MBA areas of emphasis

The W. P. Carey Full-time MBA is rooted in transformation. Through distinct MBA areas of emphasis, you can create your own path forward, aligning your MBA with your goals and interests.

Customize your MBA

Beyond the Forward Focus core curriculum, you can create a blueprint for your career with areas of emphasis and specializations within the Full-time MBA. Think of areas of emphasis as a functional home, the discipline in which you intend to seek job placement, like marketing or finance. Specializations focus on a particular market sector, or the field where you can apply the strengths and knowledge of your area of emphasis. You will be required to complete one area of emphasis. Secondary areas of emphasis and/or specializations are optional.

Full-time MBA areas of emphasis

From traditional business disciplines to emerging fields, MBA areas of emphasis allow you to gain deep expertise in the areas that matter most to you. Areas of emphasis require 15 hours of coursework.

Because of the on-campus recruiting schedule early in your first semester in the Full-time MBA program, you will be strongly encouraged to choose an area of emphasis around the first week in October.

Full-time MBA specializations

By adding greater depth in one area of study, specializations can help you stand out with recruiters and hiring organizations. Specializations are optional, and require nine credits of coursework for completion.