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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.

Santa Clara’s MBA program currently 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 (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 566 Small Business Entrepreneurship

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

Management

  • ECON 430 Game Theory and Strategic Behavior
  • IDIS 612 Management of the High Technology Firm Seminar
  • IDIS 695 Global Business Perspective
  • MGMT 524 Managing Innovation and Technology
  • MGMT 548 Social Benefit Entrepreneurship
  • OMIS 390 Integrated Product Development

Finance

  • ACTG 319 Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACTG 321 Fundamental Value Analysis
  • FNCE 480 Emerging Company Finance
  • FNCE 484 Financial Engineering
  • FNCE 486 Behavioral Corporate Finance
  • FNCE 488 Financial Instruments and Markets

Marketing

  • ECON 422/MKTG 588 Topics in Profit Maximizing Pricing
  • MKTG 568 Marketing Research or MKTG 590 Channel Marketing
  • MKTG 572 Product Market Planning and Strategy
  • MKTG 592 Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • 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 696 courses are acceptable.

Note: FNCE 455 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 622 Global, Technical, and Economic Challenges for Agribusiness
  • IDIS 696 Marketing Food Products (Experimental Course)
  • MGMT 540 Social, Political, and Legal Environment of Food and Agribusiness 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 432 International Trade
  • FNCE 474 Risk Management with Derivative Securities
  • IDIS 622, IDIS 696, or MGMT 540 (if not used to fill the above requirement)
  • MKTG 564 International Marketing
  • MKTG 566 Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • MKTG 568 Innovative Approaches to Marketing Research
  • MKTG 590 Designing and Managing Dynamic Marketing Channels
  • 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 309 Seminar in International Accounting
  • ECON 432 International Trade
  • ECON 466 International Monetary and Financial Relations
  • FNCE 457 International Financial Management
  • IDIS 695 Global Business Perspective
  • MGMT 514 International Management
  • MKTG 564 International Marketing

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

Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • MGMT 512 Social Psychology of Leadership

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

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

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

Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • IDIS 612 Management of the High Technology Firm Seminar
  • MGMT 524 Managing Innovation and Technology

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

  • FNCE 460 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
  • MGMT 526 Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 538 Managing Teams and Projects
  • MKTG 566 Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • MKTG 592 Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • MKTG 596 Integrated Market Communications
  • OMIS 368/MSIS 606 Software Project Management
  • OMIS 372/MSIS 602 Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • 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 562 Services Marketing
  • MKTG 564 International Marketing
  • MKTG 568 Marketing Research
  • MKTG 572 Product Market Planning and Strategy
  • MKTG 574 Sales Management
  • MKTG 582 Customer Behavior
  • MKTG 584 Advertising Management
  • MKTG 588/ECON 422 Topics in Profit Maximizing Pricing
  • MKTG 590 Channel Marketing
  • MKTG 592 Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • MKTG 594 Business-to-Business Marketing
  • MKTG 596 Integrated Market Communications

Note: MKTG 566 does not qualify for this concentration.

Supply Chain Management (SM)
Faculty Coordinator: Naren Agrawal

Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • OMIS 384 Supply Chain Management

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

  • MKTG 590 Designing and Managing Dynamic Marketing Channels
  • MSIS 622 ERP Systems
  • MSIS 624 E-Business Technologies or MKTG 592 Internet Marketing and eCommerce
  • OMIS 362/MSIS 626 Computer Simulation and Modeling
  • OMIS 388 Supply Chain Outsourcing
  • OMIS 698 Independent Study

Some OMIS 696 courses may apply with the approval of the faculty coordinator.

 

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