The accounting concentration is designed to expand the knowledge of students preparing to work in the fields of financial management and control, to enter or to advance in the field of professional accounting in corporate and not-for-profit organizations. For more information on combining the benefits of an M.B.A with an advanced Accounting concentration, please visit the M.B.A. in Accounting.
The finance concentration develops technical and managerial skills for global financial careers. Courses cover global financial instruments and markets while developing analytical and strategic decision-making abilities. The approach considers macroeconomics as well as financial aspects of individual business organizations.
Human Resource Management
Proper management of human resources (human capital) has the potential to be a source of sustainable competitive advantage for high performance organizations. Students develop skill set abilities needed for managing more efficient and effective organizational systems. Based on different assumptions about people, their motivation, how they work and what they seek out of their work experiences.
The international business concentration focuses on decision-making in an international context and prepares professionals for positions within multinational organizations. Business functions are related to the socio-cultural, political, legal and labor forces that affect global corporations. The international business concentration evaluates, both theoretically and practically, the opportunities and risks of doing business in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.
The management concentration focuses on the interrelated functions of business enterprises, large and small, which determine their viability in the service global marketplace of the 21st century. Strategic goal setting, organizational structures, management philosophies and cultures, ethics, production and service processes, problem analysis and decision-making techniques are explored within a range of internal and external environments.
Management Information Systems
The management information systems concentration provides the necessary information for managing an organization, and explores how an effective management information system provides decision-oriented information to assist managers in planning, organizing and controlling the organization. The management information systems curriculum teaches information system concepts within organization functions, as well as management knowledge and technical information systems knowledge. The graduate can work within the environment of a modern organization and can interact with both organizational functions and computer technology.
The marketing concentration provides the student with an understanding of the operational and policy aspects of the marketing function in both industrial and consumer markets. In the marketing courses, the student experiences the multiple dimensions of the decision-making process in a marketing setting, and applies the analytical tools of economic behavior sciences and quantitative systems to problems and opportunities currently facing marketing executives.