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Areas of Specialization and Electives

The electives and areas of specialization of the Elmhurst MBA have been developed in cooperation with other graduate programs at the College and new and existing courses in the Department of Business. The choice of an area of specialization must be approved by the program director.

Accounting
Accounting/Information Systems (AIS)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management of People
Finance
Market Research
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
General Management

Accounting
NOTE: Students wishing to specialize in accounting need prerequisites equivalent to BUS 361 Intermediate Accounting I and BUS 362 Intermediate Accounting II in addition to the core courses of the MBA.

MBA 560 (ACC 560) Accounting Theory
MBA 564 (ACC 564) Consolidations
MBA 565 (ACC 565) Information Systems for Management Decisions
MBA 566 (ACC 566) Auditing

Accounting/Information Systems (AIS)
MBA 565 (ACC 565) Information Systems for Management Decisions
MBA 566 (ACC 566) Auditing
Two MIS courses approved by the program director.

Management Information Systems (MIS)
MBA 526 Computer Network Concepts
MBA 527 Organizational Behavior and Project Management
MBA 528 Windows Application Programming
MBA 529 Database Systems and Programming

Management of People
This specialization combines courses from the Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Department of Business.

Students wishing to specialize in Management of People need prerequisites equivalent to PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science, PSY 356 Research Methods in Psychology, MBA 502 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions and the joint approval of the director of the industrial/organizational psychology master’s program and the MBA program.

MBA 530 (PSY 530) Organizational Theory
MBA 531 (PSY 531) Organizational Development
MBA 539 (PSY 539) Work Motivation
MBA 554 (BUS 354) Human Resource Management
MBA 553 (BUS 453) Organization Behavior

Finance
MBA 541 (BUS 441) Corporate Finance
MBA 542 (BUS 442) Investment Theory and Portfolio Management
MBA 545 Financial Statements Analysis
MBA 508 Special Topics: Finance

Market Research
MBA 583 (MMR 583) Principles of Market Research with Strategic Application
MBA 584 (MMR 584) Use of Social and Digital Media in Research
MBA 585 (MMR 585) Marketing Strategy and Research Practicum, Part 1
MBA 586 (MMR 586) Marketing Strategy and Research Practicum, Part 2

Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Students may select an approved four of the following three-semester hour “sets” of courses at the graduate level.

  • Set 1: MBA 588 (SCM 512) Outsource Decisions: Selecting a Third-Party Logistics Firm and MBA 589 (SCM 513) Forecasting in the Supply Chain. Meets once a week, Fall Term.
  • Set 2: MBA 590 (SCM 550) Transportation Management Strategies and MBA 591 (SCM 551) Marketing and Supply Chain Networks. Meets once a week, Fall Term.
  • Set 3a: MBA 592 (SCM 520) Quality Process Management and MBA 593 (SCM 521) Inbound Logistics Strategies. Meets twice a week, January Term.
  • Set 3b: MBA 594 (SCM 560) E-Commerce and the Supply Chain and MBA 595 (SCM 561) Customer Relationships. Meets twice a week, January Term.
  • Set 4: MBA 596 (SCM 531) Manufacture Decisions and MBA 597 (SCM 530) Supplier Certification in the Supply Chain. Meets once a week, Spring Term.
  • Set 5: MBA 598 (SCM 540) Inventory Strategies and MBA 599 (SCM 541) Warehouse Management Strategies. Meets once a week, Summer Term.

Note: Students may choose either Set 3a or Set 3b (but not both).

General Management
An approved selection of four courses taken at the graduate level from the following list. Courses must be approved by the MBA director.

Economics
MBA 510 (ECO 410) Money and Banking
MBA 512 (ECO 312) Labor Economics
MBA 514 (ECO 314 International Economics
MBA 516 (ECO316) Comparative Economic Systems

CS/IS
MBA 521 Enterprise Information Systems Security
MBA 522 IS Project Planning, Management, and Leadership
MBA 523 IS Tools for Strategic Decision Making

Finance
MBA 541 (BUS 441) Corporate Finance
MBA 542 (BUS 442) Investment Theory and Portfolio Management
MBA 545 Financial Statements Analysis
MBA 508 Special Topics: Finance

Management
MBA 550 (BUS 350) Cultural Diversity in Organizations
MBA 552 BUS 454) Leadership
MBA 553 (BUS 453) Organizational Behavior
MBA 554 (BUS 354) Human Resource Management
MBA 555 (BUS 355) Negotiations
MBA 556 (BUS 356) Operations Management
MBA 557 (BUS 457) Compensation Management

Accounting
MBA 560 (ACC 560) Accounting Theory
MBA 564 (ACC 564) Consolidations
MBA 565 (ACC 565) Information Systems for Management Decisions
MBA 566 (ACC 566) Auditing

International Business
MBA 575 (BUS 375) International Marketing
MBA 576 (BUS 376) International Finance

Logistics
MBA 581 (BUS 401) Logistics Seminar

Marketing
MBA 582 (BUS 335) Consumer Behavior
MBA 583 (BUS 336) Marketing Research

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