Students in the MBA program may choose to specify a concentration, which is a specific discipline of study pursued with rigor, including significant scale. The School of Management offers a number areas of concentration for students to consider, each with its own concentration-specific learning goals. These goals are in addition to the programmatic learning goals of the MBA program.
Students choosing a concentration must complete fifteen (15) credit hours of study in specified courses, provided below. These are taken in the place of electives, which are taken by students who do not choose to complete a concentration. Students may subsitute BUSIE700, Faculty-Led Study Abroad, for a concentration course (courses that may apply vary by concentration).
Not all concetrations are offered at each campus location. For more information students may contact their local campus advisor. Available concentrations are:
Decision Sciences/Operations Concentration
Upon completion of the MBA with a concentration in Decision Sciences/Operations, the successful student will be able to:
Students of this concentration study decision-making, and the design and integration of complex systems in an organization for the purpose of predicting system behavior and improving or optimizing system performance. Elements include managerial decision making techniques, mathematical and computer modeling, and the use of computer technology for informed and effective decision-making. Students pursuing the MBA Decision Science Concentration must complete five (15 credits) courses.
Upon completion of the MBA with a concentration in Finance, the successful student will be able to:
Students of this concentration will be prepared to pursue a career in corporate finance, investment management, and as a CFA® (Certified Financial Analyst ®). Students interested in careers at financial intermediaries will find this concentration useful as well. Aspects of this curriculum emphasize the usage of financial technology including various live data sources to train students in the areas of corporate decision making, portfolio management, and valuation of financial assets including derivatives. Students pursuing the MBA Finance concentration must complete both ACCT721 Advanced Financial Accounting and FINC765 Portfolio Management and exactly three (9 credits) courses chosen from a portfolio of available three (3) credit-hour courses.
Upon completion of the MBA with a concentration in Marketing, the successful student will be able to:
Hospitality and Tourism Concentration (Offered in Vancouver only)
Upon completion of the MBA with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism, the successful student will be able to:
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