Stritch MBA Program Adds Two Concentrations

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Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management has added health care and global business concentrations to its revised Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program in order to better prepare students for the specific demands of an increasingly competitive business environment.

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“The MBA program prepares students to be critical thinkers and effective leaders in their organizations,” said Dr. Clara Brennan.

Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management has added health care and global business concentrations to its revised Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program in order to better prepare students for the specific demands of an increasingly competitive business environment.

Students enrolled in the MBA program may select a broad focus suitable for a wide range of enterprises or an area of concentration focused on either health care management or global business.

All three tracks share a new core group of courses, which comprise about half of each program and emphasize current business challenges and opportunities, helping students to become effective team members and leaders, skilled communicators and ethical decision makers.

“The MBA program prepares students to be critical thinkers and effective leaders in their organizations,” said Dr. Clara Brennan, dean of Stritch’s College of Business and Management. “These concentrations contribute significantly to the current needs of a global economy and enhance the level of expertise of the labor force technically and culturally, so that the U.S. may compete and lead once again.”

The health care concentration includes courses focusing on legal, ethical, and regulatory issues for health care administrators; managing human resources; information management; and quality, safety, and outcomes management.

The global business concentration includes courses on international financial management; the cultural environment of global business; the human resource management of a global workforce; international economics; international business law; and an international experience or internship with an international focus.

The revised core courses will be integrated into programs beginning in early 2011, with the concentrations up and running by the fall 2011. Dr. Brennan explained that those alumni who already have an MBA are encouraged to return to Stritch to take one of the concentrations. Those individuals would be able to skip the core courses and take only the courses within the concentration of their choosing.

The health care and global business concentrations are likely only the first of more concentrations to be added to the MBA, which is the largest among private colleges and universities in Milwaukee.

For information on Stritch's MBA or other adult degree programs in business and management offered throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, and online, contact Jennifer Christensen at jechristensen(at)stritch(dot)edu or (414) 410-4315.

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