COVID-19 updates

See our health and safety guidelines, and our plan to return to campus.

Scroll To Top

Management MBA Concentration Overview

The Management Concentration allows students to take three courses and uniquely combine them to meet specific interests and needs. For example, if you are interested in such diverse courses as entrepreneurship, project management, and managing organizational transformation, this is the concentration for you. Any number of course combinations can be selected.

MBA Management graduates work in a wide array of positions and industries, due to the nature of this concentration, from project administration to risk analysis, to a Web as general managers, analysts, and other positions for global organizations.

Additional Information

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)
6200:601 Financial Accounting 3
6400:602 Managerial Finance 3
6400:655 Government and Business 3
3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis 3

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
MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)
6700:689 Leading and Influencing (required in year 1, first semester) 1
6700:691 Professional Integrity 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
6600:620 Strategic Marketing 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: Management

Select 9 graduate credits from management 6500
No more than six credits of 500 level courses may be used for the entire MBA degree.

Course Term Credits
6500:520 Data Networks and Security Spring 3
6500:608 Entrepreneurship Spring 3
6500:640 Info Systems & It Governance Spring 3
6500:641 Business Database Systems Fall 3
6500:643 Analysis & Design of Business Systems Spring 3
6500:644 Business Intelligence Fall 3
6500:651 Organizational Transformation Fall 3
6500:663 Advanced Data Analytics Topics Fall 3
6500:672 Management Project Spring 3
6500:678 Project Management Spring 3
6500:677 Supply Chain Sourcing Spring 3
6500:680 Supply Chain Logistics Management Spring 3
6500:681 Foundations of Health Care Leadership Fall 3
6500:682 Management of Service Operations  Spring 3
6500:683 Health Services Systems Management Spring 3
MBA Integrative Course
6500:695 Organizational Strategy
(Restricted to Students graduating within two semesters)
Total Credit Hours 48-51

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT scores. Test waivers may be granted for students holding an advanced degree or those with three or more years of work experience beyond conferral of the bachelor's degree. Contact the Graduate Programs Office in the College of Business Administration for waiver request process.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • August 1 for Fall enrollment
  • December 1 for Spring enrollment
  • May 1 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply six weeks 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.