Areas of Emphasis
An area of emphasis is noted on the transcript and diploma, and as such, indicates some proficiency of knowledge in that area.
The MBA is intended to be an advanced general management degree. Therefore, the MBA curriculum includes as many as four to six electives as a degree requirement. Students may decide to concentrate the electives in a particular area of study to create an area of emphasis. However, it may serve some students better to consider using the electives to round out their business expertise rather than concentrating their study in one or more areas of emphasis.
Pick an emphasis that fits you.
Each area of emphasis requires specific course work. Please note that a course may not be applied as a requirement for more than one area of emphasis.
|Area of Emphasis||Course Requirements||Contact|
|Accounting||Any nine credit hours of graduate accounting coursework (ACCT-501 is not eligible)|
Dr. Ananth Seetharaman
|Economics||Any nine credit hours of graduate economics coursework (ECON-501 is not eligible)|
Dr. Heather Bednarek
|Entrepreneurship||Nine credit hours of graduate courses in entrepreneurship, which must include MGT 620 or MGT 621 & MGT 622, and one of the following: MGT 635, FIN 628, FIN 636, MKT 610, MKT 612, MKT 615, SW-S793, or relevant graduate course with permission from Dr. Katz and the Graduate Program Office|
Dr. Jerome Katz
|Finance||Twelve credit hours of graduate finance courses that must include FIN-616 and FIN-621, and two graduate finance courses (FIN-600 and FIN-610 are not eligible)|
Dr. Michael Alderson
|Health Industries||Any nine credit hours of business-related healthcare courses, with a maximum of six hours from outside the John Cook School of Business. Eligible electives include ECON 670 (Summer 2013), MGT-593 (Fall 2013 section only) and MGT-610. Please contact the Graduate Business Programs Office to obtain a copy of eligible electives from the Health Management and Policy (HMP) and Master in Health Informatics (MHI) departments. Courses outside the John Cook School of Business require permission from the instructor.|
|International Business||Any nine credit hours of graduate international focused courses (IB-600 is not eligible)|
Dr. Seung Kim
|Information Technology Management||Any nine credit hours of graduate information technology courses (ITM-600 is not eligible)|
Dr. Reuven Levary
|Management||Any nine credit hours of graduate management courses (MGT-600 is not eligible).|
Dr. David Kaplan
|Marketing||Any nine credit hours of graduate marketing courses (MKT-600 is not eligible)|
Dr. James Fisher
|Non-Profit Organizations||Nine credit hours which must include MGT-620 or MGT-623, and two of the following courses: LAW 789, SWRK-798, SWRK-799, SWRK-815 or SWRK-828. Courses outside the John Cook School of Business require permission from the instructor. |
|Project Management||Nine credit hours of graduate management courses that must include ITM 605 & MGT 635, as well as one of the following: ITM 610, MGT 620, or DSCI 648 |
Dr. Reuven Levary
|Supply Chain Management||Nine credit hours of graduate supply chain courses that must include DSCI-644 and DSCI-646, and one of the following courses: FIN-635, ITM-625, MGT-615, MKT-625, or another graduate supply chain course (DSCI-502 and DSCI-505 are not eligible)|
Dr. Reuven Levary
|Real Estate||Nine credit hours which must include FIN-628, and two of the following courses: PPS-510, PPS-560, PPS-525, PPS-531, LAW 770 or a relevant course with permission of the graduate business programs office. Courses outside the John Cook School of Business require permission from the instructor.|