ASU Sync classes for Fall 2020

Classes for on-campus students will be taught across three environments for the fall semester: in person, via Zoom, and 100% online.
See how ASU Sync will support your learning.

MBA areas of emphasis

Optional areas of emphasis allow you to add depth in a specific discipline to your MBA — an ideal way to match your degree with your strengths and career aspirations.

Business data analytics

Courses in business analytics will build on your quantitative and analytical skills, helping you learn to derive value from data to create a competitive business advantage. This area of emphasis will enhance your knowledge in applied analytics, regression modeling, analytical decision modeling, data mining, and marketing analytics.


Further your current career path in the financial services industry or corporate finance. Electives within this area of emphasis highlight mergers and acquisitions, international finance or investment fundamentals, giving you working knowledge of the leading-edge financial theories and the concepts and analytical techniques necessary for managing business strategically.

International business

To complete an international business area of emphasis, you may choose from off-site international travel locations or 100% online courses. Off-site electives are offered in conjunction with international partner universities, allowing you to enhance your understanding of international business practices and immerse yourself in a new culture. Additional program fees and travel costs are required for off-site electives.


Blending marketing strategy with services marketing and management, the area of emphasis in marketing delivers distinctive knowledge and skills sought by firms across industries that use service for a competitive advantage.

Supply Chain Management

The supply chain management area of emphasis incorporates core business knowledge with the broad expertise of one of the top-ranked supply chain programs in the United States. Integrating all aspects of products and their service life cycles, from design to delivery to disposal, you’ll learn to be a strategic thinker, excellent analyst, effective communicator, and team leader focused on cost savings and increasing revenue.