The Brockport Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a unique 36-credit hour program designed for working professionals, especially those in small- to medium-sized enterprises. It is designed to increase the leadership and management skills of early and mid-career professionals who are interested in taking on expanded roles within their organizations. The program is delivered using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous technology mediation (i.e., via online modality) along with three face-to-face weekend residencies per year.
The participants progress through the curriculum in cohorts with the curriculum lasting two years. The capstone experience consists of an integrative project.
The program is part-time, cohort-based and can be completed in two years. Students take no more than 6 credits (two courses) each semester.
Admission to the Program
Students must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally-accredited college or university. International students with degrees issued outside the U.S. must meet the standards for a U.S. baccalaureate degree. Students who are admitted without the necessary academic preparation may be admitted conditionally and required to complete a configuration of undergraduate courses or other preparatory courses before beginning the graduate program.
Applicants to the Brockport MBA program must submit a completed application. Application materials will be made available online. Criteria and procedures for application require submission or evidence of the following:
- Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate work, documenting receipt of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited four-year college or university as noted above with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The baccalaureate degree must reflect at least 120 credits.
- Two years prior work experience
- Evidence of 3.0 or higher overall undergraduate grade point average.
- A personal statement of educational objectives
- One letter of recommendation from a person in a position to assess the applicant's aptitude for graduate study.
Criteria for admission are evaluated in the context of applicant's demonstrating appropriate interest and likelihood of success in completing the degree.
Exceptions are considered for the work experience requirement and the GPA requirement and granted on an individual basis based on the materials submitted by the applicant. Factors that may motivate exceptions include: Internship and/or co-op experience, honors earned by the applicant, professional work experience at a level deemed to illustrate superior indications of success in the program. An interview may be required before an admission decision.
For further information about the application process, contact the Center for Graduate Studies.
Program Requirements (36 credits)
Students in this program pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
Credits earned in bachelor-level courses are not applicable in meeting graduate degree requirements. The Brockport MBA program requires the successful completion of 36 graduate credits.
Semester 1 (Year 1 Fall 6 credits)
- MBA 610 Leadership and Organizations
- MBA 620 Marketing Management and Strategy
Semester 2 (Year 1 Spring 6 credits)
- MBA 640 Applied Business Data Analytics
- MBA 660 Internal and Financial Controls
Semester 3 (Year 1 Summer 6 credits)
- MBA 642 Operations and Project Management
- MBA 680 Special Topics in Business & Economics
Semester 4 (Year 2 Fall 6 credits)
- MBA 662 Applied Financial Analysis
- MBA 684 Seminar on Emerging Issues in Management Theory and Practice
Semester 5 (Year 2 Winter 3 credits)
- MBA 720 Capstone Proposal
Semester 6 (Year 2 Spring 6 credits)
- MBA 682 Special Topics in Accounting & Finance
- MBA 690 Strategic Organization and Management
Semester 7 (Year 2 Summer 3 credits)
- MBA 792 Capstone Completion
School of Business and Management Guidelines and Procedures
The Brockport MBA adheres to all College graduate policies, with the following additional guidelines and procedures:
- Registration:The Program Director is the advisor for all graduate students. Students should contact the Program Director as early as possible to ensure they are registered in appropriate classes — Voice and email messages should include the student's name, phone number, email address, and times when the Program Director may contact the student.
- Participation in Assessment Activities: The School of Business and Management administers various assessment instruments throughout its programs. Assessment activities may take the form of exams, exercises or surveys. Assessment data are used for quality control and program improvement. As such, students are required, as a condition of enrollment in any of the School's courses, to participate in assessment activities and to give their best and honest effort in all assessment exercises administered by the School.
- School Communications: The School uses an email list to communicate important information such as announcements, changes in class times and course offerings, and new policies. School communiqués will be directed to the student email address provided by the College:
- Students are responsible for reading communications from the School and responding accordingly.
- Students may contact the Information Technology Help Desk at (585) 395-5151 if they experience difficulties in accessing their email.
- The School's email list is for official School communiqués only. Student use of the list to broadcast messages is strictly prohibited; violators will be referred to the campus Judicial System for appropriate action.
- Program Continuation: The following policies relate to program continuation in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program:
- To qualify for graduation, students must complete all degree requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and earn a grade of B- or better in all required courses.
- More than 3 credits of course work below a C+ will result in program dismissal.
- Refer to the Graduate Probation/Dismissal Policy for additional termination conditions.
Student Learning OutcomesLearning Goal 1: Our graduates possess knowledge of leadership and exhibit effective leadership skills.
Objective 1.1: Our graduates will demonstrate the knowledge of essential leadership concepts and theories.
Objective 1.2: Our graduates will work effectively in a team environment through coordinating a capstone project
Learning Goal 2: Our graduates are adept at analyzing and developing solutions to complex problems faced by organizations.
Objective 2.1: Our graduates will use quantitative decision making tools to be effective data-driven decision makers.
Objective 2.2: Our graduates will demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge and skills to solve complex problems.
Learning Goal 3: Our graduates recognize ethical dilemmas and aspirations and understand their impact on organizations and societies.
Objective 3.1: Our graduates will critically evaluate ethical aspects of business situations and understand what constitute ethical decision making.