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Jump Start Your Career by Customizing Your MBA

The University of Utah MBA concentration model allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of their chosen field through intensive study and experiential learning. This gives students a competitive advantage in the hyper-competitive MBA internship and career search.

All incoming MBA students must specify a concentration on their application to the program. Some concentrations require a dual or concurrent degree where the student graduates with two degrees, while others do not. Please read through the options carefully before applying as your admission to the program will be partially determined by the track you choose and its applicability to your stated career path.

Concentrations

The Business Strategy concentration focuses on the development of strategic plans and implementation including careful resource allocation and leadership skills essential for success in business. Management and consulting require resourcefulness, a faculty for learning, and advanced strategic thinking. A specialization in Business Strategy provides a necessary foundation for tomorrow’s business leaders.

Subsets of the Business Strategy concentration include:

  • Operations/Supply Chain
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development
  • Social Impact

Business Strategy graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Operations Management
  • Inventory Control Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Social Enterprise Management
  • Consulting

The Marketing Strategy concentration focuses on the development of strategic plans and implementation, including careful resource allocation and leadership skills essential for success in business. Management and consulting require resourcefulness, a faculty for learning, and advanced strategic thinking. A specialization in Marketing Strategy provides a necessary foundation for tomorrow’s business leaders.

The marketing concentration emphasizes customer value and customer relationship-management orientations with a particular emphasis on marketing analytics. After having been introduced to basic marketing frameworks, techniques, and principles in the MBA Core, the marketing concentration equips students with in-depth market analysis, marketing-strategy planning, and marketing-strategy implementation skills in key content areas.

Marketing graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Marketing Management
  • Product or Brand Management
The MS in Information Systems and MBA concurrent degree program is a unique opportunity enabling candidates to earn two masters degrees. Successful candidates obtain knowledge of how to integrate technology into business processes and align information technology with business strategies.  Industry-driven coursework and opportunities for hands-on experience prepare graduates for leadership positions in one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the world.

MBA/MSIS graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • IT Consulting or Management
  • Computer Systems Analysis
The goal of the MBA/MS Business Analytics concurrent degree is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to compete in the rapidly growing market for analytics and data science professionals with a unique blend of curriculum in both the technical and managerial space.

MBA/MSBA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Business Analysis
  • Data Strategy
  • Production or Brand Management
Students who select the concurrent MBA and MS in Finance concentration will attain skills necessary to lead the next generation of leading financial professionals, redefine institutions, and react to the ever-changing industry.

MBA and MSF concurrent graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Commercial or Investment Banking
  • Strategic Planning

The dual MBA/MHA program prepares students to become part of the next generation of health care administration leaders with a program featuring cutting-edge curriculum, minutes away from some of the nation’s top health care centers.

MBA/MHA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Health Care Operations
  • Health Care Administration Fellowship
Biomedical Engineering

Graduate students can pursue research and educational opportunities in bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, biomaterials, biomechanics, neural interfaces, computational bioengineering, and other specialty areas.

Chemical Engineering

An opportunity to earn an advanced dual degree in chemical engineering with low research intensity. Students will develop a deeper understanding of core principles of chemical engineering and will learn the art of independent research.

Computer Science & Engineering

This dual degree program is intended to offer students the opportunity to combine a business and technology education leading to opportunities in entrepreneurship and technology management.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The MBA/MS ECE dual degree features a curriculum focused on technology and management. The program seeks candidates with an engineering or science background.

Mechanical Engineering

The MS/MBA program combines students’ applied interests and training in engineering with the comprehensive business sense developed in a full-time MBA program. The result is a professional comfortable moving between technical and the commercial issues. Graduates will be qualified to direct or manage the transition of new products, processes, and systems from the laboratory to the boardroom.

Curriculum will have students designing, creating, and ultimately publishing their games through EAE’s studio simulation program. With the MBA/MEAE dual degree, students will also acquire the necessary business skills to start or run game-centric businesses.

The JD/MBA program recognizes the increasingly complex body of knowledge necessary to the creative conduct of business and business-related law practice. This specialized program is designed to accommodate career interests if students (a) contemplate a career in business management and want to acquire the skills and perspective of a lawyer, or (b) contemplate a career as a lawyer specializing in business-related law and want to acquire the skills and perspective of the business-oriented manager.

JD/MBA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Business Law
  • Jurisprudence Management

The dual degree MD/MBA program links the MD degree with intensive management education, providing graduates a full MBA with focus on the health sector. This five-year program is designed for students interested in both clinical medicine and the business aspects of medicine, and it is tailored for individuals seeking careers in clinical leadership in the for-profit and not-for-profit industries.

