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Master of Business Administration: Management Specialization

This information is intended for prospective students or those who entered the MBA program in Fall 2014 or later.
Students admitted to the MBA program in the Fall of 2013 or earlier should refer to the information contained in the Management POS Worksheet instead of this page.


The Master of Business Administration Management Specialization provides an academic curriculum that focuses on preparing students for future management and leadership positions in organizations. Students will have the opportunity to select courses within three key areas (listed below) to ensure exposure to a breadth of theory and concepts that are applicable to the student’s chosen field and/or interests.

MBA Course Requirements

For general MBA program requirements please refer to the Official Program of Study for the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Management Specialization Description

Management Specialization (12 units): Choose FOUR courses; at least ONE from each group (if possible).

Specialization Electives

Organizational Interaction with the External Environment Managing in a Global Environment Internal Organizational Structure and Processes
  • *Indicates the course is generally offered once during an academic year
  • **indicates the course is intermittently scheduled (may be offered every other academic year)
MGT 722 – Business Ethics and Social Institutions * MGT 672 – International Human Resource Management ** MGT 669 – Human Resource Management **
MGT 724 – Entrepreneurship * MGT 710 – Seminar in World Business ** MGT 721 – Group Process/Leadership *
MGT 731 – Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation ** MGT 723 – International Strategic Management *** MGT 745 – Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship **
MGT 743 – Business Plan Development * MGT 748 – International Entrepreneurship **
MGT 744 – Managing the Growing Firm *
MGT 746 – Corporate Governance *
MGT 747 – Managing Technology Commercialization *

MIS 688 (Information Systems & Strategies in Orgs) is a recommended elective for all MBA students. This class does not count toward the Management specialization, but will count towards the remaining electives students need to complete.

AACSB accredited

The Fowler College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business