Business Administration MBA Executive MBA
The MBA Program will attract, admit and graduate students who are committed to BYU's unique mission. The purposes of the program include
- Help each student better understand that faith in the teachings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ are relevant to professional life.
- Develop in students those management skills that will assist them in becoming influential leaders in their home, their church, their community, and their profession
- Expand our students' vision of their possibilities for their future professional and other endeavors
Executive MBA students are required to complete 54 credit hours during the course of their two years in the Executive MBA Program. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a breadth of business education to make them more effective in using their existing depth of expertise in their field. The program has the same core curriculum as the full-time MBA program. It is designed to facilitate learning, not only from the faculty, but from classmates who have demonstrated many years of leadership in their careers.
The required core classes include - corporate financial reporting, managerial accounting, leadership, business finance, operations management, strategic human resource management, marketing management, strategy, global management, and business ethics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to select six 1.5 hour elective courses. In addition, students will participate in a foreign business excursion to expand their training.
On average, over 99% of students complete the program in two years.
Faith and Professional Accomplishment
Demonstrate the relevance of personal faith to professional development
Contribute, as a leader or a member, to the collaboration of their teams and organizations
Identify and demonstrate how trends in the global economy influence the strategies of companies
Translate ethical values into business practice
Evidence of Learning
Please see the Alignment Table (below)
Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement
All students are required to complete faculty evaluations at the end of every class. Faculty are expected to review the student evaluations. Department chairs and the MBA director review the student evaluations. The student evaluations identify areas where faculty excel and lead to commendation of those faculty to reinforce good performance. When the student evaluations indicate an area where improvement should be made, the department chair or the MBA director will work to mentor that faculty member. The reports are then filed in the online student evaluation system.
During the first semester of the MBA Program each student is assigned to a study team consisting of four to five students. Each student team meets with either the Director of the Associate Director to discuss their experience in the program. When consistent patterns emerge from the student teams we use that information to determine a plan to improve the program. Suggestions are then discussed by the MBA administration and program changes are made if necessary.
Prior to graduation every student is required to meet with either the Director of the Associate Director to discuss their experience in the MBA Program and to offer any suggestions for program improvement. These suggestions are then reviewed by the MBA Executive Committee to determine what program changes may need to be made. In addition, graduating students complete two surveys - the EBI survey and the MSM exit survey. At the end of every school year, this information is reviewed with the Marriott School Deans and is used in making improvements to the MBA Program.
The Executive MBA Program Curriculum Committee consists of representatives of most disciplines in the MBA core. These committee members, together with the MBA director and associate directors, represent the policy making body of the Executive MBA program. Suggestions from faculty relating to program or curriculum improvement are discussed in this committee and proposed changes considered. The policies set by this committee are implemented by the program staff and administration who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program and who are responsible for the paperwork processing associated with any changes to the program.
In addition, the MBA Program Curriculum Committee establishes learning objectives and reviews evidence of learning in order to better guide decisions made by the committee.
Alumni and Professional Input
The Executive MBA Program works closely with representatives of local companies, consisting of alumni and professionals in leadership positions, who have committted to assisting the program in staying current with developments in the profession. Program representatives visit with these business leaders several times a year and share with our faculty changes that are occurring in their fields. Discussions are undertaken as to how the program curriculum might be modified to prepare our students for a changing workplace.