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Concentrations

Each concentration requires 9 credits of specialized study in addition to the program requirements.

The MBA with Accounting delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to measure, analyze, interpret and communicate economic data. You will acquire a solid foundation of accounting principles, real-world tools and aptitude to excel in a business career. Our focus on broad-based business cognizance will enable you to integrate accounting practices to achieve strategic goals.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone:

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • ACCT 510 Intermediate Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 520 Auditing (3 credits)
  • ACCT 530 Personal Taxation (3 credits)
  • ACCT 535 Business Entity Taxation (3 credits)
  • ACCT 540 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 545 Financial Reporting & Analysis (3 credits)
  • ACCT 555 Advanced Auditing (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 556 Accounting Regulations (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 557 Business Environment & Concepts for Accountants (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 558 Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 560 International Accounting (3 credits)

*Registration for these courses requires approval by the accounting chair and program director.

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

The MBA with Accounting/CPA Track delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for the CPA and CMA exams and is an alternative to an M.S. in Accounting program. This concentration is designed for undergraduate accounting majors or students with significant work in accounting. In this concentration you will obtain both a master’s level general business education and specific advanced accounting knowledge.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone.

Core courses (15 credits)

In five core courses, you will apply the theory from foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems and Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program and Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • ACCT 555: Advanced Auditing (3 credits)
  • ACCT 556: Accounting Regulations (3 credits)
  • ACCT 557: Business Environment & Concepts for Accountants (3 credits)
  • ACCT 558: Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting (3 credits)

*Registration for these courses requires approval by the accounting chair and program director

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

Analytics Intelligence is the study of big data and how we can use it to improve a company’s processes and outcomes. You’ll learn how to capture and analyze data, and draw conclusions based on your findings that will help businesses increase their efficiency and their profits. With impressive industry and job growth predictions, this field is poised to become a vital aspect of practicing effective business strategy. UB’s faculty have more than 60 years of practical experience and our Analytics Intelligence and Big Data Lab provides a site for ample hands-on experience.

This concentration can also be completed entirely online.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)
  • Concentration Courses (9 credits)

This three course M.B.A. concentration provides a practical foundation in analytic intelligence. This concentration will prepare students for entry level roles in business intelligence and business.

ITKM 548 – Enterprise Intelligence and Decision Support Systems

ITKM 549 – Technical Concepts for Analytics Professionals

ITKM 560 – Foundations in Advanced Enterprise Analytics

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)

BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

Entrepreneurship globally has been increasing annually since 2008. Academically Entrepreneurship as a requested degree or concentration has correlated in interest. Currently in schools where Entrepreneurship is offered it is often one of the highest demanded concentrations.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • MGMT 560 Fundamentals in Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • DSNMG 400 Collaborative Design Studio I (in collaboration with SASD) (3 credits)
  • MGMT 585 New Product Commercialization (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

A finance concentration for your MBA provides you with thorough knowledge of financial concepts and analytical skills. You will become proficient in financial management, international finance issues and investments. Cases are analyzed to develop problem-solving skills regarding real-world scenarios.

Technical skills are emphasized and you will learn to apply them to business situations, enabling you to employ a variety of approaches to the financial aspects of any industry.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone.

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • FIN 520 Investment Analysis (3 credits)
  • FIN 525 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 530 Technical Analysis & Trading (3 credits)
  • FIN 540 Financial Analysis & Modeling (3 credits)
  • FIN 545 Financial Derivatives & Risk Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 550 Cases in Finance (3 credits)
  • FIN 555 Management of Financial Institutions (3 credits)
  • FIN 570 Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

The MBA with a Human Resources Management concentration prepares students for leadership in a global technological world. The program provides extensive training for the practice of managing human resources in a range of businesses and corporations. We offer an ethically-based management program with a focus on understanding the strategic importance of an organization’s most valuable asset—its people. Establish an in-depth knowledge of tactical and policy development, organizational behavior and contemporary issues and challenges.

This concentration can also be completed entirely online.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone.

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • MGMT 511 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 512 Organizational Development (3 credits)
  • MGMT 515 Workforce Assessment (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

Built on the understanding that business is increasingly global, this program prepares students to lead and manage organizations in the international business environment. Gain knowledge of the economic, cultural, legal and political issues associated with conducting business in other nations. This specialized and in-depth education focuses on developing strategic solutions to global business management problems and enhancing leadership skills as they pertain to diverse business environments.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • ACCT 560 International Accounting (3 credits)
  • MGMT 539 International Issues (3 credits)
  • FIN 525 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 585 New Product Commercialization (3 credits)
  • MKTG 560 Global Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • Up to one course offered by a graduate program in the College of Public and International Affairs*

*This requires approval from the MBA program director

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

The MBA with a Management concentration enhances knowledge and develops skills that prepare students for leadership and an understanding of management competencies that are required to plan, build and run a successful enterprise. With an emphasis on employee motivation and overall management of people and organizational systems, this program provides the foundation for students to build up a new or existing enterprise.

This flexible concentration gives you the option to complete your degree by taking classes weekdays, evenings, and weekends or complete this concentration completely online by taking our three online management courses.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • MGMT 511 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 512 Organizational Development (3 credits)
  • MGMT 522 Conflict & Negotiation (3 credits)
  • MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams & Managing Change (3 credits)
  • MGMT 534 Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 539 International Issues (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 560 Foundations of Business Process & Ops Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 565 Foundations of Product Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 571 Foundations of Service Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 585 New Product Commercialization (3 credits)
  • MGMT 590 Intellectual Property Management (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

UB offers a marketing concentration that delivers a strong foundation with essential training. The curriculum prepares you to create, promote, distribute, price and manage products and services to customers. You will develop an in-depth understanding of human behavior in varied markets, preparing you for effective communication with your target audiences. Enhanced your skills through problem solving, research and the application of managerial techniques.

Summary of Requirements


MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone.

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • MKTG 508 Strategy & Advanced Marketing Concepts (3 credits)
  • MKTG 515 Customer Analysis (3 credits)
  • MKTG 520 Customer Relationship Management (3 credits)
  • MKTG 525 Data Mining & Data-Driven Marketing (3 credits)
  • MKTG 535 Electronic & Mobile Business (3 credits)
  • MKTG 540 Personal Sales & Sales Management (3 credits)
  • MKTG 560 Global Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MKTG 565 Supply Chain Management and Logistics (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)