THE MASTERS OF
The primary goal of the Master of Business Administration program is to prepare adults for
obtaining professional opportunities in any of the functional areas of business, by providing
them with sound theoretical and practical knowledge in all of those areas. The program is
tailored for students interested in broad-based study in the area of Business Administration. In
addition, students who elect to do so may select courses that will allow them to specialize in the
area of Human Resource Management.
The Master of Business Administration offering is a 57-credit program that can be completed in
approximately 18 months. The majority of courses will be offered on an eight-week accelerated
basis. Students must complete specified prerequisite Basic Core courses before moving on to
certain Advanced Core courses. It is these Basic Core courses (with the exception of one
required communications course) that are subject to possible waiver.
All Basic Core, Advanced Core, and Elective Courses must be completed before a student can
move on to the Capstone Experience, which includes the Business Policies course and the
selection of either a Thesis or a Business Plan project. Exceptions to the prescribed sequencing
of coursework will be allowed only under unusual circumstances, and only with prior written
permission of the Coordinator of the MBA program.
SUMMARY OF CREDITS
Basic Core Courses
Advanced Core Courses
The curriculum is outlined in the following two charts, one shaped with reference to the NYSED
application format and the other with a view toward a future publication of the program.
MBA PROGRAM OF STUDY
Basic Core Courses (24 credits)
Communication Tools for Managers (cannot be waived)