Concentrations and Electives

MBA students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours in MBA elective courses. All students entering the program are registered in the general business concentration, which requires nine elective hours, but you may tailor your electives in the fields of your choice to provide a broader understanding of the business world or to specialize your degree. All concentrations are nine credit hours, with the exception of Finance which is twelve credit hours.  Electives are taken near the end of a student’s academic program.  

For current students to declare a concentration, fill out the electronic form and submit it.

The following courses represent the approved Williams College of Business MBA curriculum and vary in offering based on faculty availability. For the most current curriculum, view the University catalog on the Office of the Registrar’s website: www.xavier.edu/registrar.

Xavier MBA faculty are committed to offering classes on current business trends and experiences. These courses are experimental due to the fast paced and ever changing nature of business. Thus, it is possible for a MBA elective course to be offered and for it to not be on this list.

General Business

9 credit hours

All MBA students begin the program with a General Business Concentration. The General Business Concentration can be fulfilled by any MBA elective. The electives listed here only count for the general business concentration.  Note any elective listed in one of the concentrations can count toward the general business concentration.  

  • BLAW 609: Business Ethics Through Film (3)
  • BLAW 625: Law & Ethics in the Health Industry (3)
  • BUAD 603: MBA Internship (3)
  • BUAD 611: Workforce Diversity Issues (3)
  • ENTR 668: Small Business Consulting (3)
  • MGMT 621:  Corporate Sustainability (3)
  • MGMT 646:  Performance Assessment (3)
  • MGMT 647:  Change Management (3)
  • SHRM 600: Introduction to Human Resource (3)
     

Business Intelligence

9 credit hours

  • INFO 655 : Business Intelligence (required) (3)
  • INFO 674 : Database Management (required) (3)
  • INFO 680 : Intro Data Mining for Managers (required) (3)
     

Finance

12 credit hours

  • FINC 602: Investment Management (3)
  • FINC 621: Options & Futures Markets (3)
  • FINC 632: Multinational Financial Management (3)
  • FINC 640: Purchase, Sale and Valuation of Closely Held Firms (3)
  • FINC 645: Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
  • FINC 651: Money & Capital Markets (3)
  • FINC 663: Fixed Income and Debt Management (3)
  • FINC 670: The Mutual Fund Business (3)
  • FINC 675: Real Estate Finance (3)
  • FINC 684: Financial Modeling (3)
  • FINC Elective: Other courses may count for this concentration. This is determined based upon course offerings each semester.

 

International Business

9 credit hours

Marketing

9 credit hours

  • MKTG 602: Marketing Research (required) (3)
  • MKTG 621: Entrepreneurial Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 626: Multinational Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 629: Integrated Marketing Communications (3)
  • MKTG 630: Service Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 640: Consumer-Centric Category Management (3)
  • MKTG 664: Consumer Behavior Theory (3)
  • MKTG 667: International Sales & Negotiations (3)
  • MKTG 668:  New Product Planning & Development (3)
  • MKTG 670: Ethical Issues in Marketing (seminar) (3)
  • MKTG Elective: Other courses may count for this concentration. This is determined based upon course offerings each semester.

Pricing Strategy

9 credit hours

  • ECON 640:  Empirical Analysis for Pricing Strategy (required) (3) 
  • ECON 650:  Managing Pricing Strategy*(required) (3)
  • MKTG 662:  Strategy and Tactics of B to B Pricing (required) (3)

 

Values Based Leadership

12 credit hours

  • BUAD 609: Business Ethics Through Film (3)
  • BUAD 625: Health Industry Law & Ethics (3)
  • BUAD 681: Doing Business in Europe:  International Ethics (3)
  • MGMT 616: Ethics & Leadership (3)
  • MGMT 621: Corporate Citizenship − Sustainability (3)
  • MKTG 670 : Ethical Issues in Marketing (3)
  • Other courses may count for this concentration. This is determined based upon course offerings each semester.
  • BUAD 690 (required): Corporate Governance (3) − NOTE this class is taken in the final semester of the MBA program after all required courses are taken and it counts as the program Capstone.