Business Degree Specializations Make Graduates More Marketable

Posted January 23, 2014 | By csponline

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) has a long tradition of providing graduates with lasting skills, comprehensive knowledge and expanded parameters of thinking to set graduates up for successful future outcomes. But, today’s MBA student is looking for more out of their graduate program. Pushed by a saturated job market of qualified applicants, candidates are looking for the competitive edge that will get them noticed and get them hired with Minnesota’s top businesses. And, Concordia University, St. Paul is meeting that need head on by offering diversified MBA programs that bridge traditional curriculum with focused course work in specialized areas. Our online MBA degrees go beyond the traditional academic formula to offer students a targeted MBA program with real results. Recognized as a Top 10 MBA program by Twin Cities Business, our MBA delivers more than your average business program.


Concordia University’s MBA is Off the Beaten Path

Stop your MBA search at Concordia University. We offer more than your traditional graduate business degree. Master of Business Administration online degree courses run just seven weeks for expedited academic terms that allow you to fast-track your business degree for success in the job market now. We also offer all MBA students the opportunity to enroll in the Concordia Mentor and Managerial Application Portfolio (MAP) program. The MAP program pairs graduate students up with a faculty mentor for academic and professional support through graduate school. Concordia’s faculty members are prepped to serve as personal business coaches to ready you for the workforce, including developing networking skills, polishing interpersonal skills and enhancing your resume.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required for enrollment. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must submit a personal statement and current, professional resume.

Courses: The MBA consists of 42 credit hours, including the following:

  • Organizational Leadership and Development
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Managerial Research
  • Global Economics
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Finance and Accounting
  • Legal Environment for Managers
  • Operations and Technology Management
  • Tools for Managerial Decision Analysis
  • Strategic Leadership and Managerial Application Portfolio

Tuition: Tuition for the MBA is $625 per graduate credit hour.


Health Care Management Specialization Readies You for New Market

Health care is the fastest growing industry in today’s global economy, and health care facilities are looking for qualified professionals to lead this fast-paced charge. Concordia offers an MBA specialization in health care management that provides a deeper look at industry trends and current events while studying how business principles can affect these trends. Students of the health care specialization are also eligible for the MAP program through Concordia University, St. Paul.

Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. You must submit a personal statement and resume.

Courses: The MBA with a health care management concentration consists of 42 credit hours, including the following:

  • Organizational Leadership and Development
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Managerial Research Methods
  • Global Economics
  • Health Care Biomedical Ethics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Finance and Accounting
  • Legal and Regulatory Health Care Environment
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Quality Practices
  • Health Care Strategic Leadership and Managerial Application Portfolio

Tuition: Tuition is $625 per graduate credit hour.


Tech Degree Focuses on Management

Information technology touches nearly all aspects of our professional and personal lives. For business professionals, a steady grasp of IT principles and management techniques can equate to a solid career. Concordia offers an MBA with an information technology distinction for tech savvy professionals looking for a more specialized management degree. You will learn how to deliver innovative technology solutions through practical management applications. Graduate students enrolled in the program are eligible for the MAP program for program support and better outcomes after graduation.

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. You must also submit a personal statement and resume.

Courses: The MBA with an information technology management distinction consists of 42 credit hours, including the following:

  • Organizational Leadership and Developmen
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Managerial Research
  • Global Economics
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Finance and Accounting
  • Legal Environment for Managers
  • Bridging the IT-Business Gap in a Global Setting
  • IT Project and Lifecycle Management
  • Information Systems Analysis Communication
  • Business Information Systems Security, Risk and Quality
  • Managerial Application Portfolio

Tuition: Tuition is $625 per graduate credit hour.


Smart Marketing in Business

Professionals with an interest in the consumer side of business will discover greater career outcomes after enrolling in our MBA with a marketing analytics concentration. This specialized business degree helps graduates understand how to balance consumer behavior, business ethics, research and decision making skills to create innovative and effective marketing tactics. The versatile degree can be used in numerous industries. All MBA students are eligible to participate in our MAP program.

Requirements: To enroll, students must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. You must also submit a personal statement and resume.

Courses: The MBA with a marketing analytics concentration consists of 42 credit hours, including the following:

  • Organizational Leadership and Development
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Managerial Research Methods
  • Global Economics
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Finance and Accounting
  • Legal and Regulatory Health Care Environment
  • Customer Analysis
  • Analytics for Business Intelligence
  • Marketing Decision Models
  • Marketing Strategy Monetized
  • Managerial Application Portfolio

Tuition: Tuition is $625 per graduate course hour.

Our unique MBA programs provide you with focused, marketable skills so you can discover your ideal career upon graduation.