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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.

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

 

Management Information Systems (MIS)
MBA 528 (CS 501) Windows Application Programming
MBA 526 (CS 504) Computer Network Concepts
MBA 529 (CS 530) Database Systems and Programming
MBA 527 (BUS 551) Organizational Behavior and Project Management

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 Marketing Research
MBA 584 Social/Digital Media
MBA 585 Research Practicum I
MBA 586 Research Practicum II

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.

CS/IS

MBA 528 (CS 501) Windows Application Programming
MBA 526 (CS 504) Computer Network Concepts
MBA 529 (CS 530) Database Systems and Programming

Finance
MBA 541 Corporate Finance
MBA 542 Investment Theory and Portfolio Management
MBA 545 Financial Statements Analysis
MBA 508 Special Topics: Finance

Management
MBA 532 Sustainable Business Management Using the Triple Bottom Line (online)
MBA 550 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
MBA 552 Leadership
MBA 553 Organizational Behavior
MBA 509 Project Management
MBA 555 Negotiations
MBA 558 Leading Change Management (online)
MBA 559 Leading Innovation and Technological Change (online)

Policy on Cross-Listed Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

  • Elmhurst College graduates will not be allowed to repeat an undergraduate course for graduate credit. Transfer students will be discouraged from repeating courses from their undergraduate program.
  • Expectations, requirements and assessment for granting graduate credit in cross-listed courses will be stated in detail in the syllabi of courses cross listed.
  • Permission to register for an undergraduate course for graduate credit must be approved by the graduate program director.

 

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