Business Administration MBA

Earn a degree that is customizable, accessible and affordable. Our MBA program provides skills, knowledge and the confidence necessary to lead in today’s diverse and global industries. Our award-winning faculty stress practical problem-solving scenarios through coursework that is constantly evolving with the latest Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited standards.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option(s) Main Campus, Syracuse Campus, Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $619

Credit Hours 36-57

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years

Overview

Our flexible curriculum gives you the opportunity to combine your passions with the foundational coursework. This built-in adaptability helps you focus on what you need to succeed, based on your background. 

Curriculum

The basic program consists of 36 graduate credit hours of core, directed elective and elective study which builds upon a 21-credit-hour foundation of accepted management skills, concepts and principles. This program is intended to be equally applicable to private, public and governmental sectors of management.

Master of Business Administration

Ranked #1 Online MBA in New York

SUNY Oswego's online MBA ranks highest in New York state and 33rd nationally among online MBA programs according to U.S. News & World Report. We were also the only public college in New York to crack the list's top 100 online graduate business programs, and leads all New York State colleges and universities on the list.

Outcomes

Graduates of our program will develop leadership and team membership skills necessary for implementing and coordinating organizational activities and managing change. You will also have the ability to integrate business knowledge and management techniques to aid planning and control in a changing environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Project manager
  • Chief of staff
  • Human resource specialist
  • Chief financial officer 
  • Logistics manager
  • Chief executive officer

The best part about the program is the individual care you get from the professors. My focus was in finance and I had some of the best professors in the field that I could ask for help whenever I needed it.

Program Resources

AASCB accredited

All of our MBA programs are accredited through AASCB, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.





Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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Top Ranked Online MBA

Our online MBA ranks highest in New York state and 33rd nationally among online MBA programs according to U.S. News & World Report. 



The Power of SUNY Tuition

Achieving your long-term career goals shouldn't come at the expense of your immediate financial security. Oswego offers low tuition compared to many private colleges. Never sacrificing quality for affordability, our graduate students are receiving a nationally accredited program that will translate into effective knowledge and opportunities.





$500,000

in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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Admission Requirements

Official transcript

Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.

GPA of at least 2.6

Transcripts should show evidence that your overall GPA is above 2.6.

GMAT of 500 or better

Entry into the School of Business graduate program requires a GMAT score of 500 or better.

Business essay

This essay is an essential piece to the MBA application, allowing you to clarify on where your strengths lie. Describe unique and personal experiences that have defined your professional growth, where you see yourself in five years and how the MBA program will benefit you in your future pursuits. There is not a page limit on this requirement.

Department consultation (recommended)

This is an opportunity to discuss earning your MBA degree with member of the School of Business, as well as discuss course requirements for your preferred MBA program. An evaluation of your academic and professional history will determine prerequisite foundation requirements.

Purpose statement

Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.

Resume

Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.

Three letters of recommendation

Indicate three names with valid email addresses. We will send an email request directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities.

Application fee

Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.

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