Concentration Options for Business Majors

Accounting:   The accounting concentration is for students who are interested in becoming Certified Public Accountants or working in the field of accounting. Accounting concentration courses include CPA eligibility requirements along with electives in international accounting and forensic accounting.  Students in this concentration will be encouraged to pursue internships in the field in order to apply the skills learned in the classroom and enhance their career prospects for the future. 

Course work includes 5 classes from:

ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting
ACCT 425 Tax Accounting I
ACCT 415 Auditing
ACCT 335 Managerial Accounting II
ACCT 425 Intermediate Accounting II
FIN 403 Financial Statement Analysis
MGMT 310 Coop Work Experience

Finance:   The finance concentration focuses on financial analysis and risk measurement and the financial technologies and tools that analysts and managers use to make business decisions. Courses cover topics such as securities, risk management, financial statement analysis and international finance.  Recent NJIT graduates from our finance concentration are addressing the need in the financial services industry for IT savvy business analysts at companies such as JPMorgan Chase, UBS, and Prudential. 

Course work includes 5 classes from:

FIN 401             Securities in Financial Markets
FIN 402 Fin. Risk Measurement & Management             
FIN 403 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 416 Advanced Corporate Finance
FIN 417 Advanced Portfolio Analysis
FIN 422 International Finance
FIN 430 Options and Future Markets
ENTR 420 Financing New Ventures
MGMT 310 Coop Work Experience

FinTech:  The FinTech concentration focuses on financial technology, innovations and applications that aim to improve upon traditional methods of delivering financial services.  In addition to standard courses in finance, such as corporate finance and financial markets, it covers topics such as data-driven financial modeling, financial data mining and machine learning, financial data analytics with R/Python programming, and new innovations in the financial sector, including blockchain, bitcoin, P2P lending, etc. Students completing this concentration will be capable of financial data analysis and target careers in start-ups and traditional financial services companies.

Course work includes 5 classes from:

FIN 401 Securities in Financial Markets
FIN 430             Options and Futures Markets
FIN 402 Financial Risk Measurement and Management         
FIN 420 Financing New Ventures
FIN 310   Data-Driven Financial Modeling
FIN 320 Financial Data Analytics with R Programming
FIN 410 Machine Learning in Finance
MGMT 310 Coop Work Experience

 


Marketing:  The marketing concentration covers topics from product development and management to consumer behavior, to international marketing.  Students also learn about marketing technology intensive products and services, which requires an understanding of how those products or services can help a business and an understanding of the technologies used in the product. Courses emphasize selling and promotion, product design and market research, and internet marketing.  Recent graduates with a marketing concentration work at companies, such as Devix Corporation, L'Oreal and Fujifilm.  

Course work includes 5 classes from:

ENTR 410           New Venture Management
MRKT 331 Customer Insights
MRKT 333 Marketing Channel Management
MRKT 338 New Product Development 
MRKT 339 Selling
MRKT 360 Digital Marketing
MRKT 378 Marketing Analytics
MRKT 420  Product and Brand Management
MRKT 430 Marketing Research
MRKT 432 Sales Management
MRKT 434 Industrial Marketing Management
MRKT 435 International Marketing
MGMT 310 Coop Work Experience

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration is a 21 credit concentration within the MTSM’s BSB (120 credits)  that will help prepare you for careers where you will be commercializing new ideas into new business ventures and new business lines for existing ventures.  In addition to business fundamentals in accounting, economics, marketing, and management, students will learn about New Venture Management and Financing.

Course work includes 5 classes from:

ENTR 410 New Venture Management
MRKT 338 New Product Development
ENTR 420 Financing New Ventures
ENTR 430 Entrepreneurial Strategy

      

HRM 310             Managing Diversity in Organization or
HRM 415 Organizational Design and Development
MRKT 432 Sales Management
FIN 403 Financial Statement Analysis or
FIN 416 Advanced Corporate Finance
MGMT 310 Coop Work Experience

Management Information Systems  The management information systems concentration focuses on the style and design of information systems that improve business effectiveness.  The technical component of the degree provides the skills to understand information systems and the management component of the curriculum teaches students to manage MIS projects and to understand how information systems are used to meet business objectives. Coursework includes programming languages, systems analysis and design, and applications of information technologies to business problems.  Some of our recent graduates have attained positions such as IS analyst or consultant and lead front-end developer at firms such as Accenture, Deutsche Bank and Dell.

Course work includes 5 classes from:

CS 114           Introduction to Computer Science II
CS 332              Principles of Operating Systems
MRKT 360 Digital Marketing
IS 390 Analysis & Systems Design
IS 431 Database Design, Management & Applications
CS 451 Data Communications & Networks
MGMT 350 Knowledge Management
IS 455 Information Technology Policy & Strategy
MGMT 310 Coop Work Experience
 

​​International Business:  The international business concentration (15 credits within the 120 credit BSB) focuses on global trade and investment and intercultural management and adaptation. Students may also take courses in the humanities and social sciences with global content to fulfill the GUR requirements, such as international economics and international relations. (This concentration is only available for current students.)

Course work includes 5 classes from:

FIN 422            International Finance
MRKT 435 International Marketing
ENG 360 Collaborative Communications
MGMT 485 International Business Law
HRM 310 Managing Diversity in Organizations
MGMT 310 Coop Work Experience