At SKK GSB, you have the freedom to tailor your MBA experience by choosing from four tracks/specializations (Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, and Management) and taking specific courses.
MBA track/specialization in particular areas signals to prospective employers that you have deep knowledge of a particular field, along with relevant analytical skills and tools.
Pursuing a track is optional and is not a degree requirement. Students are allowed to complete more than one track.
In a complex business environment, successful companies in every industry need agile leaders with strategic vision.
Whether students plan a career as a management consultant, corporate manager, entrepreneur, or investment banker, SKK GSB’s Management Track in the Full-Time MBA will give students the analytical skills and entrepreneurial mind-set to create and achieve goals for their business.
Choose Your Course
Customize your MBA education with the Management Track by choosing courses to match your interests. Here are examples of courses.
Managing Teams & Groups
This course is on the theory and practice of managing teams. By combining research evidence with examples from best practices, this course will equip you with the conceptual understanding and practical skills to manage teams effectively. At the end of this course, you will be able to analyze team dynamics, assess team performance, diagnose team problems, and develop interventions to fix problems
Corporate Strategy (vs. Business Strategy) is about creating persistent superior performance for organizations with a specific focus on growth strategy, organization design, and innovation. This course is concerned with both the determination of the strategic direction and the management of the corporate strategy that identifies new business opportunities outside a firm’s main domain. Our perspective in this course will be that of a general manager whose responsibility is the long-term health of an entire organization. This perspective enables us to view the organization in an overall fashion in the context of its environment. The course is organized around the following themes in organization design and innovation: the roles and concepts of corporate strategy formulation, diversification, vertical integration, global expansion, roles of conglomerates, organizational structure, and competitiveness.
This course explores entrepreneurship through an in-depth examination of how new business opportunities are discovered, and how they should be evaluated and acted upon. The course combines theory, case discussions, and hands-on workshops, to offer a well-rounded learning experience that helps students develop skills and apply tools vital in today’s business world, whether one explores it as an entrepreneur or as a corporate manager.
Human Resource Management
This course is designed to cover various concepts, principles, and issues related to human resource management (HRM) in an organization. It helps you appreciate the role of human resource and design HRM practices of recruiting, performance appraisals, talent management, and compensation to enhance employee satisfaction and firm performance.
As a sequel to business strategy and corporate strategy, this course covers the basic concepts of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and Creating Shared Value (CSV) and multiple approaches with strategy tools and frameworks. The CSV approach to implement ESG strategy sees social issues as a source of business opportunity and competitive advantage for business, rather than a social obligation or cost of doing business. As a strategy course, it incorporates a social purpose into core competitive strategy. The cases in the course demonstrate the power of companies of all sizes, especially multinationals, to gain competitive advantage through achieving social impact at large scale.
Cryptoeconomics & Blockchain
This course provides students with a clear understanding of the key concepts, economic principles, and technological aspects underlying cryptocurrencies and blockchains. It will help students think in a systematic fashion about how to exploit these technologies for their organization.
The goal of this course is to furnish you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be proficient people analysts. The skills that you will acquire at the end of this course will help you hire the right candidate for your company, measure the work performance of your employees accurately, and motivate and manage people in your company using data-driven, evidence-based approaches.
Driven by shifts in customer behavior, competition, technology, and market boundaries, the digital age is bringing new challenges to business leaders and making resilience an increasingly complex endeavor. Digital innovation rebalances three key relationships: human minds and machines; physical products and digital platforms; and the core (centralized knowledge) and the crowd (decentralized knowledge). Using the classic tenets of competitive strategy as its starting points, this course examines how these apply in a digitally tranformed context to create new threats but also significant new opportunities for companies and for their managers.