MBA Concentrations

There are a variety of concentrations available to Anderson MBA students as outlined below. Each concentration offers its own benefits and opportunities. Details of each concentration and its required courses can be found through the program information and checklists provided.

Students admitted for the Fall 2014 semester and thereafter will follow program options as listed on the MBA Program Information Sheet. Please review this sheet for credit options to complete an accelerated MBA program or a focused MBA program.


Accelerated MBA / General Management (No Concentration)

Anderson's graduate programs provides students the flexibility to design a part - or full - time program customized to their career and educational goals and lifestyle. Students who pursue the No Concentration option should also meet with the Anderson Career Development Facilitator to ensure course selection meets career goals. An internship is strongly recommended for students who pursue this option.

Admitted Fall 2014 or after
Admitted prior to Fall 2014


Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship concentration is for students who seek to start their own businesses or work in small businesses with an entrepreneurial focus. The Entrepreneurial Studies Track offers students hands-on experience and theoretical grounding in new venture creation, entrepreneurial finance, business planning, professional selling, and managing small businesses.

Program Information  | Careers
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
Checklist (Admitted Prior to Fall 2014)


Information Assurance

Information assurance (IA) is an interdisciplinary field combining specialized aspects of computer science, computer engineering, information systems and accounting. Types of firms and organizations that hire many IA students include governments, law enforcement, national labs, financial services, Fortune 500 companies, and educational and healthcare organizations.

Program Information
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
Checklist (Admitted Prior to Fall 2014)
Information Assurance Website


Management Information Systems

The need for organizations to incorporate existing and future technologies in order to remain competitive has become a more pressing issue over the last several years. The field of management information systems (MIS) encompasses the analysis, design, implementation, and management of information systems. Information systems help to control operations through transaction processing, and also support planning and decision-making activities.

Program Information | FAQ | Careers
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
Checklist (Admitted Prior to Fall 2014)


Marketing Management

Marketing an organization’s product or services includes planning and executing development, pricing, promotion, and distribution to create customer satisfaction. Students with a concentration in Marketing Management are prepared for a wide variety of careers in product management, marketing research, advertising, retailing, distribution, customer relations, sales and technology development.

Program Information  | Careers
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
Checklist (Admitted Prior to Fall 2014)


Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management

People are the chief engine of prosperity in most businesses. They are the resource that contributes the most to strategic success. The focus of this Human Resources Management is to effectively use and develop the capacities of people in terms of both the skills and knowledge that are critical for organizational success.

Program Information
Human Resources Careers | Org Behavior Careers
Checklist (Admitted After Fall 2014)
Checklist (Admitted After Fall 2010)

Accounting

The accounting concentration consists of 15 specified hours of graduate accounting coursework. Students who have completed a BBA with an accounting concentration or completed their BBA at the Anderson School of Management may have already taken one or more of the required courses. Students can pursue an Accounting concentration and combine it with a concentration in Information Assurance (IA).

Program Information | Careers
Admitted Fall 2014 or after
Admitted Fall 2009 or after


Financial Management

Managers need finance to find funding sources for their firms, to identify and manage risk, and to decide whether to make capital expenditures or produce new products. Areas of study in the field of finance include financial management, banking, planning, investments, insurance, money flow, real estate and financial services.

Program Information | Careers
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
Checklist (Admitted Prior to Fall 2014)
For Students Admitted SP 2005 - SU 2009


International Management and International Management - Latin America

International management jobs provide exciting travel opportunities. Positions may be short term or longer term. International management jobs are available in a number of exciting fields. For those that are interested in IB/IM as a concentration or special emphasis, one must become increasing comfortable with adaptability.

Program Information  | Career Overview
Primer for International Business
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
Checklist (Admitted Prior to Fall 2014


Management of Technology

The field of Management of Technology (MOT) develops professionals who allow large and small firms in the public and private sectors to excel in a technology-based economy. Engaging in New Mexico economic development activities and generating world-class research in technology commercialization, the Anderson MOT program was recently ranked number 6 in the US and in the top 50 worldwide.

Program Information
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or after)
Checklist (dmitted Prior to Fall 2014)


Operations Management

The Operations Management concentration provides students with management skills for planning, coordinating, and controlling the people and technology used to transform raw materials into goods and services. Students with a concentration in Operations Management are well prepared to contribute to the economic development and competitiveness of New Mexico and the U.S. as a whole.

Program Information | Careers
Checklist (Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
Checklist (Admitted Prior to Fall 2014)


Policy and Planning

The Policy & Planning (P&P) concentration is oriented toward cross-functional problem solving and analysis with three different emphases: Strategic Planning and Leadership, Public Affairs and Policy, and Non-Profit Management . Careers and employment resulting from the P&P concentration include strategic planning, public sector and nonprofit management, public affairs, policy analysis, environmental affairs, and other cross-functional positions.

Program Information | Checklist