Two-Year MBA Areas of Focus

After completing an immersion during your first year in the Two-Year MBA program, you can choose to structure your second-year electives around one or more areas of focus. Choosing a focus area is optional and it is not requirement for the Two-Year MBA curriculum; however, narrowing your electives around a specialized focus area or two can help deepen your expertise and position you for career success in a specific field or industry.

To complete an area of focus, you must finish nine credits of corresponding elective courses in that area. Johnson offers 12 areas of focus that support a wide range of career paths:


  • Asset Management/Investment Research
  • Brand Management
  • Consulting & Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Modeling & Analytics
  • Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Investment Banking
  • Leadership & Ethics
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Sustainable Global Enterprise
  • Technology Product Management

Corresponding Elective Courses

Explore each focus area to determine which electives could best prepare you for your chosen career path. Consider how you might supplement your immersion, fill any knowledge gaps, or apply an area of focus to a variety of industries.