Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the design and management of seamless, value added processes across organizational boundaries to meet the needs the end customer. It involves the management and planning of all activities involved in all logistics management activities, conversion, and procurement and sourcing (Institute for Supply Management ISM).
With more than 1.5 million workers in 2011, the Information Technology (IT) industry is the largest of any computer-related industry. This industry is so strong, that it was mostly unaffected by the recession. Today, IT professionals are in higher demand than ever before, and top salaries have attracted the nation’s best talent. To compete in this high-level field, graduates need more than a bachelor’s degree. An MBA with a Concentration in Information Technology is fast-becoming the degree of choice for aspiring IT Managers and corporations alike.
The ability to analyze accounting information and make decisions that improve the value of businesses can be a great asset in the corporate world. A Concentration in Accounting can prepare students for these tasks and more. In fact, many accounting concentrations even prepare graduates for the Uniform CPA examination. The accounting concentration consists of a rigorous curriculum that typically includes advanced coursework in the areas of auditing, managerial & cost accounting, business law, international tax, corporate taxation, and accounting for the digital era.
Aviation professionals have advanced knowledge and experience in the areas of avionics technology, air traffic control, aircraft operations support, aviation maintenance, and flight. Students entering a graduate study program in the field, will have likely studied in these areas at the undergraduate level.
Acquisition and Contract Management is a specialized field that requires advanced knowledge of the acquisitions process and the legal, management, and regulatory requirements involved in the acquisition and contracting field.
Thanks to explosive growth in the alternative energy and clean technology industries, oil and gas companies, alternative energy firms, and government agencies are on the hunt for top talent now more than ever before. This has prompted colleges around the world to offer competitive training programs that combine advanced coursework in business and energy.
An MBA with a Concentration in Economics can prepare students for a variety of enriching careers such as a financial or price analyst, management or market research consultant, economic forecaster, or even an entrepreneur. Whether you’re interested in starting your own business, working for a private business or in a government sector, the MBA with a Concentration can get you there.
Economic development professionals work for community, city, public, private, or state economic development organizations. They help attract new companies and industries to specific areas and help existing businesses and industries reach their goals.
E-businesses or "electronic businesses" conduct research with business partners, collaborate with distributors on sales promotions, and interact with and service customers via electronic networks such as the Internet or Electronic Data Exchange (EDI). E-Commerce refers to business conducted through the use of electronic appliances such as ATMs, computers, telephones, fax machines, credit cards, and barcode readers, with or without the use of the Internet, and without the exchange of paper-based documents (businessdictionary.com).
A Concentration in Cybersecurity prepares students for several highly desired DoD 8570 Certifications including (ISC) 2 Certification & Accreditation Professional (CAP), CompTIA’s Network+, and Security+. The program helps students gain advanced knowledge of domain specific requirements through a demanding curriculum that includes coursework in areas such as security management for information systems, telecommunications & networking systems management, and Internet security management.
The ability to make investment decisions, develop plans, and devise strategies to improve a corporations operations can greatly enhance the career opportunities for today’s graduating MBA’s. A Concentration in Corporate Financial Management can help students master and apply these skills in private equity, in servicing corporate clients in a financial institution, as an analyst or portfolio manager, or in the finance area of a corporation.
Business intelligence professionals are charged with the task of compiling information for decision makers that have to make choices that could ultimately improve or devastate a company’s bottom line. These individuals are in high demand today, so many schools have developed advanced programs to help prepare professionals for entry into this field.
In today's challenging and ever-changing world of business, the ability to understand profit and loss and its impact on business, as well as expansion and strategy, business management and organization, and the role of government in business, is a true asset to corporations.