Concentrations for MBA, MACC & EMBA Students

Concentration Overview

The required courses in the MBA, MAcc and EMBA provide a distinct and consistent advanced business knowledge and skill structure for all students in the programs. The electives allow the student to tailor the graduate educational experience to fit individual needs by pursuing a general management option with two electives or a specific concentration with three electives.  

Concentrations are comprised of three-course elective (nine credit hours) sequences defined from a menu of electives by either the functional area (finance, business analytics, forensic accounting or fraud and forensic accounting) or interdisciplinary area (global business.)

Electives counted toward a concentration must carry a grade of “B” or better, and students must achieve a 3.2 GPA in those electives.

Concentrations for MBA, MAcc and EMBA students

Business Analytics

Faculty Contact: Dr. William Amadio

Three of the following: 19
Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining
Applied Data Management for Business Users
Business Analytics for Managers
Business Analytics Optimization
Independent Studies in Business Administration 2
Total Credits9
1

 With four of the listed courses, a Business Analytics Graduate Certificate is possible.  Refer to information on Business Analytics Graduate Certificate Program.

2

 ALL independent studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs.


Finance

Faculty Contact: Dr. Maury Randall

Select three of the following:9
Corporate Treasury Management
Investment Instruments and Strategies
Financial Market Operations
International Financial Management
Financial Modeling
Portfolio Management
Fixed Income Securities and Alternative Investments
Personal Financial Planning
Independent Studies in Business Administration 1
Total Credits9
1

ALL Independent Studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs.


Forensic Accounting

(MBA, Undergraduate Accounting Majors Only)

Faculty Contact: Dr. Margaret O’Reilly-Allen

Required
MACC 663Fraud and Forensic Accounting3
MACC 665Fraud Detection and Deterrence3
Select one of the following:3
Auditing Practice & Problems
Business Valuations: Fundamentals, Techniques and Theory
Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining
Total Credits9

Fraud & Forensic Accounting 

(MAcc Only)

Faculty Contact: Dr. Margaret O’Reilly-Allen

Required
MACC 663Fraud and Forensic Accounting3
MACC 665Fraud Detection and Deterrence3
Select one of the following:3
Auditing Practice & Problems
Business Valuations: Fundamentals, Techniques and Theory
Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining
Total Credits9

Global Business

Faculty Contact: Dr. Cynthia Newman 

Select three of the following:9
International Dimensions of Accounting
International Financial Management
International Marketing Management
International Management
Independent Studies in Business Administration 1
International Business Study Tour
Total Credits9
1

ALL Independent Studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs.