The EMBA program equips business leaders to make a difference in their careers through core knowledge and understanding of management for improved decision-making. It will provide an in depth analysis of global complexity and the risks of international exposure due to globalization. Also, it will provide a new, advanced understanding and the personal development necessary to become a strategic leader as well as the ability to think entrepreneurially in any organization.

Program length: 2 years
EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Suggested Program Flow)
First Year (All courses are required.)
Course IDCr HourCourse Title
MBA5053Marketing Strategies and Management
MBA5203Operational Strategies and Management for Executive Officers
MBA5273Global Economic Trends
MBA5293Financial Management for Executive Officers
MBA5313Production Strategies and Management
Second Year (There are three options.)
Option #1Option #2Option #3
Elective #1MBA515 3 Capstone Project IMBA515 3 Capstone Project I
Elective #2Elective #2MBA517 3 Capstone Project II
Elective #3Elective #3Elective #3
Elective #4Elective #4Elective #4
Elective #5Elective #5Elective #5
Elective Courses
Course IDCr HourCourse Title
MBA5073Organizational Development and Leadership
MBA5133Market Research
MBA5223Business Investment and Development Analysis
MBA5233Seminar on Operational Management
MBA5243Legal and Social Environment
MBA5253Human Resource Strategies and Management
MBA5953Special Topics
I. All candidates must:
  1. Complete an application and pay a $50 application fee.
  2. Provide a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Send official transcripts of all previous baccalaureate degrees and official transcripts of graduate study (if applicable).
  3. An overall undergraduate CGPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
  4. If undergraduate CGPA is less than 3.0, then a minimum GMAT score of 450, or a minimum GRE score of 306, or passing an AU administered test(s) is required.
  5. Submit a current resume listing business experience, academic achievements, professional designations, and community involvement.
II. Prerequisites: All applicants without a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field, or academic courses in the areas listed below will be required to take the Athena University courses as non-credit, or pass a competency test in each area: (The courses will not count towards the completion of the MBA program.)
  1. Accounting (ACG 101)
  2. The Basics of Management (MAN 101)

Taking these non-credit courses at Athena University or transferring the courses from a college or university approved by Athena University can satisfy the prerequisites requirements. Again, the credits from the above prerequisite courses do not count towards the required credits leading to the EMBA Degree. Additionally, students will be paying at a rate of $1,500 per prerequisite course for the two prerequisite courses listed above.

III. International applicants must meet the following requirements:
  1. Must comply with all criteria mentioned above, or for item I.2, must provide an analogous degree approved by the national ministry of education in the country where the school is located.
  2. Send official transcripts of all post-secondary institution.
  3. Guarantor's Statement (PDF) with supporting financial documents from a financial institution with a current U.S. dollars exchange rate.
  4. The official score report of either TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exam. The minimum score required is TOEFL (IBT) = 75, TOEFL (PBT) = 550, TOEFL (CBT) = 193, or IELTS = 6.5.

Additional options to meet English proficiency requirements

  • Submission of a post-secondary transcript verifying completion of 8 semester-credit hours of baccalaureate-level (excluding remedial or developmental) courses with at least a B (80 percent) average from an institution in which the language of instruction was English.
  • Successful completion of an approved external Intensive English Program.
  • Submission of documents demonstrating successful completion of an Athena University recognized, intermediate-level English as a Second Language (ESL) course.
  • Completion with a grade of B (80%) or higher of two or more baccalaureate-level English writing or composition courses from an Athena University recognized, post-secondary institution or community college.
  • Transfer from an accredited college or university in the United States with a grade of B or higher in ENG 101 completed within the previous three years before admission to Athena University.
If you want to get started on the application or want more information about Athena University, contact us at inquiry@athenauniversity.org or call 1-800-806-4711.

EMBA Course Description

Course IDCr HourCourse Title and Description
MBA5053Marketing Strategies and Management
This course provides an introduction to all aspects of marketing, including strategic marketing planning, marketing research, product planning and development, promotion planning, distribution, and pricing. It provides an understanding of the theories of the marketing mix variables, and a practical application in the context of the marketing management cycle processes of research, planning, organization, implementation and control.
MBA5073Organizational Development and Leadership
This course is designed to combine advanced leadership theory with practical, real-world application and self-discovery. The course addresses leadership and leadership development as processes directed towards organizational development, professional development, group development, personal development and identity formation and how to manage and support such processes. Leadership development is analyzed and discussed from different perspectives using the different logics of the most prominent leadership theories. Immersed in an environment of experiential learning, the students can apply lessons within their companies or organizations in real-time while developing the confidence and coaching skills to reach their own leadership potential.
MBA5133Market Research
The course provides students with an introduction to marketing research. Topics include research study method design, effective program implementation, and data analysis.
MBA5153Capstone Project I
As a capstone course to the EMBA program, the integrative project is designed to provide students with hands-on experience to research, design, develop, and implement a new strategic initiative for a chosen organization. The objective of this course is to allow students to apply the concepts that they have learned in the program to develop, design, and lead a new strategy to advance organizational overall performance.
Prerequisite: MBA520, MBA522, MBA525, MBA529
MBA5173Capstone Project II
This course is a continuation of MBA515, Capstone Project I.
Pre-requisite: MBA515
MBA5203Operational Strategies and Management for Executive Officers
In this course, students will learn today’s business circumstance, strategic management and strategic competitiveness, the external environment, the internal environment, business level strategy, and corporate strategies.
MBA5223Business Investment and Development Analysis
The main goal of the course is to provide students with a broad, practical perspective to work on financial statement analysis. This course will present a contemporary framework for business valuation, using financial statement data to accomplish four key steps: analyzing business strategy, assessing accounting policies and estimates, evaluating financial performance, and forecasting a firm’s future.
MBA5233Seminar on Operational Management
This course will train students the entrepreneurial skills, business models innovation managements, and investment and management practices essentials.
MBA5243Legal and Social Environment
This course provides an overview of the legal and social environment of business. Topics include social responsibility, ethics, the judicial system and court procedure, business torts and crimes, contracts, bailments, forms of business structure, bankruptcy, securities regulation, antitrust, consumer protection, personnel and labor law, international law and other relevant legal and social topics.
MBA5253Human Resource Strategies and Management
This course will help students understand the dynamic and exciting environment of HRM and complex decisions that all managers must make when managing employee. The course focus on helping students learn about as managing employees rather than managing the HR function, managing employees in context, and understanding the integration of these activities with each other and within the context of organizational demands and environmental influence to achieve a competitive advantage.
MBA5273Global Economic Trends
This course offers an overview of various aspects of global economy within the field of economic geography and its linkages to related issues of resources, development, international business and trade. It investigates the phenomenon of globalization and seeks to provide understanding of today’s increasingly interdependent world.
MBA5293Financial Management for Executive Officers
This is an introductory course in corporate finance. The course has three main objectives: 1) Develop an understanding of the tools that are used to value investment projects and companies (valuation). 2) Understand the basic issues involved in how firms should raise funds for their real investments (financing). 3) Evaluate how investment and financing decisions are related. Emphasis will be placed on appreciating the limitations and challenges that are faced when applying the theoretical framework of corporate finance to real world problems.
MBA5313Production Strategies and Management
This course investigates the operation management issues regarding production as well as service systems. The focus of this course is to solve forecasting, inventory, material requirements, production scheduling, and project management problems using quantitative tools, and to familiarize students with different types of production systems.
MBA5953Special Topics
This course covers current topics in business announced by the faculty.