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THE XAVIER MBA FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES

EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM

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Insurance Group Mark Heitkamp Class of 2008 Vice President, Project Office American Modern “I chose the Xavier Executive MBA because of its reputation as the highest standard of education.”


Are you ready to apply yourself and open your mind to a new set of ideas that will make you better and more prepared to take the next step in your career? • A challenge tests your abilities. It examines your strengths and exposes weaknesses. But it’s only through this challenge that you grow and improve your business acumen to confidently lead others. • It’s not enough to want to change your future. Instead, you have to challenge yourself to make

Are you ready for the challenge? it happen. It means finding a way to balance your personal life with your business aspirations. It means stretching yourself as a leader, seeking broader knowledge and acquiring new perspectives so you can inspire others. • You already have the foundation, but you know you need to look ahead to where you’re going and ask what you’ll need to get there. • Accepting the challenge, of course, is the first measure of success. • So, are you ready?


31, Xavier Founded in 18 oldest is one of the sities er iv un ic Cathol in the nation.

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Xavier’s Executive MBA program is an intense, fast-paced and highly selective program designed for the experienced business professional on track for a top leadership role. The rigorous program recognizes your obligations by offering an accelerated, convenient and efficient alternative to the traditional part-time MBA program. Students admitted to the program commit to spending one day a week—an alternating Friday or Saturday schedule—on campus, plus study time for 19 months starting each fall. Don’t let the 19-month schedule fool you. This is not an “MBA-lite” program for executives in a hurry. Graduates of the Executive MBA program are rightfully proud of the unique challenges they overcome to earn their Master of Business Administration, and we are equally proud of our 1,000-plus alumni produced from more than three decades of offering the executive program format. This transformative program offers numerous rewards beyond a Master of Business Administration, including effective management skills, professional development, networking opportunities and enhanced confidence.

QUICK FACTS The Executive MBA program comes with many advantages not offered in a typical MBA program. w A personal touch offers one point of contact for all administrative needs, including registration, payment and textbook delivery. w A study tour abroad in the second phase takes students to Europe, Asia or Latin America for 11 days. w Lectures by top executives and professionals occur throughout the program. w Courses frequently blend classroom instruction with group projects and real-world experience.

w Catered lunches are delivered to the classroom every week. w Class size is limited, and students complete the 19-month program with the same cohort of classmates. w Leadership is expected from the first day of the program starting with team exercises through Project COPE. w Graduates earn the respected and nationally ranked Xavier Master of Business Administration and join a 1,000-plus alumni network.

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“ The return you get on your

investment in this program is

significant and immediate.

I can begin transferring the knowledge and skills I learned to the work I do each day.” Teresa Tanner Class of 2009 Senior Vice President, Human Resources Fifth Third Bank

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return on investment What’s the return on investment of the Executive MBA? While this is probably the most important question for you, your family and your employer as you consider applying, it’s also the most difficult question to answer. Xavier MBA graduates traditionally realize a 66-percent increase in salary one year after graduation. In fact, as a reflection of the confidence in the fine-tuned skills of the student, the majority of Executive MBA students receive a promotion and/or raise while in the program. As for your employer, an international study conducted in 2007 by Percept Research found companies “gain its return on the investment it made” in less time than it takes you to complete your degree. Despite the numbers associated with earning your MBA, the value of your education is immeasurable. It’s difficult to put into numbers the amount of knowledge and skills you’ll gain and the value of the relationships you’ll form. In fact, classmates frequently get together long after graduation. While you will see quick results from the moment you start the program, the true value of your education at Xavier will last a lifetime.

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN | Ali Malekzadeh As the dean of the Williams College of Business, I am committed to satisfying the needs of our three stakeholders: students, faculty/staff and executives/alumni. The Williams College of Business has a lot to be proud of, with one noteworthy accomplishment being our AACSB-International accreditation. We are one of the only 450 or so business schools that are accredited by AACSB-International, the highest level of business school accreditation in the United States and internationally. Less than 10 percent of business schools globally have achieved this level of accreditation.

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The Williams Colle ge of Business hosts a number of executive spea kers, including Sara Ma thew, president and CO O of Dun & Bradstr eet and A.G. Lafley of P&G.

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The value of having a strong cohort and support system distinctive to the Executive MBA program is immeasurable. Your strongest network will be among your student cohort who complete the program with you. However, once you graduate, you’ll be joining a family of Xavier alumni with global influence. In fact, you’ll be among the 60,000-plus Xavier alumni, including those from the part-time MBA program.

1% Owner 4% CEO, President, CFO, COO, CIO 14% Vice president 24% Other 27% Director, General manager 30% Manager

Even as CEOs, C-level executives or retirees, many executive alumni find the time to stay connected with each other the Williams College of Business and the Executive MBA program through various activities and events. As an Executive MBA alum, this powerful network of more than 1,000 professionals—in addition to continuous executive education opportunities available through Xavier—will be at your fingertips.

