New York's University at Albany Expands MBA Program With New Concentration Options

The MBA program's new concentrations include cybersecurity, finance, and entrepreneurship

The State University of New York at Albany's School of Business has added several new concentrations to its MBA program.

The new concentrations include Cybersecurity, Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. “We wanted to provide a more complete menu of MBA concentrations," says Associate Dean Hany Shawky. "The goal is to enhance program quality and attract exceptional students."

The new Cybersecurity concentration will teach students how to manage risk and identify vulnerabilities and exploits in information systems, which are available to cyber attackers. This concentration's courses will address topics in information security policies, information security risk assessment, and cyber incident analysis.

Albany's new Entrepreneurship concentration will help students develop entrepreneurial skills, whether they want to launch a new venture or work in a corporation. Students in this concentration will learn how to write a business plan, secure venture financing, and practice entrepreneurship in multiple contexts. Classes will cover topics in goal setting, strategy implementation, and resource acquisition.

The new Finance concentration will help prepare MBAs for careers in investment analysis and valuation of alternative assets such as commodities, hedge funds, private equity, real assets and structured products. The primary focus of this finance concentration is in alternative investments.

Albany's new MBA concentration in Marketing will cover topics in services marketing, such as social media marketing, new venture marketing, market research, and sales management, among others. 

In addition, Albany will continue to offer its existing MBA concentrations in Information Technology Management and Human Resource Information Services.

All concentrations will be delivered in the second year of the program; the first year is spent on core curriculum.

According to a press release from the school, the "MBA boasts 100 percent job placement for the past three years."

The new concentrations will be available beginning this fall.

For more information, please see SUNY - Albany's news release announcing the launch of the new MBA concentrations.

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