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.

Accountancy Industry

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.

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 5344Health Policy and Politics

PADM 5332Public Budgeting and Finance

MARK 5370Health Care Marketing in Contemporary Society

ALHS 5350Public Health Administration

Organizational Development

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 5352Organization Development

HRD 5344Conflict Resolution

MANA 5345Strategic Leadership Processes


MANA 5390Designing Effective Organizations

Quality Management

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 5310Six Sigma Quality

TECH 5320Total Quality Management

TECH 5335Lean Management