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School of Business University at Albany, State University of New York

  • Albany, NY
  • Public
  • Suburban
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Master of Business Administration Program at the University at Albany

The University at Albany offers Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree programs that prepare students for successful careers in the global business market. It is 1 of only 3 universities in New York and 260 universities in the world to have dual accreditation in business and accounting from the prestigious AACSB International. AACSB-accredited schools offer challenging and relevant business curricula, expert faculty members, and unparalleled career opportunities.

The University at Albany has received national recognition for its high educational standards. For example, "U.S. News and World Report" ranks its graduate business school within the top 100 schools in the nation.

Career Opportunities for M.B.A. Graduates

Business students at the University at Albany graduate with the cutting-edge knowledge and pertinent hands-on experience needed to excel in a highly competitive labor market.

For example, more than 100 of its alumni are partners in Big 4 accounting firms, more than 400 are executives at corporations, and more than 200 are partners in law firms.

Alumni also work for top companies like Accenture, Allstate, Citigroup, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, State Farm, and UPS.

The Full-time M.B.A. Program at the University at Albany

The Full-time M.B.A. degree program is open to individuals with a variety of academic backgrounds. Its curriculum provides a solid foundation in essential business functions including accounting, business ethics, finance, human resource management, information technology, marketing, and operations.

The program's cohort design and small class sizes allow students to develop close working relationships with fellow students and faculty members. Students also receive personalized attention from professors, the program's director, a guidance counselor, and career services staff.

In addition, a worldwide network of alumni and business partners gives students access to a wide-variety of internships, special projects, and employment opportunities.

The Full-time M.B.A. Curriculum

The Full-time M.B.A. degree program is a traditional 2-year program that consists of 61 credits of courses (10 credits are waivable).

The first semester includes introductory courses in accounting, behavioral science, computer science, economics, and statistics. The second semester focuses on problem-solving and decision-making and allows students to apply concepts learned in the first semester.

The second year of study consists of concentration core courses in human resource information systems or information technology management. It also includes a concentration elective course, field project, capstone course in business policy, and elective courses.

Full-time M.B.A. Concentrations

The human resource information systems (HRIS) concentration focuses on human resource theory and practice and incorporates information systems as a decision support mechanism. Students work with a variety of vendor-supplied software and develop a number of decision support systems.

The information technology management (ITM) concentration provides students with the analytical background, methods, and techniques used to determine organizations' information needs and design, execute, and manage systems that meet their needs.

Full-time M.B.A. Field Experiences

Field projects allow students to gain the hands-on experience and skills that employers value. Students work in small groups with faculty supervisors on consulting projects at Fortune 100 firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Recent field projects in human resource information systems have covered compensation and benefits, HR information systems, job analysis, labor relations, total quality management, and training and development.

Recent field projects in information technology management have included developing executive information systems, high level systems for financial services and product engineering, financial databases, and decision support systems for planning and control.

The Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration Program

In collaboration with the Albany School of Law, the University at Albany offers a Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration Program (J.D./M.B.A.) degree program that allows current J.D. students to earn both degrees in 4 rather than 5 years of study.

Expertise in both business and law enables graduates to pursue careers in business consulting, corporate law, teaching, and research.

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

The 15-credit certificate program in information security trains students to protect information systems in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and small businesses.

Upon graduation, students are fully-prepared to obtain positions in computer forensics, information security analysis, incident response, security and forensic auditing, and security policy development.

Financial Aid at the University at Albany

The University at Albany provides outstanding academic programs at a great value. In fact, Kiplinger designated UAlbany as one of the "Best Values in Public Colleges" for its excellence in education and affordability.

The university also offers assistantships, fellowships, and tuition scholarships that defray the costs of graduate education.

Graduate students may also qualify for campus employment, federal loans, and private scholarships.

Highly Engaged Faculty Members

M.B.A. degree program faculty members integrate ground-breaking research with theory and practice to provide comprehensive business education.

Professor Paul Miesing in the Management Department conducts research and trainings in strategic management. His work has been published in practitioner and academic journals across all disciplines. Professor Raymond K. Van Ness has more than 20 years of experience in business management, education, and training.

The University at Albany

The University at Albany, a member of the State University of New York (SUNY), is located in Albany, New York, in the northeastern region of the United States.

It was established in 1844 as a teaching college. Today, it is a premier research institution that offers more than 17,300 students 118 undergraduate majors and 138 graduate programs.

The University at Albany receives top rankings from college guides like "U.S. News and World Report," which ranked it among the top national universities and public schools in the nation. "The Princeton Review" also designated UAlbany as one of the best colleges in the northeast.

Location & Contact

School of Business

University at Albany, State University of New York

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222-0001
United States

Donald Siegel


Phone: 518-956-8370

Michael DeRensis

Director, Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-442-3980
Fax: 518-442-3922

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Business Administration And Management Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
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    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
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    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
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  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


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  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
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  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based

Tuition & Fees

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    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
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    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study



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