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:

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 Systems and Business Analytics
The ISBA concentration provides students with the technological and quantitative skills needed for the converging fields of information systems and business analytics, so they can serve as the critical link between the technical and business areas of an organization.

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.

Entrepreneurship (combined concentrations)
The entrepreneurship combined concentrations 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.

Management (combined concentrations)
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.

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 Systems & Business Analytics, Management and Marketing.

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