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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

In the spirit of NYIT’s identity as a Polytechnic++, the School of Management’s transformational M.B.A. program reflects a best-practices approach to quality management education with emphases on technology, critical thinking, and leadership development. Reflective of MiM (Master’s in Management) programs prevalent in Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as those of leading U.S. business schools, NYIT School of Management’s M.B.A. program provides a cutting-edge learning experience that rivals those of the world’s most innovative business schools. Primarily targeting pre-experience, aspiring young professionals and students from diverse international and academic backgrounds, the program prepares students for leadership roles. The program’s unique features include the following:

  • Comprehensive Assessment and Mission-Driven Admissions Standards: The M.B.A. program admissions criteria, in keeping with NYIT’s mission to provide all qualified students access to opportunity, does not require the GMAT. However, the school’s comprehensive assessment system ensures that all students are progressing through the academic program and demonstrating attainment of the program’s learning outcomes.
  • Scope of Coverage: The M.B.A. program core’s unique modular structure, including a blend of 3.0 and 1.5-credit hour courses and a choice of multiple capstone experiences (supplemented by electives or concentration courses) increases the scope of coverage vs. more traditional programs, allowing students to see the whole picture.
  • Incremental Knowledge: The curriculum is designed to advance a student’s depth of knowledge by excluding material that overlaps with the undergraduate business experience. This approach is facilitated by a seamless transition for pre-experience students from an undergraduate to a graduate learning environment and results in graduates whose knowledge and exposure surpass that of students in traditional M.B.A. programs. For students without a business background, the school also offers a portfolio of business foundation courses that can be completed prior to enrolling in the M.B.A. program core.
  • Taxonomy: The incremental structure of the curriculum also includes a focus on higher-order taxonomies in the cognitive domain associated with analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Armed with that and the program’s emphasis on advanced level conceptual foundations and analytical skill development, graduates are prepared to enter the workforce and advance rapidly toward higher-order decision-making positions.
  • Leadership: The M.B.A. program’s goal is to ensure graduates can “lead effectively, especially in an uncertain business environment.” This is facilitated by case studies, co-curricular seminars and workshops on personal development and leadership, and team exercises.
  • Diversity: Attracting students from more than 100 nations and delivering its curriculum worldwide in English, the program ensures the significant consideration of global perspectives. Moreover, the curriculum is contextualized so that localized business priorities form the context of the course content.
  • Program Completion: Flexible programming options enable the student to complete the program in as little as one year, depending on prior preparation and location.

The School of Management M.B.A. program serves students entering our program immediately after completing their bachelor’s degree; experienced business professionals seeking to advance their careers; and international students who wish to share their multicultural perspectives, all of whom aspire to contribute to the global marketplace. The School of Management values students who are motivated, involved with their profession and community, excellent communicators with strong interpersonal skills, and aspire to leadership roles in today’s technology intensive marketplace.

Our Learning Community

The School of Management’s commitment to integrate non-classroom experiences into the educational process is emphasized by its Triple Platforms of Excellence. By integrating multiple stakeholder groups into these platforms, each student’s professional career development needs are strengthened in ways that are both unique and reflective of emerging competencies in an evolving business environment. Representing significant learning opportunities in the context of advancing the school’s mission, the Triple Platforms of Excellence provide a distinctive competency for School of Management M.B.A. students, which speaks to the competitive advantage that they bring to the marketplace upon graduation.

The platforms are as follows:

Experiential Education complements in-class instruction in diverse ways, including academic service learning, study abroad, faculty-mentored research, and work experiences with business leaders and industry partners. Interested students should speak to their faculty advisor to discuss specific opportunities offered each semester.

The Professional Enrichment Program complements traditional pedagogy with supplemental experiences. Students meet and network with area specialists, learn from business leaders, and gain access to contemporary and cutting-edge business issues that are not otherwise discussed in an academic curriculum. In this way, students are exposed to issues that currently impact local and global business enterprise from the perspective of business leaders and gain insight and perspective that can be applied to both their academic studies and professional endeavors.

The Student Advancement Platform supports the school’s commitment to each student’s educational experiences, cooperative learning, community engagement, and personal growth. The co-curricular program sponsors activities that engage students across varied platforms with their peers, faculty and staff, community members, and industry partners. Whether through clubs and honor societies or field trips to the stock exchange, the program seeks out activities that bring together a vibrant community and create synergies that advance the academic and professional knowledge of all participants.

