DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Curriculum

Join the METU Executive MBA:

The impetus for your career


The METU Executive MBA is designed for executives with at least three years of working experience. The program is geared towards individuals who want to (i) develop a new perspective about business problems and learn about advanced methods for analysis, (ii) accelerate their career advancement, and (iii) become part of METU Department of Business Administration's vast network in business circles. The curriculum combines fundamental tools and core concepts with new developments in business administration, offering participants with various backgrounds a comprehensive coverage in managerial skills. The sound formation provided in the program equips students with an enhanced awareness of organizations and their problems and is aimed at developing the students’ ability to apply managerial concepts and techniques in practical business situations.

 

The program structure is designed keeping in mind that, depending on their work loads, different individuals may prefer differently-paced alternatives while attending the program. Students may choose a 9-month or a 21-month option when they start the program. Courses and credit hours covered in both alternatives are essentially the same with semester loads scheduled differently.

 

In this program, our experienced faculty leads the executives in a learning environment that is application-based and application-driven, where participants are given the opportunity to immediately form links between what they learn in the classroom and what they encounter at their workplace. With the elective courses, students also have the opportunity to develop further expertise in a particular area.

 

The carefully selected participants in the program contribute to the learning experience by bringing their area of professional excellence to the classroom. Participants typically come from science, engineering, government, non-profit, finance, and defense sectors and from multinational and national corporations and emerging start-ups. The METU Executive MBA program brings 30 participants together with the METU Business Faculty on location at the METU campus with a weekly schedule that is planned to take into account the demands on the executives' times. Thus participants of the program get acclimatized to METU's motto of "We can change the world", encompassing knowledge discovery, academic freedom, creativity, critical thinking, and initiative-taking.

 

Come join us for a rigorous and collaborative learning experience that will allow you to re-invent yourself as an executive and build a network of lifelong interactions.


 

First Option (16 courses plus 2 non-credit courses: total of 30 METU-credit hours and 9 months):


Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

First Year/Fall Semester

METU-Credit

ECTS

Required Courses

EMBA 5201 – Organizational Behavior

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5503 – Research Methods

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5701 – Marketing Management for Executives

(2-0)2

8

Restricted Electives

EMBA 5203 – Organizational Theory

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5205 – Human Resources Management

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5401 – Accounting for Business Decisions - Financial

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5403 – Accounting for Business Decisions - Managerial

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5801 – Microeconomic Environment of Business

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5803 – Macroeconomic Environment of Business

(1-0)1

4

First Year/Spring Semester

   

Required Courses

EMBA 5102 – Strategic Management for Executives

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5110 – Ethics and Social Responsibility

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5206 – Negotiation for Executives

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5602 – Managing Operations

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5802 – Financial Management for Executives

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5089 – Term Project

Non-credit

Non-credit

EMBA 80XX – Special Studies

Non-credit

Non-credit

Restricted Electives

EMBA 5302 – Information Systems

   

Electives

EMBA 5XXX – Elective 1

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5XXX – Elective 2

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5XXX – Elective 3

(1-0)1

4


Second Option (18 courses plus 2 non-credit courses: total of 32 METU-credit hours and 21 months):


Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Scientific Preparation Year/Fall Semester

METU-Credit

ECTS

EMBA 5107 – Executive Skills 1

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5401 – Accounting for Business Decisions - Financial (Required/NI)**

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5402 – Accounting for Business Decisions - Managerial (Required/NI)

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5503 – Research Methods (Required/NI)

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5801 – Microeconomic Environment of Business (Required/NI)

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5803 – Macroeconomic Environment of Business (Required/NI)

(1-0)1

4

Scientific Preparation Year/Spring Semester

   

EMBA 5108 – Executive Skills 2

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5206 – Negotiation for Business (Required/NI)

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5602 – Managing Operations (Required/NI)

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5802 – Financial Management for Executives (Required/NI)

(2-0)2

8

First Year/Fall Semester

   

Required Courses

EMBA 5201 – Organizational Behavior

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5701 – Marketing Management

(2-0)2

8

Restricted Electives

EMBA 5203 – Organizational Theory

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5205 – Managing Human Resources

(2-0)2

8

First Year/Spring Semester

   

EMBA 5102 – Strategic Management

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5110 – Ethics and Social Responsibility

(2-0)2

8

EMBA 5089 – Term Project

Non-credit

Non-credit

EMBA 80XX – Special Studies

Non-credit

Non-credit

Restricted Electives

EMBA 5302 – Information Systems for Executives

(2-0)2

8

Electives

EMBA 5XXX – Elective 1

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5XXX – Elective 2

(1-0)1

4

EMBA 5XXX – Elective 3

(1-0)1

4

 

**Courses in the "Required/NI" category are taken as "Not Included" courses during the Scientific Preparation year. If students are successful in these courses, then when they start the EMBA program in the following year, these courses are counted towards their EMBA degree.