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  • M.B.A. in Business Administration

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    A Mercy MBA has a lot to offer, potential for one year completion with unique Turbo start, GMAT optional, executive faculty.
    Degree:
    M.B.A.
    School:
    School of Business
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx & NYC
    Credits:
    33 - 57

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Business Administration M.B.A. Curriculum

Business Core 24 Credits
Advanced Business Core 12 Credits
Area of Concentration-Electives 15 Credits
Capstone Courses 9 Credits
Total 57 Credits 33-

*MBAA 501 through MBAA 530 (21 Credits) are eligible for waiver consideration.

Business Core

  • MBAA 501 Financial Accounting*
  • MBAA 502 Corporate Finance*
  • MBAA 504 Marketing Systems*
  • MBAA 505 Economic Environment of Business*
  • MBAA 507 Intro to Quantitative Analysis*
  • MBAA 509 International Business*
  • MBAA 530 Management & Life-Work Planning*
  • MBAA 535 Communication Processes

Advanced Business Core

  • MBAA 601 Quantitative Meth Bus Research
  • MBAA 602 Managerial Economics
  • MBAA 605 Business, Govt & Society

(Plus one of the following)

  • MBAA 604 Operations Management
  • FINC 742 Financial Statement Analysis

Area of Concentration-Electives

  • Four - five advanced courses numbered 700-799 (depending on capstone)

Capstone Courses

Track I

  • MBAA 810/811 Capstone Seminar I/II, Thesis, or Business Plan**

**Approval of the Executive Director of Graduate Business Operations is required.

OR

Track II

  • MBAA 815/816 Comprehensive Case Analysis I/II

General Business Core Courses - 24 Credits

The General Business Core courses are particularly important for students who have not had previous work in Economics or Business Administration, or who lack comparable business experience. A student who majored in Economics or Business Administration as an undergraduate may qualify for a waiver some of the General Business Core courses, reducing the total credits needed for program completion. The General Business Core courses not only provide a valuable basic groundwork for advanced studies; they also offer an opportunity to explore the various fields of business administration in selecting an area of concentration for in-depth study. 

Waiver of General Business Core Courses

General Business Core courses (except for MBAA 535) may be waived when it is determined by the Gradate Business chair or designee that equivalent work has been completed elsewhere or the student has successfully completed the Turbo Program. Such determination is made in consultation with the student at the time of admission. Students should have received grades of at least 3.0 (B) in two relevant undergraduate courses for each General Business Core course to be waived. Eligible coursework should have been completed no more than five years prior to admission to the M.B.A. Program. They must also submit catalog descriptions, if requested. In the event of disagreement by a student that general core course must be taken, the student may take an examination administered by the Graduate Business chair to demonstrate proficiency. In this connection, students must declare their intention to take proficiency examinations when the program of study is developed. Such examinations must be taken within the first session of study; they will not be permitted thereafter.

Advanced M.B.A. Core Courses - 12 credits

The Advanced M.B.A. Core is composed of a total of 12 credits. Three courses are required, MBAA 601 and MBAA 602 and MBA 605. The remaining three credits may be selected from MBAA 604 or ACCT 742.

Areas of Concentration - Electives - 12 - 15 credits (depending on capstone)

Students are required to take 15 credits of advanced graduate work beyond the Advanced Core. Advanced graduate courses are defined as all courses offered by the Graduate M.B.A. Program numbered 700 to 800, and courses listed under the Areas of Concentration.

To satisfy the elective requirement, a student may take any course included in the various Areas of Concentration. For a concentration, three out of these four courses must be in the same area. Areas of concentration include: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Managerial Analytics, Marketing and Organizational Leadership. 

Currently, the following concentrations are offered:

Accounting

The areas of Accounting and Taxation are designed to meet the needs of students preparing to work in the field of financial management and control, to expand their knowledge in these areas, or to enter or advance in the field of Accounting or Finance.

Finance

The Finance concentration focuses on financial markets, corporation finance and security analysis. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of financial markets and financial management from the point of view of the economy as a whole as well as from that of the individual business organization. 

Human Resource Management

This concentration provides preparation for careers in the field of human resource management. The courses examine various areas of human resource management, including quality measurement techniques, employment law, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, benefits and labor relations. 

International Business

The International Business concentration focuses on decision-making in an international context and prepares professionals for positions within multinational organizations. Business functions are related to the socio-cultural, political, legal and labor forces that affect global corporations. The International Business concentration evaluates both theoretically and practically the opportunities and risks of doing business in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.

Management

The program of study in Management stresses the application of analytic and critical skills to the business enterprise as a whole, as well as decisions the manager must make to plan, organize and control resources. Included in this area are courses in the selection and training of personnel, coordinating operations, production, planning, decision making, and program implementations.

Managerial Analytics

Courses in Managerial Analytics allow students to develop competency in understanding the concepts of using deep data analytics to provide clear and new insight surrounding business information. The courses examine data analytic concepts, data management, decision analysis and data visualization.

