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MBA Program Concentrations

In addition to the core classes, each MBA student will complete a concentration consisting of three courses.

Within the Walter E. Heller College of Business, you can choose from many concentrations. Each concentration gives students an in-depth treatment of a specific functional area in business. The concentrations are:

Students are able to select a concentration from other graduate programs within the university. These options create new and innovative alternatives not previously available at MBA programs in the Chicago area. They open a variety of career paths not formerly accessible to MBA graduates. The concentrations include:

Additionally, students may propose an individualized concentration composed of at least three graduate level courses offered anywhere in the University. These proposals must be described in detail with a solid rationale as to why this focus of study makes sense for the student. The college will give serious consideration to any individualized concentration that is challenging and creative.

Concentrations within the Walter E. Heller College of Business are outlined below:

Accounting Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

Accounting Forensics Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

Finance Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

  • FIN 454 International Financial Analysis
  • FIN 482 Theory and Cases in Financial Management
  • FIN 483 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
  • FIN 485 Investment Theory
  • FIN 487 Derivatives (Advanced Financial Instruments)
  • FIN 492 Finance Internship (3 credits)
  • FIN 495 Independent Study in Finance

Human Resource Management Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

  • HRM 400 Strategic Issues in Human Resources
  • HRM 405 Legal Issues in Human Resource Management
  • HRM 420 Human Resources and Career Planning
  • HRM 428 Workplace Diversity
  • HRM 430 Employee Benefits
  • HRM 432 Administering Labor/Management Relations
  • HRM 434 Employee Selection and Staffing
  • HRM 438 Compensation Management
  • HRM 492 Human Resource Management Internship (3 credits)
  • HRM 493 Seminar in Human Resource Management.
  • HRM 495 Independent Study in Human Resource Management

Information Systems

Choose three of the following courses:

  • INFS 412 Data Base Systems
  • INFS 413 Seminar in Information Systems
  • INFS 421 Accounting and Financial Information Systems
  • INFS 430 Global Issues in Information Systems
  • INFS 440 Systems Analysis and Design
  • INFS 441 Systems Design and Implementation
  • INFS 451 Decision Support Systems
  • INFS 471 Management of Information Systems
  • INFS 488 Project Management
  • INFS 492 Information Systems Internship (3 credits)
  • INFS 495 Independent Study in Information Systems

International Business

Choose three of the following courses:

  • ACCT 447 International Accounting
  • FIN 454 International Financial Analysis
  • INFS 430 Global Issues in Information Systems
  • MGMT 452 International Business: Environmental Analysis
  • MGMT 453 International Management and Leadership
  • MGMT 454 International Experience
  • MKTG 456 International Marketing Analysis
  • MGMT 492 Management Internship (3 credits)

Management

Choose three of the following courses:

Marketing

Choose three of the following courses:

Real Estate

Choose three of the following courses:

Social Entrepreneurship

Choose three of the following courses:
  • MGMT 405 Social Entrepreneurship I: Creating the Vision 
  • MGMT 406 Social Entrepreneurship II: Implementation 
  • MKTG 440 Business Plan and Strategic New Ventures

Concentrations outside the College of Business

Economics

Choose three courses at the 400-level from Economics.

Hospitality Management

Choose three courses at the 400-level from Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Integrated Marketing Communications

MBA candidates who wish to concentrate in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) must take the following classes in sequence:

  1. IMC 409 Methods of IMC
  2. IMC 446 Brand Planning and Message Strategy
  3. One class chosen from the list of six Principles electives:
  • IMC 443 Principles of IMC Media Planning
  • IMC 450 Principles of Direct/Database marketing
  • IMC 461 Principles of CRM
  • IMC 471 Principles of PR
  • IMC 472 Principles of Consumer/Trade Promotions
  • IMC 489 Principles of Internet Marketing

MBA students are not allowed to take any IMC classes for which they do not have the prerequisites. MKTG 406 is accepted as a substitute for IMC 401.

I/O Psychology

Choose three of the following courses:
  • PSYC 462 Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 662 Conflict Resolution in Organizations
  • PSYC 672 Organizational Culture – Personalities – Strategy 
  • PSYC 673 Consulting Skills

Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Choose three of the following courses:

  • PADM 419 Strategic Planning for Nonprofits
  • PADM 421 History of Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 423 Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 424 Resource Development in Nonprofit Organizations

Public Administration / Health Services Administration

Choose three of the following courses:

  • PADM 408 Topics in Policy Making 
  • PADM 450 Health, Illness & Medicine in American Society
  • PADM 451 Introduction Health Services
  • PADM 453 Medical Ethics and the Law
  • PADM 455 Managed Care & Integrated Services Net
  • PADM 456 Economic Issues in Health Service Management
  • PADM 458 Marketing Health Management
  • PADM 459 Long Term Care Administration

Training and Development

Choose three of the following courses:

  • TRDV 400 Introduction to Training and Development 
  • TRDV 423 Team Building and Leadership 
  • TRDV 424 Consulting Tools and Techniques 
  • TRDV 426 Organizational Communication 
  • TRDV 427 Organization Analysis and Design  
  • TRDV 433 Managing Organizational Change 
  • TRDV 435  Organization Development