MBA graduates can reflect the growth sectors of the Missouri economy with their selection of business concentrations.
Human Resources Management
The shift in the Missouri economy away from manufacturing and toward service sector businesses and professional services will create additional demands for MBAs with human resource concentrations. Some Missouri business programs issue certificates for specializations while others use traditional concentrations. By either means, graduates that can demonstrate knowledge of human resources management will likely find a responsive job market.
Business Analytics and Data Management
Business intelligence is an emerging field with a vast potential for changing the ways organizations manage key functions. The increasing use of big data and data-driven decision making will create an increased demand for MBAs with concentrations in analytics. There will be an increased demand for thinkers that can synthesize and expertly analyze big data.
Concentrations in Finance have several directions. One direction leads to financial consulting and investment counseling. Another direction looks within organizations to manage fiscal affairs and ensure resources needed to meet the organization’s goals.
Public Administration and Public Policy
Concentrations in public administration and public policy often include healthcare, health insurance, and privacy. Public policy will also involve cybersecurity and data usage. Both public and private employers need staff members with a Master of Business Administration concentration. Private companies must work with government and international agencies and meet public compliance and reporting requirements.
Marketing is a technology and innovation driven sector. Marketing MBA concentrations focus on digital communications and managing digital platforms. Marketing has a global reach, and the global business environment requires a strong base in management functions and the ability to use creative thinking and problem-solving. Marketing offers many unique challenges that Masters of Business Admin programs can prepare you for.