Concentrations

You can earn a general management degree by completing three courses from any of the concentrations or you can tailor your MBA to your career goal by selecting a concentration in finance, marketing, business analytics, international management or entrepreneurship.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This concentration will provide enrolled participants exposure to both the fundamentals of business and the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating, and moving business ideas forward through the stages of new venture formation, financing, startup and growth in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

How it works:

You must take the foundation courses (up to seven foundation courses can be waived on the basis of past coursework and academic performance). Click here to see the foundation courses, and core courses.

To earn a specialization in entreprenuership, you must take:

GMAN 351: Strategic Entrepreneurship
GMAN 352: Social Entrepreneurship From a Global Perspective
GMAN 354: Financing New Ventures

 

FINANCE

Firms, banks and other institutions rely on their finance departments to make and analyze major tactical and strategic decisions every day.  Is this project feasible?  Will it be profitable?  How much should we spend on marketing?  An MBA degree in Finance from Saint Mary’s College will provide you with the skills needed to make these critical decisions, making you an asset to any company, in any industry.

How it works:

You must take the foundation courses (up to seven foundation courses can be waived on the basis of past coursework and academic performance). Click here to see the foundation courses, and core courses.

To earn a specialization in finance, you must take:
GMAN 321: Advanced Financial Management
GMAN 322: Investments and Financial Markets
GMAN 323: International Finance 

 

BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Analyzing large data sets — commonly called big data — has become a key basis of competition, fostering new waves of productivity growth and innovation. However, there is significant scarcity of talent that can elicit managerial implications from this type of comprehensive data. A MBA degree in Business Analytics from Saint Mary’s College will provide you with the skills needed to perform sophisticated analytics for actionable business opportunities and decisions.

How it works:

You must take the foundation courses (up to seven foundation courses can be waived on the basis of past coursework and academic performance). Click here to see the foundation courses, and core courses.

To earn a specialization in business analytics, you must take:
Programming for Analytics
Advanced Data Analysis
Data Visualization and Story Telling

 

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

The emergence and ease of globalization has compelled firms to expand beyond the borders of their home country, making International Management a highly significant and integral part of a firm's overall business strategy.  Because today’s business school graduates are expected to compete in a global marketplace, Saint Mary’s MBA program in International Management strives to prepare you for this in our classrooms. 

How it works:

You must take the foundation courses (up to seven foundation courses can be waived on the basis of past coursework and academic performance). Click here to see the foundation courses, and core courses.

To earn a specialization in International Management, you must take:

GMAN 323: International Finance 
GMAN 343: International Marketing
GMAN 352: Social Entrepreneurship From a Global Perspective

 

MARKETING

From a marketer’s point of view, figuring out how to appeal to consumers just like you through these types of methods is critical.  The average U.S. consumer gets pitched 30,000 times a day.  Discovering the best ways to effectively communicate with people is difficult.  But, Saint Mary’s College MBA in Marketing can help you turn your job into a career, whether you are learning the intricacies of social media marketing strategy, or how to advance your own career by transforming your resume into an effective brand name.

How it works:

You must take the foundation courses (up to seven foundation courses can be waived on the basis of past coursework and academic performance). Click here to see the foundation courses, and core courses.

To earn a specialization in marketing, you must take:

GMAN 341: Marketing Research
GMAN 342: Advanced Topics in Marketing
GMAN 343: International Marketing