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 interested in enhancing their functional and professional skills and knowledge for career growth and advancement. 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 provides opportunity for specialization in three areas, Management, International Business, and Human Resource Management. In addition to their specialized master’s degree, students can also 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)

Functional Courses (18 credits)

Management Track

  • MGMT 6005 - Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6040 - High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6030 - Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6050 - Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6060 - Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6070 - Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)

International Business Track

  • MGMT 6075 - International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6045 - Global Leadership Competencies (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6035 - Global E-Commerce Strategies (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)

Human Resource Management Track*

  • MGMT 6005 - Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6060 - Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6050 - Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6122 - Corporate Communication and Marketing Strategy (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6040 - High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6030 - Management Information Systems (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, 2020. 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.

Electives/Focus Area Courses (9 credits)

Students who are enrolled in the Management or International Business tracks choose three elective courses to reflect your interests and to reinforce the individual focus of your degree. Many students choose to incorporate one of the advanced graduate certificates into their master’s degree as their focus area.

Student who are enrolled in the Human Resource Management track must take the following three HRM courses:

  • MGMT 6125 - Managing Human Capital (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6135 - Performance Management and Total Rewards (3 credits)
  • MGMT 7045 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Capstone Project (3 credits)

  • MGMT 7080 - Strategic Business Applications (3 credits)

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