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For more information about the School of Management M.B.A. program, please contact:

Konstance Teleisha
212.261.1595
kteleisha@nyit.edu

M.B.A. Programmatic Learning Goals

General Learning Goals
After successfully completing the M.B.A. program, you will be able to:

  • Work collaboratively in groups
  • Recognize socio-economic issues
  • Establish and defend a position supported by ethical reasoning
  • Lead effectively, particularly in an uncertain global environment

Management Learning Goals
After successfully completing the M.B.A. program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize technology support systems to strengthen organizational decision-making processes
  • Conduct industry, company-specific, or environmental business analysis using appropriate data and informational resources to bridge the gap between abstract theory and practice
  • Identify and analyze country/region-specific contemporary business issues
  • Establish and effectively communicate and support recommendations

Curriculum Requirements

The M.B.A. curriculum requires a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of specified graduate coursework. For those students who choose to pursue a concentration, the minimum credit hour requirement is thirty-six (36) credit hours. Students may be required to take an additional eighteen (18) credit hours if they do not have undergraduate degrees in business or experience in the areas specified below (waivable courses). The M.B.A. program also offers a CFA track for those students interested in a career as a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  1. Waivable Courses: Eighteen (18) credit hours may be waived for students who have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in the designated discipline, had significant work experience in the field, or taken and passed a challenge examination. Work experience must be evaluated and approved by the academic dean. Requests for challenge examinations may be made to the M.B.A. program director.
  2. Non-Waivable Courses: Twenty-one (21) credit hours must be completed by all students, in their entirety, within the NYIT School of Management. These courses represent the core elements of the M.B.A. academic program.
  3. Electives or Concentration Courses: Students may either complete nine (9) credit hours of elective coursework or fifteen (15) credit hours of specified coursework if pursuing a concentration. Three concentrations are available: Decision Sciences, Finance, and Marketing. Students interested in pursuing a career as a Chartered Financial Analyst must complete the CFA track.

Waivable Core

  • ACCT 501 Accounting I 1.5
  • ACCT 510 Managerial Accounting 1.5
  • BUSI 510 Business Research Methods 1.5
  • ECON 501 Principles of Economics I 1.5
  • ECON 510 Principles of Economics II 1.5
  • FINC 501 Finance 1.5
  • MGMT 501 Principles of Management 1.5
  • MIST 501 Management Information Systems 1.5
  • MRKT 501 Introduction to Marketing 1.5
  • QANT 501 Business Statistics 1.5
  • QANT 510 Production and Operations Management 1.5
  • QANT 520 Management Science 1.5

18 credits

Non-Waivable M.B.A. Core (Required for all students)

  • BUSI 610 Professional Development Seminar 0
  • ACCT 610 Accounting Analysis 1.5
  • ECON 601 Managerial Economics for Decision Making 3.0
  • FINC 601 Financial Management 3.0
  • MGMT 620 International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior 1.5
  • MGMT 630 Business Enterprise Environment 1.5
  • MIST 610 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 1.5
  • MRKT 610 Strategic Marketing and Branding 3.0
  • QANT 630 Operations Management and Supply Chain Management 3.0
  • BUSI 650 Business Analytics and Decision Making, or MGMT 650 Strategic Leadership Capstone 3.0

21 credits

Electives or Concentration Courses

Choose either No Concentration (Three Elective Courses = 9 credits) or Concentration (Five Concentration Courses = 15 credits)

30–54 credits

Concentrations

Students in the M.B.A. program may choose a concentration or specific discipline of study. The School of Management offers three areas of concentration, each with specific learning goals (in addition to the programmatic learning goals of the M.B.A. program). Students choosing a concentration must complete fifteen (15) credit hours of study in specified courses, listed below. These are taken in the place of electives, which are taken by students who do not choose to complete a concentration. Students may be permitted to substitute BUSIE700 Faculty-Led Study Abroad for a concentration course (varies by concentration). Concentrations vary by campus location; please consult with an advisor to identify concentrations that are available at your campus location.

