Dec 02, 2023  
2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership, EMBA SL

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate & Graduate Academic Degree Offerings

The Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership (EMBA SL) enhances and advances critical leadership skills needed to shape and guide organizations in today’s ever shifting environments. Built upon the MBA core curriculum, the EMBA SL informs effective leaders who understand and can implement sustainable strategies. 


The general requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are found at the beginning of the section describing graduate programs. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the EMBA SL program as follows:

  1. Resume. Submit a current resume.
  2. Letters of Recommendation. Submit two current letters of recommendation, using the Recommendation Forms in the Admissions packet.
  3. Work Experience. A minimum of 2 years appropriate managerial experience required; 5 years preferred; or concurrent enrollment in another APU MBA program.
  4. Undergraduate work. Undergraduate degree or equivalent. *
  5. Application Deadline. August 1 for Fall semester, December 1 for Spring semester, and April 1 for Summer semester.

For international students either a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or screening by one of our international partners would be required to ensure sufficient ability to study in courses that will be delivered in English.

Enrollment will be limited. This is to ensure the quality of the small class/personal experience and a reasonable parity with the numbers of Asian and European students in the classes.

* For applicants lacking an appropriate undergraduate degree, at least 60 credits of completed undergraduate work, 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, GMAT test with a score of at least at the 50th percentile, essay describing the applicants goals in pursuing the degree, plus a successful interview with a departmental admissions committee will be required. Admission of applicants lacking an undergraduate degree will be reported to the Graduate Studies Committee.

MBA Course Format

The trimesters are structured as follows:


Summer: May 31 – August 4, 2012 Fall: September 19 -December 10, 2011 Spring: February 6 - April 28, 2012
Core MBA(Alaska) MBA 618; MBA 624; MBA 664 MBA 653; MBA 663;   MBA 670 MBA 642; MBA 652; MBA 697
Core MBA(Austria)   MBA 642; MBA 697;  MBA 6XX (elective)  
MBA Finance Concentration     Investments            Risk Management    Fund Practicum
MBA Entrepreneurship Courses     Entrepreneurship          E Business        Valuation
EMBA Strategic Leadership MBA 665; MBA 625       
MBA ICT MCT 663; MCT 661; MBA 632    
MBA HSA Concentration Final Module:     Program Evaluation  Health Care Finances Systems           Ethics                      HR                   (replaces the core MBA above)  
Thesis Option Final Module: Thesis   Research Seminar


The format for courses (except Summer MBA Core courses – see below for details) is

  • 6 weeks of one 2.5-hour class/week: option for in-class, webcast, or archived recording
  • Asynchronous readings, discussions, exercises
  • Followed by 3 full days in class (one course will run Saturday-Monday, the second Tuesday-Thursday, with the final course Friday-Sunday)
  • Followed by 2 weeks to complete course projects asynchronously.

The Summer trimester MBA core courses are structured differently:

  • MBA 664 starts on a Thursday evening, continues for the following full weekend, and finishes on the Sunday following.
  • MBA 618 meets Monday-Wednesday
  • MBA 624 meets Thursday-Saturday.

The days for MBA 618 and 624 will alternate from one year to the next (to accommodate students who have difficulty scheduling 3 days off from work). These courses will then meet for 6 class meetings after the in-class days (over the following 6 weeks).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate & Graduate Academic Degree Offerings