Specializations

Beginning in the second semester of the first year, and during the second year, you will select elective courses and develop a specialization that corresponds to your specific career goals.

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See a complete list of elective courses for the UST MBA programs.

The following specializations are available:

Accounting

For students who are interested in:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • CPA career
Relevant Courses
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 601) core course
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 605) core course
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 701)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 702)
  • Business Taxation (ACCT 710)
  • Auditing (ACCT 717)
  • Cost Accounting (ACCT 720)
  • Advanced Accounting (ACCT 730)
  • Business Law (BLAW 620) core sub.

Entrepreneurship/New Venture Management

For students who are interested in:

  • Starting a business
  • Corporate venturing
  • Franchise management
  • Family business management
Relevant Courses
  • New Venture Strategie (ENTR 650)
  • New Venture Finance (ENTR 702)
  • New Venture Marketing (ENTR 703)
  • Launching New Ventures (ENTR 704)
  • Family Business Management (ENTR 705)
  • Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship (ENTR 707)
  • Family Business Strategy (ENTR 714)
  • Managing a Growing Business (ENTR 790)
  • Corporate Finance (FINC 701)
  • Project Mgmt (MGMT 623)
  • Negotiation Skills (MGMT 808)

Financial Management

For students who are interested in:

  • Corporate financial management
  • Investments management
  • Financial institutions management
  • International finance management
Relevant Courses
  • Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT 705)
  • New Venture Finance (ENTR 702)
  • Corporate Finance (FINC 701)
  • Investments (FINC 713)
  • Contemporary Global Finance Issues (FINC 714)
  • Futures & Options (FINC 716)
  • Aristotle Fund Management (FINC 717)
  • Financial Institutions & Management (FINC 722)
  • Multinational Business Finance (FINC 731)
  • Managing Business Risk (FINC 751)
  • Global Financial Services (FINC 752) China
  • Economics of Global Business (GBEC 610)
  • Applied Econ & Bus Forecasting (GBEC 701)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (MGMT 751)
  • Global Risk Leadership (MGMT 753) London
  • International Business (MGMT 805)
  • Real Estate Decision Making (REAL 600)
  • Corporate Real Estate (REAL740)
  • Investment Property Analysis (REAL760)

Medical Device Management

For students who are interested in:

  • Medical devices (electives available from School of Engineering)
Relevant Courses
  • Program/Project/Team Management (ETLS 601)
  • Masterful Leaders and Leadership (ETLS 670)
  • Human Aspects of Tech Management (ETLS 671)
  • Medical Device Regulatory Submissions (ETLS 721)
  • Medical Device Clinical Studies (ETLS 724)
  • Enterprise Information Systems (ETLS 851)

Management

For students who are interested in:

  • Organizational leadership and management
  • Human resources management
  • Operations management
  • International management
  • Nonprofit management 
Relevant Courses
  • Reflective Manager (BETH 705)
  • Business Law and Ethics in the European Union (BLAW 615) EU
  • New Venture Strategies (ENTR 650)
  • Family Business Management (ENTR 705)
  • Innovation & Corp Entrepreneurship (ENTR 707)
  • Corporate Finance (FINC 701)
  • Global Financial Services (FINC 752) China
  • Economics of Strategy (GBEC 700)
  • Management Challenges & Purpose (MGMT 602)
  • Leadership (MGMT 603)
  • Human Resource Management (MGMT 610)
  • Project Management (MGMT 623)
  • OD & Change Management (MGMT 702)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (MGMT 751)
  • Risk Leadership in a Global Context (MGMT 753) London
  • International Business (MGMT 805)
  • Executive Perspective (MGMT 806)
  • Negotiation Skills (MGMT 808)
  • Consumer Behavior (MKTG 710)
  • Marketing in Emerging Markets (MKTG 714) India
  • Brand Management (MKTG 725)
  • Quality Management and Six Sigma (OPMT 630)
  • Process Analysis, Lean & Agile Organizations (OPMT 635)

Marketing

For students who are interested in:

  • Industrial marketing management
  • Service marketing management
  • Brand management
  • International marketing management
Relevant Courses
  • Marketing Research (MKTG 650)
  • Advertising Planning (MKTG 671)
  • Retail Mgmt (MKTG 707)
  • Consumer Behavior (MKTG 710)
  • B2B Marketing (MKTG 716)
  • New Products Mgmt (MKTG 720)
  • Brand Mgmt (MKTG 725)
  • Pricing Strategy (MKTG 740)
  • Customer Relationship Marketing (MKTG 760)
  • Interactive Mktg (MKTG 775)
  • Integrated Marketing Communication (MKTG 780)
  • Sales Mgmt (MKTG 785)
  • International Mktg (MKTG 790)
  • Supply Chain Mgmt (OPMT 750)

Nonprofit

For students who are interested in:

  • Nonprofit management
  • Nonprofit resource development
  • Nonprofit program design
Relevant Courses
  • Nonprofit Resource Development (MGMT 861)
  • Program Design and Evaluation (MGMT 862)
  • Nonprofit Marketing (MKTG 714)
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Sector Economy (GBEC 750)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (ENTR 714)
  • Sustainability in Business (BETH 714)
  • Advanced Accounting (ACCT 730)

Operations and Supply Chain Management

For students who are interested in:

  • Operations management consulting
  • Service operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Quality management
Relevant Courses
  • Service Operations (OPMT 620)
  • Quality Mgmt & Six Sigma (OPMT 630)
  • Process Analysis, Lean & Agile Organizations (OPMT 635)
  • Principle of Info Tech Mgmt (OPMT 650)
  • Principles of IT Mgmt (OPMT 650)
  • Supply Chain Mgmt (OPMT 750)
  • Statistical Methods for Decision Making (OPMT600)
  • Operations Mgmt (OPMT610)
  • Economics of Global Business (GBEC 610)
  • Applied Econ & Bus Forecasting (GBEC 701)
  • Project Mgmt (MGMT 623)
  • Organizational Development & Change Mgmt (MGMT 702)
  • Enterprise Risk Mgmt (MGMT 751)
  • International Business (MGMT 805)
  • Negotiation Skills & Mgmt (MGMT 808)
  • Retail Mgmt (MKTG 707)
  • New Products Mgmt (MKTG 720)
  • Customer Relationship Mgmt (MKTG 760)
  • Persuasion (BCOM 635)
  • Organizational Communication (BCOM 641)
  • Corporate Communication Mgmt (BCOM 725)

Real Estate

For students interested in careers as:

  • Appraisers and consultants
  • Brokerage and leasing consultants
  • Corporate and institutional real estate managers
  • Developers
  • Lenders
  • Property and facilities managers
  • Public sector real estate specialists
Relevant Courses
  • Real Estate Decision Making (REAL 600)
  • Real Estate Information Technology (REAL 714/630)
  • Corporate Real Estate (REAL 740)
  • Urban Land Economics (REAL 743)
  • Market Analysis and Feasibility Studies (REAL 746)
  • Commercial Real Estate Valuation (REAL 750)
  • Investment Property Analysis (REAL 760)
  • Real Estate Development (REAL 770)

Elective courses are also available from other UST graduate programs:

Business/marketing communications (Master of Business Communication, BCOM)
Information technology (Graduate Programs in Software, SEIS)
Manufacturing and technology management (School of Engineering, ETLS)