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Executive MBA (EMBA) Curriculum & Courses


In the months immediately before the EMBA curriculum begins, prep courses in accounting and quantitative skills help to align student skills with the requirements of the early courses in the curriculum. The subsequent orientation and team building sessions will familiarize new students with policies and procedures and introduce faculty, classmates and study teams.


Intensive Weeks

The EMBA program starts in January with a week-long session, Intensive Week I. Students complete two courses, including exams, in this 8-day intensive. Here students are reintroduced to academic life and begin to practice time-management, balancing work, home and school responsibilities.

A multi-cultural intensive week is held on the New Orleans campus in January of the second year. During this Intensive Week II, students form new global study teams, collaborating and sharing a classroom with their EMBA counterparts from Tulane’s partner universities in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.


Alternate Weekends

After Intensive Week I, classes then move to an alternate weekend structure, where students attend classes on Fridays and Saturdays of alternate weekends. Each set of two courses is typically completed in 7 weeks.



In the second half of the curriculum, elective courses are introduced. Students can earn a concentration in finance or management by selecting the elective course tracks in those areas.


International Seminar

This seminar abroad brings a global depth to the program, giving students firsthand knowledge of global business and management practices. We handle all reservations, transportation, accommodations and logistics for the seminar.

The international business seminar focuses on the strategic and operational issues of doing business abroad.

Today's markets and their economic interdependence demand that managers understand global strategic imperatives. This essential management knowledge makes this international business experience a critical and required component of the EMBA curriculum.

During the international seminar:

  • Students explore the economic, technological and political environments that influence global business initiatives and discover global business opportunities specific to the host country.
  • Students develop a keen understanding of global business challenges and management strategies for meeting those challenges.
  • Students gain firsthand knowledge of global business culture and practice through face-to-face interaction with international business leaders.
  • Students learn the specific challenges these companies face and the strategies employed to meet these challenges.
  • Students often work directly with these global companies to solve real business problems.

For the seminar, we handle all academic and logistical planning, including airfare, ground transportation, logistics, accommodations, group meals and company visits. These seminar costs are included in the total program cost. The only additional costs include individual meals outside of the structured schedule and any personal expenses.

The seminar destination is usually determined eight to twelve months in advance. In past years, seminars have been held in Beijing, Cape Town and Paris, each presenting students a distinct and culturally unique business environment.


  • to understand global strategic imperatives for the 21st century and beyond,
  • to open a discussion of the economic, technological and political environments which influence global business initiatives,
  • to provide information about global business opportunities specific to the host country,
  • to better understand the challenges faced by business in the host country,
  • to learn about the strategies used to meet challenges directly from those managers.


The cost of the seminar, including airfare, lodging and some meals, is included in the Executive MBA program cost.