Operations Management Concentration

Students of this concentration study decision-making and the design and integration of complex systems in an organization for the purpose of predicting system behavior and improving/optimizing system performance. Elements include managerial decision making techniques, mathematical and computer modeling, and the use of computer technology to make informed and effective decisions. Students pursuing the M.B.A. Operations Management concentration must complete five (15 credits) courses chosen from the following list. All courses are three (3) credit hours:

  • MGMT 780 Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 785 Decision Support Systems
  • QANT 750 Simulation Modeling
  • QANT 755 Management Science Applications
  • QANT 760 Operations Management Applications

Note: BUSIE 700 Faculty-Led Study Abroad or another relevant course may be substituted for MGMT 780 with approval of the department chair.

Finance Concentration

Students selecting this concentration will graduate prepared to pursue a career in corporate finance, investment management, and as a CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®). Students interested in careers at financial intermediaries will also find this concentration useful. Aspects of this curriculum emphasize financial technology including various live data sources to train students in the areas of corporate decision-making, portfolio management, and valuation of financial assets including derivatives. Students pursuing the M.B.A. Finance concentration must complete both ACCT 721 Advanced Financial Accounting and FINC765 Portfolio Management and exactly three (9 credits) courses chosen from the following list. All courses are three (3) credit hours:

  • ACCT 713 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 705 International Finance
  • FINC 734 Analysis and Valuation of Equity Investments
  • FINC 736 Management of Valuation of Fixed Income Securities
  • FINC 740 Derivatives Analysis
  • FINC 760 Corporate Financial Decision Making
  • BUSIE 700 Faculty-Led Study Abroad

CFA Track

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) is a professional certificate awarded by the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR) to candidates who pass three levels of examination and meet the experience requirement specified by AIMR. Our CFA Track is designed to help the student in preparation for the CFA Exams. The M.B.A. student wishing to complete the track must complete the course requirements in the M.B.A. Finance Concentration and an additional six (6) credit hours. Hence students pursuing the M.B.A. Finance concentration with the CFA track must complete both ACCT 721 Advanced Financial Accounting and FINC 765 Portfolio Management and exactly five (15 credits) courses from the following list. All courses are three (3) credit hours:

  • ACCT 713 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 705 International Finance
  • FINC 734 Analysis and Valuation of Equity Investments
  • FINC 736 Management of Valuation of Fixed Income Securities
  • FINC 740 Derivatives Analysis
  • FINC 760 Corporate Financial Decision Making

Marketing Concentration

The marketing concentration is designed to provide the student with an integrated framework useful for analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing the role of marketing in the environment of a modern corporation. Students who successfully complete the concentration will be able to participate creatively in the process of development of the major components of marketing strategy. Students learn the intricacies of consumer and buyer behavior in various socioeconomic and cultural settings, domestic as well as international, using appropriate research methodologies. Market segment responses to marketing tools and programs for existing and new products and services are evaluated as input into the maximization of customer value and the value of the firm to its stakeholders. Students pursuing the M.B.A. Marketing concentration must complete five (15 credits) courses chosen from the following list. All courses are three (3) credit hours:

  • MRKT 710 International Marketing OR BUSIE 700 Faculty-Led Study Abroad
  • MRKT 715 Marketing Communication and Promotion
  • MRKT 750 Marketing Research for Managerial Decisions
  • MRKT 760 Customer Relationship and Value Management
  • MRKT 765 Marketing of New Products
  • MRKT 775 Consumer Behavior

B.S./M.B.A. Accounting (CPA Track)

Our 150-credit-hour B.S./M.B.A. Accounting (CPA Track) program aims to prepare students to successfully complete the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) examination and pursue a rewarding career in the public accounting profession. Graduates are qualified to take the New York State CPA examination immediately upon completion of the 120-credit-hour undergraduate components of this joint degree program, but must complete all program requirements, pass the CPA examination, and practice public accounting in New York State for a minimum of one year to become a New York State CPA.

Degree requirements for this program include 120 credit hours of undergraduate coursework earned in addition to the M.B.A. curricular requirements. The 120- credit undergraduate component of the curriculum is specific and is listed elsewhere. The graduate curriculum degree requirements are identical to those in the general M.B.A. with the provision that three “accounting specialization” courses are taken in lieu of elective credit hour requirements:

  • ACCT 731 Computer-Based Auditing and Research
  • ACCT 732 Not-For-Profit Entity Accounting
  • ACCT 720 Federal Taxation II

The program meets the professional educational requirements for public accounting licensure as specified in the recent amendments to sections 52.13, 70.1 and 70.2 of the NYSED Regulations of the Commissioner.

