Industry Specific Preparation
Students who wish to develop a specific foundation to pursue their desired career objective may tailor the MBA program to meet specific requirements of certain industries, positions, or business sectors. Such preparation in the MBA program may be accomplished via targeting the nine ( 9 ) semester credit hours of elective courses to enhance a student's skill set within a specific field of study. Students may select from the options specified below or design a unique specialization by selecting graduate courses from other areas across the university. Students are advised to consult with the MBA office prior to enrolling in such courses.
Health Care Industry
The MBA Health Care Industry specific program is designed to provide students with industry relevant knowledge in the fundamental areas of the health care profession. The industry specific concentration develops skills relevant to the health care profession and provides exposure to contemporary issues in health care. Relevant courses might include: PADM 5344, PADM 5332, MARK 5370, ALHS 5350.
The MBA Accountancy Industry specific program is designed to provide students with industry relevant knowledge in the fundamental areas of the accounting profession. The industry specific preparation provides exposure to contemporary issues in accounting and develops advanced accounting skills. The program is designed to both develop and enhance skills necessary to function effectively within private businesses, non-profit organizations, and public agencies.
Individuals with specializations in quality management are attractive across a broad spectrum of industries and in both the service and manufacturing sectors of the economy. Students interested in this area of specialization should select courses from across the university that focus on quality issues, and should consider taking TECH 5310: Six Sigma Quality, TECH 5320: Total Quality Management, and TECH 5335: Lean Manufacturing.
Students interested in careers in Organizational Development are likely to find positions as internal consultants in large organizations or with either professional consulting firms or the business consulting services associated with management development and accounting firms. Students interested in this area should consider enrolling in HRD 5352: Organizational Development, HRD 5344: Conflict Resolution, MANA 5345: Strategic Leadership Processes or MANA 5390: Designing Effective Organizations.