The Milgard School of Business Essentials of Management Program (EMP) is a 10-week long program which offers an overview of the key concepts, tools, and techniques required for sustained success in today’s business environment. The program is designed to serve individuals with a non-business or technical background who are looking to build their business acumen. Participants gain insights into business strategy, marketing, accounting and financial analysis, data analytics, and corporate social responsibility while developing superior leadership skills.
Next Session: To be Announced
Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Format: Classes will be held virtually via Zoom with optional in-person networking opportunities
The EMP is designed for mid-level managers seeking a stronger foundation in current business theory and practice, or managers who have experience in one area and desire exposure to other areas to qualify for positions of increased responsibility. The program also provides a valuable learning experience for technical experts making the transition into management roles. Participants enhance their managerial effectiveness by gaining a solid foundation in current business theory and practice. After completing this program, they will be equipped to make better business decisions about issues affecting their organizations and their careers. Participants also gain ongoing access to Milgard faculty, whose expertise in a wide variety of areas provides a valuable potential resource. For those considering getting a Master's degree, the Essentials of Management Program serves as a preview to the Milgard School’s portfolio of highly regarded Master's programs for working professionals.
Faculty and Curriculum
The EMP provides an opportunity to learn from industry experts and experienced professors at Milgard School of Business who bring a balanced mix of theory and practice to the classroom, and contribute to the advancement of business scholarship and knowledge through high quality research. The Milgard School faculty includes internationally recognized academics who provide training for and consult with major corporations and other organizations in the U.S. and abroad.