MBA students have the opportunity to develop in-depth competency in specialized areas of business by pursuing their MBA with a concentration. There are eight areas of concentration which are structured around market needs and faculty expertise, allowing you to develop advanced skillsets in an area of business consistent with your career objectives.
An MBA concentration consists of 9 credit hours of elective coursework in the specialized area of choice. These credits are already part of the MBA program, no additional credits are required. Please refer to the online catalog
for detailed degree requirements.
The demand for CPAs and all accountants continues to increase. Especially for individuals who hold advanced accounting degrees. The Accounting concentration provides professionals in accounting fields an advanced understanding of concepts and essential skills of today's accounting practices. Completing the NetPlus! MBA with an Accounting concentration also prepares students for the CPA exam.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) concentration is designed to give professionals in the information systems industry an understanding of advanced concepts and skills essential in effectively managing their organizations. The CIS concentration focuses on contemporary issues in CIS and the broader information technology (IT) industry. To complete required courses of the CIS concentration, students will need an extensive programming background equivalent to UM-Flint courses MGT 581 and CSC 384.
The Finance concentration is designed to prepare students for professional positions requiring graduate level degrees in finance, and assists students in preparing for professional finance certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Federal Financial Management Certificate Program (FFMCP), and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
The General MBA program is designed for professionals to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines and provide the most flexibility to customize their program according to their academic and professional interests through a variety of elective courses.
Health Care Management
The Health Care Management concentration is designed to give professionals in the health care industry an understanding of concepts and skills essential in effectively managing health care organizations. It focuses on contemporary issues of health care administration and health policies in the U.S. Required courses are taught by full-time faculty in the School of Health Professions and Studies, with elective courses of the concentration taught by leading business professionals in the health care industry.
An International Business concentration provides students a greater understanding of the global economy, its impact on various key industries, international financial market systems and corporate financial strategies, and the latest theories in applying marketing science in the international business arena. Students completing an MBA with an International Business concentration become more attractive to potential employers operating in the global marketplace.
The Lean Manufacturing concentration is designed to educate MBA students about different aspects of lean manufacturing processes. These include design of integrated production systems, design of standardized work using engineering methods and applied ergonomic and human factors, competitive issues facing the automotive supply chain, and planning and implementing quality systems. Students holding this degree will be more attractive to potential employers in this industry. Courses required for the concentration are instructed by well-respected faculty from Kettering University with firsthand knowledge and expertise in these areas.
Marketing & Innovation Management
A Marketing concentration is designed to give professionals in the marketing industry an in-depth understanding of concepts and skills essential in advanced marketing and branding practices. The Marketing concentration focuses on contemporary issues and future concerns, and prepares students for global strategic marketing and management positions.
The Organizational Leadership concentration will be valuable to students who are seeking to improve their management and leadership skills and deepen their understanding of management and leadership processes. It is relevant for students who are or will be in managerial or leadership positions. The concentration focuses on leadership issues from a variety of perspectives. Specifically, courses examine major frameworks and contemporary issues in leadership, address how leaders effectively make decisions and resolve conflict through negotiating with others, and explore the role of a leader in bringing about organizational change.