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Executive MBA

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Learn more at | EMBA courses delivered in Coeur d’Alene monthly.

“I am now integrating cutting-edge management practices into the time-honored traditions of the City of Coeur d’Alene Fire Department, increasing efficiencies to move us smoothly and proudly into the future.” Jeffery Fletcher, Engineer/EMT-P

The Idaho Difference


articipants in the Idaho Executive MBA Program engage in a transformative experience as they examine today’s fast-evolving business environment. The unique, strategically integrated curriculum

provides management leaders with the skills they need to take their career and organization to the next level of performance. The Idaho EMBA delivers the rigor and depth of a traditional MBA program with the flexible schedule of an executive program.

Strategic Leadership for a Changing World Success in today’s global, technologically driven economy hinges on managers’ ability to understand and make connections across diverse constituencies including employees, shareholders, competitors, and governments. •

Bridge the gap between academic training and workplace practice.

Understand and make connections across diverse stakeholders.

Create innovative strategies and tactics to manage and transform organizations.

“I used knowledge and skills from the project management, risk management, and marketing coursework to strategize how to successfully pass a building and facilities levy in north Idaho. Voters approved the construction project, and it was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.” Lisa Hals, Business Manager, Lake Pend Oreille School District

“I apply what I learned in the Idaho Executive MBA Program every day. From motivating my staff to challenge the status quo, to analyzing problems and developing strategies to lead change, I have a deeper understanding of leadership, global business, decision making, and finance.� Philip Theobald, Divisional Vice President Assurance and Technical Design, Coldwater Creek Inc.

Building a Sustainable Advantage Participants prepare for future leadership roles by •

Developing a strategic perspective while building leadership skills for career growth.

Taking best practices back to work and applying them immediately.

Solving organizational challenges while completing an advanced degree.

Earning a Master in Business Administration degree in 22 months while continuing to work full time.

Organizations reap all the benefits through •

A fast track to improved job and organization performance.

Attraction and retention of high-potential employees.

New ideas, best practices, and cutting-edge processes and knowledge.

A transformational investment in your most valuable team members.

“Participating in the Idaho Executive MBA Program is a transformative experience. The stimulating collaborative learning environment encourages participants to build professional networks for exchanging ideas, perspectives, and best practices.” Dr. Christine Meyer, Director of Education, Coeur d’Alene Tribe

“Idaho’s EMBA curriculum bolstered my skills to integrate and execute strategies in challenging environments and taught me to manage continual resource adjustments and human capital investment creatively.” Travis Wambeke, P.E., CEO, STRATA

Strategically Integrated Curriculum


daho’s deftly integrated curriculum provides a comprehensive context for participants as they develop a framework to examine the complex leadership challenges and opportunities of today’s—and

tomorrow’s—business world. This empowering learning environment expands as each course session builds greater perspective.

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Semester 1

EMBA 509 Team Building and Group Dynamics (1cr)

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EMBA 512 The External Context of Business (3cr) EMBA 514 Financial Reporting and Financial Management (4cr) EMBA 516 Strategic Business Communication (1cr)

EMBA 517 Ethical Leadership (1cr) Semester Integration: Valuing Business

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EMBA 546 Managing for Your Future (1cr)




EMBA 545 Integrative Business Analysis II (2cr)

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EMBA 522 Innovation and New Product Development (3cr)

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EMBA 521 Strategy Formulation and Execution (2cr)

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EMBA 531 Mass Media and Crisis Communication (1cr) EMBA 542 Negotiation and Conflict Management (2cr) EMBA 544 Risk Management (3cr)

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EMBA 524 Strategic Cost and Process Management (3cr) EMBA 525 Managing Relationships to Influence Behavior (2cr) EMBA 501 Seminar (1cr) EMBA 534 Managing and Leading Change (2cr) Semester Integration: Process Improvement

semester 3

EMBA 533 Launching New Products and Services (2cr) EMBA 535 Decision Analysis (3cr) EMBA 543 Assessing to Improve Firm Performance (3cr) EMBA 545 Integrative Business Analysis I (1cr) Semester Integration: Customized Strategic Analysis

“I work in a dynamic and thriving culture at Nike. The Idaho EMBA program set me up to be both competitive and collaborative while excelling in a global role.� Tasha Thomas, Product Line Manager, Global Young Athletes Apparel, Nike, Inc.

Award-Winning Dream-Team Faculty


daho Executive MBA faculty leaders are experts at team teaching and learning. Their commitment ensures a leading-edge and academically challenging learning experience for each participant.

