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Pre-2013 MBA Concentrations

Although Santa Clara University’s MBA program has a general management perspective, students may use their choice of electives to select a concentrated emphasis. Students do not, however, have to select a concentration or, once chosen and begun, do not have to finish the concentration in order to graduate.

A concentration will be reflected on a student’s official transcript if the concentration is declared when the student petitions to graduate and all completed courses required for the concentration are documented. Although the awarded concentration will appear on the student’s official degree transcript, the concentration does not appear on the student’s diploma.

For students in the pre-2013 Curriculum, Santa Clara’s MBA program offers nine concentrations, the requirements for which are detailed below. Some courses may count toward more than one concentration. Such “double counting” permits increased flexibility in elective choice but does not reduce the number of courses required for graduation. Appropriate experimental courses (3696, prev. 696) and 1-unit courses may count toward a concentration if approved; consult the Graduate Business Programs Office for the petition procedure. Coursework completed outside of Santa Clara University will not satisfy a concentration requirement.

As a result of the dynamic nature of concentrations and course offerings, changes to concentration requirements are made throughout the academic year. Consult with the Graduate Business Office for the most recent concentration requirements.

Note: In order to ensure breadth of coverage within a general management degree, no more than 17 elective units may be taken in any one discipline. A minimum of 12 units is required to earn a concentration.

Each concentration has a faculty coordinator. The coordinators are available to assist students in making decisions about their concentrations and for approving new and experimental courses that may count toward the concentration. (Please contact the GBP office for updates and appropriate petition procedures.)

Accounting (ACTG)
Faculty Coordinator: Chris Paisley

Students taking this concentration must complete a minimum of 12 units and a maximum of 15 units of Accounting elective courses.

Note: For students entering the program in Fall 2009 and after, ACTG 302 cannot be counted toward the Accounting concentration requirements.

Entrepreneurship (EN)
Faculty Coordinator: Al Bruno

Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • MKTG 3566 (prev. MKTG 566) Small Business Entrepreneurship

In addition, students must complete one course in each of the following areas:

Management

  • ECON 3430 (prev. ECON 430) Game Theory and Strategic Behavior
  • IDIS 3612 (prev. IDIS 612) Management of the High Technology Firm Seminar
  • IDIS 3695 (prev. IDIS 695) Global Business Perspective
  • MGMT 3504 (prev. MGMT 524) Managing Innovation and Technology
  • MGMT 3548 (prev. MGMT 548) Social Benefit Entrepreneurship
  • OMIS 3390 (prev. OMIS 390) Integrated Product Development

Finance

  • ACTG 3319 (prev. ACTG 319) Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACTG 3321 (prev. ACTG 321) Fundamental Value Analysis
  • FNCE 3480 (prev. FNCE 480) Emerging Company Finance
  • FNCE 3484 (prev. FNCE 484) Financial Engineering
  • FNCE 3486 (prev. FNCE 486) Behavioral Corporate Finance
  • FNCE 3488 (prev. FNCE 488) Financial Instruments and Markets

Marketing

  • ECON 3422/MKTG 3588 (prev. ECON 422/MKTG 588) Topics in Profit Maximizing Pricing
  • MKTG 3568 (prev. MKTG 568) Marketing Research or MKTG 590 Channel Marketing
  • MKTG 3572 (prev. MKTG 572) Product Market Planning and Strategy
  • MKTG 3592 (prev. MKTG 592) Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • MKTG 3594 (prev. MKTG 594) Business-to-Business Marketing

Finance (FNCE)
Faculty Coordinator: Meir Statman

Students taking this concentration must complete a minimum of 12 units and a maximum of 15 units of Finance elective courses. FNCE 3696 (prev. FNCE 696) courses are acceptable.

Note: FNCE 455, FNCE 3455, and FNCE 3452 cannot be counted toward the Finance concentration requirements.

Food and Agribusiness
Faculty Coordinator: Greg Baker

Students taking this concentration must complete two of the following courses:

  • IDIS 3622 (prev. IDIS 622) Global Agribusiness Challenges (prev. Global, Technical, and Economic Challenges for Agribusiness)
  • IDIS 3696 (prev. IDIS 696) Marketing Food Products
  • MGMT 3540 (prev. MGMT 540) Food Industry Management (prev. Social, Polit., and Legal Environ. of Food and Agrib. Firms)

In addition, students must complete two of the following courses:

  • ACTG 698, ECON 698, FNCE 698, MKTG 698, or OMIS 698 Independent Study (Proposal must be approved by the Director of the Food and Agribusiness Institute.)
  • ECON 3432 (prev. ECON 432) International Trade
  • FNCE 3474 (prev. FNCE 474) Risk Management with Derivative Securities
  • IDIS 3622 (prev. 622), IDIS 3696 (prev. 696), or MGMT 3540 (prev. 540) (if not used to fill the above requirement)
  • MKTG 3564 (prev. MKTG 564) International Marketing
  • MKTG 3566 (prev. MKTG 566) Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • MKTG 3568 (prev. MKTG 568) Innovative Approaches to Marketing Research
  • MKTG 3590 (prev. MKTG 590) Designing and Managing Dynamic Marketing Channels
  • OMIS 3384 (prev. OMIS 384) Supply Chain Management

