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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.