M.B.A. Academic Policies and Standards

The School of Management implements processes for the M.B.A. and M.B.A. (Professional Accounting) Track programs that are in addition to those of the University for the purpose of ensuring effective student selection and retention.

Academic Probation and Dismissal
When a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, the student is placed on academic probation immediately. The student then has exactly one semester to bring the GPA to 3.0. If the student fails to do so, the student will be dismissed from the program. Grounds for departmental review and possible dismissal from the program also include:

Graduation
The criteria used to evaluate students for graduation are uniform at all campus locations and, pertaining to the M.B.A. academic program, the graduate cumulative grade point average will be a minimum of 3.0. Additional criteria for graduation are located in the NYIT Graduate Catalog.

Time to Degree Completion
In the best interests of the student and the college, a maximum of five years is allowed for completion of degree requirements. Under exceptional conditions, an additional year may be permitted upon formal request and approval by the academic dean and the Provost.

Repeat Policy
Students must repeat a course in the non-waivable core for which she/he receives a letter grade of F.


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Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
    • If you already hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university, you may be admitted into the M.B.A. program upon receipt of the admissions documents.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.**
  • The GMAT is not a requirement for admission, but may be submitted toward fulfillment of the M.B.A. admissions criteria if a student’s undergraduate GPA is below the requirement listed above. Students will be considered for admission if they receive a satisfactory composite GMAT score, which will be determined by the graduate faculty and will consist of a numerical calculation of the undergraduate GPA and GMAT score.

**Required at all campus locations except NYIT-Vancouver, which requires a 2.75 GPA.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Official GMAT scores, if required. NYIT GMAT Codes:
    Full-time (nine or more credits): OQN-RL-35
    Part-time (less than nine credits): OQN-RL-74
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation
    • Applicants must meet English proficiency requirements by providing a minimum score of 6.0 (IELTS), 79 (TOEFL IBT), or 53 Pearson PTE). Successful completion of NYIT’s English Language Institute satisfies the English proficiency requirement to the M.B.A. program.

Important admission notes:

  • All application materials must be fully submitted prior to consideration for admission to the M.B.A. program.
  • All applicants will either be fully admitted or not admitted into the M.B.A. program.
  • Professional background may not be used as a proxy or substitute for the admissions criteria.
  • Students may neither be conditionally admitted into the M.B.A. program nor granted provisional status in the M.B.A. program.
  • There will be no categories for nonmatriculated and nondegree status.
  • There will be no Early Admission students.
  • No student may register for a 600-level M.B.A. course until fully admitted into the M.B.A. program (Students transferring from another NYIT graduate program into the M.B.A. program must satisfy the admissions criteria for the M.B.A. program).
  • All Bridge Program students must complete all bridge courses with a satisfactory GPA prior to registering for any 600-level M.B.A. course.
  • Students may only utilize a proxy examination score in place of the GMAT (e.g., GRE, LSAT) if explicitly approved by the School of Management Dean.
  • Students who already hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university will be admitted into the M.B.A. program upon receipt of the admissions documents.

Waivers and Transfers

These policies ensure program integrity and also that student ability to attain the learning goals of the program is not compromised.

The M.B.A. non-waivable program core credit hour requirement must be completed in the School of Management in its entirety.

Waivers

  • Undergraduate and graduate coursework completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be used to waive credit hour requirements in the M.B.A. waivable program core, if equivalencies are established. The School of Management will administer a qualifying examination for the purpose of waiving credit hour requirements in the waivable core in those circumstances where there is evidenced professional, academic, or other relevant experience.
  • A grade of C- or better is required for any course utilized to waive a course in the M.B.A. waivable program core.

