Executive Master of Business Administration

Effective August 19, 2012, this program is no longer available for future enrollments

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program combines a solid core of MBA courses with an innovative set of concentration courses. Designed to give students those tools, theories and skills necessary for long-term success, this curriculum emphasizes decision making, innovation, ethics, and a global perspective.

  • Leadership skills grounded in sound ethical judgment, with the purpose of building environments where innovation, creativity and efficiency flourish
  • An understanding of emerging Methods and practices of ‘Intrapreneurism’, which applies the skills and mindset of the entrepreneur within an organization
  • markets and how to best position an organization to take advantage of opportunities in those markets
  • Application of appropriate technologies and management styles that take into consideration the cultural and socio-economic realities of the environment
  • Four basic ideas on which the curriculum is built: Ethical management and leadership; the use of good judgment and the making smart choices; an understanding of the global business environment; and the ability to create environments where innovative ideas can be taken from concept through application efficiently and consistently


  • Employ leadership skills, including effective judgment and decision-making
  • Differentiate between ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘intrapreneur’ and use skills of both to work within an organization to produce innovative change and growth
  • Work effectively as problem-solving team members
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major functional areas of business administration, including the critical skills necessary to analyze and solve business problems
  • Identify and analyze emerging global markets
  • Manage an organization ethically and in a socially-responsible manner
  • Formulate value-creation strategies
  • Engage in professional business practices that cross cultural, economic and political
  • Synthesize course material and present innovative solutions to contemporary, real-world problems and initiatives

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting


ECON616Applied Managerial Economics


EMBA690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments


FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making


MGMT605Graduate Research Methods


MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing


Total Credit Hours:32

Courses: Concentration

EMBA630Decisions in Management: Navigating Uncertainty


EMBA640Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship and Innovation


EMBA650Emerging Markets


MGMT655Management Capstone


Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 48

MBA Prerequisite Knowledge

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is a professional degree intended for those who aspire to increase their level of responsibility within their chosen field. The courses in the MBA programs are rigorous. There is an expectation of a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Specifically, the MBA was designed with the assumption that the student has prior knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, and statistics .

For those entering an MBA program who do not have an undergraduate degree in business, Colorado Technical University may require the successful completion of 500-level foundation courses which serve as prerequisites to the respective 600-level accounting, finance, economics, and statistics courses. CTU will evaluate the undergraduate transcripts for all students entering the MBA program to determine if a student is required to take any or all of these courses. If the student has previously completed sufficient coursework in the areas stated above, the University may waive the prerequisites. Students who can provide evidence of significant professional experience in any or all of the areas may also have prerequisites waived. The courses also are available to students who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas, even if they have completed previous courses in those subject areas.

Students who are required to complete any of the Master of Business Administration prerequisite courses are allowed a maximum of two attempts for each designated course. After two unsuccessful attempts for any of the courses, the student will be withdrawn from the MBA or Executive MBA program. Students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department for alternative programs of study, or if they have additional questions regarding these courses.


  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Denver North
  • Virtual Campus
  • Pueblo