IN GOOD COMPANY Your strongest network will be among your group of 25-35 students who complete the program with you. Executive students come from a variety of companies, including: AK Steel Corp. Alkermes Altivity Packaging American Modern Insurance Group ArvinMeritor Ashland Avon Products AWP Industries Camargo Pharmaceutical Services Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Healthcare Partners Cincinnati Bell Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Cincinnati Enquirer Cognis Corp. Dayton Power & Light Co. Dental Care Plus Group ERM Fidelity Investments Fifth Third Bank

FKI Logistex General Electric Hewlett-Packard Hill-Rom Key Private Bank Kroger Co. L3 Communications LexisNexis Lexmark International Macy’s Credit and Customer Service

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Medtronic Middletown Regional Hospital National Starch and Chemical Portman Equipment Co. ProScan Reading Services Siemens Business Services SUMCO Phoenix Corp. Sun Chemical Vitas Healthcare Wellpoint


“ I found the

relationships with classmates and faculty to be a terrific benefit of the program ” Drew Myers Class of 1999 President and Owner RecruitMilitary and Alumni for Life

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“ The entire staff was always very

accessible, approachable and friendly.

They always made sure our needs were met in a timely fashion.” Vivek Narendran, M.D. Class of 2008 Associate Professor and Director Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

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We encourage the progression of the Executive MBA students throughout the program by handling all of the administrative details, including registration, campus parking permits, textbooks and providing lunch during class meetings. During the program, executives have access to well-stocked essentials, including coffee, soda and snacks. The classroom for the Executive MBA program is wireless for personal laptops and computer configuration is handled by Xavier at orientation. The bottom line is that we understand the demands of executive students, and we try to make everything else as simple as possible so that you can focus on your education without worrying about the administrative details of your graduate degree.

FACULTY PROFILE | Jamal Abu Rashed Jamal Abu Rashed has taught in the program since 1997, and students voted him the Executive MBA Professor of the Year for 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. He teaches the course, Applied Economics, and his work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, International Review of Economics and Finance, The Middle East Business and Economic Review, Management Decision Journal, and Global Business & Economics Review, among others. “I like teaching in this program because it’s designed for experienced professionals, and it’s nice to learn from them and it’s nice for them to learn from each other,” he says. “That’s what makes the experience unique.”

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“ being exposed to chinese and

japanese business practices further reinforced the

importance of the global economy.” José Guerra Class of 2003 Founder and President L5 Source

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international study opportunities Each year, students choose among sites in Europe, Asia and South America to visit as part of an international study tour. The trip, which usually runs about 11 days, exposes students to a unique cultural immersion experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. The entire cost of the trip is included in the tuition of the program, so there are no additional fees. While on the trip, students engage and interact with business, academic and governmental personnel within their respective regions to see how businesses operate in different countries. Upon their return, students complete an analysis of what they saw, experienced and how that will influence their business decisions as global market leaders.

COMPANIES Fuji Xerox Co. NCR Yum! Brands Procter & Gamble Asia Advisory Service K.K.

COUNTRIES Budapest, Hungary, to Brussels, Belgium COMPANIES Citibank Hungary Wall Street Journal Europe Chiquita Procter & Gamble Coca-Cola Hungary

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DOING BUSINESS IN ... You may choose among Asia, Europe and South America for your study tour. Each trip includes a city tour for each location visited, excursions to nearby sites and meetings with representatives from top global corporations. Below are some of the countries and companies visited. COUNTRIES Santiago, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina COMPANIES McDonald’s Argentina Deloitte Buenos Aires Herald US Commercial Service CEC International Consultancy

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As the leader within your organization, you’re aware of your company’s long-term goals and know the key personnel who will help you get to where you want to go and beyond. Right now, these individuals may have the experience, the skills and the drive to take your company from good to great, but something is missing. Perhaps it’s the knowledge to move upward. Perhaps it’s an understanding of financial operations. Perhaps it’s just a lack of confidence. Whatever your need may be, the Executive MBA program can help. Our goal is to challenge those chosen for top leadership roles and to prepare them to confidently make the right strategic decisions to carry your company into the future. The minimum sponsorship requirement is the agreement to release the Executive MBA student from work to participate in classes and, when necessary, travel to the location where classes are held. While the majority of Executive MBA students are also financially sponsored in whole or in part by their employer, the extent of your financial commitment, if any, is left up to you and the student. We encourage you to research the latest facts and figures regarding the benefits of Executive MBA programs by viewing the recent research conducted by the Executive MBA Council at www.emba.org.

