The Executive Management track is a 13-course program that culminates with a capstone project course and a final comprehensive exam review.
STORYLINE: Central’s CEO is looking for wisdom. In this course, he will ask you and your training partner to go on a quest to uncover Central’s past. You will be assigned a series of interviews with former employees to unearth secrets about the family business.
STORYLINE: You are assigned to add up the company’s vending machine money. The machine's income goes toward a beneficiary fund for needy Central employees, but the lack of a system led to tremendous conflict last year.
STORYLINE: The annual awards ceremony is just around the corner, and you and your training partner will decide which employees will receive a coveted Central award. Will you be ready for your tasks? When the awards ceremony comes around, will you know what it means to manage others?
STORYLINE: The head of Central’s marketing department is in trouble. Understaffed and under pressure to meet Central’s goals of doubling in size, she is at her wits’ end. Reluctantly, she must rely on you and your partner to help her team meet deadlines.
STORYLINE: Central Products Company has outgrown its MIS system. Now you and the MIS team must plan and execute an information system strategy, architecture, and infrastructure. The pressure is on to redesign the department as well as to determine the right combinations of hardware, software, and data that will make the company more responsive to all parts of the value chain.
STORYLINE: At the heart of Central Products’ fast-paced expansion is the weary and ragged Human Resources department, charged with the daunting task of hiring hundreds of new employees in just less than two years. The HR director needs you to contribute as one of her staff. You will be challenged to deal with issues of sexual harassment, on-the-job injury, and unionization.
STORYLINE: On the same day you walk into the Production and Engineering offices as an executive trainee, you are faced with a raft of critical decisions. You will learn to handle lower-, middle-, and upper-level decisions with insight and wisdom, or you will experience what happens when you disappoint your mentor.
STORYLINE: The Director of International Business at Central Products has hired three regional directors for Central's expanding international efforts. They have just arrived at headquarters for fast-track training, and you will be participating. You will travel with the regional directors and witness them experience their own cross-cultural challenges first hand.
STORYLINE: The newly hired regional directors have established their regional offices and have created business for Central Products all over the world. Now they are being faced with issues of fluctuating currency and foreign exchange, and they need to improve their international finance expertise fast.
STORYLINE: Looking back to the late 1990s, you can clearly see the strategic mistakes that got the company into its current precarious position. Through the magic of virtual reality, you will fast forward to 2025 where you will become intimately involved in the creation and execution of strategy for a new company.
STORYLINE: As your executive internship program at Central Products comes closer to its end, you and your colleagues are confronted with a significant challenge: leadership succession. You will be asked to participate in an analysis of leadership and how it will affect the company, and make some recommendations regarding several individuals and their leadership styles and potential.