Global Technological Innovation MBA Concentration Program overview

Technological innovations are one of the significant drivers of enterprise growth and survival. The concentration in Global Technological Innovation is designed for students who want to work on developing new technologies and innovations and bringing them to market. This concentration provides knowledge and skills for students to navigate the process of creating new ventures and projects within global organizations and markets. Entrepreneurs and students from the fields of science, medicine, engineering and technology can benefit from this area of emphasis. MBA Global Technological Innovation graduates work in small, medium, and large enterprises in all industries that focus on product development.

MBA Requirements

It's important to become familiar with all the requirements to complete your MBA. Contact a Graduate Adviser with your questions.

Concentration Required Courses

The following are the required courses for this concentration. Review the course descriptions for additional information about each course and its prerequisites, if applicable.

Concentration: Global Technological Innovation – 9 Credits

Required Courses
6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
6500:665 Management of Technology (3 credits)
6500:608 Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Your course selection within this concentration can satisfy the MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits) requirement of the MBA Requirements. Contact a Graduate Adviser for more information.

Additional MBA Requirements

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)

  • 6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6400:602 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
  • 6400:655 Government and Business (3 credits)
  • 3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis (3 credits)
  • 6700:695 Gateway Internship* (3 credits)

(*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.)

Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.

MBA Proficiencies

Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:

  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
  • Writing
  • Quantitative Skills/Statistics

There are many ways to show proficiency, including testing.

MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)

  • 6700:696 Leading and influencing (required in year 1, first semester) (1 credit)
  • 6700:696 Professional Integrity and Social Responsibility (1 credit)
  • 6700:696 Negotiation (1 credit)
  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy (3 credits)

MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)

  • 6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management (3 credits)
  • 6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • 6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations (3 credits)
  • 6600:620 Strategic Marketing (3 credits)
  • 6800:605 International Business Environments (3 credits)

*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.

MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits)

The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration. Review the full list of approved Action Learning courses.

Integrative Course

  • 6500:695 Organizational Strategy (3 credits)

(Restricted to students graduating within two semesters.)

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DARS in My Akron for your program requirements.