Global Technological Innovation MBA Concentration Overview
Technological innovations are 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 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 Gateway Courses (0-12 Credits)|
|6400:655||Government and Business||3|
|3250:600||Foundations of Economic Analysis||3|
|*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.
Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:
- Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
- Quantitative Skills/Statistics
|MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)|
|6700:689||Leading and Influencing (required in year 1, first semester)||1|
|6700:693||Negotiations in the Workplace||1|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)|
|6200:610||Process Analysis and Cost Management||3|
|6400:674||Strategic Financial Decision Making||3|
|6500:670||Management of Supply Chain and Operations||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|6800:605||International Business Environments||3|
*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
|Concentration: Global Technological Innovation|
|6500:665||Management of Technology||3|
|6500:675||Global Supply Chain Management||3|
|MBA Integrative Course|
|6500:695|| Organizational Strategy
(Restricted to Students graduating within two semesters)
|Total Credit Hours||48-51|
- GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- July 15 for Fall enrollment
- November 15 for Spring enrollment
- April 15 for Summer enrollment
International Student Applications
It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall. Proof of English Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.