Executive Master Degree of Business Administration (EMBA)

Program Description

The Nile University (NU) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a two-year leading edge professional program that focuses on case-study methodology and students’ active participation in courses. The program aims at creating a learning environment where students have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and develop the skills required for making decisions at managerial levels and hence accelerate their career development. While offering detailed courses in different functional areas of business, the program is designed to help students develop a holistic and integrative approach to management. Learning is primarily based on case studies, simulations and problem solving exercises; which enhance students’ critical thinking and managerial skills in their areas of specializations.

International Partners

The EMBA program is designed in collaboration with IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain. Since its foundation in 1957, IESE’s focus has been on senior executive education and its emphasis on decision making and management. A proven track-record in delivering top level education programs makes IESE one of the most reputable business schools, ranked first for its global MBA program in 2009 by the Economist and second in Executive Education worldwide by the Financial Times in 2010.

Student Profile

The EMBA program is designed for managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals with a minimum of three years of professional experience, who are eager to acquire and develop their broad-based management skills in a practical and convenient format. It targets action-oriented, thoughtful people who are ready to re-examine their own mindsets and attitudes in order to reach their full potential.

Admission Requirements

Generally, students admitted to NU are required to hold an appropriate university degree, preferably in a business or technology related discipline. Decisions on admission to the university are made by the admissions committee based on the student’s academic records, business experience, proof of English proficiency, GMAT score, recommendation letters, the student’s statement of purpose and the student’s performance in an admission interview. General guidelines are:

  • A minimum grade of “Good” or equivalent from recognized universities in Egypt or abroad.
  • A minimum score of 61 in internet-based (iBT) TOEFL or equivalent.
  • An acceptable GMAT score which could be taken during the first semester of study.

Faculty

Nile University faculty teaching in the EMBA program have all received their PhD degrees from the US, Canada or Europe, are active researchers and have been involved in private and/or public sector companies at executive and/or consultancy levels. IESE’s faculty are considered among the best in the world, with PhDs from top U.S. schools and on-going research initiatives carried out world-wide, including many emerging economies. They offer a global perspective on the latest thought on management issues through real case studies and simulation exercises.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the EMBA program at NU, each student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills in analyzing global business problems and in making business decisions.
  2. Engage in strategic management and value creation that add to the company’s competitive position and its corporate social responsibility.
  3. Comprehensively integrate different functional areas of business, with special emphasis on local and regional markets.
  4. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, critical and creative thinking, and teamwork dynamics required for effective management and leadership.
  5. Demonstrate Expertise in Area of Specialization: provide professional advice on issues related to his/her specialization including analyzing problems and developing alternatives for decision-making.

Curriculum

The EMBA is a 2-year; 48 credit hour program. During the first year, students must complete twelve (12) required business core courses for a total of 24 credit hours. All EMBA courses are 2 credit hours each and focus on functional areas of business, their interactions and dynamics within the organization, and on the impact of internal and external factors on decision making. In the second year students must complete the corporate strategy and the competitive strategy courses and another ten (10) elective courses for a total of 24 credit hours. These courses must cover at least four (4) of the proposed business areas. Detailed curriculum is shown below:

I. Required Business Core (24 credit hours) 

Students should complete all required courses in the core before taking any elective.

Courses Cr Hr Pre-requisite(s)
ACCT 601 Financial Accounting
ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting
ECON 601 Decision Analysis
ECON 602 Macro Economics
FINC 601 Financial Management
FINC 602 Corporate Finance
MGMT 601 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 602 Management and Leadership
MGMT 604 Interpersonal Skills & Communication Management
MGMT 621 Business Information Systems
MKTG 601 Marketing Management
OPMG 601 Operations Management
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
22
2
2
ACCT 601

ACCT 601
FINC 601

II. Business Electives (20 credit hours)

Students must complete ten (10) elective courses for a total of 20 credit hours that cover at least four of the business areas shown below. Students may concentrate in one or more areas by taking four (4) courses in each area of specialization.

Courses Cr Hr Pre-requisite(s)
ACCOUNTINGACCT 603 Strategic Managerial Accounting
ACCT 604 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 605 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 630 Selected Topics in Accounting
ACCT 640 Independent Studies in Accounting
2
2
2
2
2
ACCT 602
ACCT 602
ACCT 601 and FINC 601
Approval of Program Director
Approval of Program Director
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONBSAD 601 Business Ethics
BSAD 602 Business Law
BSAD 605 International Business
BSAD 606 Corporate Governance
BSAD 630 Selected Topics in Business
BSAD 640 Independent Studies in Business
2
2
2
2
2
2
BSAD 603
Approval of Program Director
Approval of Program Director
ECONOMICSECON 603 Microeconomics
ECON 604 Applied International Economics
ECON 605 Emerging Economies
ECON 630 Selected Topics in Economics
ECON 640 Independent Studies in Economics
2
2
2
2
2
ECON 602
ECON 602
Approval of Program Director
Approval of Program Director
FINANCEFINC 603 International Finance
FINC 604 Investment Management
FINC 605 Mergers & Acquisitions
FINC 606 Private Equity and Small Business Finance
FINC 607 Derivatives
FINC 630 Selected Topics in Finance
FINC 640 Independent Studies in Finance
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
FINC 601
FINC 601
FINC 601
FINC 601
FINC 601
Approval of Program Director
Approval of Program Director
MANAGEMENTMGMT 603 Human Resource Management
MGMT 605 Management of Small and Medium Enterprises
MGMT 606 Entrepreneurship
MGMT 607 Negotiations
MGMT 622 E-Business
MGMT 630 Selected Topics in Management
MGMT 640 Independent Studies in Management
2
22
2
2
2
2
MGMT 601
MGMT 602FINC 601 and MKTG 601Approval of Program Director
Approval of Program Director
MARKETINGMKTG 602 Sales Management
MKTG 603 Marketing Research
MKTG 604 International Marketing
MKTG 605 Marketing Strategies
MKTG 606 Managing Customer Relationship
MKTG 630 Selected Topics in Marketing
MKTG 640 Independent Studies in Marketing
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
MKTG 601
MKTG 601
MKTG 601
MKTG 601
MKTG 601
Approval of Program Director
Approval of Program Director
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTOPMG 602 Competing from Operations
OPMG 603 Supply Chain Management
OPMG 604 Management of Technology
OPMG 605 Project Management
OPMG 606 Managing Innovation
OPMG 607 Quantitative Methods for Business
OPMG 630 Selected Topics in Operations Management
OPMG 640 Independent Studies in Operations Management
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
OPMG 601
OPMG 601
OPMG 601
OPMG 601
OPMG 601Approval of Program Director
Approval of Program Director

III. Capstone Course

BSAD 603 Corporate Strategy and International Competitiveness
BSAD 604 Competitive Strategy

Scholarships

NU offers scholarship opportunities to qualified candidates. The scholarship decision depends on a number of criteria including the applicant’s academic record, the relevance of their work experience, their interview performance, and their financial capacity.

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