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, Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $635

Credit Hours 36

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years


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. 


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

Business Administration

Fostering Exceptional Entrepreneurial Skills

Oswego’s annual LaunchIt business competition underscores our dedication to nurturing student innovation and cultivating real-world skills. The initiative fortifies students problem-solving, leadership and collaboration, preparing them to excel in today’s dynamic business landscape.


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 diverse environments.

Career Opportunities

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer 
  • Chief of staff
  • Human resource specialist
  • Logistics manager
  • Project manager
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My experience at SUNY Oswego has made me a more well-rounded individual and has provided me with multiple opportunities for growth and development, for which I am incredibly grateful.

“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

MBA Information Sessions

Learn about our MBA programs through our information sessions today!

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Professor Paul Babiarz highlighted SUNY Oswego's top-ranked MBA program on Bridge Street, emphasizing its success and the value of an online MBA degree.

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SUNY Oswego was recognized by Fortune Education, ranking it among the best online MBA programs. Dean of Graduate Studies Kristen Eichhorn, and Director of the MBA programs Irene Scruton joined Bridge Street to talk more about the program.

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Available 100% Online

Oswego's MBA program is also available online, offering you the flexibility to participate at your own pace.

Online Program

#1 Public Online MBA Offering in NYS

SUNY Oswego remains the top public online MBA offering in New York state for the 9th year straight according to U.S. News & World Report

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AACSB accredited

The SUNY Oswego School Of Business earned AACSB accreditation in 2002. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.


Oswego’s online MBA highly ranked by Fortune Education

The magazine that made the Fortune 500 rankings famous published its first-ever list for online MBA programs, where Oswego ranks first in New York state among public institutions.

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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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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.


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Admission Requirements

Official transcript
Submit official transcripts confirming your bachelor’s or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degree/certificate. U.S. transcripts must be sent directly from the granting institution (electronic or mail). All international transcripts require verification via a World Education Services (WES) credit evaluation. If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your official transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application upon submitting your application.

All applicants will be asked to supply transcripts that show evidence of overall undergraduate GPA. The average GPA of MBA applicants is approximately 3.2.

GMAT optional

GMAT scores are not required for an applicant to be considered for admission to the MBA program. MBA applicants who believe that a GMAT/GRE score would strengthen their credentials for admission to the MBA program have the option to submit a test score as part of their application package.

The School of Business admissions committee, upon completion of its review of an application, may determine that a candidate’s profile needs strengthening for admission and may offer a deferral or a conditional admission that may include, among other things, required submission of a GMAT score.

Business essay

In 500–1000 words, describe your unique personal achievements relating to your academic interests, and include any experiences you feel have contributed to your educational and professional objectives, such as supervisory activities, program development, leadership activities, and special assignments. Explain what these achievements and experiences have meant to your professional growth, what you hope to achieve professionally in the next five years, what you expect out of your business degree, and how you will contribute to the classroom experiences. This essay should detail your reasoning for applying to SUNY Oswego and it will help the review team better understand your background and evaluate your application.

Department consultation

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.


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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