Marketing

Courses in Marketing are designed to offer the student the tools necessary for the managerial task of developing and distributing the company's goods and services. The marketing area plays a fundamental role in the successful management of a business enterprise. It calls for a specific knowledge of marketing organization and an appreciation of the importance of marketing decisions in satisfying customer needs and generating profits.

Organizational Leadership

This concentration provides preparation for leadership roles at all levels of organizations. The courses, which focus on ethics and leadership, motivational theory and practice, organizational behavior, and team building, enable students to develop their abilities to align people and motivate them to achieve organizational goals. 

Capstone Requirement

The student may select one of two tracks to complete the Capstone requirement. Track I, for six credits, involves a Thesis or Business Plan Preparation. A high GPA and permission of the Executive Director is required.

Students electing to fulfill their Capstone requirements by selecting the Track II option must complete nine credits of work; six credits of Comprehensive Case Studies, plus an additional advanced elective offered form the M.B.A. Program numbered 700 to 799, or with permission of the Graduate Business chair or designee.

Advisement and Plan of Study

Those students looking for advice and direction on academic issues, individual plans of study, course waivers, and program requirements should contact the office of the Graduate Business chair or designee. All questions regarding degree requirements and waivers must be discussed with the Office of Graduate Admissions during the first session of study; no changes will be permitted thereafter.

Transfer Credits

Advanced graduate courses taken at other graduate schools of business prior to admission to the M.B.A. 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 six credits for courses with a grade of B or better completed within the five-year period prior to admission to the M.B.A. program. The grades received in those course for which transfer credit is granted are not computed in the quality-point average for work performed in the program. A maximum of six credits may be considered for transfer.

Maintenance of Matriculation

It is expected that students will fulfill the requirements for their graduate degree by registering over successive sessions. For cohort programs, registration is required during summer session(s). For non-cohort programs, summer registration is not required. Registration is accomplished by either enrolling in classes or maintaining matriculation. The Maintaining Matriculation fee is $100 per session and is processed as a registration. 

Students who have not maintained matriculation and wish to return to their program within one year after their last course will be charged the Maintaining Matriculation fee of $100 for each missed session. Maintenance of matriculation without attending classes is limited to one year. Activated U.S. Military Reservists are not required to pay the Maintenance of Matriculation fee. 

Change of Status

Upon the satisfaction of all academic and/or technical deficiencies, the special matriculant must make a written request to the Graduate Business chair the removal of deficiencies. Application forms are available in the Office of the Graduate Business chair. 

Capstone Advisement

It is expected that Capstone students shall make satisfactory progress with their program's culminating activity. After the student registers for all sections of their Capstone requirement, they will be given one subsequent term to complete their work. The Maintaining Matriculation registration must be completed for this subsequent term if no other courses are taken. After this period, a Capstone Continuation fee (equal to the cost of one graduate credit) will be charged for each additional term required to complete the project. Students can only register for Capstone Continuation for two terms. 

A student's degree will not be released until all Maintaining Matriculation and Capstone Continuation registration and fees are recorded appropriately on a student's record.

Procedures for Readmission

Students who have not attended classes for one year and who have not maintained matriculation, but are desirous of resuming their studies, are required to file an application for readmission with the Office of Graduate Admissions. Such students are required to re-enter under the existing admission standards and program requirements of the program at the time of re-entry.

Maintenance of Good Academic Standing

The cumulative GPA for both good academic standing and degree conferral is a 3.0. A student admitted as a Special Matriculant is required to achieve a 3.0 average or better after completing a certain number of credits as stipulated by their respective program. Grades are subject to review by the faculty advisor and Graduate Business chair at the end of each term. If the academic average falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation.

Students who have two or more Incompletes on their academic record will be put on an academic hold and will not be allowed to register. Future registration for any subsequent courses will not be permitted until all of the Incomplete but one are resolved and graded.

A grade of F or FW in any graduate course is grounds for dismissal from the program. 

Academic Probation

All students who have a cumulative GPA of below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. If a student will not be able to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 within a reasonable time, the student will be dismissed from the program. If a student receives a grade of F or FW in any course, the student may be subject to dismissal from the college. 

For all students on probation, future registrations must be reviewed and approved by the Graduate Business chair of the student's program as well as the school dean. 

In all subsequent terms in which the student is on probation, the student is required to achieve a term GPA of 3.0 or better. If the 3.0 or higher is not achieved, the student will be dismissed. Students who receive a grade of less than B may be required to repeat the course. Students will be allowed to repeat a course only once.

Degree Requirements

Each candidate for a degree must have completed all course requirements with a quality point index of not less than 3.0. the words, "With Distinction" will appear on the diploma of a degree student whose quality point index, upon meeting all requirements for graduation, is at least 3.5. Time Limit Requirements for the M.B.A. must be completed within five years form the date of the candidate's admission (exclusive of time spent in the Armed Forces). Exceptions will be made only if a student request in writing an extension of time in advance and receives the approval of the Graduate Business chair and school dean. 

Time Limit

Requirements for the MBA must be completed within five years from the date of the candidate's admission (exclusive of time spent in the Armed Forces). Exceptions will be made only is a student requests in writing an extension of time in advance and receives the approval of the Graduate Business chair and school dean.

