MBA Concentrations

The O'Malley School of Business MBA program offers concentrations that give students in-depth knowledge about some of our economy's fastest-growing sectors. A concentration consists of four courses within a specific focus area. Students gain a thorough understanding of the following in-demand areas of business:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance and Economics
  • Organizations, Markets and Sustainability
We also offer a Flex MBA curriculum that provides students with broad exposure to their choice of MBA concentrations. 

Business Analytics

The Business Analytics concentration exposes students to the exciting and challenging world of Big data-driven analyses to support business planning decisions, enabling students to:

  • Master advanced skills and techniques in computing (such as Python, R, Tableau, PowerBI),
  • Apply statistical inferencing knowledge as well as operations research methods to multi-faceted data-rich business problems,
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of database management techniques in storing, manipulating, retrieving and maintaining data (by using SQL-Based platforms).

The Business Analytics concentration prepares students for careers in various business sectors including financial, advertising, marketing, retailing, e-commerce, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, and telecommunications. 

  • Courses
    • MBA 611 - Advanced Data Analysis 
    • MBA 615 - Computing in R 
    • MBA 620 - Advanced Data and Information Management 
    • MBA 646 - Project Management 
    • MBA 601 or 602 - Internship or Research

Finance and Economics

The Finance and Economics concentration is designed for students seeking to deepen their knowledge in financial markets. Students in this concentration will have courses available covering equity markets, corporate finance, valuation, environmental economics, global economic policies, and relevant internships and research subjects. Courses in this concentration can help prepare students for the CFA Level II examination, and for positions in banking, government, fintech, financial analysis, equity and fixed income research, and company research.

  • Courses
    • MBA 616 - Stock Market & Corp Val. 
    • MBA 626 - Env. Econ, and Policy 
    • MBA 638 - Markets, States, and Policies in the Global Economy 
    • MBA 639 - Corporate Finance 
    • MBA 601 or 602 - Internship or Research 

Organizations, Markets, and Sustainability

This concentration draws on management and marketing fundamentals to expose students to cutting-edge thinking on how teams and organizations can be strategically managed locally and across the globe for long-term sustainable outcomes. The unique focus on sustainability examines how organizational design, structures, and practices can meet future needs profitably while ensuring planet and human flourishing. This approach thus prepares students to be skillful leaders able to address business challenges with a commitment to the protection and promotion of environmental justice, dignity and human well-being.

This concentration prepares students for positions in strategy and CSR, talent management, market research and analysis, product management, supply chain management, project management. Students are also prepared for roles performing corporate functions, such as purchasing, and positions within sustainability management.

  • Courses
    • MBA 624 - Going Global: Business and Society 
    • MBA 625 - Creativity for Entrepreneurs 
    • MBA 631 - Innovation Management 
    • MBA 633 - Managing/Marketing Service Business 
    • MBA 636 - Supply Chain Analysis 
    • MBA 720 - Advanced Strategic Management 
    • MBA 601 or 602 - Internship or Research