MD/MBA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Health Management
  • Medical Doctor

The Business Strategy concentration focuses on the development of strategic plans and implementation including careful resource allocation and leadership skills essential for success in business. Management and consulting require resourcefulness, a faculty for learning, and advanced strategic thinking. A specialization in Business Strategy provides a necessary foundation for tomorrow’s business leaders.

Subsets of the Business Strategy concentration include:

  • Operations/Supply Chain
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development
  • Social Impact

Business Strategy graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Operations Management
  • Inventory Control Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Social Enterprise Management
  • Consulting

The Marketing Strategy concentration focuses on the development of strategic plans and implementation, including careful resource allocation and leadership skills essential for success in business. Management and consulting require resourcefulness, a faculty for learning, and advanced strategic thinking. A specialization in Marketing Strategy provides a necessary foundation for tomorrow’s business leaders.

The marketing concentration emphasizes customer value and customer relationship-management orientations with a particular emphasis on marketing analytics. After having been introduced to basic marketing frameworks, techniques, and principles in the MBA Core, the marketing concentration equips students with in-depth market analysis, marketing-strategy planning, and marketing-strategy implementation skills in key content areas.

Marketing graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Marketing Management
  • Product or Brand Management

The MS in Information Systems and MBA concurrent degree program is a unique opportunity enabling candidates to earn two masters degrees. Successful candidates obtain knowledge of how to integrate technology into business processes and align information technology with business strategies.  Industry-driven coursework and opportunities for hands-on experience prepare graduates for leadership positions in one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the world.

MBA/MSIS graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • IT Consulting or Management
  • Computer Systems Analysis

The goal of the MBA/MS Business Analytics concurrent degree is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to compete in the rapidly growing market for analytics and data science professionals with a unique blend of curriculum in both the technical and managerial space.

MBA/MSBA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Business Analysis
  • Data Strategy
  • Production or Brand Management

Students who select the concurrent MBA and MS in Finance concentration will attain skills necessary to lead the next generation of leading financial professionals, redefine institutions, and react to the ever-changing industry.

MBA and MSF concurrent graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Commercial or Investment Banking
  • Strategic Planning

The dual MBA/MHA program prepares students to become part of the next generation of health care administration leaders with a program featuring cutting-edge curriculum, minutes away from some of the nation’s top health care centers.

MBA/MHA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Health Care Operations
  • Health Care Administration Fellowship

Biomedical Engineering

Graduate students can pursue research and educational opportunities in bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, biomaterials, biomechanics, neural interfaces, computational bioengineering, and other specialty areas.

Chemical Engineering

An opportunity to earn an advanced dual degree in chemical engineering with low research intensity. Students will develop a deeper understanding of core principles of chemical engineering and will learn the art of independent research.

Computer Science & Engineering

This dual degree program is intended to offer students the opportunity to combine a business and technology education leading to opportunities in entrepreneurship and technology management.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The MBA/MS ECE dual degree features a curriculum focused on technology and management. The program seeks candidates with an engineering or science background.

Mechanical Engineering

The MS/MBA program combines students’ applied interests and training in engineering with the comprehensive business sense developed in a full-time MBA program. The result is a professional comfortable moving between technical and the commercial issues. Graduates will be qualified to direct or manage the transition of new products, processes, and systems from the laboratory to the boardroom.

Curriculum will have students designing, creating, and ultimately publishing their games through EAE’s studio simulation program. With the MBA/MEAE dual degree, students will also acquire the necessary business skills to start or run game-centric businesses.

The JD/MBA program recognizes the increasingly complex body of knowledge necessary to the creative conduct of business and business-related law practice. This specialized program is designed to accommodate career interests if students (a) contemplate a career in business management and want to acquire the skills and perspective of a lawyer, or (b) contemplate a career as a lawyer specializing in business-related law and want to acquire the skills and perspective of the business-oriented manager.

JD/MBA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Business Law
  • Jurisprudence Management

The dual degree MD/MBA program links the MD degree with intensive management education, providing graduates a full MBA with focus on the health sector. This five-year program is designed for students interested in both clinical medicine and the business aspects of medicine, and it is tailored for individuals seeking careers in clinical leadership in the for-profit and not-for-profit industries.

MD/MBA graduate students are prepared for careers in:

  • Health Management
  • Medical Doctor

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