The MBA program provides students with a broad overview of management and business skills with areas of emphasis available.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The specialization in management and organization provides the student with detailed knowledge of managerial functions, concepts, and practices of organization design and behavior required for decision making in a wide range of managerial positions. Limited specialization and elective graduate courses, all at the 800 level, must be approved in advance, in writing, by the graduate adviser.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Sustainable Business
The concentration provides students with an in-depth appreciation of the environmental and social dimensions of conducting business in a global market.
Three aspects of sustainable business that improve a firm’s long-term performance will be emphasized:
- managing risks (regulatory, reputation, litigation, market, etc.)
- values-driven leadership
- recognizing market opportunities created by environmental and social challenges
Learning outcomes include:
- how to articulate the business case for sustainability
- develop and lead internal and external coalitions needed to drive organizational change
- implement metrics for measuring progress and providing accountability
Students specializing in sustainable business must complete:
- MGMT 856 *(Managing the Sustainable Business)
- BUS 857 (Business Management, Ecology and Environmental Leadership)
- MGMT 858 (Innovation for Sustainability)
- and two 800-level business electives on advisement
For more information on the emphasis in sustainable business, see Concentration in Sustainable Business.
*MGMT 856 is not currently offered. Please contact the sustainable business faculty advisor for an alternative course.
Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence
A multidisciplinary program integrating courses from the Computer Science and Philosophy Departments and the Lam Family College of Business.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an integral technology in many areas (medicine, health, autonomous driving cars, business, loan approvals, law enforcement, distribution of government and health services, news filtering, etc.) and is often considered the driving force of a 4th technological revolution.
The impact of AI is expanding rapidly, but due to its complexity it offers challenges to ensuring proper, ethical, unbiased and transparent operations. This is evidenced by increasing reporting on the use and misuse of AI in government and media, and calls for greater scrutiny and oversight. Skills related to ethical use of AI will be more and more important for both developers and users of AI technology.
For more information, see Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence.
For more information on the MBA programs, see Lam Family College of Business : Graduate Programs.