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.

Join one of the most flexible and customizable MBA programs in the country to hone your skills in specific targeted 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.

Accounting

Preparing and interpreting financial reporting statements, mastering budgeting processes and operational planning, and insights into subsidiaries, partnerships, intercompany transactions, mergers and acquisitions are crucial for career paths including CPA, tax manager, budget analyst, auditing manager, and for moving toward VP or Chief Accounting Officer.

Business Analytics

Analyzing and interpreting numerical data and qualitative information to critically explore and investigate past business performances to gain insights and drive future decision making and planning for improved performance. Areas of focus include optimizing processes, statistical forecasting techniques, and alternative decision-making.

Cannabis Commercialization

Exploring competitive dynamics, opportunities for innovation, and current business landscapes of the rapidly evolving and highly regulated cannabis industry by delving into concepts and constructs that are unique to the cannabis industry but also exploring business model innovations that are applicable across industries.

Data Analytics

Exploring critical thinking skills and information analysis for purposes of improving organizational efficiency and solving business problems through software, data, and computational tools to explore and discover relevant insights are in high demand. Areas of focus include data mining and statistical analysis, data engineering and data warehousing, business intelligence and strategy, data visualization and presentation, and operations-related data analytics.

Entrepreneurship

Exploring and innovating unique opportunities, challenges, and processes that offer opportunities for improvement or demand a need for change to transform the world we live in. Innovation excites and the opportunities are endless. Areas of focus include startups, venture capital, real estate, corporate innovation, new product development, and sales.

Finance

Analyzing financial reporting statements for guiding decision making and implementation. Career paths include security analysis, wealth and investment management, financial management, managing loans, investment banker, personal financial advisor, retirement planning, and moving towards an executive level manager role.

HR Management

Hiring, recruiting, training, and managing staff to promote a safe, healthy, successful work environment and ensure that a strong company culture aligns with corporate policy. Career paths include corporate training, human resources, credit management, labor relations, payroll specialist, training manager, compensation specialist.

Management

Gain insights, knowledge, and skills to plan, supervise, and make decisions for organizations of all types. Topics include: responsible decision-making, strategic planning, organizational interrelationships, process analysis, predictive analytics, and global leadership and organizational culture.

Organizational Leadership

Leadership practice in a multinational world, influencing and empowering teams with diverse backgrounds, changing organizational culture, business ethics, and achieving high-quality results.

Sustainable Business

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.

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Lead organizations to reach maximum benefits from a people-oriented service technology perspective with a focus on project management, business solutions, information utilization, technological resources, database management, and investing in personnel, equipment, and business processes in a world of rapidly changing technology.

Supply Chain and Logistical Systems

Commercial management, business logistics, and supply chain optimization modeling, help prepare for careers that span across industry sectors, corporate and government and non-profit realms.