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M.B.A. Concentrations

You can customize the M.B.A. program to your individual interests and goals by choosing from 13 optional concentrations. Most concentrations require completion of three courses, allowing you to choose up to two concentrations while meeting the elective credit hour requirements. For more information about each individual concentration, including a list of the relevant courses, choose from the the links below.

To request an M.B.A. concentration, you must submit the M.B.A. concentration request form prior to applying for graduation. M.B.A. concentrations cannot be added once your graduation audit has begun. Concentrations are not listed on your degree, but appear on your transcript.

Accounting Systems

Equips students with the analytical and technical skills necessary for sound professional judgment in financial decision making. Courses cover many topics, including financial and managerial accounting, accounting systems, ERP systems and more.

Auditing

Provides students with the preparation they need to identify and assess reliable information in the financial audit process. Students learn about financial accounting, auditing and advanced auditing.

Corporate Governance

Emphasizes how stakeholders and governing bodies within an organization influence operations. Students learn about complex organizations, professional ethics, management and finance laws.

Finance

Provides students with a deeper understanding of the management of money and other assets, such as stocks and bonds, for organizations and/or individuals. Course topics include investment policies, money and capital markets, international finance and more.

Financial Accounting

Prepares students to synthesize financial information and create financial reports for an organization's stakeholders. Course topics include financial statement analysis, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, accounting systems and more.

Global Supply Chain Management

Prepares students with in-depth knowledge about global challenges and the critical links in the value chain of goods. The concentration covers subjects such as strategic procurement, ERP systems, and quality management.

Human Resources

Emphasizes concept and application, focusing on long-term goals and managing individual issues. The concentration teaches skills to identify and solve problems in the management of human resources. 

Information Systems Management

Emphasizes a managerial approach to information systems. Students learn about business information systems, telecommunications and networks, data mining, and more.

Internal Audit

Prepares students to understand business culture, systems and processes to evaluate risk management and control systems within an organization. Course options include audit, forensic and financial accounting, professional ethics and more.

International Business

Prepares students to evaluate the challenges and opportunities of business practices occurring across national borders. Students learn about international marketing strategy, global perspectives, global supply chain management and more.

Management

Equips students with leadership skills needed to effectively direct a variety of business functions in a fast-paced, constantly changing business environment. Course topics include organizational change and development, managing human resources and more

Marketing

Prepares students to plan strategies for increasing an organization's competitiveness and satisfying consumer needs. Courses explore a wide range of topics including market strategy, advertising management, consumer behavior and more.

Taxation

Prepares students to navigate increasingly complex tax laws and regulations to solve tax problems for individuals and organizations. Courses cover a wide range of topics including advanced tax research and problems, international and corporate taxation, estate planning and more.