Online MBA Specializations

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Customize Your MBA With a Degree Specialization

Adding a specialization allows you to focus your elective choices to gain greater knowledge in high-demand areas of business. Not only does a specialization expand your professional skills, it also helps increase your career marketability.

Not sure which one to choose? Take your time. You must complete the four foundational MBA courses before you can select a specialization.

Which MBA Specialization Supports Your Career Goals?

Business Analytics

Companies are amassing more data than ever and using it to make better-informed decisions. The business analytics specialization helps you master information technologies and analytical techniques that benefit all levels of an organization. Study demand forecasting, revenue management and pricing, employee attrition, insurance claim prediction, product replenishment, marketing and promotional effectiveness, and algorithmic text processing.

Course topics include:

  • Spreadsheet modeling and simulation
  • Data mining
  • Data visualization

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Innovation and Technology Commercialization

Learn to bring technology-based solutions to market for established companies and startup ventures. The innovation and technology commercialization specialization introduces you to lean startup principles, innovation theory and practice, managing complex collaborations, social network and media usage, and the financial, legal and regulatory issues of new technologies.

Course topics include:

  • Technology strategy
  • Collaborative innovation
  • Financing new ventures

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Global Supply Chain Management

The supply chain touches every part of an organization, from manufacturing and finance to human resources and marketing, as well as its external partners: suppliers, distributors, customers and carriers. The global supply chain management specialization gives you the end-to-end perspective on how an organization generates value for the customer, and teaches you best practices for anticipating risks and the ongoing management of a supply chain.

Course topics include:

  • Operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Manufacturing management
  • Project management

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Leadership, Negotiation and Change Management

Study the most effective ways to launch or further your career in management. Building upon technical skills and concepts from your core curriculum, the leadership, negotiation and change management specialization teaches you to lead effectively, negotiate for success and manage the process of change within an organization.

Course topics include:

  • Change management
  • Leadership
  • Negotiations in organizations

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What to Consider When Choosing an MBA Specialization

Your Personal Strengths and Interests
Assess your professional skills and knowledge. What sets you apart? Which specialization suits you?

The Professional Path You’ve Chosen
Do you plan to go further in your current career? An MBA specialization could help you advance.

Your Ultimate Career Goals
Think about where you’d like to be in five years. Choose a specialization that helps you get there.

Feedback From Your Supervisor
He or she can help you decide which specialization could take you furthest within the organization.