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Dec 19, 2013 3:26 PM by MELISSA CANONE

UL Lafayette to confer first executive MBA degrees

The first executive MBA degrees from the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration will be conferred during Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies on Friday.

Nine graduating seniors will earn executive MBA degrees during the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration's ceremony. That ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Cajundome.

Executive MBA degrees will be awarded to: Justin R. Courville, Elysha B. Hebert, Edmund W. Hoelker, Brian Jenkins, Andrew D. Shenkan, Samuel D.J. Viator, Jacob J. Yentzen, David A. Young, and Florence M. Ziegler will receive their diplomas during Fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies.

The executive MBA program is similar to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's traditional MBA program, but is geared toward senior managers and executives.

Participants must have worked in a managerial role for at least five years to enroll in the executive MBA program.

Another distinction is that the program has an accelerated pace. Participants, who are referred to as cohorts because they work together in a small, collaborative group setting, complete the program in about 16 months.

They take courses every other weekend on a schedule that includes four hours on Fridays and nine hours on Saturdays.

The curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive instruction in business knowledge, skills, theories and practices.

Courses include: managerial economics; analytical methods for planning and control; advanced financial management and policy; data analysis; management of information technology; operations and project management; marketing management; organizational behavior and leadership; business law, contracts and negotiations; international business; and, policy formulation, strategy and administration.

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