Helzberg MBA Concentrations

Rockhurst University in Kansas City offers several specific areas for you to earn your Helzberg MBA. These concentrations give you the opportunity to focus on your individual interests:

Concentration Requirements: All Helzberg MBA concentrations require 8 elective hours, with each concentration stating specific requirements below.

Courses Within Concentrations
Review requirements and learn about courses within each of our Helzberg MBA concentrations.

Nonprofit Administration

Requirements: A minimum of eight elective hours (NP, FD, or MG 6170) listed below.

  • NP 6010. Administration of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • NP 6060. Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • FD 6000. Developing Annual Sustainability (3 credit hours)
  • FD 6100. Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns (3 credit hours)
  • FD 6200. Technology and Marketing Trends in Fundraising (3 credit hours)
  • FD 6300. Prospect Research and Proposal Writing (3 credit hours)
  • MG 6170. Social Entrepreneurship (2 credit hours)
     

Business Intelligence

Requirements: A minimum of eight business intelligence elective hours designated for this concentration listed below .
Prerequisites: Admission to the Helzberg MBA program and any BIA prerequisite courses not waived. BIA 6300 is required as your core option class.

Required:

  • BIA 6301. Applied Data Mining (2 credit hours)
  • BIA 6302. Data Visualization (2 credit hours)
  • BIA 6308. Analytics and Strategy (2 credit hours)
     

Plus choose one of these:

  • BIA 6306. Web and Social Media Analytics (2 credit hours)
  • BIA 6307. Dashboard Creation and Implementation (2 credit hours)
     

At this time it is not possible receive concentrations or certificates in both business intelligence and data science. Students are welcome to take all 18 credits, but only one certificate/concentration will be issued.

Data Science

Prerequisites: Admission to the Helzberg MBA program and any BIA prerequisite courses not waived. BIA 6300 is required as your core option class.

Required:

  • BIA 6301. Applied Data Mining (2 credit hours)
  • BIA 6302. Data Visualization (2 credit hours)
     

Plus any two of these:

  • BIA 6303. Predictive Models (2 credit hours)
  • BIA 6304. Text Mining (2 credit hours)
  • BIA 6305. Preparation and Analysis for Big Data (2 credit hours)
     

At this time it is not possible receive concentrations or certificates in both business intelligence and data science. Students are welcome to take all 18 credits, but only one certificate/concentration will be issued.

Health Care Management

Requirements: A minimum of eight health care (HC) elective hours.

  • HC 6150. Healthcare Systems (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6200. Cost Management and Control (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6300. Health Policy (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6400. Health Care Information Technology (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6350. Quality Improvement in Health Care (2 credit hours)
     

Accounting

Requirements: A minimum of eight accounting (AC) elective hours.*

  • AC 6425. Advanced Financial Reporting (2 credit hours) - CPA Review Course
  • AC 6435. Advanced Auditing (2 credit hours) - CPA Review Course
  • AC 6810. Non-Profit Accounting (2 credit hours) - CPA Review Course
  • AC 6800. Fraud Examination (2 credit hours)
  • AC 6600. Corporate and Partnership taxation (3 credit hours)
  • AC 6050. Advanced Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • AC 6650. Individual Taxation (3 credit hours)
  • AC 6750. Auditing (3 credit hours)

*Accounting electives require undergraduate level prerequisites.  Review each course description and prerequisites to ensure you would not need additional courses.

Finance

Requirements: A minimum of eight finance (FN) elective hours.

  • FN 6600. Investments (2 credit hours)
  • FN 6410. Venture Capital (2 credit hours)
  • FN 6420. Financial Risk Management (2 credit hours)
  • FN 6460. Personal Financial Planning (2 credit hours)
  • FN 6320. Mergers and Acquisitions (2 credit hours)

 

Management

Requirements: A minimum of eight business (BUS), management (MG), or marketing (MK) elective hours.

  • MG 6093. Global Business Issues – European Union Experience (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6170. Social Entrepreneurship (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6355. Entrepreneurship (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6365. Business in the European Union (1 credit hour)
  • MG 6461. Business in Asia (1 credit hour)
  • MG 6350. Managing Small Business Growth (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6275. Developing Leadership in Organizations (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6460. Innovation (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6540. Cross Cultural Management (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6680. Organizational Change (2 credit hours)
  • MK 6420. Selling and Persuasion (1 credit hour)
  • MK 6510. International Marketing (2 credit hours)
     

Organizational Development

Requirements: A minimum of eight elective hours in the following courses: 

  • MG 6275 Developing Leaders in Organizations (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6001 Spirituality and Values in Leadership (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6460 Innovation (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6420 Organizational Development and Consulting, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6430 Organizational Theory & Design (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6680 Organizational Change (2 credit hours)
     

Human Capital

Requirements: A minimum of eight elective hours in the following courses:

  • MG 6390 Conflict Management and Negotiation (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6001 Spirituality and Values Leadership (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6380 HR and Managing People (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6420 Organizational Development and Consulting (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6540 Cross Culture Management (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6680 Organizational Change (2 credit hours)
     

Fundraising Leadership

Requirements: A minimum of nine elective hours in fundraising (FD) courses:

  • FD 6000  Developing Annual Sustainability (3 credit hours)
  • FD 6100  Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns (3 credit hours)
  • FD 6200  Technology and Marketing Trends in Fundraising (3 credit hours)
  • FD 6300  Prospect Research and Proposal Writing (3 credit hours)
     

Entrepreneurship

Requirements: A minimum of eight elective hours in the following courses:

  • MG 6355 Entrepreneurship (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6170 Social Entrepreneurship (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6460 Innovation (2 hours)
  • MG 6530 Managing Small Business Growth (2 credit hours)
  • FN 6410 Venture Capital (2 credit hours)