Manhattan College Creates MBA Concentrations for Today’s Economy

The O’Malley School of Business now offers concentrations to emphasize career tracks in analytics and global business.

Students smiling in classroomThe Manhattan College O’Malley School of Business MBA Program now offers concentrations providing students in-depth knowledge in some of the economy’s fastest-growing sectors. 

Students gain a thorough understanding of the following in-demand areas: business analytics, finance and economics, and organizations, markets and sustainability. These concentrations are available to all MBA students. The change to concentrations is in response to student demand for programs targeted to specific career areas. The O’Malley School of Business will continue to offer a Flex MBA option as well. 

The new concentrations focus on the following issues:

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 knowledge as well as operations research methods to multifaceted data-rich business problems; and
  • 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. 

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 high-impact positions in banking, government, fintech, financial analysis, equity and fixed-income research, and company research. In addition, the curriculum will help prepare students for the CFA Level II examination.

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 allowing both humans and the planet to flourish. This approach 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 corporate social responsibility, talent management, market research and analysis, product management, supply chain, project management and sustainability management.