Students who desire a more specialized degree can choose from the following MBA concentration areas:
- Business Data Management
- Finance (Hybrid & Online)
- Health Care Administration (Online)
- Human Resource Management (Online)
- Marketing (Online)
- Supply Chain Management
The MBA with Business Analytics concentration is designed to provide graduate students with knowledge and skills to effectively analyze large amounts of corporate data and information to support decision making and business performance management. This concentration aims to supplement MBA core courses that discuss how managers and executives make their decisions in different business functions. To make such decisions, it is imperative that managers have the skills and knowledge to acquire appropriate information and transform it to actionable tactics and strategies.
The MBA Finance concentration prepares you for a career in corporate finance, the investments field or with financial institutions. The specialized knowledge provides the necessary foundation for understanding organizational financial management issues. Curriculum blends theory with applied business practice to prepare students for the varied activities involved in financial management issues. Students will also gain experience with many different financial analysis tools that facilitate problem solving. Most advanced courses involve cases or projects requiring computer modeling and analysis.
The health care administration concentration offers the opportunity to study business administration at the graduate level with particular emphasis on health care management. Building on the MBA curriculum, this concentration provides understanding and knowledge of the issues facing organizations in the health services industry. The specialized knowledge will help students cope with managerial processes in the dynamic health care industry.
The MBA human resource management concentration provides students with an understanding of theories relevant to managing human resources in an organization and their application in given diverse work situations. The curriculum will expose students to workforce selection processes, workplace issues, and public policies. Students will learn how to implement appropriate rewards and incentives to enhance workforce performance.
The MBA with marketing concentration provides students with specialized knowledge necessary to understand organizational marketing issues. The curriculum blends theory with applied business practices to enlighten students to the issues and challenges faced in creating and managing a customer oriented marketing function. Specific emphasis is placed on the importance of gathering and analyzing marketing intelligence and creating an understanding of the organization's customers and competitive environment, and developing appropriate marketing initiatives. Advanced courses typically involve cases and/or applied learning projects.
The MBA with supply chain management concentration is designed to provide graduate students with knowledge and skills to effectively manage supply chains. This concentration aims to supplement the MBA core courses that discuss how managers and executives make their decisions in different business functions. Students are exposed to topics in operations, logistics, distribution, transportation and procurement. The concentration trains managers to lead value creation in the global management of supply chains.