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Online MBA Focus Areas

Students in Manhattan College’s online MBA program learn to apply cross-functional business skills to the real world through three practical focus areas. With unique focuses on Analysis and Risk Management, Leadership and Social Justice and Organizations and the Competitive Environment, the online MBA curriculum prepares students to emerge as transformational business leaders.

3 Practical Areas of Focus

The 36-credit degree consists of core M.B.A courses, capstone courses and electives. Core courses include curriculum in 3 focus areas with elective options.

Analysis and Risk Management (9 credit hours)

The Analysis and Risk Management focus area prepares students with the skills to identify, analyze and document the risks associated with operating a business. Courses focus on data analysis, budgeting and quantitative modeling for strategic decision-making.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for management analysts is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.1 The MBA focus area in Analysis and Risk Management prepares students for successful and rewarding positions in Risk Management such as:

  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Director of Corporate Risk Management
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Control Supervisor
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager

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Leadership and Social Justice (9 credit hours)

The Leadership and Social Justice MBA focus area teaches students a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspective to leadership in the global business environment. Courses focus on examining leadership theories, research and economic concepts to gain a better understanding of external markets and economies.

The job outlook for careers in the field is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as average for all occupations.2 Common job titles for professionals in leadership and social justice include:

  • Environmental Research Coordinator
  • Market Analyst/Economist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Social Justice Specialist or Consultant

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Organizations and the Competitive Environment

The Organizations and Competitive Environment curriculum teaches students the skills to design and manage supply chains, apply economic principles to management decisions and understand the relationship between marketing strategy and consumer behavior. Students also have the opportunity to learn negotiation and conflict-resolution techniques, preparing them for real-life interactions in the business environment. Job titles for professionals in the field include:

  • Economist
  • Management Consultant
  • Materials Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager

Available Courses: (Choose 3)

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Emerge a Transformational Leader

Learn more about Manhattan’s online MBA program and unique focus areas. Request information or call 855-841-2853.

1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm
2https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/economists.htm

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