Areas of Concentration

After your first semester, you will choose your area of concentration and will be mentored by your faculty advisor in your concentration. The Drucker School offers concentrations in the following areas:

Strategy

The strategy concentration is designed to equip you with the core concepts, frameworks, and techniques of strategic management. Strategic management is about managing the enterprise to achieve superior performance. Thus, you will learn how to identify the sources of profit available to the business enterprise, and to formulate and implement strategies that exploit these sources of profit. »

Finance

The study of finance involves determining what to invest in, how much to invest, where to obtain funds, and how capital markets work. You will be prepared for career opportunities managing the finances of industrial, commercial and marketing enterprises; insurance companies; government, hospitals and other not-for-profit service institutions. »

Marketing

Marketers are trained to see customers as important assets to the organization. This means that marketing activities center around attracting, retaining and growing customers so that the organization survives and grows. »

Leadership

The leadership area of concentration can help you develop a clear perspective of an entire organization’s operations. Focus is on improving organizational effectiveness through the better management of people and systems. This concentration will help prepare you for a general management position in wide variety of industries and types of organizations. If your career is moving from technical work toward more management responsibilities, you might find a leadership concentration to be of particular value. »

Global Management

This concentration can help prepare you for the challenges of managing in a global economy. You will learn to examine organizations, markets and institutions from a multi-national perspective so that you’ll understand how culture, economics, geography and politics impact a manager’s role in markets that cross national boundaries. A global management concentration is an excellent choice if you are interested in a career with a large, multi-national corporation, or if the industry in which you would like to work is one that faces strong international competition. »

Information Technology Management

The Drucker MBA IT Management concentration is for students who are looking to careers in IT such as leading IT functions, managing IT consulting or development, or working in IT and technology-related start-ups. IT related careers continue to be one of the fastest growing fields and this concentration provides essential knowledge and skills to be successful in this domain. »

 

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