PROJECT COPE | Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience Project COPE is an experiential learning activity in which students participate in trust- and team-building activities, leadership exercises, high- and low-ropes courses, and climbing and repelling exercises, in addition to other mental and physical challenges. This is an opportunity to enhance the student’s MBA studies, provide unique learning experiences and quickly build strong relationships with their fellow Executive MBA students outside of the classroom. While attendance for Project COPE is required for all incoming Executive MBA students, participation in the various physical and mental challenges is determined by the comfort level of the student.

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“ The program was

challenging and rewarding.

Now I’m ready to contribute and compete at

my full potential.” Tracy Wright Class of 2007 Director of Operations, U.S. Customer Care Avon Products WWW. XAVI ER. EDU /xmba


COURSES AND CURRICULUM The Executive MBA program is designed to provide students with a strategic overview of the core business functions along with the confidence and good judgment to make effective executive decisions at a local and global level. The program consists of 15 business courses for a total of 49 credit hours, including Project COPE, an international business trip, and an advanced business focus course, which is determined by the needs of the cohort. Depending on the credit hours, each course ranges from a total of six class meetings to 12 class meetings. Four-credit-hour courses meet for 12 sessions, while threecredit-hour courses meet for nine sessions and two-credit-hour courses meet for six sessions.

ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS AND ANALYSIS This course focuses on the concepts of collection, analysis, processing and reporting of accounting data. Students learn to read, comprehend and use financial statements in many decision-making contexts. ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS This course focuses on the integration of accounting into the management decision process. Consideration is given to the behavioral and technical implications of management control systems, and the three types of management accounting constructions—full cost, differential and responsibility—are examined.

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APPLIED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS This course focuses on economic behavior of the consumer and producer, and combines economic theory and applications in order to understand and evaluate the national and international economic environment. Classical and contemporary economic models provide a framework for analysis and application. Current economic issues and the impact of monetary and fiscal policies are considered. CORPORATE FINANCE This course explores the basic principles and techniques used in the financial management of business with special emphasis on the corporation. GLOBAL STRATEGIC THINKING This course focuses on strategic and global management issues and involves reading and analysis, presentation by and dialogue with executive speakers, and an analytic paper. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT This course focuses on strategic human resource management, including the design, implementation and auditing of human resource management systems. It includes examination of human resource management in large and small organizations, considering the roles of line managers and HR specialists in making effective decisions about employees. Special attention is given to organization change and development, international HRM, and diversity issues and initiatives.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS This course helps students understand the world in which multi-national corporations, national and international agencies, and individuals interact. It focuses on economic, cultural, financial and political environments of international trade and emphasizes economic analysis, marketing and financial strategies. INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR By examining philosophies and practices used by successful companies on continents such as Asia or South America, students in this course enhance their understanding of management practices, role of quality, international strategies and adaptation required by cultural diversity. Visiting companies abroad provides an opportunity to investigate the techniques used in the global market. Presentations made by business, academic and government leaders provide added perspectives. MANAGEMENT AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT This course examines legal and ethical concepts and their impact on business. Topics include business torts, product liability, white collar crimes, worker’s privacy, employment discrimination and business ethics. MANAGERIAL FINANCE This course develops managerial perspective for key financial decisions while creating shareholder value. Topics include financial analysis, working capital management, time value of money, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, financial ethics, and valuation of debt and equity securities. MARKETING CONCEPTS AND STRATEGY This course focuses on strategic decisionmaking in marketing, emphasizing marketing strategy formulation and implementation in light of organizational objectives and emphasizes analytical approaches to marketing decisions. MOTIVATION AND BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS This course focuses on the analysis of individual and group behavior to ensure the

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effective development of human resources within an organization and develops practical application of behavioral science theory for solving human problems. Topics include motivation to work, perception and expectation in organizations, behavior management, the change process, team-building and group functioning. The program begins with the Venture Out program conducted at nearby Joy Education Center. This overnight weekend experience allows students to develop leadership abilities and team participation skills. STATISTICS FOR MANAGERS This course covers principles and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics, and basic techniques for understanding, organizing, describing and computing simple research data are presented using Microsoft Excel software. An emphasis is placed on being able to select the appropriate statistical method for analyzing data in order to answer business questions. SYSTEMS OF OPERATION AND TECHNOLOGY This course examines systems and technology in business. The focus is on the use of information and technology to influence the design, operation and control of productive systems to enhance competitive advantages. Topics include strategic use of information and operations systems and trends in information technology development.