International Business (IB)
Faculty Coordinator: Elizabeth Powers

Students taking this concentration must complete a minimum of four of the following courses:

  • ACTG 3309 (prev. ACTG 309) Seminar in International Accounting
  • ECON 3432 (prev. ECON 432) International Trade
  • ECON 3466 (prev. ECON 466) International Monetary and Financial Relations
  • FNCE 3457 (prev. FNCE 457) International Financial Management
  • IDIS 3695 (prev. IDIS 695) Global Business Perspective
  • MGMT 3514 (prev. MGMT 514) International Management
  • MKTG 3564 (prev. MKTG 564) International Marketing

Leading People and Organizations (LP)
Faculty Coordinator: Barry Posner

Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • MGMT 3512 (prev. MGMT 512) Social Psychology of Leadership

In addition, students must complete 9 units from the following courses:

  • ECON 3424 (prev. ECON 424) Economics of Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • IDIS 3612 (prev. IDIS 612) Management of the High Technology Firm Seminar
  • MGMT 3516 (prev. MGMT 516) Organizational Politics
  • MGMT 3504 (prev. MGMT 524) Managing Innovation and Technology
  • MGMT 3526 (prev. MGMT 526) Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 3532 (prev. MGMT 532) Managerial Communications
  • MGMT 3538 (prev. MGMT 538) Managing Teams and Projects
  • MGMT 3544 (prev. MGMT 544) Strategic Business Negotiations
  • MGMT 3546 (prev. MGMT 546) Spirituality of Organizational Leadership
  • MGMT 3548 (prev. MGMT 548) Social Benefit Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 701 Seminar in Leading Dynamic Organizations (1 unit) (may be taken a maximum of three times)
  • MKTG 3566 (prev. MKTG 566) Small Business Entrepreneurship

Managing Technology and Innovation (MT)
Faculty Coordinator: Terri Griffith

Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • IDIS 3612 (prev. IDIS 612) Management of the High Technology Firm Seminar
  • MGMT 3504 (prev. MGMT 524) Managing Innovation and Technology

In addition, students must complete two of the following courses:

  • FNCE 3460 (prev. FNCE 460) Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
  • MGMT 3526 (prev. MGMT 526) Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 3538 (prev. MGMT 538) Managing Teams and Projects
  • MKTG 3566 (prev. MKTG 566) Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • MKTG 3592 (prev. MKTG 592) Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • MKTG 3596 (prev. MKTG 596) Integrated Market Communications
  • OMIS 3368/MSIS 2606 (prev. OMIS 368/MSIS 606) Software Project Management
  • OMIS 3372/MSIS 2602 (prev. OMIS 372/MSIS 602) Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • OMIS 3378/MSIS 2604 (prev. OMIS 378/MSIS 604) Information Systems Policy and Strategy

Marketing Management (MM)
Faculty Coordinator: Michael Munson

Students taking this concentration must complete a minimum of four and a maximum of five of the following courses:

  • MKTG 3562 (prev. MKTG 562) Services Marketing
  • MKTG 3564 (prev. MKTG 564) International Marketing
  • MKTG 3568 (prev. MKTG 568) Marketing Research
  • MKTG 3572 (prev. MKTG 572) Product Market Planning and Strategy
  • MKTG 3574 (prev. MKTG 574) Sales Management
  • MKTG 3582 (prev. MKTG 582) Customer Behavior
  • MKTG 3584 (prev. MKTG 584) Advertising Management
  • MKTG 3588/ECON 3422 (prev. MKTG 588/ECON 422) Topics in Profit Maximizing Pricing
  • MKTG 3590 (prev. MKTG 590) Channel Marketing
  • MKTG 3592 (prev. MKTG 592) Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • MKTG 3594 (prev. MKTG 594) Business-to-Business Marketing
  • MKTG 3596 (prev. MKTG 596) Integrated Market Communications
  • MKTG 3597 (prev. MKTG 3696) Marketing Analytics
  • MKTG 3696 Social Media Marketing
  • MKTG 3696 Mobile Marketing and mCommerce

Note: MKTG 3566 (prev. MKTG 566) does not qualify for this concentration.

Supply Chain Management (SM)
Faculty Coordinator: Naren Agrawal

Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • OMIS 3384 (prev. OMIS 384) Supply Chain Management

In addition, students must complete three of the following courses:

  • MKTG 3590 (prev. MKTG 590) Designing and Managing Dynamic Marketing Channels
  • MSIS 2622 (prev. MSIS 622) ERP Systems
  • MSIS 2624 (prev. MSIS 624) E-Business Technologies or MKTG 3592 (prev. MKTG 592) Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • OMIS 3362/MSIS 2626 (prev. OMIS 362/MSIS 626) Computer Simulation and Modeling
  • OMIS 3388 (prev. OMIS 388) Supply Chain Outsourcing
  • OMIS 698 Independent Study

Some OMIS 3696 (prev. OMIS 696) courses may apply with the approval of the faculty coordinator.


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