MBA specializations - also known as MBA concentrations or tracks - are offered by many business schools. While most MBA programs offer a similar set of "core" courses (like accounting and marketing), some specialized programs let students focus their elective courses on a specific industry or function. In some cases, an entire MBA program will be focused on developing managerial skills for a specific industry, like hospitality, energy, or aviation, for example.
A specialized MBA is often an indication of a faculty or institutional strength; however, many business schools offering general MBA programs may be just as strong or stronger in a particular field, despite not offering a formal MBA concentration.
Click on one of the areas of specializations below to see the business schools that are strong for careers in a particular area and/or offer an MBA specialization.
Energy and Natural Resources
Health Care / Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology
Industrial Management / Manufacturing
Information Technology (IT)
Luxury Brand Management
Public Sector Management / Government
Retail and Consumer Goods
Strategy / Business Development
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability / CSR / Social Entrepreneurship
Tourism / Hospitality / Leisure