Optional Areas of Specialization

Through the selection of elective courses, Evening MBA students have the flexibility to design their individual plan of study and focus their MBA in an area of importance to their career. The 10 optional areas of specialization are clusters of electives that have been grouped together 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.

Areas of Specialization PDF

  • BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Analytics (online)
  • BIT 5534 Applied Business Intelligence & Analytics (online)
  • Choose one
    • ACIS 5504 Information Systems Design & Database Concepts (online)
    • BIT 5484 Cognitive Computing for Smart Service Systems* (online)
  • Choose one
    • BIT 5494 International Operations & Information Technology
    • Other international elective
  • + 4 credits of additional electives

* indicates a prerequisite course is required

  • BIT 5134 Cybersecurity Program Design & Operations
  • BIT 5114 Crime & Conflict in Cyberspace
  • ACIS 5624 Cybersecurity Governance & Risk Management
  • Choose one
    • BIT 5494 International Operations & Information Technology
    • Other international elective
  • + 4 credits of additional electives
  • MGT 5814 Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • MGT 5804 Strategic Leadership in Technology Based Organizations (online)
  • Choose one
    • BIT 5594 Web Based Applications and Electronic Commerce (online)
    • BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Analytics (online)
  • Choose one
    • MGT 5784 International Management
    • Other international elective
  • + 4 credits of additional electives
  • FIN 5104 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 5124 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Choose one
    • FIN 5114 Interest Rates & Fixed Income Securities
    • FIN 5174 Corporate Risk Management
  • Choose one
    • FIN 5184 Currencies and Global Finance
    • Other international elective
  • + 4 credits of additional electives
  • 3 credit international elective
  • + 13 credits of additional electives
  • BIT 5494 International Operations and Information Technology
  • Choose one
    • MGT 5784 International Management
    • FIN 5184 Currencies and Global Finance
  • Choose one
    • MKTG 5704 International Marketing Strategy
    • HTM 5024 International Service Management
  • Study abroad course
  • + 5 credits of additional electives
  • BIT 5564 Healthcare Information Technology (online)
  • ACIS 5574 Healthcare Data Management (online)
  • BIT 5474 Computer-based Decision Support Systems* (online)
  • Choose one
    • HTM 5024 International Service Management
    • Other international elective
  • + 4 credits of additional electives

* indicates a prerequisite course is required

  • HTM 5444 Financial Management in Hospitality
  • HTM 5464 Franchising in Hospitality Management
  • HTM 5574 Revenue Management in Hospitality Services (online)
  • Choose one
    • HTM 5024 International Service Management
    • Other international elective
  • + 4 credits of additional electives
  • Choose one
    • BIT 5594 Web Based Applications and Electronic Commerce (online)
    • BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Analytics (online)
  • MGT 5804 Strategic Leadership in Technology Based Organizations (online)
  • Choose one
    • MKTG 5984 Customer Relationship Management
    • IT-based elective
  • Choose one
    • BIT 5494 International Operations & Information Technology
    • Other international elective
  • + 4 credits of additional electives
  • MGT 5424 Business Negotiations (2 credit)
  • BIT 5624 Project Management (2 credit)
  • Choose one
    • MGT 5984 Leading People & Organizations
    • MKTG 5984 Customer Relationship Management
  • Choose one
    • MGT 5784 International Management
    • Other international elective
  • + 6 credits of additional electives

Evening MBA students have the opportunity to count a maximum of five courses earned during their MBA toward an MIT degree. The five courses may be chosen from the below list.

Please contact program administration if you plan to pursue this option, so your plan of study can be confirmed with MIT program administration.

  • ACIS 5504 Information Systems Design & Database Concepts
  • ACIS 5524 Advanced Database Management Systems*
  • ACIS 5534 Information Systems Development*
  • ACIS 5574 HealthCare Data Management
  • ACISS 5624 Cybersecurity Governance & Risk Management
  • BIT 5114 Crime & Conflict in Cyberspace
  • BIT 5124 Cyberlaw and Policy for IT
  • BIT 5134 Cybersecurity Program Design & Operations
  • BIT 5474 Computer-Based Decision Support Systems
  • BIT 5484 Cognitive Computing for Smart Service Systems*
  • BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Business Analytics
  • BIT 5534 Applied Business Intelligence & Business Analytics*
  • BIT 5564 Healthcare Information Technology
  • BIT 5594 Web-based Applications and E-commerce
  • MGT 5804 Leadership in Technology-Based Organizations

* indicates a prerequisite course is required