Building on a rigorous foundation of courses covering all major areas of business, the program integrates the fundamentals into a succession of courses that are issue-oriented and customized around the interests of your class. The EMBA courses are designed to provide you with the fundamentals of business and help you develop the managerial thinking skills you will need to become a competitive advantage for your organization.

Over the course of the program you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive business perspective on current business management issues through team-taught, interdisciplinary courses.
  • Learn to think broadly and strategically about your firm through a rigorous study of the fundamentals of business.
  • Work on projects that directly relate to your current business problems.
  • Participate in a global integration course with a required international experience.

Students enrolled in EMBA Energy are required to take the energy specialization courses.

In addition to the core curriculum, each cohort selects the five elective courses to complete the program.

Core Courses

  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation

    Examines the nature of corporate strategy, development of a conceptual framework for understanding competition in industries and factors that shape competitive success or failure.

  • Organizational Behavior

    Overviews the foundations of human behavior in organizations. Topics include group and teamwork effectiveness, managing performance, power and influence, leadership, conflict management, and organizational culture.

  • Managerial Economics

    Applies microeconomic and econometrics theories to analyze the firm’s immediate economic environment, including industry demand and rivalry, and the firm’s production and cost functions.

  • Business Statistics

    Introduces descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and regression. Major emphasis is placed on achieving an application-oriented understanding of data analysis tools and techniques.

  • Accounting

    Examines fundamental accounting concepts and techniques that are employed by entities to facilitate planning, performance evaluation, and control.

  • Marketing Management

    Focuses on the interrelated elements of the marketing mix, its relationship with the other functional areas of management and marketing responses to consumers and to the external environment.

  • Financial Management

    Deals with important managerial decisions, such as project selection and financing, starting with the fundamental concepts of valuation and risk return.

  • Operations Management

    Considers strategic issues in managing operations as a means for competing in global markets, analyzes processes, capacity, quality, and improvement policies in both service and manufacturing settings.

  • International Business

    Emerging Markets: Integrates a diverse body of knowledge to address the issues faced by the multinational firm. This course meets in July, August and concludes in November after the international experience abroad.

  • International Trip - October (tentative)

    As a part of the International Business course, students participate in a global immersion experience, by visiting organizations abroad to gain first-hand knowledge of operations in the global marketplace.

  • Professional Development: Your Leadership Legacy

    A practical review of the drivers of success in executive leadership roles, with a heavy emphasis on individual assessment, personal development, and career goals. This course meets once in September and concludes in Module 4.


Students may choose from existing Fisher courses or new courses may be developed, given sufficient interest. In either event, our Fisher EMBA faculty accepts significant input from the class to create a customized classroom experience with five elective courses to round out the curriculum. Previous classes have chosen the following electives:

  • Leadership and Competitive Analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Product Management Strategy
  • Risk Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Venture Capital




Dan Oglevee
Executive Director, EMBA

Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
646 Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1144