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Management and the Legal Environment BLAW 734 | 4 credits

International Experience BUAD 780/81/82 | 3 credits

Elective determined by class 3 credits

Applied Economic Analysis ECON 705 | 4 credits

Corporate Finance FINC 700 | 3 credits

Global Strategic Thinking BUAD 704 | 3 credits

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Human Resources Management HRES 701| 3 credits

Motivation and Behavior in Organizations MGMT 744 | 4 credits

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Statistics for Managers DECS 721 | 3 credits

Marketing Concepts and Strategy MKTG 700 |4 credits

Accounting Concepts and Analysis-Financial Accounting ACCT 701 | 3 credits

Managerial Accounting ACCT 703 | 3 credits

International Business BUAD 779 | 4 credits

Managerial Finance FNC 701 | 3 credits Systems of Operation and Tech. INFO 700 | 2 credits

PROMINENT WILLIAMS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ALUMNI A very diverse group of people enter and complete the programs in the Williams College of Business. What they share is a sincere desire to succeed in business and a willingness to work hard towards achieving that goal. Carlos T. Alcantara ’91 President/CEO Chalaco

Michelle DeJonge ’01 Vice President of Operations Ethicon Endo-surgery

John Lechleiter ’75 President/CEO Eli Lilly & Co.

Thomas Sedler ’56 CEO Home City Ice

Gerald P. Belle ’68 Retired Executive Chair Merial

Peggy Djurdjulor ’97 VP Merchandising Frito Lay

Sara Mathew ’84 President/CFO Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

Thomas H. Siemers ’61 Chair First Franklin Savings

Melissa Casto ’00 VP and Corporate Secretary Corporex Capital

Charles P. Gallagher ’60 Chair Gallagher Enterprises

John B. Maydonovitch ’70 General Manager MCE

Al Weber ’97 President Viacom Recreation

Michael J. Conaton ’95 Retired Vice Chair The Midland Co.

John Hammergren ’87 CEO McKesson Corp.

Kay Napier ’79 Retired VP McDonald’s

Jeffrey Wolverton ’02 Vice President/CIO Great American Financial

Shawn Curran ’04 Senior Director Gap Inc. Logistics

Barbara Henshaw ’82 Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Betty Jane Ruffin ’76 National Export Manager Toyota Motor Co.

Gerald J. DeBrunner ’59 Retired Vice Chair Deloitte & Touche

Robert J. Kohlhepp ’71 Vice Chairman Cintas Corp.

George Schaefer Jr. ’74 Chair Fifth Third Bank

The content of this brochure is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the University in order to fulfill its role and mission. Changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation, and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made.

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ADMISSIONS We value all of our MBA applicants, but only the best of the best can be accepted into the Executive MBA program, therefore, we have designed an application process that allows us to build the strongest cohort each year. We encourage you to apply and, if accepted, know you’ll be joining an extremely select group of individuals.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? w Do you have the potential to successfully complete graduate work in business administration within a condensed and fast-paced program? w Can you and your family commit mentally, physically and financially to the 19-month program? w Can your employer commit to allowing you the time off to attend class? w Do you demonstrate maturity and attainment of a responsible, upper-level organizational position? w Do you have a minimum of 10-15 years of significant managerial and/or leadership experience preferred as demonstrated by current full-time employment and strong support by your employer?* w Do you have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university? (Note: candidates without undergraduate degrees with significant managerial experience and leadership potential may also be considered.) *Experienced entrepreneurs and independent consultants are also welcome to apply. If you answered “yes” to each of the questions above, then apply today. If you’re not sure you’re eligible, then contact us today and we can discuss your options in more detail. To begin the application process for the Executive MBA program, please complete an application online at www.xavier.edu/xmba by July of the year you plan to enter the program.

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GMAT REQUIREMENTS All applicants except those possessing doctoral degrees are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT is administered as a computer-adaptive test in cities nationwide. You can find information about registering for the GMAT by visiting www. MBA.com. Applicants are urged to complete the GMAT by August of the year they plan to enter the program. Please visit our web page for minimum GMAT scores.

FEES The cost of the Executive MBA program and class schedule vary each year. For the program starting this year, the program fees, schedule and payment options are available in the back of this brochure. You can also visit us online at www.xavier.edu/xmba for the latest updates.

Xavier University offers GMAT test preparation workshops on campus at least twice a semester. The workshops are designed to review basic concepts, familiarize candidates with the test format and give general test-taking strategies. Candidates who apply by the early application deadline by submitting all other necessary requirements (excluding their GMAT scores) may be eligible to attend the GMAT test preparation courses offered by Xavier University for free following their personal interview. For more information on this opportunity contact the Executive MBA office at 513-745-3251.

CONTACT US Please contact us for more information. Executive MBA program www.xavier.edu/xmba 513-745-3412

MBA programs www.xavier.edu/mba 513-745-3525

Off-site MBA www.xavier.edu/offsite 513-745-3412

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Traveling on I-75 Take exit 7 (Route 562, Norwood). Travel 562 east to the Route 42 exit. Take a right at the light onto Route 42 (Reading Road). Travel on Reading Road to the third traffic light. Take a left at this light onto Victory Parkway, then bear right. Travel on Victory Parkway to the fourth traffic light. You will see Xavier on the left. Take a left onto Dana Avenue. Take the first left onto University Drive, where you can obtain a parking pass.

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