Business Degree Academic Concentrations

In today's fast-paced and increasingly competitive business arena, professionals are expected to have a comprehensive knowledge of business processes, and the ability to take a multi-faceted approach to problem solving. This is particularly true of management executives. An academic concentration at the University at Albany accredited School of Business provides you with the comprehensive knowledge you’ll need to meet these demands.

The following concentrations are offered to business administration majors:

Entrepreneurship
The entrepreneurship concentration will help you understand how and why a new venture is launched and how to make that effort successful. The concentration is especially attractive to students who have a desire to start their own companies. It is also highly appealing to students who intend to work for start-up companies or larger organizations providing specialized services to smaller, entrepreneurial firms (accounting or financial service firms). Those with an interest in “social entrepreneurship” will also find the concentration highly attractive.

Financial Analyst Honors Program
The Financial Analysis Honors concentration puts superior, motivated students like you on the path to careers at top firms in the financial industry.

Information Technology Management (ITM)
The ITM concentration is designed to bridge the gap between business and technology, and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how that technology will affect customers, employees, and the bottom line.

Management (combined concentrations only)
Management combined concentrations offer courses that enhance a student’s potential to reach senior management positions in a chosen functional area such as finance, human resource management, information technology or marketing.

Marketing
The Marketing concentration helps you delve into the mysteries of buyer behavior, consumer and business relationships, and strategy. You will learn the tools businesses use to identify potential customers, introduce new products to the market, and analyze their performance.

Combined Concentrations
Students at the School of Business have the option of pursuing a combined concentration, completing nine credits in each of two areas rather than 15-18 credits in one specific business function.

Find out more about the courses offered to School of Business undergraduates in the areas of Finance, Information Technology Mangement, Management and Marketing.

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