Optional Areas of Specialization

Create your plan of study by selecting electives

Students create their individual plan of study by selecting electives based on interest. Areas of Specialization are optional and electives have been grouped to provide structure and focus around the Pamplin College of Business strategic pillars and other functional areas. Students may qualify for a maximum of one Area of Specialization. Completion of an Area of Specialization will not be designated on your transcript or diploma.

Business Intelligence/Business Analytics
  • BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Analytics (online)
  • 5504 Information Systems Design & Database Concepts (online)
  • BIT 5484 Cognitive Computing for Smart Service Systems (online)
  • BIT 5494 International Operations & Information Technology or other international elective
  • 2 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management
  • MGT 5814 Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • MGT 5804 Strategic Leadership in Technology Based Organizations (online)
  • BIT 5594 Web Based Applications and Electronic Commerce (online)
  • MGT 5784 International Management or other international elective
  • 2 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Global Business
  • BIT 5494 International Operations and Information Technology
  • MGT 5784 International Management or FIN 5184 Currencies and Global Finance
  • MKTG 5704 International Marketing Strategy or HTM 5024 International Service Management
  • 2 credit STUDY ABROAD course
  • 3 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Financial Management
  • FIN 5104 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 5124 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 5114 Interest Rates & Fixed Income Securities or FIN 5174 Corporate Risk Management
  • FIN 5184 Currencies and Global Finance or other international elective
  • 2 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Organizational Leadership
  • MGT 5424 Business Negotiations (2 credit)
  • BIT 5624 Project Management (2 credit)
  • MKTG 5984 Customer Relationship Management
  • MGT 5784 International Management or other international elective
  • 3 credit elective
  • 3 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Health Information Technology
  • BIT 5564 Healthcare Information Technology (online)
  • ACIS 5574 Healthcare Data Management (online)
  • BIT 5474 Computer-based Decision Support Systems (online) (prereq BIT 5404)
  • HTM 5024 International Service Management or other international elective
  • 2 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Information Technology Management
  • BIT 5594 Web Based Applications and Electronic Commerce (online) or BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Analytics (online)
  • MGT 5804 Strategic Leadership in Technology Based Organizations (online)
  • MKTG 5984 Customer Relationship Management
  • BIT 5494 International Operations & Information Technology or other international elective
  • 2 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • HTM 5444 Financial Management in Hospitality
  • HTM 5464 Franchising in Hospitality Management
  • HTM 5574 Revenue Management in Hospitality Services (online)
  • HTM 5024 International Service Management or other international elective
  • 2 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
General Management
  • 3 credit international elective
  • 3 credit elective
  • 3 credit elective
  • 3 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
  • 2 credit elective
Areas of Specialization form
Pathway to Dual Degree with online Master of Information Technology

(Evening MBA will be 50 credit-hours with selection of 5 electives)

    Choose any 5 from this list of online electives:
  • ACIS 5504 Information Systems Design & Database Concepts
  • ACIS 5524 Advanced Data Management Systems
  • ACIS 5534 Information Systems Development
  • ACIS 5574 HealthCare Data Management
  • BIT 5474 Computer-Based Decision Support Systems
  • BIT 5484 Cognitive Computing for Smart Service Systems
  • BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Business Analytics
  • BIT 5564 HealthCare Information Technology
  • BIT 5594 Web-based Applications and E-commerce
  • MGT 5804 Leadership in Technology-Based Organizations
  • BIT or FIN or HTM or MGT or MKTG international elective in Evening MBA program
Areas of Specialization form