An MBA for the Common Good
Doing good business
At EMU you’ll learn the difference between a ‘common MBA’ and an ’MBA for the common good Our program focuses on doing good business through Christian values of stewardship, sustainability, ethics, integrity, justice, social entrepreneurship and multi-cultural perspectives.
It’s about common good, not “getting ahead” at the expense of others. Students develop collaborative leadership and management skills through experiential learning, mentored by faculty with international and industry experience. You’ll graduate with leadership and management skills and proven stewardship strategies.
Designed for the working professional, MBA students join a cohort of peers who take their core classes together one night a week, with each class meeting face-to-face on the EMU campus every other week; in-between sessions are delivered in an online format. The 36-hour program offers concentrations in general management, nonprofit management, and health administration, and students taking the standard course load (2 courses per term) and sequence finish in two years. Students without an undergraduate business degree are welcome, though prerequisite courses may be needed.
The EMU MBA core program includes an array of courses that build analytical skills in business management. The program includes all the traditional MBA content areas of accounting, finance, economics, and operations research and also teaches the skills within the context of strong ethical behavior that focuses on profit, social good, and environmental sustainability.
The EMU MBA core program includes many courses that build the qualitative skills necessary to lead in a changing environment, such as courses on comparative perspectives, systems approach to organizational behavior, and business policy and strategy. The program places strong emphasis on communications skills, both oral and written, case studies, and team projects.
Throughout all courses, the faculty imbue students with the strategic directions, norms and values that differentiate successful enterprises over the long term. Courses include stewardship, innovation, and social entrepreneurship, along with a capstone on business as a calling
The MBA program targets mid-career professionals who seek to advance in their current career or change careers, and who have a minimum of two years’ work experience. Most students continue to work full time during the entire program.
EMU’s MBA program assumes that students enter the program with experience, skills, and expertise. Regardless of the level of prior experience, students will continue the life-long process of strengthening their management skills, leadership strengths, and stewardship strategies necessary to achieve greater success in business.