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Optional Concentrations

By completing only a few additional courses, you can receive your online MBA degree along with a specialized concentration in one of the following: Healthcare Management, Strategic Marketing Analytics, Legal and Ethical Governance, Risk Management, Human Resources Management, or Music Business:

  • All concentration courses and electives are available online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format.
  • 3 classes or 9 credit hours are required to complete concentrations in Healthcare Management, Strategic Marketing Analytics, Legal and Ethical Governance, Risk Management and Human Resources Management.
  • 4 classes or 12 credit hours are required to complete the Music Business concentration.
  • You must decide on your concentration before starting the program and develop a degree plan with your academic advisor.
  • You may enroll in classes within your concentration any time after completing your preparatory modules.

Optional Concentrations

Students in the Healthcare Management concentration prepare to confront the unique challenges that face organizations such as hospitals, insurance providers, pharmaceutical firms, and manufacturers of medical devices. The required courses in Healthcare Management and Healthcare Economics present an overview of healthcare delivery in the U.S., analyzing how strategy, finance, and regulation affect outcomes for organizations and the patients they serve. The approved elective courses offer further background in vital areas like healthcare law, public health, marketing, and resource management.

The M.B.A. with Strategic Marketing Analytics concentration prepares students to make decisions in the field in order to develop creative digital marketing campaigns, evaluate and analyze qualitative and quantitative market research, and establish effective branding strategies.

To earn an M.B.A. with the Music Business concentration, students enroll in approved electives that familiarize them with some of the most important economic and legal issues that affect artists, managers, representatives, record companies, promoters, and publishers. The curriculum leads into a capstone in Applied Recording Industry Research, which requires students to design and implement their own qualitative and quantitative research projects. With MTSU’s location, is one reason why the University has become a celebrated institution for music industry education. The music and entertainment industry has a $10 billion impact on the Nashville region’s economy.

The Flex M.B.A. with a Legal and Ethical Governance concentration provides students with a key foundation in the functional areas of business and specialized skills in regulatory compliance and corporate governance. A master’s in business administration from MTSU with a concentration in legal and ethical governance features courses in business ethics, legal aspects of healthcare, and managerial communications.

By obtaining an M.B.A. with a Risk Management concentration, you’ll familiarize yourself with insurance and risk management, allowing you to better prepare your organization for lasting growth and development. Risk management protects a company’s assets and identifies liability factors. Professionals in risk management gain an understanding of procedures and policies and enforce both within their company.

The Human Resources Management concentration will provide students with expert-level skills in the areas of talent acquisition and management. An M.B.A. with a Human Resources Management concentration will allow you to protect the interests of both your organization and its employees. It will also give students expert-level skills in the areas of talent acquisition and management.

Students must obtain departmental approval before enrolling in elective courses to fulfill the requirements for the Healthcare Management and Music Business concentrations. For more information, reach out to your enrollment representative by emailing onlinemba@mtsu.edu or calling 888-891-6780.


Careers

The healthcare sector has grown on a massive, global scale, with profit pools expected to grow 7% to $819 billion in 2027, according to McKinsey. Prepare for leadership roles in the field by completing a Healthcare Management concentration as part of Jones College Business’s Flex M.B.A. program. The courses focus on the skills you’ll need for positions in a variety of organizations, like medical practices, hospitals, insurance companies, and manufacturers of drugs and medical devices.

The Flex M.B.A. with a Strategic Marketing Analytics concentration prepares students to make decisions in the field in order to develop creative digital marketing campaigns, evaluate and analyze qualitative and quantitative market research, and establish effective branding strategies. The concentration culminates in a Strategic Decisions in Marketing capstone, a project-based course that allows students to draw from the knowledge gained in prior classes to make strategic marketing recommendations.

MTSU’s location, close to both Nashville and the site of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, is one reason why the University has become a celebrated institution for music industry education. The music and entertainment industry has a $10 billion impact on the Nashville region’s economy. Flex M.B.A. students with a Music Business concentration learn how to apply quantitative research and advanced strategies in organizations like record labels, music publishing companies, booking agencies, and management firms.

New rules in most business settings have become commonplace. It’s important to have individuals with the expertise to understand and enforce these rules. A master’s in business administration from MTSU with a concentration in legal and ethical governance features courses in business ethics, legal aspects of healthcare, and managerial communications. Upon completing the program, students may find compliance roles in corporations and in government, legal, and healthcare settings.

Risk management protects a company’s assets and identifies liability factors. Professionals in risk management gain an understanding of procedures and policies and enforce both within their company. The MTSU Flex M.B.A. with a Risk Management concentration includes coursework in risk management, risk financing, mathematical foundation of actuarial science, and rate taking and loss reserving. Upon graduation, students can pursue a variety of roles, including compliance officer, risk analyst, auditors and risk manager.

Human resources employees are employed across almost every industry. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the role of human resource manager is projected to grow 5% from 2022 to 2032, which is faster than the average for all occupations. A Flex M.B.A. from MTSU with a Human Resources Management concentration gives students expert-level skills in the areas of talent acquisition and management. Roles students may pursue upon completion of the program include human resources manager, employee benefits officer, recruiter and human resources director.


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