Concentrations

Concentrations

Pursuing Areas of Concentration

Students at Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business customize their degree pathways based on career goals and employer, workplace, and industry demands.

With the most customizable MBA curriculum in the region, you’ll have the ability to hone your skills in specific areas of business – or explore building knowledge across sectors -- to expand your insights and set yourself apart from the competition.

All Rowan MBA students pursue the same 18 credits to satisfy core requirements of the 36-credit curriculum. Rowan MBA students also enjoy the freedom of customizing 18 credits to meet their career pursuits.

Rowan MBA students can choose two related Concentrations to build significant depth, two distinct Concentrations to build breadth, or even choose one concentration and three elective courses across disciplines to gain a wide view from varying perspectives.

To illustrate the many variations of curriculum customization for your Rowan MBA, consider the following combinations of concentrations and electives:

  • Two Concentrations (9 credits or 3 courses each):
    • Finance and Supply Chain and Logistical Systems
    • Accounting and HR Management*
    • Business Analytics (Management) and Data Analytics (Systems)
    • Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable Business* and Supply Chain and Logistical Systems
  • One Concentration (9 credits or 3 courses) plus three electives (9 credits or 3 courses):
    • Sustainable Business + 1 Elective each in: Accounting, Finance, and Supply Chain
    • Accounting + 1 Elective each in: Supply Chain, MIS, and Business Analytics
    • Finance + 1 Elective each in: Accounting, Sustainable Business, and Finance
    • Entrepreneurship + 1 Elective each in: Finance, Sustainable Business, and Supply Chain
    • Management + 1 Elective in: Accounting

MBA Concentration Options

In order to satisfy Concentration requirements, students must select electives from the options designated for each Concentration. Refer to the Rohrer College of Business Graduate Concentration website to review Concentration course requirements and options.

MBA students can choose among the following Concentrations:

New Areas of Concentration

Business AnalyticsNew for Fall 2021

  • Explore analytics from a management lens while growing expertise in the application of data to improve business performance.
  • Proposed course set includes: MGT 0.6603 Process Analytics, MGT 07.500 Prescriptive Analytics, MGT 07.510 Quality Analytics, and MGT 07.600 Predictive Analytics.

Data Analytics New for Fall 2021

  • Build expertise in using programs, data, and computational tools to explore and discover relevant insights in big data as well as apply critical thinking skills to data analysis for purposes of improving organizational efficiency and solving business problems.
  • Proposed course set includes:
    • Required: MIS 02.540 - Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence and MIS - 02.538 Database Design
    • Choose one of the following: CS 02.505 - Data Mining I, DA 02.510 - Visual Analytics, and/or CS 02.625 - Data Quality/Web Text Mining.

Organizational Leadership - New for Fall 2021

  • Explore theories and strategies such as working with other leaders in a multinational world, influencing and empowering teams with diverse backgrounds, changing organization culture, ethics in leadership, and how to achieve high-quality results in a leadership position.
  • Proposed course set includes: MGT 06.520 - Global Leadership and Organizational Culture, MGT 06.521 - Leadership Theory and Practice, and MGT 06.555 - Personal Leadership

HR Management Proposed and targeted to launch Spring 2022*

  • Maximizing employee potential can be achieved by leveraging recruitment, selection, development, and reward systems. Talent management is a critical skill set across management and leadership roles.
  • Proposed course set includes: HRM 06.605 - Strategic Human Resource Management, HRM - 06.688 - Talent Leadership, and HRM - 06.677 People Analytics.

Sustainable Business - Proposed and targeted to launch Spring 2022*

  • Examine the impacts of “green” industries, products, and business practices and gain expertise on how to implement sustainability-oriented changes in areas ranging from operations and product design to finance, marketing, and human resources management.
  • Course set options include:
    • Required – two of the following: MGT 06.530 - Sustainable Commerce, MGT 06.531 - Sustainability Assessment, MGT 06.532 - Topics in Sustainability Innovation and Problem Solving.
    • Choose one of the following: ENT 06.505 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation, ENT 06.506 - Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development, ENT 06.601 - Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing for Change, ACC 03.507 - Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting, or one of the other "required" courses in this concentration set.
*These changes are pending final approval from Rowan University leadership. Our goal is to launch these changes starting in the Spring 2022 semester.

Fall 2022 and Beyond

  • Additional Concentration topics being explored!

Contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs at GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu or 856-256-4024 if you are interested in learning more about concentration and elective options.

 Information Session

To update your MBA Area of Concentration:

  1. MBA students can change their targeted Area(s) of Concentration along the way in their studies provided there is still space and flexibility in their requirements toward graduation based on any concentration/elective courses already chosen/completed.
  2. Send an email with your full name, student ID, and preferred area of concentration to GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu. The table above lists the Major/Curriculum Codes. Use these codes to indicate your requested Major/Concentration.
  3. If you have not already worked with an Academic Advisor to map out sequencing and selection of appropriate courses to achieve the area of concentration, please set up an appointment by sending an email request to GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu. This is an important step as we do not offer every concentration in every delivery format (e.g., online vs. face-to-face vs. hybrid) and offerings vary by semester and academic year.
  4. After receiving an email confirmation that your Area of Concentration has been updated, check the Banner system to make sure that your new major code is reflected in your student account.