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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 select 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 analtycis. Earn an MBA in Business Analytics by using your electives to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytcis.

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

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing 
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate

Accounting
MBA 701 - Business Analytics & Valuation (Credits: 3
MBA 742 - Corporate Governance and Ethics (Credits: 3)
MBA 744 - Fraud Examination (Credits: 3)

Business Analytics
MBA 720 - Marketing Analytics (Credits: 3)
MBA 721 - Marketing Research (Credits: 3)
MBA 738 - Data Mining for Business Analytics (Credits: 3)
MBA 739 - Advanced Data Mining for Business Analytics (Credits: 3)
MBA 744 - Fraud Examination (Credits: 3)

Entrepreneurship
MBA 705 - Venture Capital and Private Finance (Credits: 3)
MBA 711 - Entrepreneurship (Credits: 3)
MBA 714 - Managing Growth of Small Businesses (Credits: 3)
MBA 752 - Turning Ideas into Successful Companies (Credits: 3)

Financial Management
MBA 701 - Business Analysis and Valuation (Credits: 3)
MBA 702 - Corporate Financial Policy (Credits: 3)
MBA 703 - Financial Markets (Credits: 3)
MBA 705 - Venture Capital and Private Finance (Credits: 3)
MBA 706 - Investment Analysis (Credits: 3)
MBA 707 - Futures, Options and Other Derivatives (Credits: 3)
MBA 709 - Risk and Portfolio Management (Credits: 3)
MBA 717 - International Finance (Credits: 3)

Information Systems Management
MBA 723 - Supply Chain Management (Credit: 3)
MBA 732 - Knowledge Management (Credits: 3)
MBA 738 - Data Mining for Business Analytics (Credits: 3)
MBA 739 - Advanced Data Mining for Business Analytics (Credits: 3)

International Business
MBA 716 - International Business Strategy (Credits: 3)
MBA 717 - International Finance (Credits: 3)
MBA 718 - International Marketing (Credits: 3)

Leadership
MBA 725 - Leadership (Credits: 3)
MBA 726 - Negotiations (Credits: 3)
MBA 713 - Managing Human Capital (Credits: 3)

Marketing
MBA 718 - International Marketing (Credits: 3)
MBA 721 - Marketing Research (Credits: 3)
MBA 722 - Consumer Behavior (Credits: 3)
MBA 724 - Marketing Communications (Credits: 3)

Project Management
MBA 712 - Project Management (Credits: 3)
MBA 715 - Advanced Project and Program Management

Real Estate
MBA 746 - Real Estate Analysis and Valuation (Credits: 3)
MBA 747 - Real Estate Finance (Credits: 3)
MBA 748 - Real Estate Investment (Credits: 3)

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