School of Business
The MBA Program

MBA StudentOverview
The MBA program at Alfred University is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, as well as business students continuing from undergraduate education. The curriculum emphasis is on skills and perspectives which sustain businesses in a rapidly changing global environment; skills which involve managing change, managing people, and bringing creativity and innovation to solve business problems. Students can select a focus in either accounting or sustainable business practices.

The curriculum consists of 31 credits of graduate coursework, offered following completion of 18 credits of undergraduate business foundations. Students without prior business background can be accepted into the program and begin MBA coursework once foundation courses have been completed. A full-time student with a business background will be able to complete the MBA in two academic semesters, while the part-time students can complete it in two years.

Courses are offered in a low residency format, with a combination of online, hybrid online, and weekend intensive instruction. This combination of course formats balances the needs of working adults for home study with the opportunity for peer engagement and group work that builds skills in leadership, teamwork, and connections with our faculty. The MBA capstone offers a unique opportunity to work as a professional consulting team with regional businesses.

Accreditation
The Alfred University M.B.A. program is accredited by AACSB-International.

Full and Part-Time Study
Students may attend the M.B.A. program on a part-time or full-time basis. The program is designed so that full-time students who need 30 credits can complete their course of study in less than one calendar year.

More information can be found in the MBA Handbook.

Financial Aid and Assistantships
Both financial aid and assistantships are available.

Curriculum

Foundation Courses (MBA Pre-requisites):

  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • Marketing (3 credits)
  • Finance (3 credits)
  • Accounting (3 credits)
  • Operations Management (3 credits)

    Total: 18 credits (for students without a background in business)

    Foundation course requirements can be filled in the following ways:

    • Undergraduate business degree (major or minor)
    • Undergraduate courses at Alfred University
    • Undergraduate business courses from accredited universities
    • Online business foundations courses from State University of New York Open SUNY
    • Approved MOOCs (Stanford, MIT etc.)
    • Students may also test out of the course requirement
MBA Graduate Core:
    MBA 624 Strategic Management 3 credits
    MBA 630 Management for Global Leaders 3 credits
    MBA 651 Economics for Managers 3 credits
    MBA 652 Negotiation & Persuasion (A Block) 2 credits
    MBA 661 Creativity & Innovative Thinking (B Block) 2 credits
    MBA 674 Information Technology & Business Analytics 3 credits
    MBA 699 Business Consulting Capstone 3 credits
        Total: 19 credits
Accounting Concentration:
    MBA 653 Accounting Theory 3 credits
    MBA 655 Advanced Topics in Auditing 3 credits
    MBA 657 Advanced Taxation 3 credits
    MBA 6XX Elective (select from various options) 3 credits
        Total: 12 credits
Sustainable Business Electives:
    MBA 681 Business Sustainability 3 credits
    MBA 654 Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility 3 credits
    MBA 6XX Elective (select from various options) 3 credits
    MBA 6XX Elective (select from various options) 3 credits
        Total: 12 credits
Health Care Management Electives:
    PUAD 535: Healthcare Management 3 credits
    PUAD 544: Healthcare Policy 3 credits
    MBA 6XX Elective (select from various options) 3 credits
    MBA 6XX Elective (select from various options) 3 credits
        Total: 12 credits
General Electives: (sample selection)
    MBA 610: Leadership Dynamics 3 credits
    MBA 614: Corporate Finance 3 credits
    MBA 6XX Elective (select from various options) 3 credits
    MBA 6XX Elective (select from various options) 3 credits
        Total: 12 credits