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Programs and Degrees

Business Administration Overview

Earn your MBA in New York, the business capital of the world. In just one year, you can put the country’s premier business credential in your hands.

The program is flexible to better fit your schedule. Courses can be completed at in person at any of our three campuses, 100% online or a combination of both. Plus we offer four start terms a year (fall, winter, spring & summer), so you are never far away from starting on your MBA. 

You will learn through hands-on-experiences giving you the opportunity to work on real projects, for real clients.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates with an MBA work in a wide variety of industries including government, for profit and non-profit organizations, health care and other areas. Students work in a wide variety of areas including human resources, marketing, advertising and more.

5% Growth

Career Outcomes
Job growth expected to
rise 5% through 2029* 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

$70K Salary

Average Pay
For business and
financial services*

36 Credits 

Total Credits to Earn Your Degree 
Classes in business research, operations
management & corporate finance

What You'll Get

  • Earn your degree in as little as one year

  • Program available in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, Manhattan and 100% Online.

  • Taught by executive faculty members

  • Strategic Consulting Institute- consulting projects for IBM and other major corporations include assignments focusing on real asset portfolio optimization, life sciences analytics, marketing assessments, and customer satisfaction surveys

  • Flexible scheduling designed for professionals

  • Business & non-business majors welcome

  • GMAT optional

  • Advisory Board - IBM, PWC, JP Morgan, UBS, Accenture, and Merrill Lynch

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Orlando M. Barreiro
Orlando Barreiro Assistant Professor, Business
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Abdel-Kader Ben-Mohamed Assistant Professor, Business

Chair, Undergraduate Business
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Robert Bohn Visiting Instructor, Business

Director, Entrepreneurship Program
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Mark Chmiel Instructor, Business
Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper Instructor, Business
Dr. Tom Coughlan
Thomas Coughlan Associate Professor, Business
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John Cullen Associate Professor, Business
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John Fuller Assistant Professor, Business

Chair, Graduate Business

Part-Time Faculty

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Joan Adams Adjunct Instructor, Business
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Olumide Adebayo Adjunct Instructor, Business
Olga Bristol
Olga Bristol Online Instructional Designe

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Organizational Leadership
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Paul Clifford Adjunct Instructor, Business

Faculty Emeritae/i

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Gilda Carle Associate Professor Emerita, Business
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Michael Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus, Business
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Wayne Cioffari Associate Professor Emeritus, Business
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Norman Foy Professor Emeritus, Business

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The MBA program allows you to concentrate in an additional facet of business, adding even more value to your degree.

The nine concentration areas are:

  1. Accounting
  2. Finance
  3. Health Care Management
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. International Business
  6. Management
  7. Managerial Analytics
  8. Marketing
  9. Organizational Leadership

TURBO Flex Program

TURBO Flex is a free, one-month intensive program where students who do not have a business undergraduate degree get a business background, prior to the start of regular coursework. TURBO is not required for students who have earned a business undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA or better in the last 5 years.

The TURBO Flex program is offered 4 times a year preceding the quarter starts for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. 

Upcoming dates are below:

  • August 5 - September 5 - Fall 2022 Start

Admissions Requirements

  1. Submit a completed application
  2. Submit a baccalaureate transcript 
  3. Submit a current résumé
  4. All international students must submit TOEFL scores and a formal evaluation of international coursework.

The applicant must have an acceptable record in undergraduate and other studies as reflected in official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Attention is given to overall grade averages, grade trends during undergraduate study and areas of scholastic strength. A strong knowledge of PC application in word processing, database, spreadsheets and graphics is expected. 

Students with a GPA below 3.0 are required to make an appointment for an interview with the Executive Director of Graduate Business Operations. GMAT is optional. Information and application forms for the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Box 966, Princeton, NJ, 08540. (800-GMAT-NOW).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to Mercy College?

Students interested in Graduate Business programs should apply using Mercy's application

How many credits in total are needed to finish an MBA?

Mercy College’s MBA Program consists of 36 credits, which can be earned in as little as one year.

What is the TURBO Flex Program?

The TURBO Flex Program is an intensive program where students who do not have a business degree or have been out of school for 5 or more years get the foundation to successfully complete an MBA degree. For more information, please visit the TURBO Flex webpage

Will I have to quit my job to participate in the MBA Program?

No. Mercy College’s MBA Program offers the flexibility needed for today’s professionals. Classes are offered in the evenings, on weekends, and in some cases, through distance learning.

Are there scholarships available?

There are a limited number of scholarships available for graduate business students. 

Visit our Scholarships page for additional information.

Do most students work while enrolled?

Yes. Many find the workload challenging but manageable.

Are GMATs required?

No, GMATs are not required for admittance to Mercy’s MBA Program. They may be used optionally.

What are the requirements to be enrolled in the MBA program?

A Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. However, applicants who do not meet those guidelines will receive full consideration for admittance to the program after completing an interview with the Executive Director of Graduate Business Operations or designed faculty member and the successful completion of the TUBRO program before beginning classes.

Can I transfer graduate credits previously taken at another qualified institution?

Advanced graduate courses taken at other graduate schools of business prior to admission to the MBA program may be transferred for credit with the permission of the Graduate Business chair or designee. Such courses may be used to meet elective requirements, provided the student requests the transfer of credit in writing at the time of application. Transfer credit must be advanced work and is limited to up to six credits for courses with a grade of B or better completed within the five-year period prior to admission to the MBA program. The grades received in the course for which transfer credit is granted are not computed in the quality-point average for work performed in the program.

Where are classes offered?

Classes are offered in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, Manhattan and 100% online. 

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Business Core: 18 Credits
Area of Concentration Electives: 12 Credits
Capstone Courses: 6 Credits

Total: 36 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog. 


The Master of Business Administration Degree at Mercy College is rooted in over a quarter century of tradition. It is an evolutionary program, geared to the requirements of today and the vision of tomorrow. The basic philosophy of the Master of Business Administration Program is to provide the graduate with an insight into the wide spectrum of business activity.

Business Administration Objectives

The objective of the Master of Business Administration Program is to balance theory, reality, techniques and concepts that facilitate understanding of the spectrum of diverse management challenges. This is accomplished through the student's exposure to a rigorous curriculum and a professional faculty with credentials in both corporate and academic disciplines. A strong, integrated approach produces a graduate who has developed foundational skills in analysis, oral communication and decision-making that foster an ever-evolving search for knowledge.

Program Outcomes

  • Students should be able to solve problems using fundamental core business principles
  • Students should be able to synthesize information and analyze data to make business decisions
  • Students should be able to articulate ideas and defend positions
  • Students should be able to apply global business perspectives appropriately
  • Students should be able to work effectively in a team
  • Students should be able to evaluate ethical dilemmas to determine the impact of possible actions on stakeholder groups

Expectations of the Graduate

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration program will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • The application of essential business skills in decision-making, identifying problems, evaluation of options and implementation of recommended solutions. 
  • The utilization of foundational quantitative analysis and research skills to develop managerial strategies.
  • Diverse communication strategies within the global business environment.
  • The importance of today's manager as a leader and facilitator.

Academic Program Sequence Map

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