Master of Business Administration in Business Management

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management is a 36-credit, fully online program designed for aspiring, early and mid-career managers and professionals who are interested in enhancing their managerial and professional skills, advancing opportunities for upward mobility, or fulfilling management and leadership roles in businesses or nonprofit organizations. Throughout the program, students will develop and improve their critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, ethical decision making, leadership, and managerial communication skills, develop cross-cultural competence and sensitivity, and apply and practice management strategies in various contexts. The program also gives students the opportunity to advance their professional development and career in specialized areas by enrolling in one of the ten tracks: Management, International Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Nonprofit Management, Project Management, Information Technology Management, Global finance and Investment. In addition to their specialized master’s degree, students in the Management and International Business tracks can incorporate an advanced graduate certificate into their degree program and earn a second credential.

Program Design

This 36-credit hour program is delivered through online instruction, providing flexibility and convenience for working professionals and adult learners. Full-time enrollment for students who want to complete the program in 20 months requires enrolling in 9 credits per term and in 3 to 6 credits during the summer. Part-time students may complete the program in 27 months.

Foundation Requirements

This program builds upon foundation requirements in statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics/microeconomics (3-6 credits), and accounting (3 credits). These requirements can be met by either undergraduate or graduate coursework with similar content completed prior to entering the program or by incorporating the following foundation courses (0-9 credits) into your degree (36-45 credits):

  • MGMT 6010 - Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 6015 - Principles of Economics
  • MGMT 6000 - Applied Business Statistics

If it is determined that you need to fulfill any of these foundation requirements, it will be stated in your admission letter.  If required, the foundation courses must be completed in order to continue in the program beyond the first year.

Program Curriculum

Opening Courses (6 credits)

  • MGMT 6020 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6025 - Strategic Perspectives of Global Management (3 credits)

Track Courses (27 credits)

Students must take the courses from one of the following tracks that they declared upon admission.

  • MGMT-6075 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6035 Global E-Commerce Strategies (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6045 Global Leadership Competencies (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6055 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6065 Economics for Global Managers (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7005 Global Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
  • FSMA-6080 International Accounting (3 credits)
  • FSMA-6095 International Financial Law and Regulation (3 credits)
  • FSMA-7020 Global Financial Strategy (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6070 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • HCLM-6075 Managing Healthcare Systems (3 credits)
  • HCLM-6080 Healthcare Policy and Management (3 credits)
  • HCLM-7005 Strategic Corporate Communication and Inter-professional Collaboration (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6122 Corporate Communication and Marketing Strategy (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6125 Managing Human Capital (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6135 Performance Management and Total Rewards (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7045 Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6070 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6165 System Design and Information Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6095 E-Commerce and E-Business Technologies (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7050 Strategic Information Technology Management (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6070 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6100 Innovation and Global Commercialization (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6110 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7035 Strategic Application of Innovation and Planning (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6075 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6035 Global E-Commerce Strategies (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6045 Global Leadership Competencies (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6055 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6065 Economics for Global Managers (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7005 Global Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
  • Three Electives (9 credits)

Students can choose elective courses to reflect their interests and to reinforce the individual focus of their degree. Many students choose to incorporate one of the advanced graduate certificates into their master’s degree as their focus area.

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6070 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • Three Electives (9 credits)

Students can choose elective courses to reflect their interests and to reinforce the individual focus of their degree. Many students choose to incorporate one of the advanced graduate certificates into their master’s degree as their focus area.

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6035 Global E-Commerce Strategies (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6070 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6080 Consumer Behavior, A Global Marketing Perspective (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6155 Strategies for Marketing Research (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6122 Corporate Communications and Marketing Strategy (3 credits) OR MGMT-7055 Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6070 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6105 Leadership in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6160 Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7055 Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6070 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6115 Tools and Processes in Project Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6120 Managerial Perspectives in Project Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7070 Strategy and Tactics in Project Management (3 credits)

Capstone Project (3 credits)

  • MGMT 7080 - Strategic Business Applications (3 credits)

*The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Alignment

SHRM has acknowledged that SUNY Empire State College’s MBA in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management has received renewal of its alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates until December, 2025. Throughout the world, 451 programs in 341 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Those interested in preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams may also be interested in the Empire State College undergraduate SHRM certification preparation course. Information about this course can be found on the course information page.

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