Evening MBA Your Way at KSU

Concentrations allow students to dive deeper into subjects and topics that align with their career interests to build expertise in a specific area.

Explore Our Concentration Options

Academic concentrations allow you to add a special focus to your MBA and customize your academic plan to gain specialized industry knowledge, skills and experience.

  • The KSU MBA-Accounting Concentration is designed for working professionals seeking a path to certification as a public accountant (CPA) without leaving the workforce. Students pursuing the Accounting concentration will gain the credit hours and content needed to become eligible to sit for the CPA Exam and can also purchase the Becker CPA review and prep courses at a discounted rate.

    Admissions

    This program is designed for students with an AACSB accredited undergraduate degree in Accounting, and/or those who have successfully completed the following AACSB accredited course equivalents:

    • Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
    • Individual Taxation
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    • Auditing and Assurance

    Degree Plan

    Students pursuing the Accounting concentration will complete five MBA core courses students, one Business Law course, and six Accounting courses. Accounting courses will cover topics such as business reporting, accounting information systems, taxation, and auditing to help prepare for the CPA Exam.

    Accounting Degree Planning Sheet
  • If you want to be prepared with the knowledge to succeed in financial markets around the world, the KSU MBA - Finance concentration is designed for you. This program is perfect for students who want the best of both worlds: a foundation of business fundamentals, plus a focus on financial management. Graduates emerge with useful knowledge, skills, and tools to help them succeed in any field. If you’re interested in finance and business leadership, The KSU MBA – Finance concentration can help you on your way toward a rewarding career.

    Degree Plan

    Students pursuing the Finance concentration will complete eight MBA core classes, three Finance courses, and one elective related to international or global business study. Finance courses will cover topics such as investments, real property, financial markets and multinational financial management.

    Finance Degree Planning Sheet
  • Enhance your career prospects at the nexus of emerging technologies, financial management and corporate leadership with a concentration in Digital Financial Technologies (Fintech) in the KSU Evening MBA Program.

    The MBA-Fintech concentration curriculum is market-driven and includes a combination of core, instructor-led classes with a series of cutting edge, online courses focused on the key financial technology subjects related to the Fintech industry.

    Program faculty are thought-leaders and experts, trained in the growing area of Fintech payment processing. In addition to opening doors in the areas of digital payment technology, fraud prevention, data analytics and compliance, the KSU MBA-Fintech concentration will help students grow in the areas of:

    • Adapting in a fast-changing environment
    • Fostering innovation
    • Fine-tuning leadership skills
    • Improving collaborative skills

    The program is supported by industry partners. Students will gain exposure to rapidly growing job opportunities, many of which are in Atlanta, but also in Charlotte, Chicago, New York and many major financial centers around the world.

    Degree Plan

    Students pursing the FinTech concentration will complete eight in-person evening MBA core courses and four online FinTech courses. FinTech courses will cover topics such as payment processing, security and assurance, emerging payment technologies and in-person experiential learning in payment systems.

    Embedded in the concentrations is also a Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology. Students can petition for this certificate and receive it alongside their MBA without completing any additional coursework.

    FinTech Degree Planning Sheet
  • The General Management concentration provides you with core MBA coursework that will help push your career forward, while allowing you to have flexibility in choosing elective courses that best align with your goals.

    Students can opt to use their electives to earn one of KSU’s Graduate Certificates in Business Intelligence Certificate or Social Entrepreneurship Certificate while pursuing this concentration.

    Degree Plan

    Students pursuing the General Management concentration will complete eight MBA core courses, three graduate business electives from the discipline of their choosing, and one elective related to international or global business study.

    General Management Degree Planning Sheet

 

Launching Fall 2024!

  • Unlock your future in marketing with our cutting-edge MBA concentration in Digital Marketing at Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business. Dive into courses like Digital Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Analytics to master the skills needed in this transformative age. This journey integrates information systems, strategic management, and an immersive capstone experience, preparing you for leadership in the fast-paced world of digital marketing.

    Degree Plan

    Students pursuing the Digital Marketing concentration will complete eight MBA core courses and four Digital Marketing courses. Marketing courses will cover topics such as digital consumer behavior, international marketing management, and marketing analytics.

    Digital Marketing Degree Planning Sheet
  • Elevate your career to new heights with our groundbreaking MBA concentration in Information Security & Assurance. Students will delve into dynamic courses like mastering "Information Security Technologies," and conquering challenges in "Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. From strategic planning to disaster recovery, our curriculum ensures you're not just prepared, but ahead of the curve. MBA Candidates with an Information Security & Assurance Concentration have the opportunity to become a leader at the intersection of business and information security.

    Degree Plan

    Students pursuing the Information Security and Assurance concentration will complete eight in-person evening MBA core courses and four online Information Security courses. Information Security courses will cover topics such as risk management and compliance, disaster recovery, and security technologies.

    Embedded in the concentrations is also a Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance. Students can petition for this certificate and receive it alongside their MBA without completing any additional coursework.

    Information Security and Assurance Degree Planning Sheet
  • Are you ready to be a disruptor? Want to guide the future and be able to create new value anywhere? If so, fuel your journey with an MBA concentration in Organizational Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Students dive into the heart of business creativity with courses like "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity" and master the art of launching and growing ventures from inside and outside of existing businesses. From innovating new products to creating new markets to navigating strategic management in our Capstone experience, this program is designed to empower innovative entrepreneurs like you. Enroll now to revolutionize the world, unlock new opportunities, and chart a course towards success in the exciting world of entrepreneurship and innovation.

    Degree Plan

    Students pursuing the Organizational Entrepreneurship & Innovation concentration will complete eight MBA core courses and four Entrepreneurial Management courses. Entrepreneurial courses will cover topics such as models for new venture formation, entrepreneurial creativity, and leadership skills and behaviors required for venture success.

    Organizational Entrepreneurship and Innovation Degree Planning Sheet

 

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