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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Areas of Emphasis

After completing the core curriculum, you will take fifteen credits (5 courses) of electives. You may elect to focus in one area of the curriculum by choosing to take more than one of your electives in one area of emphasis. The areas of emphasis allow you to gain additional expertise through an integrated set of electives.

Take advantage of the growing career opportunities around big data and data analytics. Earn an MBA in Business Analytics by using your electives to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.

You may also choose to pursue one of the following areas of emphasis*:

*Some areas of emphasis are offered at only one campus and all electives are dependent on sufficient enrollment. Questions? Please contact Samantha Graves, MBA Program Assistant Director, at sgraves8@gmu.edu.

Accounting
MBA 701 - Business Analytics & Valuation
MBA 742 - Corporate Governance and Ethics
MBA 744 - Fraud Examination

Business Analytics
MBA 720 - Marketing Analytics
MBA 721 - Marketing Research
MBA 738 - Data Mining for Business Analytics
MBA 739 - Advanced Data Mining for Business Analytics
MBA 744 - Fraud Examination

Entrepreneurship
MBA 705 - Venture Capital and Private Finance
MBA 711 - Entrepreneurship
MBA 714 - Managing Growth of Small Businesses
MBA 752 - Turning Ideas into Successful Companies

Financial Management
MBA 701 - Business Analysis and Valuation
MBA 702 - Corporate Financial Policy
MBA 703 - Financial Markets
MBA 705 - Venture Capital and Private Finance
MBA 706 - Investment Analysis
MBA 707 - Futures, Options and Other Derivatives
MBA 709 - Risk and Portfolio Management
MBA 717 - International Finance

Government Contracting
MBA 726 - Negotiations
MBA 712 - Project Management
MBA 715 - Advanced Project and Program Management

International Business
MBA 716 - International Business Strategy
MBA 717 - International Finance 
MBA 718 - International Marketing 

Leadership
MBA 725 - Leadership 
MBA 726 - Negotiations 
MBA 713 - Managing Human Capital

Marketing
MBA 718 - International Marketing
MBA 721 - Marketing Research
MBA 722 - Consumer Behavior
MBA 724 - Marketing Communications 

Project Management
MBA 712 - Project Management
MBA 715 - Advanced Project and Program Management

*All courses are 3 credits.

Please refer to the University Catalog for the most current course descriptions.