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Master's in Business Administration (MBA)


Course Description

The four-semester program is designed for students who wish to combine their liberal arts, fine arts, science, or engineering background with business to create a dynamic career track. While no previous business coursework is required, a working knowledge of calculus and well-developed English and computer skills are very beneficial.

The program provides a generalist perspective, and the flexibility of the curriculum allows you to concentrate in one of five career specializations: Finance, Leadership Studies, Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

Graduate Degree Offered

MBA with concentrations in:
- Finance
- Leadership Studies
- Supply Chain Management
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing
Concentrations are optional.
In addition to a concentration, students who take selected quantitative coursework will also have the opportunity to earn a focus in business analytics.

Consider the Benefits

- Builds solid foundation in business fundamentals
- Features integrated courses that foster a multidisciplinary perspective
- Combines a generalist perspective with opportunities to specialize

Program Objective

The Four-Semester Program is designed for students who wish to combine their liberal arts, fine arts, science, or engineering background with business to create a dynamic career track. While no previous business coursework is required, a working knowledge of calculus and well-developed English and computer skills are very beneficial.

Developing Core Essentials

During the first year, expect to develop the fundamentals of business through the core courses that provide the base for more individualized study in the second year. These courses include the functional areas of business that equip you with the important analytical tools essential for critical decision-making. Students work in task-oriented teams, drawing upon the experience and skills of peers to solve challenging business problems. Effective leadership requires students to see the big picture and to understand how all the functional areas are linked. Additionally, the first year emphasizes the role of managers in today's society by integrating social responsibility, leadership, and cultural sensitivity. Communication skills, critical to business success, are also fine-tuned through the written and oral communications course. Furthermore, the first year focuses on career preparation through the professional development course that includes job search strategies, leadership assessment, development of networking and interviewing skills, and interaction with employer guest speakers.

Flexible Curriculum

Internships help launch your career.
In the second year of the program, students have the opportunity to explore various career tracks through numerous elective course offerings, including cross-disciplinary electives, real-world project courses and corporate internships.
Because experiential learning plays an integral part in fulfilling career goals, the school requires every full-time MBA student to obtain an internship during the course of the program. (Internships may be used towards fulfilling an elective course requirement).

All applicants must submit the following:

- Online graduate degree application and application fee
- Transcripts from each college/university which you have attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Official GMAT scores

And, for international applicants:
- International Student Financial Statement form
- Official bank statement/proof of support
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
----MBA applicant minimum TOEFL scores:
*96 on the Internet-based exam
*590 on the paper exam
----MBA applicant minimum IELTS score:
*7.0
----MBA applicant minimum PTE Academic score:
*65

Visit the Master's in Business Administration (MBA) page on the Binghamton University website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowship for Graduate Students - No. of awards TBC

The Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowships for Graduate Students, named for Clifford D. Clark, a former president of the University, are designed to support students who contribute to the diversity of the student body. The Clark Fellowship funding package, which is awarded on the basis of academic merit, includes an academic-year stipend, full-tuition scholarship, health insurance, research and travel opportunities and other benefits. Clark Fellows are guaranteed to receive support for a specific period, assuming satisfactory academic progress.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

Candidates must:
-Be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;
-Be newly admitted to a graduate program; and
-Demonstrate how they will contribute to the diversity of the student body in their program.

Application Procedure

To apply, answer "yes" to the Clark Fellowship question on the graduate degree program application and submit the Clark Fellowship Essay.

Further Information

http://binghamton.edu/grad-school/cost-aid-funding/financial-support/clifford-clark-fellowship.html


(Scholarship)

Knaphle Scholarship in International Business - No. of awards TBC

Recipients chosen by the School of Management.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

Established by Lawrence and Betty Knaphle, this scholarship is awarded to full-time graduate students with academic merit studying international business in the School of Management. International students may be considered.

Application Procedure

Contact the School of Management for application information.

Further Information

http://binghamton.edu/grad-school/cost-aid-funding/financial-support/assistantships-fellowships.html#business-knaphle


(Scholarship)

Joseph '82 and Sharon Yacura Graduate Fellowship - No. of awards TBC

Recipients chosen by the School of Management.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

This scholarship provides need-based funding to a first-year graduate student enrolled in the School of Management, with preference given to students of merit from Broome, Chemung, Schuyler or Seneca Counties in New York State.

Application Procedure

Contact the School of Management for application information.

Further Information

http://binghamton.edu/grad-school/cost-aid-funding/financial-support/assistantships-fellowships.html#business-yacura


(Scholarship)

Elizabeth A. Knapp Scholarship for Adult Women - No. of awards TBC

Established in 1985 by colleagues of Elizabeth A. Knapp to honor her 19 years of service to the University, this scholarship assists non-traditional female students with demonstrated financial need who have experienced delays pursuing their education.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

The scholarship is awarded to women at least 25 years of age who are admitted to or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, with planned enrollment of at least 6 credits per semester.

Application Procedure

To apply or for more information, see the Elizabeth Knapp Scholarship webpage.

Further Information

http://binghamton.edu/financial-aid/scholarship_pages/elizabeth_knapp_scholarship.html


(Scholarship)

University Women Female Graduate Student Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

Other criteria considered include overall financial need; a recent or current demonstrated commitment to community service; and a clear vision of intended career goals. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

Established in 2003 by the University Women's Club, this scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time, second-year female graduate student who demonstrates academic merit and a GPA of at least 3.7.

Application Procedure

To apply, complete and submit the University Women Female Graduate Student Scholarship Application form.

Further Information

http://binghamton.edu/grad-school/cost-aid-funding/financial-support/assistantships-fellowships.html#university-women



Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; AND Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. For the MBA, work experience is preferred, although not required for admission.

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