Concurrent MBA Programs
Advantages of a Concurrent Degree
Over the past few years, there has been a trend toward concurrent master’s degree enrollment that has substantially improved student job placement and increased entry-level salaries. The MBA program offers two concurrent-degree options to help students expand their skill set and put them in high-demand for employers searching for the uniquely talented business minds of tomorrow.
Earning a concurrent degree at the Huntsman School can reduce the time it takes to complete both programs by up to one year, saving time and money while exponentially increasing career potential.
MBA Concurrent Degree Program Options
Master of Human Resources (MHR) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
This unique program is designed for students desiring a foundation in general management and human resources. The MBA program provides students with a broad foundation in general management, including advanced training in diverse fields such as accounting, enterprise growth and development, finance, information systems, marketing, management, and operations. The MHR program provides students with in-depth training in the management of people in organizations. Coursework includes talent acquisition and retention, labor/employee relations, compensation and benefits and training and organizational development. Completing the MHR/MBA program will allow graduates to enter the job market with both sets of expertise. The HR profession is increasingly calling for graduates who couple broad business understanding with in-depth HR expertise. For MBAs, enhanced training in the leadership and management of people will strengthen their abilities to mobilize and effectively utilize the human talent in their organizations.
This concurrent program can be completed in two years (6 semesters). Either the MBA or the MHR program can be completed first.
Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
This unique sequential degree program is designed for students seeking to combine best practice approaches to quality management (MBA) by employing technologies to understand performance and retention drivers and improve operational performance (MMIS).
The MBA program provides students with a broad foundation in general management, including advanced training in diverse fields such as accounting, enterprise growth and development, finance, information systems, marketing, management, and operations.
Equally important is the technological side. Technology is working its way into multiple aspects of today’s business jobs, and employees with solid analytical and technology foundations are critical in the dynamically changing market. According to an article in Forbes in 2014, the competitive landscape requires the ability of managers to turn data into actionable intelligence in real time, using Big Data-related analytical tools.
Completing the MBA/MMIS program will allow graduates to enter the job market with both sets of expertise. The MBA profession is increasingly calling for graduates who couple Big Data understanding with in-depth business expertise.
“My undergrad was in entrepreneurship but at graduation I wasn't ready to start my own business. I was looking for a job that could provide more stability and noticed the best opportunities with the highest earning potential were coming out of the Huntsman Grad Programs. I decided to enter the concurrent MHR/MBA program and it was the best career decision I ever made. The degrees added credibility to my goal of becoming a business professional with an HR expertise. Additionally, the MBA's global focus and "Business Analytics" specialization provide extremely useful and marketable skill sets. It was refreshing and reassuring to have companies actively recruiting students from the program. Above all, the network of life-long friends I developed while in the program stand out to me.”
- Derek, 2014-2015 Cohort