MBA Concentrations


Many students do the regular MBA with no concentration, meaning the three electives in the MBA program can come from any business-related discipline, and MBA students may take three electives from three different areas (or two different areas) if they so wish. The MBA Director will assist you in choosing electives.  Any elective below is acceptable, given all any necessary prerequisite has been completed--also, electives in CIS (Computer Information Systems) and other fields are acceptable as well, given the prerequisite courses have been completed. 
However, some students prefer to do the MBA with a concentration in one of the following business disciplines. An MBA with a concentration of your choice means that all three of your electives will be taken in your chosen discipline area:

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Business Analytics

CIS 650-Software Development
CIS 609 - Data Management or CIS 603 - Project Management
CIS 643 - Advanced Business Analytics

Economic Development

ECO 610 - Introduction to Economic Development
ECO 611 - Economic Development Methods
FIN 610 - Economic Development Finance
ECO 655 - Cost Benefit Analysis


With the finance concentration, students may take any of the following electives:
FIN 612 Capital Investment Analysis 
FIN 620 Risk Management 
FIN 621 Financial Models 
FIN 622 Portfolio Management and Theory 
FIN 632 Investment Management Business 
FIN 633 Analytical Methods in Finance 
FIN 634 Financial Markets and Institutions 
FIN 637 Commercial Banking 
FIN 650 Derivative Securities 
FIN 661 International Financial Management
NOTE:  The FIN 602 (Corporate Finance) MBA core course may be subbed for a fourth FIN elective if the student has a bachelor's degree in the finance area.

Global Communications

BUS 615 Communicating in the International Business Environment 
COM 622 Communication Technology in Organizations 
COM 631 Interpersonal Communication at Work 
COM 639 Seminar in Conflict Resolution 
COM 677 Organizational Learning and Dialogue 
COM 680 Advanced Organizational Communication 
COM 682 Seminar in Crisis Communication 
COM 685 Seminar in Organizational Communication 
COM 687 Leadership Communication 
JMC 600 Seminar in International Mass Communication 
JMC 601 Media, Culture, Gender, and Race 
JMC 620 Strategic Communication 
JMC 658 New Technologies

Health Administration

33 hour program — all four electives below are required:
HIA 601 Overview of the Healthcare Delivery System
HIA 605 Healthcare Administration and Management
HIA 610 Healthcare Planning
HIA 615 Financial Aspects of Health Service Organizations 

Human Resource Management

MGT 653 Seminar in Human Resource Staffing
MGT 654 Seminar in Human Resource Management 
MGT 655 Seminar in Organizational Development
MGT 657 Seminar in International Management 
MGT 658 Advanced Topics in Human Resources


JMC 602 Seminar in Advertising 
JMC 686 Media Law
MKT 645 Seminar in New Project Development
MKT 663 Advanced Consumer Behavior 
MKT 669 Seminar in Global Marketing 
MKT 675 Digital Marketing



ACC 600 Advanced Accounting 
ACC 601 Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities 
ACC 602 Advanced Income Tax 
ACC 603 Cost Management in the Global Economy 
ACC 605 Corporate Governance and Accounting Ethics 
ACC 606 Auditing Theory and Practice 
ACC 608 Accounting Information Technologies 
ACC 609 Issues in Corporate Financial Reporting 
ACC 610 International Accounting 
ACC 612 Tax Planning and Research 
ACC 695 Special Problems
BUS 640 Legal Obligations of Business
NOTE 1:  The ACC 604 (Accounting for Decision Making) MBA core course WILL be subbed for a fourth ACC elective if the student is doing the accounting concentration.
NOTE 2: Those students doing the accounting concentration are expected to have completed several special baccalaureate level courses in addition to the regular MBA foundations courses.  Those doing the accounting concentration need to have completed courses in:
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Federal Income Tax 
  • Cost Accounting 
  • Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services