Today’s dynamic and changing business environments require new pathways and creative strategies for achieving organizational growth and development. APU’s Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership develops and enhances the critical skills necessary for leaders to meet these challenges effectively.
Working with a peer cohort, business professionals apply classroom concepts to relevant hands-on projects in the workplace for deep, experiential learning.
The Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership (EMBA – SL) at Alaska Pacific University is an ideal fit for business professionals in middle to upper management seeking to shape and guide their organizations toward a sustainable future. Built upon the MBA core curriculum, the EMBA –SL places additional emphasis on critical concepts in organizational development and on negotiation and decision-making skills and processes. Under the guidance of experienced faculty mentors and industry leaders, you will engage with professional peers in discussion and applied learning projects that prepare you to graduate with an enhanced skill set and the credentials you need for leadership in today’s complex and rapidly changing business world.
- CEO Alaska Native Corporation
- CEO Alaska non-profit agency
- Senior Executive private industry
is an experiential course that enables the student to examine several leadership styles, traits, and behaviors. The student will also discover a variety of group creative problem-solving techniques and processes. The students will examine their leadership role within a team-building environment. Students participate in class exercises and in an outdoor experiential lab environment.
examines the theory and practice of change processes in organizations, this course will pay special attention to the planning and management of change. Globalization, technological advances and community expectations all impact the nature of work and how organizations are designed. Students will examine the constraints and opportunities of sustainability in organizations and the roles leaders play in fostering innovation, and determining the timing and rate of growth.
Negotiation and Decision Making
introduces the theory and practice of negotiations. The course also covers major topics in decision-making, including the psychological biases and factors relevant to decision-making under uncertainty. This course covers various types of negotiations, the negotiation process, and decision processes. Students will participate in several simulations and learn how to prepare for both negotiations and decisions, and assess the outcomes.
APU’s MBA program is designed for working professionals. The faculty and staff take care of business and get things done for you right then and there. Youhave a classroom full of professionals as your peers, so there is great interplay and interaction, a higher level of engagement. You learn a lot from each other in your cohort, and you gain solid friends along with a professional network. -Cheryl Evans, EMBA, 2014
Institute & Program Area
APU’s Institute of Business & Public Policy promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and reasoning in Business Administration, Management, and Public Policy. Honoring Alaska’s complex and distinctive organizational and business enterprises, the Institute prepares students to address and engage in stewardship of our peoples and communities, with relevance to the world.
Move on to the next challenge with purpose. Develop your career – or chart a new path – with the APU business degree that’s right for you. We maintain small class size and focus on relevant studies. Our faculty double as mentors throughout your program and beyond graduation. You’ll be among close-knit peers who value cooperation as much as competition. Flexible course schedules include your choice of degree programs delivered online and at night– without sacrificing network building. And our advising makes the most of your time as well as the transfer credits you’ve already earned.