Residency

A degree candidate must complete at least 30 credits of courses offered in the M.B.A. program. To be in residence, the student must have registered for courses offered by Mercy College in the M.B.A. program.

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.
Will I have to quit my job to participate in the MBA Program and/or the Turbo 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.
How many credits in total are needed to finish an M.B.A.?
Mercy College’s MBA Program consists of 54-57 credits if no waivers of pre-requisites are awarded, and as few as 33 credits with waivers/Turbo. Successful completion of the Turbo can accomplish up to 21 credits being waived. The Turbo Program is offered several times per year across multiple campuses.
Are GMATs required?
No, GMATs are not required for admittance to Mercy’s MBA Program. They may be used optionally.
What is the Turbo Program?
The Turbo Program is an intensive test preparation program for students who would like to try to get the MBA pre-requisites waived. This can apply to both business and non-business majors. With this program, students can complete their MBA studies in one year if desired.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
Where are classes offered?
Classes are offered in New York City, Bronx and Dobbs Ferry Campuses. Some courses are also offered online.
If I successfully complete the Turbo Program, do I have to complete the MBA in one-year?
No. The Turbo Program will give students the opportunity to waive up to 21 credits of the business core based on the results of your final exams. You can choose to complete the remaining 33-36 credits in whatever timeframe works best for you for up to five years.
Do most students work while enrolled?
Yes. Many find the workload challenging but manageable.
What are the requirements to be enrolled in the M.B.A. 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.
John Power Instructor, Graduate Business
Maureen Cross Exec. Dir., Grad. Bus. Ops.
Raymond Manganelli Chair, Graduate Business
Thomas Coughlan Associate Professor, Graduate Business
Victor Petenkemani Associate Dean, School of Business
Gary Bernstein Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
John Fuller Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
Manuel Ron Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
Paul Bailo Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
Zachary Williams Assistant Dean, School of Business

Business Administration Overview

You can't have fear in business, which is good - because you don't. You trust your gut, you aren't afraid to try new things. Aren't afraid to see how far you can climb. You have the grit and determination that it takes to succeed in business. And this is why you need a business degree.

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

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

Classes are taught by former executives, CEOs, CFOs and entrepreneurs - industry leaders from Wall Street to Main Street - who bring their extraordinary professional experience into the classroom. 

The program is flexible, with nights and weekend classes available in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx and New York City allowing students to work while earning their degree. 

One-Year Turbo Program

The Turbo program is your ticket to a one-year MBA fast. With Turbo you are able to earn up to seven course waivers and get a jump-start on your MBA. 

Turbo is offered several times a year. Among our Dobbs Ferry, Bronx and Manhattan campuses it is offered at least once per quarter. See upcoming events to find the latest Turbo offerings. 

Learn more about the program here.

Upcoming Turbo Dates:

  • January 24 - February 17, 2017 - Manhattan Campus
  • March 16 - April 8, 2017 - Bronx Campus
  • April 25 - May 19, 2017 - Manhattan Campus
  • June 3 - June 27, 2017 - Dobbs Ferry Campus
  • July 20 - August 12, 2017 - Bronx Campus
  • August 14 - September 9, 2017 - Manhattan Campus

Business Administration FAQS

Where are classes offered?
Classes are offered in New York City, Bronx and Dobbs Ferry Campuses. Some courses are also offered online.
Will I have to quit my job to participate in the MBA Program and/or the Turbo 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.
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Upcoming Events

Join us at our Graduate Open House:

  • April 12 - Dobbs Ferry, Bronx and Manhattan
Areas of Concentration
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Managerial Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
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Business Administration Fast Facts

  • Earn your degree in just one year
  • Program available in New York City, Dobbs Ferry and the Bronx
  • Taught by an executive faculty
  • 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
  • Competitive scholarships available
  • Advisory Board - IBM, PWC, JP Morgan, UBS, Accenture, and Merrill Lynch

Purpose

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.

Strategic Consulting Institute

The Mercy College MBA program believes that experiential learning is important to the overall MBA experience. A unique aspect of our program is the Strategic Consulting Institute (SCI). 

  • The SCI gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in management consulting.
  • SCI clients include IBM, The City of White Plains, Westchester County Association, a Neurosurgery Group, the Government of Tanzania and an Entertainment Company as well as other Industrial, Government or not-for-profits organizations. 
  • All Graduate Business students are welcome to participate

Participation in the SCI is entirely voluntary on the part of the student. Projects are performed under the advice of one or more faculty members who act as the Directing Partner for engagement. There are typically student teams of about six and engagements are performed in a highly professional manner, utilizing real world consulting methodologies and last on average 8 - 12 weeks. Participation usually requires a commitment of 3 - 5 hours a week depending on the student's role in the project. Leadership consulting roles tend to require at least a five hour a week commitment. 

Degree Requirements

  1. Submit a completed Mercy College application.
  2. Submit a baccalaureate transcript. 
  3. Submit a current resume
  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).

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.