Transfers

  • A maximum of nine credit hours of graduate coursework completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be transferred into the M.B.A. program and only toward the elective credit hour requirements.
  • No credit hours may be transferred into the M.B.A. “accounting specialization” component of the B.S.B.A. (Accounting Option) Plus M.B.A. (Professional Accounting) Track program, unless they have been completed at an AACSB-accredited institution and have equivalencies established with those courses they replace.
  • A maximum of three credit hours completed elsewhere, but only from an AACSB-accredited institution, may be transferred toward concentration requirements of the M.B.A. program. These credit hours are not in addition to the nine credit hours specified above.
  • Transfer of courses will only be considered for those with a grade of B or higher and must not have been applied toward another degree.
  • Courses presented for transfer credit must be submitted for consideration with official transcripts from the other program, and must have been completed within five years of initial acceptance into the M.B.A. program.

International Student Admissions

There are three categories international students may fall into as an applicant:

  1. Students who have completed only a three-year (or more) degree-bearing postsecondary program, which is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree may apply directly for admission into the M.B.A. program.
  2. M.B.A. BRIDGE: Students who have completed only a three-year (or more) degree-bearing postsecondary program, which is not equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree may be eligible for the M.B.A. Bridge Program. If students are admitted into the M.B.A. Bridge program, they are considered an M.B.A. student.
  3. Transfer BRIDGE to M.B.A.: Students who have earned undergraduate credits, which have not resulted in an equivalency to a U.S. bachelor’s degree may be eligible for the Transfer Bridge programs.

Eligibility for M.B.A. BRIDGE and M.B.A. TRANSFER BRIDGE to M.B.A. programs

  • The applicant may be required to take the NYIT English Proficiency Examination prior to enrollment.
  • The applicant must meet the admission policy for the M.B.A. program.
  • The applicant must complete additional undergraduate credit hours with a GPA of at least 3.0. A substantial number of these credits may be in English as a second language (ESL) courses depending upon the results of the aforementioned English Proficiency Examination. The number of credit hours varies based on the specific program (e.g., M.B.A. BRIDGE; TRANSFER BRIDGE to M.B.A.).
  • Upon satisfactory completion of these additional undergraduate credits (and attainment of an NYIT Baccalaureate degree for TRANSFER BRIDGE to M.B.A. students) and attainment of the aforementioned satisfactory GPA, the applicant will be permitted to enroll into 600/700 level courses. If the student fails to meet the criteria listed above, the student must either retake courses so that this condition is met or be dismissed from the M.B.A. program. There are no conditional admittances to the M.B.A. program.

Action Plan for M.B.A. BRIDGE students (completed only a three-year, degree-bearing, post-secondary program, which is not equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree):

  1. M.B.A. BRIDGE students will take credit hours of undergraduate coursework only (students may take 500-level classes toward fulfillment of this condition: these 1.5 credit hour courses, which are identical in course content (scale and scope) to their articulated three (3) credit undergraduate courses, but in accelerated format, will carry three credit hours equivalence toward the bridge requirements), with preference toward taking those courses that would satisfy M.B.A. prerequisite requirements and those ELI courses that are deemed necessary. Recommended courses include courses in the undergraduate B.S.B.A. business program core; English Business coursework; American History coursework; and additional business courses in the specified area of specialization.
  2. M.B.A. BRIDGE students will be advised by School of Management undergraduate advisors and the office of Admissions concerning course selection.
  3. M.B.A. BRIDGE students may take no graduate courses above the 500 level.
  4. M.B.A. BRIDGE students may only take coursework that is not equivalent to courses on submitted transcripts from other institutions.
  5. M.B.A. BRIDGE students must have successfully completed a total of 120 credit hours of coursework, including credit hours earned during their three-year, post-secondary program in addition to those credit hours successfully completed in the bridge program, prior to enrolling into 600/700-level courses in the M.B.A. program.

Action Plan for TRANSFER BRIDGE to M.B.A. Applicants (earned undergraduate credits, which have not resulted in an equivalency to a U.S. bachelor’s degree):

  1. M.B.A. TRANSFER BRIDGE students will take a minimum of 30 credit hours of undergraduate coursework only, with preference toward taking those courses that would satisfy M.B.A. prerequisite requirements (e.g., 595 courses) and those ELI courses that are deemed necessary.
  2. All applicants must complete an NYIT Baccalaureate degree prior to admission into the M.B.A. program.
  3. Students will be advised by the transfer advisors in the Office of Admissions as to efficient pathways for degree completion, and appropriate coursework required toward completing a baccalaureate degree at NYIT.
  4. Follow steps 3–5 of the Action Plan for M.B.A. BRIDGE students, above.