Being able to lead and manage change effectively may be the most essential skill in a general manager’s portfolio. To do so, you need a strong understanding of all of the facets of your organization, and maybe more importantly, finely-honed leadership tools to help you motivate, nurture, and lead your team. The Global Strategic Leadership concentration provides the right balance of business knowledge and leadership skills to help your organization grow.

Thanks to the tools and education I got from the Lubar Executive MBA program, the company I was working for at the time asked me to spearhead our efforts and manage our new offices in South America.

Gabriel Gomez (’13)District Manager
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

In the Global Strategic Leadership concentration, you and your cohort will delver further into managerial topics that will develop you into a great leader in today’s complex global business environment:

Leadership,Team Building & Effective Management. Provides leaders with knowledge for building successful teams, managing change, developing effective ways to communicate, and establishing a set of valuable leadership tools.

Corporate Economics. Relates a strategic perspective of inflation, business cycles, interest rate dynamics and term structure, federal reserve policy, tax policy, and economic growth to organizational decision making.

Corporate Human Resources. An in-depth review of strategies for attracting, retaining and developing a diverse and international workforce. Topics include employment law, diversity, staffing, training, performance management, and compensation.

Cross-Cultural Management. Examines the role of culture in international management, including organizations, strategy, human resource management, leadership, teams, business ethics, and negotiations.

Strategic Management. An integrative course focused on strategic thinking and decision making at the general management level by analyzing external, competitive, and internal environments; developing objectives; understanding current strategy; and formulating and implementing future directions.

A solid background in core business skills is critical to your ability to lead your organization. The Lubar Executive MBA  provides you with foundational knowledge across all areas of business — including accounting, finance, analytics, operations, marketing, IT, and strategy. You’ll take these courses along with EMBA peers from across industries.

Accounting Analysis and Control. Prepares managers to critically analyze, interpret and use financial statements, cost reports, and other financial information provided by accountants and accounting systems.

Corporate Finance. Analysis of financial statements; ratio analysis; Excel functions for bond price, yield to maturity, and yield to call; beta estimation and capital asset pricing model; capital budgeting; capital structure decisions; Excel models for financial forecasting.

Managing in a Dynamic Environment. Provides frameworks and techniques for managing people and improving organizations. Topics include group dynamics, leadership, performance management, structure, innovation, power, change, and corporate cultures.

Information Technology Management in International Businesses. Management of information technology including the role of enterprise systems; business intelligence, mining, & analytics; virtual teams and offshoring; security; and ethical/privacy issues including sustainability and green IT in the globally connected world.

Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice. Builds key concepts in marketing strategy, develops knowledge of current issues and provides hands-on experience in developing and executing marketing strategies for today’s managers.

Predictive Analytics for Managers. Covers exploratory data analysis and foundations of statistical inference. With a focus on predictive analytics, coverage is given to classical and logistic regression modeling along with other techniques that may include trees and neural nets.

Global Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations. Addresses the contribution of the operations function in enhancing the competitiveness and effectiveness of service and manufacturing organizations. Topics include operations tactics and strategy, cross-functional and cross-firm integration, process analysis, and global supply chains.

Strategy Formulation. Provide tools for strategic thinking and developing competitive strategies. Analyze forces that shape industry competition and competitive advantage.

International Business. Overview of the issues faced by firms engaging in international activities including the unique circumstances of multinational corporations and the importance of understanding the foreign economic, social, political, cultural, and legal environment.

International Business Simulation. Learn and exercise skills and techniques in strategic thinking, financial analysis, operations, human resources, and globalization, while developing leadership and general management skills necessary to effectively manage a significant business challenge.