Combined Degree Programs in the Master of Business Administration in Business Management

  • B.A./B.S./B.P.S. in Business, Management and Economics/MBA in Business Management
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Business Management, or Human Resources / MBA in Business Management
  • B.S. in Allied Health/MBA in Business Management

Enrollment in a combined program allows highly qualified, current SUNY Empire State College students to work on the Master of Business Administration in Business Management while completing the bachelor’s degree. Up to 12 credits of designated master’s courses are incorporated into the bachelor’s degree program and will count toward both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree. A concurred degree plan is not required to apply for the combined program.

Program Requirements

The combined program requires 148 credits total, of which 36 are master’s credits leading to the MBA in Business Management. Students must meet all college, AOS, and relevant concentration guidelines. 

The program requires careful planning that should begin in the first term of a student’s undergraduate career at SUNY Empire State College. The student and the primary mentor should consult in planning the undergraduate degree program so that these requirements are met during undergraduate study and that the 12 graduate credits from MBA in Business Management are included in the degree plan. Students must meet graduate expectations for academic progress and grade point average in their master’s level courses to remain in the combined program.

Combined Program Admission

Admission into the combined program is highly selective. Matriculated undergraduate students may apply to the combined program after completing one term at SUNY Empire State College. The admission application process includes a review and recalculation of the most recent 60 credits earned (minimum GPA of 3.2), one recommendation from his/her SUNY Empire State College undergraduate primary mentor, and the admission essay. 

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must include undergraduate level courses or their equivalent in: statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics (3 credits), microeconomics (3 credits), and accounting (3 credits).

Combined Program Courses

Students accepted to the combined program will include the following 4 courses (12 graduate credits) in their undergraduate degree plans. Special requests to substitute these courses will be considered by the BML program chair.

Opening Courses (6 credits):

  • Leadership & Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • Strategic Perspectives of Global Management (3 credits)

Functional Courses (6 credits):

Concentrations within the MBA in Business Management.

MGMT 6045 Global Leadership Competencies (3 credits)
MGMT 6055 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6045 Global Leadership Competencies (3 credits)
MGMT 6055 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6035 Global E-Commerce Strategies (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)

MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MGMT 6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)