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Executive MBA academics

The EMBA curriculum delivers insights across the spectrum of business and management foundations. Leadership courses examine the issues leaders face from initial concept to final implementation of organizational value creation.


The EMBA curriculum is both balanced and integrated, meaning that each course works in relation with the others, building your knowledge and competencies over the course of the program. By focusing on how different disciplines inform decisions that leaders must make, you’ll discover how to manage and leverage competing interests across business units to influence.

The design of the EMBA curriculum extends beyond classes and assignments. Even in the admissions process, your potential teammates are carefully screened to ensure that every EMBA student brings both the experience and motivation to be an effective contributor to discussions and learnings throughout the program.

Our entrepreneurial approach to learning at the W. P. Carey School of Business utilizes a variety of teaching methods, including case studies, role plays, and simulations, to ensure you develop high-level skills and confidence across the major business disciplines. The Executive MBA curriculum also emphasizes ethical, high-impact leadership, developing and sustaining a competitive advantage, how to interpret and use data for decision-making and the requisite soft skills needed for senior leaders.

The Connected MBA enables transformation

Entrepreneurship and innovation are key to our curriculum and your experience. Students not only benefit from high-touch programming, but also see firsthand how powerful connection can be in driving organizations to do great things. Over the course of your program, you will connect with yourself, others, industry, ideas, your community, and the world.

  • Do: Learn by doing. Practice new skills in a supportive environment and spark connections with classmates and faculty.
  • Build: Make an impact, establish your thought leadership, and create a career path on your own terms.
  • Catalyze: Become an action-oriented, connected leader with strong human skills.
Learn more about the W. P. Carey Executive MBA curriculum

Business of health care concentration

An optional business of health care concentration examines how to improve the quality of care while focusing on lower consumer and provider costs. Designed for senior leaders in the health sector, the concentration will deepen your understanding of economic, supply chain, data and technology, and organizational issues unique to health care.


Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.

View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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