Instructional Methods

nsu_5373.JPGNicholls EMBA participants don’t spend eight hours listening to lectures based on textbook readings.

EMBA faculty members use a variety of instructional methods depending on the nature of the course and the learning objectives of the specific class.

Professors combine case studies and research with their own business experiences and research findings to lead lectures and discussions. Guest speakers and presentations by executives-in-residence enhance the learning experience along with team exercises and field projects.

Additionally, participants are encouraged to share their professional experiences with others; this is a critical learning opportunity that sets EMBA programs apart from more traditional programs.

The diversity of EMBA participants is capitalized on through study groups. Much of the EMBA coursework requires individuals to prepare presentations and reports in teams. The program takes advantage of having a class full of various experts through collaborative projects. Participants take the lead in their group when working on a project pertaining to their area of expertise and learn from their peers for projects on other, less familiar topics.

As noted, the Nicholls EMBA is a lock-step program participants begin and complete the program together. This approach allows participants to develop lasting professional networks and long-term friendships.