedule and pace. You’re managing your MBA journey perfectly. Which is why it’s the perfect time to dig into advanced management studies. 

Courses include: Managerial Economics, Strategic Management, and Financial Management. 

The spring semester concludes with your second Executive Seminar. This three-day seminar aims to turn your first year of learning into practical work. You’ll examine specific business problems and solutions, while learning about modern, relevant topics such as: Building Advocacy Skills; Corporate Responsibility; and Organizations & the Media.

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Summer Options

Summer Options

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The summer offers plenty of options to continue your first year’s momentum. You can take three electives offered only to Executive MBA students—Advocacy, New Venture Creation, and Advanced Investment Theory—or any elective offered at UT Austin.

You can spend an intensive three days studying public policy through our Washington Campus residency elective. Or you grab your passport and take a Global Study Tour with Texas Full-Time MBAs to see the world economy up close. Or you can simply take the summer off and re-energize for the fall. 

Year Two - Fall

Year Two - Fall

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You’ll kick off this fall semester by participating in your third Executive Seminar. This week-long seminar touches on a diverse array of topics, including marketing, financial statement analysis, managerial accounting, and operations management. And it all concludes with an executive team-building activity. Then your semester classes begin and your studies grow even more advanced as you layer more knowledge and research on your already robust business expertise.

Courses include: Marketing Management, Operations Management, and Managerial Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis.

Year Two - Spring

Year Two - Spring

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Your final semester is one of reflection and exciting new opportunity.

Courses Include: Art & Science of Negotiation; Managing Corporate Restructuring/ Turnaround and Renewal; Legal & Ethical Environment of Business.

Your final seminar is an International Seminar, where you will experience the dynamic global business world firsthand. You’ll wrap up your Texas MBA degree fully immersed in another culture while reflecting on the all of the knowledge you have gained and how best to apply these principles to make an impact as a leader in your industry.

Hands-On Experience

Executive-Curriculum-Hands-On-DSC_3944 The classroom is only one of the many venues in which you will find yourself learning, growing, and applying your skills. As a Texas MBA, you will have access to exclusive events, panels, speakers, and a multitude of other opportunities for gaining insight, honing expertise, and building your network.

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Class Schedules

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The Texas Executive MBA meets for class alternating weekends, 8:00 am-5:00pm Friday and Saturday.

Class of 2018 Program Calendar

Class of 2019 Program Calendar