The College of Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), and Master of Science in Taxation (MST) as well as a joint degree in law (JD/MBA) with Touro College. Other programs include a 5-year accelerated BS/MBA degree. The strongest areas of study are finance, management, marketing, and international business. The most popular courses are Finance, Management, and Marketing. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus through the Center for Management Research.
Forty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Economics for Business Decisions
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Corporate Financial Management
- Management and Leadership in a Global Society
- Marketing Management
- Statistics for Managers
- Managing Information Technologies
- Financial Markets and Institutions
- Competitive Marketing Strategy
- Organizational Behavior
- Operations Management
- Global Business Environment and Operations
- concentration electives (9 to15 credits)
- Capstone (3 credits) Core courses may be waived through prior recent graduate or undergraduate work and/or by satisfactory scores on waiver exams.
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 2 years; maximum, 3 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2<1/2> years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 31 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 26 part-time faculty, of whom 25% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 18; average business class size is 18.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.75 and a GMAT score of 400. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and quality of undergraduate school. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 192; 125 were accepted; 48 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.13; average GMAT score was 492. Transfers are accepted.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $30, 2 letters of recommendation, a resume, and an essay. The application deadlines are rolling. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is open. Once accepted, students may defer admission. Students may request a deferral of up to 1 year through the Admissions Office.
About 80% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships. The FAFSA and the previous year’s tax return are required. The application deadline is July 1 for fall entry.
Tuition for all students is $790 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $9100; books and supplies, $850; personal expenses, $1000; and other fees, $35 per credit. Graduate student housing is available. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Twenty-nine percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 72% have had an average of 6 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from New York (75%). Thirty-eight percent are women, 17% are minorities, and 23% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 27; ages range from 22 to 69. Four percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 14% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 41%, business; 18%, engineering; 11%, social sciences; 9%, economics; 9%, math and science; and 8%, liberal arts. About 10% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 80% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 82 graduate business degrees were awarded.