One of the few programs of its kind offered within a business college, Business Analytics produces valuable results for organizations. Manderson offers one of the few graduate business programs to prepare students for certification in SAS Enterprise Miner, the premier software for the data mining industry. By detecting hidden patterns and relationships among massive amounts of raw information, data mining produces knowledge that reveals how organizations can improve performance. Data skills require a broad understanding of business and hands-on experience. Manderson grads are among the few who possess this unique combination of knowledge, skill and experience.
Note: Students completing ST 521-522 and ST 531-532 will receive the UA SAS Data Mining Certification. A BA Elective and Business Elective are also required.
Enterprise Consulting leverages people, processes and technology to deliver market-oriented business value. Our focus is the design and delivery of business solutions with an emphasis on project management. MBA students work with corporate partners, managing undergraduate students to innovate solutions ahead of their time and ahead of the market.
After a year of management experience with two different corporate sponsors, our MBA students move forward, able to fulfill any role from systems analysts, project managers and software developers to other fields including healthcare, accounting, marketing, and leadership in general.
Students must complete an additional Graduate level elective in Year Two of Enterprise Consulting.
Manderson’s Master of Business Administration in Finance offers students one of the broadest and also most specialized understandings of every element of financial markets from stocks and bonds to derivatives and other specialized assets, including the best practices of corporate behavior.
Challenging and comprehensive, this concentration provides a broad understanding of corporate finance, financial restructuring, securities analysis, portfolio management, and financial institutions and markets. Students who concentrate in finance will gain the expertise necessary to make important decisions regarding business finance and the financing of the future.
One finance elective is also required.
Two finance electives and three graduate Finance electives are also required.
Any business or nonprofit organization can be exposed to a variety of risks. Put simply, business is risk. Financial risk management is a complex, dynamic process requiring quantitative measurement. In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the need to manage financial risk and the firms that provide it.
People managing financial risk must be quite comfortable with quantitative concepts and must have the ability to handle large amounts of information. Manderson's mission is to produce MBA graduates who can manage risk effectively for themselves and for their employers.
One Financial Risk concentration elective and two graduate electives are also required.
Manderson alumni are leading the future of real estate. The last decade of the 20th century had a significant impact on the real estate industry. Real estate in the 21st century has become more liquid, more public and more global. The Real Estate concentration involves study and analysis of the economic, social, physical, governmental, legal and financial aspects of real estate in the U.S. and across the world. Real estate is not only a physical product, but also a financial product with transactions taking place locally as well as in the global asset market.
Three Real Estate electives and two Graduate Electives are also required. 57 hours minimum required.
As organizational needs become increasingly dynamic, there is growing demand for problem solvers who can deliver across industries. The MBA Strategy concentration provides an unmatched opportunity for students to gain knowledge in both management and marketing. Today's business environment requires constant reinvention. The perspective of this concentration covers an organization's internal operations and includes business partners, competitors, markets and the overall environment. Emphasis is on planning, control, evaluation, appraisal of present and future partners, and strategic implementation.
One Strategy elective is also required.
Optional overseas elective available. 3-6 hours.
Two Strategy electives and 2-3 graduate electives are also required.
Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and management of all supply chain activities, as well as the sourcing, procurement, coordination and collaboration with partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers and customers. In essence, Supply Chain Management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies. Supply chain professionals manage and coordinate activities in this global pipeline to ensure an effective and efficient flow of materials and information from the time a need arises until it is satisfied.
Three approved Concentration electives are also required.