Jeffrey Bailey, Management and Human Resources PhD, University of Akron

Terrance Grieb, Finance PhD, University of Cincinnati Marla Kraut, Accounting PhD, University of Arizona

Daniel Borgia, Finance PhD, Kent State University

Maureen Laflin, Negotiation JD, St. Louis University

Patrick Costello, Marketing JD, Boston University Raymond Dacey, Statistics and International Finance PhD, Purdue University Berna Devezer, Marketing PhD, Washington State University Daniel Eveleth, Management and Human Resources PhD, Washington State University

John Lawrence, Operations Management PhD, Pennsylvania State University Douglas Lind, Philosophy and Business Ethics PhD, University of Pennsylvania Mario Reyes, Finance PhD, University of Arkansas Jerry Wegman, Business Law JD, Columbia University

Annette Folwell, Psychology and Communications PhD, University of Oklahoma

“The Idaho EMBA was well worth the 4,000-mile monthly commute! To be able to talk openly with such experienced business leaders and experts about my organization’s challenges, and to get their feedback and perspectives on what I was trying to do with the business, was just priceless. It was a business dream-team.” Nick Ausman, General Manager, Coastal Forest Products

“The University of Idaho Executive MBA Program enhanced my skills as a versatile leader who recruits, engages, and inspires nationally-recognized, world-class researchers to my organization. The program increased my knowledge of globalization, sustainability, decision making and financial implications in complex business environments.� Michelle Thiel Bingham, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

Idaho Executive MBA at a Glance

A Broader Perspective Through Collaboration Study groups, a critical component of Idaho Executive MBA education, benefit participants and organizations through •

Working collaboratively, often at a distance, to hone skills in virtual teaming.

Building leadership, communication, and negotiation skills by working with a seasoned cohort of experts.

Bringing back current industry knowledge and actionable ideas.

Applying improved problem-solving and teamwork skills.

UI EMBA Full-time, 22-months, AACSB accredited Program Focus Integrative management with an emphasis on managing and leading organizations Cohort Model Students enter as a group and learn together Faculty College of Business and Economics faculty and other UI experts Class Location Coeur d’Alene once a month for three days (Thursday through Saturday) Program Start August Fees Include registration, books, materials, and meals Computer Requirement Laptop required

“The integrated curriculum teaches you how this education works in the field. It’s like an engine—you can actually see how all the parts work together.” Mike Mason, Director of Manufacturing, Advanced Input Systems

“The Idaho Executive MBA Program helped me develop a strategic perspective and sophisticated knowledge. I have the skills to evaluate the dynamic healthcare industry and the financial impacts on physical medicine and rehabilitation. I use my new leadership skills to better serve our patients, community, and region.” Nancy Webster, Director of Therapy Services , St Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute

Take Your Career to the Next Level


daho Executive MBA participants build comprehensive awareness of leadership, innovation, global business, decision making and execution, and team building.

Prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the global marketplace.

Gain sophisticated knowledge of and skills in diverse aspects of management.

Develop tools to increase effectiveness and achieve organizational results.

Prepare for career advancement.

Application and Admission The Idaho Executive MBA Program admits a class of approximately 15 students each year. Candidates complete an online application form at A complete application consists of the following: • Online application form and $60 fee • GMAT if the Admissions Committee deems necessary • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended • Résumé • Personal statement, employment history form, and company description

The Idaho Executive MBA is designed for experienced managers and senior professionals. Realizing the importance of a diverse student group, we seek and accept candidates from a broad range of educational backgrounds, functional areas, and industries. In selecting candidates for the program, we consider the following: • Experience, career progression, and potential for advancement • Academic readiness for graduate study • Current level of responsibility

• Three letters of recommendation and sponsor endorsement form

• Ability to contribute to class learning

• Admissions interview

• Motivation and commitment to the program

“The Idaho EMBA program has helped me build a strong management skill set that has practical applications every day. The students are a stimulating mix of professionals from a variety of industries and disciplines, and I’ve learned as much from my classmates as I have from the faculty. The cohort has become a network of trusted colleagues who offer their unique insights whenever I need them.” Bradley Slater, Assistant Plant Manager, Plant Marvel Laboratories, Inc.

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For more information contact: The College of Business and Economics Executive MBA Program 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161 Moscow, ID 83844-3161 Phone: 208-885-0555 Fax: 208-885-5580 E-mail: Web:

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